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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Arsenal replay will help Leeds achieve ultimate goal

After winning at Old Trafford last year, many Leeds fans could be excused for being on top of the world. 4 months later, and that world nearly came crashing down, as a woeful run of form saw a seemingly formidable League 1 lead thrown away, with promotion having to be gained on the last day of the season.

12 months on, and the Mighty Whites are at it again in the FA Cup. Only seconds away from another shock victory at one of the 'Big Four', Leeds had to settle for a replay. Robert Snodgrass sent 9,000 travelling fans mad as he put away a 55th minute penalty.

Robert Snodgrass puts Leeds 1-0 up at the Emirates Stadium.

Relentless pressure from Arsenal eventually caught up with Leeds, and saw them concede a dubious penalty just as injury time commenced. Fabregas duly dispatched his spot-kick, and a replay at Elland Road tomorrow beckons.

A 1-1 draw with Wycombe a week after beating the scum 1-0 started a horrible run of just 3 wins in 12 league games, but unlike last year, Leeds managed to put 3 more points on the board after their 3rd round outing. A 4-0 win on Saturday against lowly Scunthorpe kept Leeds well in the hunt for an automatic promotion spot.

Davide Somma slots home Leeds' fourth against Scunthorpe.

Grayson and his backroom staff will have learnt from last year's experience, as well as the players who were part of the promotion-winning squad.

A repeat sequence would be a disaster, given how well the squad has adapted to life in the Championship, but under a more experienced Grayson & co, Leeds United's ultimate aim of promotion to the Premiership can only get stronger.


  1. Be good to see Leeds back playing against Arsenal twice a year. They will be embarrassed at Emerites im afraid. Not cratered pitch and rabid home supporters. They have irritated a team they can not match.

  2. What??, you need to get back to school mate!!

  3. Took a look at this site after seeing it on newsnow arsenal. Really well layed out,looks great with the black and white pictures. Enjoy the game tomorrow i'm sure we'll see you in the prem very soon best away fans to have ever visited the emiarates.

  4. @Arsenal1234

    As editor, I thank you very much!

  5. Having received that praise I noticed an error on the site that duplicated all posts - now fixed!

  6. Don't really want to make this an Arsenal Leeds love in, but the atmospere outside the Emirates - before and after the game - was really friendly. Tremendous stadium too.

    I really hope we beat Arsenal in the cup tomorrow though. At least it helps them concentrate on beating the scummers in the Premier League.


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