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We’ve Met Before: Leeds United Home

21 October 2019

First Team News

We’ve Met Before: Leeds United Home

21 October 2019

The two sides meet for the 53rd time in Leeds United’s 100-year history on Tuesday night, with Preston North End leading the head-to-head 23 wins to 19.

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Ticket Information: Leeds United Home

21 October 2019
The first game at Deepdale came way back in January 1925, the first season the two sides were in the same division, the visitors picking up a 4-1 win on that occasion.
However, North End earned revenge with one of their biggest home wins over the Peacocks in October 1927, when they put five past their Yorkshire visitors. In fact, the only bigger win at Deepdale came when they again scored five, without reply, in April 1936.
One of the most important games between the sides was actually in August 1946, both sides’ first game after World War Two, but more importantly the debut of a certain Tom Finney, as PNE ran out 3-2 winners, with the maestro putting in a performance that would set the tone for the next 15 years.
Recent years have seen plenty of goals shared between the sides in PR1, and in this same month 13 years ago, the Lilywhites certainly gave United a fright night, as they powered to a 4-1 Halloween victory.
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Match Officials: Leeds United Home

21 October 2019
It was a night that David Nugent starred, as second place North End powered to a fine win to stun new Leeds manager Dennis Wise.
Nugent crossed for Danny Dichio to head in the first and then squared for Danny Pugh to stab home the second.
The recently returned frontman then tapped in a Simon Whaley cross at the start of the second half to make it three, only for two former North Enders to combine to pull one back, David Healy scoring with a tap-in from Richard Cresswell's cross.
However, North End substitute Lewis Neal rounded off victory with a heavily deflected strike from 30 yards much to the delight of a buoyant home crowd.
After the game, then PNE boss Paul Simpson said: “It was everything we asked for after losing at Burnley. We couldn't have asked the players for more with their work-rate and attitude.
“It's an emphatic win and could even have been more. It probably is the best performance of the season so far.
“He [David Nugent] has shown what a hot property he is and we want to keep him as long as we can.”
New Leeds United manager Dennis Wise added: “I've been involved in two and watched three games and it isn't what I want really, it's not enough.
“I've told the players and they know. I just think we might at some stage need to bring in some fresh faces just to give us a bit more competition.
“There needs to be more competition and I'm very disappointed. I'm not too pleased with it at the present moment.”

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