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Game played on 26 Aug 1970

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Leeds United 3-0 West Ham

1st Division    1970-71
Elland Road   42,677
1Peter Grotier    
2Billy Bonds    
3Frank Lampard    
4Peter Bennett    
5Alan Stephenson    
6Bobby Moore    
7Clyde Best    
8Trevor Brooking    
9Geoff Hurst    
10Jimmy Greaves    
11Bobby Howe    
match review copied from the WHU v Southampton programme dated 31 August 1970


We gained little satisfaction from our League match v Leeds United at Elland Road last Wednesday, when the Yorkshire club retained their 100 per cent record to become clear leaders of the table.

We opened well; a clearance off the line in the fourth minute was followed by a great save from Sprake after an excellent upfield move. However, United fought back and twice struck the woodwork.

We seemed likely to remain on level terms at the breather, until a penalty-kick awarded for hands gave Leeds a margin that they increased ten minutes after the interval, and from thence onwards we were hard put.

A minute from the end came the third goal of an unwelcome defeat.

. . . So, we have still to gain our first point at Elland Road since Leeds' return to the First Division seven years ago.

FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Div. I Aug. 16 v Leeds United at Elland Road

Leeds Utd.: Sprake, Madeley, Cooper, Bates, Charlton, Hunter, Lorimer, Clarke, Jones, Giles (Belfitt), Gray.

West Ham Utd.: Grotier, Bonds, Lampard, Bennett, Stephenson, Moore (capt.), Best, Brooking, Hurst, Greaves, Howe.

03 (H.T. 0I). Scorers: Giles (44), Jones (53), Belfitt (88).
42.677. Referee: J. Taylor (Wolverhampton).

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