It’s been 16 years since Leeds United last graced the Premier League, but their spell in the top-flight between 1992 and 2004 produced some memorable moments.
Leeds fans will remember Howard Wilkinson’s title winning side adapting to the newly formed Premier League, whilst a slightly younger generation will look back fondly on David O’Leary’s sides reaching back-to-back European semi-finals.
By the time O’Leary departed in 2002, Leeds’ decline in the top-flight had began, but the club would fight off relegation at the end of 2002/03, no thanks to a fine 3-2 win at Arsenal on the penultimate weekend of the season.
Harry Kewell opened the scoring and Mark Viduka bagged the winner, with the Australian pair’s goals sandwiching a trademark Ian Harte free-kick – his third goal in three seasons at Highbury.
Last night, Harte was watching the footage back on Sky Sports, taking to Twitter to look back on a memorable day for Leeds.
— Ian Harte (@ianharte23) May 4, 2020
And, his mention of the game brought memories flooding back for the Leeds fans, who were quick to respond to their former left-back…
Great Goal Ian
— Nige (@hectorswhites) May 4, 2020
3 consecutive years scoring at Highbury 👏👏👏
— Richard Lang (@richardlang05) May 5, 2020
Still think the year we got relegated the side was good enough to stay up, instability obviously doesn’t help.
— Andy Ball (@Baller186) May 4, 2020
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Absolute wand of a left peg
— Joe Topping (@topping_joe) May 4, 2020
All our goals were a bit special that day
— Colin Buckland (@colin58buckland) May 4, 2020
Still get goosebumps when they show the viduka goal ⚽️⚽️⚽️
— James Lowe (@jameslowe18) May 4, 2020
Takes me back…. 🙏🏽
— Manny (@Manny_S_H_1989) May 4, 2020
Quality that free kick
— Cam Burrows (@CamBurrows92) May 4, 2020
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