Charlton v Leeds United: Last five meetings at The Valley

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LEEDS United have enjoyed relative success in their last five meetings at Charlton Athletic, winning three and losing two of their matches at The Valley, writes Ellis Lee.

Saturday, April 5, 2003: Charlton Athletic 1 Leeds United 6.

David O’Leary’s United side went 3-0 up in the first 42 minutes against Charlton with goals from Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and an Ian Harte penalty, however the Addicks replied with a penalty from Jason Euell on the stroke of half-time.

The second half then produced three more goals as Viduka bagged another two in two minutes completing his hat-trick and Kewell also got his second of the game.

Saturday, November 29, 2003: Charlton Athletic 0 Leeds United 1.

James Milner’s ninth-minute strike proved the difference between the sides in this close encounter.

Charlton boss Alan Curbishley introduced an attacking trio of Carlton Cole, Jonathan Fortune and Jamal Campbell-Ryce in search of an equaliser for the home side but Leeds held on.

Saturday, May 1, 2010: Charlton Athletic 1 Leeds United 0.

This was the first time Leeds had lost at the Valley since 2002.The game looked destined to be a goalless draw and United brought on Sanchez Watt and Jermaine Beckford in a bid to snatch a late winner.

But Neil Kilkenny’s unfortunate 89th-minute own-goal proved the difference between the sides which meant Leeds would need to win at home to Bristol Rovers the week after to clinch promotion to the Championship.

Saturday, April 6, 2013: Charlton 2 Leeds United 1.

Charlton’s skipper Johnnie Jackson’s second-half strike put the Reds ahead against Neil Warnock’s side who hit back through Luke Varney’s effort from outside the box on 82 minutes.

Addicks substitute Jonathan Obika was introduced in the 86th minute and he scored the home side’s winner in stoppage time to send the Leeds fans home empty handed.

Saturday, November 9, 2013: Charlton 2 Leeds United 4.

Ross McCormack ran riot scoring four goals as the Whites came home with all three points.

Ross bagged his opener in the first half however ex-United loanee Cameron Stewart equalised for the home side on the stoke of half-time. McCormack got his second with a penalty in the 48th minute however Johnnie Jackson was back to haunt the Leeds side equalising in the 70th minute.

However the United striker grabbed his hat-trick with an stunning strike from outside the box late on. However, there was still time for a fourth for the Scot as he curled in a 90th-minute free-kick to round off a memorable day.

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