Leeds United: Eight months on, do you remember the Whites’ last home win?

Billy Sharp.
Billy Sharp.
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It seemed nothing more than a throwaway win at the time.

However, Leeds United are now a day away from the eight month anniversary of their last victory at Elland Road.

The opposition on March 4 were Ipswich Town, with the Whites triumphing 2-1.

A drab game was brought to life by Alex Mowatt’s curled free-kick in the 74th minute.

However, the Tractor Boys were back in the tie only minutes later, Marco Silvestri fumbling Freddie Sears’ shot, allowing it to trickle into his goal.

Leeds fought back once again, Billy Sharp the hero on the day. He volleyed a strike into the bottom corner to put United ahead again.

Lewis Cook.

Lewis Cook.

Silvestri, having made his mistake, performed heroics of his own, saving an 84th minute penalty from Daryl Murphy to earn Leeds the win.

It seemed like a standard victory at the time, but has taken on much more significance.

If Leeds cannot beat Cardiff City tonight, Wednesday will make it eight months since the Whites have won at home.

They’ve already broken their own record for a lack of victories at home, which previously stood at ten games in a row. The 2-0 loss against Blackburn Rovers on Thursday last week made it 12 games.

Chris Wood controls a high ball against Fulham at Elland Road on Tuesday night. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

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