Leeds United: Who are the Whites’ favourite opposition?

Tony Yeboah challenges Everton's Gary Speed.
Tony Yeboah challenges Everton's Gary Speed.
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There are some teams that other sides simply seem to have a hoodoo over.

It doesn’t matter how much your team is struggling or how well they’re doing, even the name can inspire a win or loss.

Luciano Becchio scores against West Ham in the most recent league game between the two sides.

Luciano Becchio scores against West Ham in the most recent league game between the two sides.

For Leeds United, they can boast an exceptional record against both Everton and West Ham United, the two teams they have beaten more than any other in their history.

Despite being in a different division to the Toffees since their relegation in 2004, Leeds have beaten them on 47 occasions in English league football.

The Hammers have also been defeated by United the same number of times.

Leeds’ record victory against Everton was a 5-1 win in 1956. Harold Brook scored a hat-trick, with John Charles and Jackie Overfield also firing home.

However, Leeds’ record against Liverpool makes the Anfield side United’s most tricky opposition. The Reds have beaten Leeds 51 times.

Leeds held Liverpool to a 2-2 draw the last time they played in the league, February 29, 2004.

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