16 Leeds United games at New Year to remember

For football fans it is the time of year which signals renewed hope for the rest of the season.

Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 7:32 am
Enjoy these memories from Leeds United games at New Year down the years. PIC: Varley Picture Agency
Enjoy these memories from Leeds United games at New Year down the years. PIC: Varley Picture Agency

The New Year heralds the start of the January sales with a range of questions on the minds of fans - who will be buy? can we make the play-offs? we will win automatic promotion? is relegation a real possibility? It kicks off with the first game of the New Year with the majority of those in the stands nursing a hangover from the festivities. Enjoy these games through the years which ushered in the New Year for Leeds United and its fans. Which one stands out the most for you? READ MORE: 16 of the most iconic Leeds United photos of all time

1988 kicked off with a win in the Yorkshire derby against Bradford City at Elland Road in front of more than 36,000 fans. Glynn Snodin and Gary Williams, pictured, scored for Leeds in a 2-0 win.
A brace from Lee Chapman and a goal from Gary McAllister, pictured, saw off West Ham United at Upton Park on New Year's Day in 1992.

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It was destination Old Trafford for Leeds United on New Year's Day in 1994. The game finished goalless.
Leeds United's first game of 1995 was a goalless draw at Villa Park. Philomen Masinga and Villa's Ugo Ehiogu battle for the ball.
Blackburn Rovers were the visitors to Elland Road on New Year's Day 1996. Gary McAllister drives forward in a game which finished goalless.
Robbie Keane scores the equaliser from the penalty spot against Middlesbrough at Elland Road on New Year's Day in 2001.
The Whites cruised to a 3-0 win against West Ham United at Elland Road on New Year's Day 2002 thanks a brace from Mark Viduka and a goal from Robbie Fowler.
Goals from Eirik Bakke and Mark Viduka ensured Leeds United got off to a winning start in 2003 as the Whites beat Birmingham City on New Year's Day at Elland Road.
Leeds United celebrated the dawn of 2006 in style as they hammered Plymouth Argyle 3-0 at Home Park. Goals from Richard Cresswell, Robbie Blake and a Rob Hulse penalty proved the difference.
New Year's Day 2007 and the Elland Road crowd were sent home happy after Leeds United beat Coventry City 2-1 thanks to goals from David Healy and Jonathan Douglas.
Striker Luciano Becchio struck a superb stoppage-time volley to equalise against Middlesbrough at Elland Road on New Year's Day 2011. It extended United's unbeaten run to 12 matches.
The first game of 2012 saw Leeds United beat Burnley 2-1 at Elland Road thanks to an own goal and a strike from Ross McCormack.
A Luciano Becchio penalty proved the difference against Bolton Wanderers at Elland Road on New Year's Day 2013.
The first game of 2016 saw MK Dons threw away the chance for a first win at Leeds United in their history thanks to Antony Kay's late own goal.
The welcomed the start of 2017 with a 3-0 win against Rotherham United at Elland Road thanks to goals from Kyle Bartley and a brace from Chris Wood.
Leeds United had 19 shots against managerless Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on New Year's Day 2019 but could not find a breakthrough.
Share your memories of watching Leeds United in action at New Year with Andrew Hutchinson via email at: [email protected] or tweet him - @AndyHutchYPN