Enjoy these photo memories from Leeds United's 3-2 win against Newcastle United in September 1999. PIC: Varley Picture Agency
Enjoy these photo memories from Leeds United's 3-2 win against Newcastle United in September 1999. PIC: Varley Picture Agency

Memories from the day Leeds United shot down the Magpies

"Norse star guides United to victory" read the headline on the back page of your Yorkshire Evening Post.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Sunday, 13th December 2020, 6:00 am

Leeds United' s 3-2 win against Newcastle United at Elland Road in September 1999 will not only be remembered for victory against a rejuvenated Magpies but also for an impressive home debut of a new signing - midfielder Eirik Bakke who had joined the club from Sogndal for £1.75 million. "A star was born as Leeds United went Bakke to the future..." read the intro of Phil Rostron's match report, with the fourth par adding an insight into things to come: "The tall, dark-haired Scandinavian possesses an air of nonchalance belied by unrelenting determination, an unswerving commitment in the tackle and a finely-tuned eye for an opportunity, emerging as a player who will take high ranking in manager David O'Leary's squad system." Enjoy these photos telling the story of a game to remember. READ MORE: Michael Bridges in focus - 21 goals in a Leeds United season to savour

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