David Healy' s two first-half goals against Preston North End at Deepdale in November 2004 stifled the predictable abuse directed at the Northern Ireland forward. His man-of-the-match performance re-opened wounds laid bare by his £600,000 move and, in addition to Brian Deane's first league goal for Leeds in a decade, rendered the contest dead at the interval. "It felt a bit weird playing against my former team-mates," Healy admitted. "I was expecting that but, if it had been six months down the line, it would have been different. I've moved on to bigger and better things - that's why I decided to sign for a new club." The game finished 4-2 to the Whites ending a run of four successive defeats. READ MORE: 16 of the most iconic Leeds United photos of all time
Memories of a Leeds United winter warmer at Deepdale
It is a game remembered for a striker returning to haunt his former club less then a fortnight after making the move to Leeds United.
By Andrew Hutchinson
Published 19th Nov 2020, 16:30 GMT
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