The day Leeds United demolished the eight men of MK Dons
"This is a very big win for us," reflected Simon Grayson after watching his Leeds United team keep their hopes of playing Championship football alive and kicking.
Leeds needed just two more wins to clinch automatic promotion after a 4-1 victory against eight men MK Dons at Elland Road in March 2010. Referee Michael Oliver showed red cards to Mathias Doumbe, David McCracken and Peter Leven while substitute Jermaine Beckford scored twice to take his goal tally for the season to 30. Goals from Luciano Becchio and Max Gradel completed the rout. "We pressured them, forced them into mistakes and opened the game up for ourselves and we then took advantage of that and we could have scored more today," reflected Grayson. "It's rare for a team to go down to eight men and was strange to see, but I think we had the game won well by then anyway." READ MORE: 16 of the most iconic Leeds United photos of all time LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook