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.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 4:30 pm
Enjoy these photo memories from Leeds United's 4-1 win against MK Dons in April 2010. PIC: Varley Picture Agency
Enjoy these photo memories from Leeds United's 4-1 win against MK Dons in April 2010. PIC: Varley Picture Agency

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

The Elland Road faithful were in good voice.
Luciano Becchio celebrates after firing in at the near post to open the scoring

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Midfielder Bradley Johnson is brought down.
David McCracken slides in on Leeds United midfielder Neil Kilkenny.
Luciano Becchio rises above the MK Dons defence.
Max Gradel's composed finish restored Leeds' lead after Dean Lewington equalised for the MK Dons.
MK Dons defender Mathias Doumbe saw red just before half-time for a challenge on Sanchez Watt.
Super-sub Jermaine Beckford puts Leeds 3-1 ahead with a volley.
David McCracken gives away a penalty before being sent off by the referee for serious foul play.
Super sub Jermaine Beckford scores from the spot.
Sanchez Watt rises high to direct a header towards goal.
Peter Leven received his marching orders in injury time.
"We stuck to our task well, did our jobs well, worked hard and did what we needed to do to win and this is a very big win for us," reflected Simon Grayson.
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