The February night Leeds United hunted down the Wolves

It was a vital victory which gave the Elland Road faithful renewed hope of avoiding the drop.

Thursday, 4th February 2021, 4:30 pm
Enjoy these photo memories of Leeds United's clash with Wolves at Elland Road in February 2004. PIC: Getty
Enjoy these photo memories of Leeds United's clash with Wolves at Elland Road in February 2004. PIC: Getty

"If we hadn't won it could have been mission impossible" reflected manager Eddie Gray after a resurgent Leeds United put Wolverhampton Wanderers to the sword at Elland Road in February 2004. "Leeds are still drinking in the last-chance saloon," remarked one football pundit after the 4-1 win. The victory proved to be a highlight of a miserable season as both teams fell through the Premier League back door three months later, a relegation which would signal a 16 year exile from top flight football for the Whites. Enjoy these memories of the game played out under the Elland Road floodlight in front of more than 36,000 fans. READ MORE: 16 of the most iconic Leeds United photos of all time

Alan Smith opened the scoring from close range after Stephen Caldwell's knock-down in the 14th minute.
Steven Caldwell with Wolves defender Colin Cameron.

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Ioan Viorel Ganea - pictured here grappling with Dominic Matteo - equalised for the visitors after 21 minutes.
Dominic Matteo fires home to restore the Whites advantage just before half-time.
Dominic Matteo celebrates his goal.
Eirik Bakke clashes with Wolves midfielder Alex Rae.
James Milner holds off the challenge of Wolves left back Denis Irwin.
James Milner celebrates after scoring United's third after 62 minutes.
Alan Smith battles for the ball with Wolves defender Lee Naylor.
Jermaine Pennant battles for ball with Mark Kennedy.
Wolves manager Dave Jones, pictured centre, cannot hide his emotions during the game.
Mark Viduka scores Leeds United's fourth goal in the 90th minute.
Mark Viduka celebrates his goal.
"If we hadn't won it could have been mission impossible," said manager Eddie Gray.
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