Were you at Anfield that night? PIC: Varley Picture Agency
Were you at Anfield that night? PIC: Varley Picture Agency

The night Leeds United were hailed as champions by the Anfield faithful

It' s a moment in Leeds United folklore that could be filed somewhere between unlikely and impossible in today's game.

By Andrew Hutchinson
Saturday, 5th September 2020, 6:00 am

Leeds travelled to second-placed Liverpool in April 1969 knowing that a draw would be enough to secure the club's first ever First Division title. After the game finished goalless Leeds were able to celebrate history in front of the away fans, yet Don Revie was keen for them to pay their respect to the home supporters too and instructed captain Billy Bremner and the team to approach the famous Kop end and salute them. Reds supporters showed their class as 27,000 Koppites conveyed their raucous congratulations to the away team, who had just ended Liverpool's title hopes. "Being cheered by a rival crowd - any rival crowd - was a new experience for us," recalled Eddie Gray. READ MORE: 16 of the most iconic Leeds United photos of all time

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