The night 'ooh-trois-Cantona' made Premier League history

It was the night when Eric Cantona and Leeds United made history.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 6:00 am
Enjoy these photo memories from Leeds United's 5-0 demolition of Spurs in August 1992 which featured the first hat-trick of the new Permier League era
Enjoy these photo memories from Leeds United's 5-0 demolition of Spurs in August 1992 which featured the first hat-trick of the new Permier League era

The striker's hat-trick against Tottenham Hotspur under the floodlights at Elland Road in August 1992 proved to be the first of the new Premier League era. Goals from Rod Wallace and Lee Chapman completed a 5-0 win. It was a result which helped the Whites bounce in style just 72 hours after conceding four goals at Middlesbrough. "Leeds taught us a lesson in everything they did. After their defeat on Saturday, we caught them on a bad night," reflected Spurs joint caretaker manager Doug Livermore. Tottenham would go on to end the season in eighth position while Leeds United s title defence petered out to a disappointing 17th place finish. READ MORE: 16 of the most iconic Leeds United photos of all time LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Rod Wallace holds off the challenge of Spurs debutant Dean Auston. Wallace opened the scoring from an acute angle after pouncing on a poorly controlled back pass by goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt.
Chris Fairclough and Tottenham's Gordon Durie take a tumble.

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David Batty keeps his eye on the ball.
Eric Cantona fires home hisr first goal. He right-footed angled drive from 18 yards passed goalkeeper Erik Thorstvedt before he could move.
Eric Cantona celebrates scoring.
Four minutes later, David Batty's chip forward found Cantona unmarked in the six-yard box to head past the stranded Eric Thorstvedt.
Eric Cantona fires home his third goal.
Eric Cantona is congratulated by David Batty and Gary McAllister.
Eric Cantona celebrates as a despondent Darren Anderton looks on.
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