Gallery: The day Leeds United took a huge step towards automatic promotion

It's the Yorkshire derby which could have seen Leeds United's race for automatic promotion hit the buffers.

Sunday, 15th April 2018, 8:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd October 2018, 10:53 am

A season-high crowd of 33,000 packed into Elland Road for the clash with fellow promotion chasers Sheffield United back in mid-April 1990.

The Whites went into the game on the back of picking up just two points from their previous four games.

Indeed a ten point gap at the top of the table has been whittled down to just three points in the space of three weeks.

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But it was to be Leeds United’s day as the Whites ran out 4-0 winners - Strach opening the scoring, Chapman adding a second, Strachan a third from the penalty spot and the fourth from Speedo with the famous commentary- “go on Gary Speed go get one yourself son”

The Elland Road faithful invaded the pitch at full time as the push for automatic continued.

Last week we focused on the derby clash which pushed Leeds United a step closer to promotion and marked Gary Speed’s first goal for the Whites.

The first Saturday in April 1990 and Bradford City were the visitors to Elland Road as the Whites pushed for the title with just eight games to go.

Speedo fired Leeds ahead before Brian Tinnion equalised for the Bantams from the spot in game which saw Strachan get booked, Vinnie have a go at the ref and a packed 32,316-strong crowd exchange ‘pleasantries’.