Leeds United - on this day: Whites defy Elland Road fog to brush Anderlecht aside

On this day in 1975... the Whites took on Anderlecht and thick fog in European Cup action.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 11:48 am
Leeds United celebrate in the thick fog at Elland Road against Anderlecht. Pic: Varley Picture Agency

The day...

March 5, 1975

The event...

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Leeds United defeat Anderlecht 3-0 in the European Cup at Elland Road

What happened?

Leeds United's march across Europe continued as they hosted Belgian side Anderlecht in the first leg of a quarter final European Cup clash.

The game, though, was almost postponed as thick fog descended on Elland Road just minutes ahead of kick-off.

Jimmy Armfield's men got the go ahead and were quickly in control as Joe Jordan struck on nine minutes - though half of the stadium failed to see it.

Gordon McQueen added a second on the stroke of half-time to put the hosts well in control.

Peter Lorimer then struck in the final minute of the game to leave the visitors with a mountain to climb in the reverse clash - a game which United claimed a 1-0 victory to set-up a semi-final clash with Barcelona.