On This Day: Charlie Cresswell's dad lives the dream as Leeds United sink former club Sheffield Wednesday

DEFENDER Charlie Cresswell is one of the brightest gems within Leeds United's Academy at present.
Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now

Yet 15 years ago on this day, Creswell was just three years old as dad Richard proved the star in a 3-0 win against Championship visitors Sheffield Wednesday.

Playing against his former side, Cresswell struck twice in the final nine minutes to finally end the resistance of the Owls who fell behind in the 70th minute as captain Paul Butler headed home a Jonathon Douglas cross.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Cresswell then doubled the United advantage when heading home a Gary Kelly corner in the 82nd minute and the striker bagged his second with one minute left when finishing Simon Walton's low cross.

MAKE MINE A DOUBLE: Leeds United striker Richard Creswell puts both the ball and himself into the back of the net to complete a brace in the 3-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday of January 2006. Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images.MAKE MINE A DOUBLE: Leeds United striker Richard Creswell puts both the ball and himself into the back of the net to complete a brace in the 3-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday of January 2006. Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images.
MAKE MINE A DOUBLE: Leeds United striker Richard Creswell puts both the ball and himself into the back of the net to complete a brace in the 3-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday of January 2006. Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images.

"That's the dream for everyone," said Whites boss Kevin Blackwell.

"To play against your old club and be man of the match with a couple of goals."

The victory ignited a ten-game unbeaten run and Blackwell's side lost only three more games on their way to a fifth-placed finish and the play-offs.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Defeat to Watford in the play-off final followed and the wait for top-flight football would go on for another 14 years.

Now, though, it is Cresswell's 18-year-old son who will be looking to star for the Whites in the Premier League - yet by keeping goals out rather than tucking them away like his dad.

A message from the Editor:

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Leeds has a fantastic story to tell - and the Yorkshire Evening Post has been rooted firmly at the heart of telling the stories of our city since 1890.

We believe in ourselves and hope you believe in us too. We need your support to help ensure we can continue to be at the heart of life in Leeds.

Subscribe to our website and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content.

Click here to subscribe.

For more details on our newspaper subscription offers click here.

Thank you Laura Collins