It was a meeting between two rivals that had even more of an edge following the sale of star defender Rio Ferdinand from Leeds United to Manchester United for £30m.
The Whites hosted their old foe from across the Pennines in September, 2002 in LS11 - with a fierce atmosphere expected in West Yorkshire for the top flight showdown.
Leeds were outplayed in the first half, clearing the ball of the line twice through Ian Harte and Jonathan Woodgate with goalkeeper Paul Robinson pulling off a number of impressive saves to keep the Whites in the contest.
Ferdinand was booed every time he touched the ball and he was nowhere to be seen when Harry Kewell broke free in the box in the 68th minute to score in a better second half for Terry Venables' outfit.
Harte delivered a whipped cross from the left and the Australian jumped highest to power a header home past visiting stopper Fabian Bartez.
The solitary goal lit up a ferocious encounter in front of a packed Elland Road and Leeds held on for their first win over the Red Devils in five years.
Here, we take a look back at who played on that memorable day and see where they are now: