Clashes between Wolves and Leeds United at Molineux have never been short of late drama. With an incredible 11 goals scored in the last two games, this evening looks set to be another exciting encounter. Leeds however, have to look back to December 1990 for the last time they returned to Yorkshire with all three points.
Here we look back at the last five encounters ahead of tonight’s clash:
Wolverhampton Wanderers 4 Leeds United 3 (SkyBet Championship, 6 April 2015)
Leeds boss Neil Redfearn was left contemplating his future after a second consecutive defeat, despite a valiant fightback from his side at Molineux. Leeds broke the deadlock with a goal from Charlie Taylor after a mix-up in the Wolves defence, before finding themselves 3-1 down just after half-time. Further confusion in the home defence saw Danny Batth smash past his own keeper before Alex Mowatt scored a curling screamer from outside the box to level it at 3-3. But there was late heartbreak as Wolves snatched all the points with an 88th-minute header from David Edwards.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 Leeds United 2 (SkyBet Championship, 9 February 2013)
Danny Batth was hero rather than villain on this occasion, the centre-back scoring in dramatic fashion to salvage a point right at the death. A Lee Peltier own goal had put the hosts in front, before Luke Varney equalised and a penalty from Ross McCormack had the Whites confident of holding on for three points before Batth’s late header.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Leeds United 0 (Coca-Cola Championship, 24 February 2007)
Leeds were rock-bottom of the Championship table as they went to promotion-pushing Wolves, so the result reflected the form guide. A solitary goal from Michael Kightly secured the points for the Midlands team, after centre-back Rob Edwards had headed onto the United crossbar either side of half-time. Eddie Lewis had a chance to steal a point late on, but it was well saved by Matt Murray in the Wanderers goal.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 Leeds United 0 (Coca-Cola Championship, 17 December 2005)
Wolves snatched a win in a well-fought contest, with Vio Ganea proving the difference between the sides this time. A Tom Huddlestone free-kick hit the bar prior to the goal, before Ganea’s rebound was also tipped onto the bar by Neil Sullivan, but the striker broke the deadlock later into the first half.
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 Leeds United 0 (Coca-Cola Championship, 14 August 2004)
There was late drama again in this one, with Neil Sullivan saving a Kenny Miller penalty with five minutes remaining. Michael Duberry received his marching orders having pulled Miller down in the box, and Leeds had already lost Lucas Radebe after 18 minutes to injury. But the United makeshift back-line held strong to deny Wanderers and pick up a very credible point.