The YEP jury looks back at Leeds United's 4-0 win against Scunthorpe United.
Years following United: 25
Scunthorpe provided the perfect warm up for the Arsenal. You could say that it was the starter ahead of the main course on Wednesday. Leeds never looked in danger and once the third goal went in from Bradley Johnson, it really was game over. It was good to see Sanchez Watt register his first goal as well as Davide Somma get his first strike since October. Another important factor was the clean sheet. Now we can focus on the cup replay in front of a partisan crowd at Elland Road! Will Arsenal fancy it?
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Years following United: 38
United eased past a very poor Scunthorpe side to record a first win in six. The half-time score allowed early subs in readiness for the Gooners tomorrow evening, but this was the more important result. Once again Johnson excelled, providing a dilemma for the manager and club. Having found the finances to resurrect McCartney's loan from Sunderland surely a solution can be found to retain his services. I expect another rousing evening at Elland Road tomorrow – expect nothing, hope for everything and perhaps the reality will be somewhere in between.
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Years following United: 18
Leeds barely needed to move out of first gear to notch a second convincing victory over struggling Scunthorpe. The match came to life when Watt, Gradel and Johnson scored in the space of 15 minutes to put United on the front foot. Somma scored in the final throes to improve United's goal difference even further. Snodgrass is in excellent form at the moment and thoroughly deserved his standing ovation. Tomorrow we face Arsenal – let's make the atmosphere electric and see our boys through to the fourth round.
Years following United: 40
An excellent performance saw the Whites consolidate their position in the play-off places. It was a quiet start but on 17 minutes Watt opened the scoring and further excellent goals arrived courtesy of Gradel and Johnson and it could easily have been five or six by the interval. The second half was a bit quieter, possibly with tomorrow night on the player's minds, until Somma completed the rout two minutes from time. A confident team and a packed Elland Road now await Arsene Wenger's men.
Years following United: 17
Leeds looked comfortable on the ball and with a Scunthorpe defence in generous mood, the Whites pushed forward at every opportunity. Sanchez Watt opened the scoring and with Max Gradel at his effervescent best Leeds were soon two up. The game as a contest was over, after three goals in 12 minutes, with Bradley Johnson's effort from outside the box. With Wednesday's replay at the back of the mind, Leeds shifted down a gear but still maintained control and Grayson's cautionary substitutions made sense.