Competition: First Division.
Wright, Radcliffe; Walsh, Lyons, Thomas; McMahon, Eastoe, Biley,
Referee: A. Saunders (
were on Peter Barnes, Leeds Unitedís £930,000 signing
from West Bromwich Albion, when he made his
under the guidance of their new manager, Howard Kendall, shocked United by
taking an eleventh minute lead through Alan Biley, a
£300,000 signing from Derby County, who was making only his second appearance
in Everton colours. Biley
fired in from fifteen yards following a crisp low centre from Alan Ainscow, another of
As a result, their front men, Alan Biley and Peter Eastoe, were so direct at times that Unitedís defence survived only by desperate measures. But United rallied and got the equalising goal in the thirty-third minute, and much to the delight of home supporters, Barnes played a key part in it. His telling run on the right took him past one defender and when he reached the by-line the winger crossed a high ball to the far post, where Derek Parlane headed forward for Arthur Graham to ram the ball past Jim Arnold, Evertonís summer signing from Blackburn Rovers, from close range.
Everton, who had not won at Elland Road for thirty years, might have taken a 3-1 lead had Peter Eastoe not been thwarted by John Lukic, who also made a brilliant stop at the feet of Asa Hartford. While Peter Barnes had the satisfaction of marking his home debut by helping to make Unitedís point-clinching goal, Arthur Graham, the player who had to surrender the No. 11 shirt to the new man, took the major honours for a pulsating ninety-minute contribution.
ďArthur was a revelation on the right flank. When we signed Peter it put pressure on other players and Arthur was clearly anxious. But his present form is very encouraging,Ē said Unitedís assistant manager Martin Wilkinson. The twenty-eight year old Graham, who had lost his place in the Scottish team combined grit and endeavour with no little skill and speed as he repeatedly ran at the strong Everton defence, under the gaze of Scotland team boss, Jock Stein.
Alternate Report from YEP (Courtesy Mark Ledgard)
A flash of
the Peter Barnes brand of brilliance by gave United the goal that enabled them
to open their points account for the season. But though their performance had
far more solidarity about it than when the were mauled in South Wales the
previous Saturday, Leeds still had some way to go to find their discipline of
late in the previous season. In a new look Everton they found themselves up
against a side eager to attack and the return of Byron Stevenson to the
midfield at least helped them steady Evertonís aggression. Alan Biley, a £300,000 import from
A break had
to go Unitedís way sometime in the young season and
in the thirty-third minute Peter Barnes forced it along. His effort down the
left wing brought the equaliser which in turn fired a
far more confident-looking
Match Action: (Courtesy Mark Ledgard)
Arthur Graham scored for
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Derek Parlaneís header†† †††Summer signing Jim Arnold†††††††† Alan Ainscow and Steve McMahon impressed in midfield
led to the goal
†††††††††††††††††† John Lukic made some good saves and thwarted efforts from Asa Hartford and Peter Eastoe