Competition: First Division.
Referee: Mr T.J. Bootham (Walsall).
For much of their 1933-34 First Division campaign United had
to cope without injured star, right half Willis Edwards. An experienced
The presence of Edwards inspired those around him as United
turned in their best performance of the season to bury luckless
The Yorkshire Post reported: “Taking complete command
Goals by Mahon (2), Furness and Irish international Harry Duggan gave Leeds a four goal lead at half-time, which they doubled with further efforts by Furness, Duggan and Joe Firth(2), to complete an unusual feat of four men scoring two goals for the same side in one match. It all added up to United’s biggest victory in their history. The record stood for many years until eclipsed by the ritual slaughter of Lyn Oslo in 1969.
Ironically United’s leading goal-scorer for the season, Arthur Hydes, did not play due to injury and missed out on the goal feast.
The dynamic Half-Back line of
Edwards, Hart and Copping. It was reunited for the game against
United’s goal-scorers with two each. Harry Duggan, Johnny Mahon, Billy Furness and Joe Firth.