Competition: First Division.
Referee: Mr G.W.
Leeds United were amongst the goals when the entertained Southampton , which was quite a surprise as United went into the match lacking the services of Billy Bremner, Jack Charlton and Eddie Gray due to injury. Paul Madeley deputised at centre-half and Mick Bates was in Bremnerís place in midfield while Terry Hibbitt came in on the left-wing. Saints had their £45,000 signing from Tottenham Hotspur, Frank Saul, on the left wing and switched nineteen year-old Mike Channon to inside-right.
Little had been seen of Saul, the winger who joined the Saints in a deal which took Martin Chivers to Tottenham. Unitedís all round team display had seen to that and there was additional satisfaction to be gained from a victory, which took Don Revieís men into second place in the First Division. It was Unitedís fifth successive win and this goal glut against the Saints helped them finish the season with seventy-one league goals, though they had to be content with a final placing of fourth in the First Division after losing their last four games of the campaign.
Back row: Paul Madeley, Mike O'Grady, David Harvey, Gary Sprake, Jack Charlton,
Middle row: Albert Johanneson, Rod Belfitt, Mick Jones, Terry Hibbitt, Eddie Gray,
Peter Lorimer, Don Revie (Manager).
Front row: Paul Reaney, Terry Cooper, Johnny Giles, Billy Bremner, Jimmy Greenhoff,
Mick Bates, Les Cocker (Trainer).
Back row: Jimmy Gabriel, David Paton, David Walker, Gerry Gurr, Eric Martin, Ken Jones,
Middle row: George Horsfall (Trainer), Frank Saul, Bob McCarthy, Mick Channon,
Hugh Fisher, Jimmy Melia,
Tony Byrne, John Mortimore (Trainer).
Front row: Denis Hollywood, David Thompson, Ron Davies, Ted Bates (Manager), Terry Paine,
Fred Kemp, John Sydenham.
David Webb: Missing from team photo††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Mike Channon switched to inside-right to accommodate Frank Saul
The Leeds goal-scorers:
Peter Lorimer†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Paul Madeley (2)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Terry Hibbitt††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††