Date: Saturday, 19th September 1995.

Venue: Elland Road, Leeds.

Competition: League Cup Second Round, First Leg.

Score: Leeds United 0 Notts County 0

Scorers: Leeds United: Nil. Notts County: Nil.

Attendance: 12,384.                                                                                                             


Leeds United: Lukic; Kelly, N. Worthington (Beesley); Palmer, Pemberton, Wetherall; White (A. Gray), Deane, Yeboah, McAllister, Speed. Unused Sub: Pettinger.

Notts County: Ward; Short (Arkins), Walker, Murphy, Legg; Turner, Galloway, Devlin, Simpson; White, Agana. Unused Subs: Hunt, Burridge.

Referee: Mr R. Hart (Darlington).


It was hardly the most convincing of starts to their campaign, as Howard Wilkinson’s men were held to a goalless draw at home by Second Division promotion hopefuls Notts County. The booing that rang around a sparsely populated Elland Road summed up a highly uncomfortable night when United found it impossible to break down a County defence that kept a clean sheet for the eighth time in eleven games. County boss Colin Murphy was understandably high in praise of his players,” We defended resolutely, but I am not going to make any predictions about the second leg. Anything could happen,” he said.


The Magpie’s had dropped back an extra man to thwart United’s efforts, but they still enjoyed a fair amount of attack with Devon White looking dangerous on the break. Indeed, it was they who went closest to scoring with John Lukic doing well to finger-tip a scorching shot from midfielder Paul Devlin to safety. United had their work cut out, but Gary McAllister and Gary Speed linked up in promising fashion early in the game only for the alert former Mansfield Town keeper Darren Ward to keep them both off the scoresheet. Gary Kelly and David White were also denied by the in-form keeper, but United faded badly and although Brian Deane had a couple of early second half efforts saved and Tony Yeboah, who was having a strangely ineffective game, shot over, it was County who looked the side more likely to score after that.






John Lukic saved United with a finger tip save       Gary McAllister and Gary Speed combined well                                  Gary Kelly was denied by the

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Notts keeper



David White was also thwarted by the keeper                   Brian Deane and Tony Yeboah were both uncharacteristically quiet



Keeper Darren Ward was   Chris Short and Andy Legg were the full-backs   Richard Walker and Shaun Murphy were in central defence

in fine form.                                                                                                                               



                                               Phil Turner, Mick Galloway, Paul Devlin and Michael Simpson were in the Notts County midfield



                    Tony Agana and Devon White were the County strikers                                 Vinny Arkins came on as substitute