Competition: First Division.
Referee: Mr G. Courtney (Spennymoor).
corks were popping after a truly extraordinary Sunday which ended with the
League championship returning to
goalkeeper Mel Rees was injured in the mayhem and spent the whole of the second
half in some discomfort. Sheffield-born Jon Newsome powered in a header from a
Gary McAllister sixty-fifth minute free kick from the left, which was so well-flighted that the injured Rees was unable to reach. But
But there was yet another twist in the strange game which was finally settled thirteen minutes from the end. Blades skipper Brian Gayle, struggling to clear in the blustery wind, miscued the ball high into his own area. As Rod Wallace and substitute Eric Cantona, sensing an opening, moved into pressure the home defence, Gayle could only head the ball over Rees, who had come out of his goal to try to clear the danger, for the winner, as the ball reached the net before either Wallace or Cantona could apply a touch.
later Manchester United kicked off at
The following Saturday, Leeds completed their League programme with a 1-0 win against Norwich City, courtesy of a great Rod Wallace solo goal after the Championship trophy was presented to skipper Gordon Strachan
Jon Newsome stoops to head in Gary McAllister’s precision free-kick for the second
Eric Cantona and Rod
Wallace celebrate the third
Back Row: Ian Bryson,
Paul Beesley, Jamie Hoyland, Glyn Hodges.
Middle Row: Derek French (Physio), Chris Wilder, Carl Bradshaw, John Pemberton,
Simon Tracey, Colin Hill, Tony Agana, John Gannon, Geoff Taylor (Assistant Manager).
Front Row: Brian Marwood, Dane Whitehouse, Richard Lucas, Dave Bassett (Team Manager),
Clive Mendonca, Mitch Ward, Tommy Cowan.
Back Row: Bobby Davison, Chris Whyte, Gary McAllister, John Lukic, Mervyn Day,
Peter Haddock, Lee Chapman, Rod Wallace.
Middle Row: Alan Sutton (Physio), Ray Wallace, Steve Hodge, Chris Fairclough, John McClelland,
Mike Whitlow, Mel Sterland, Mike Hennigan (Coach).
Front Row: David Batty, Gary Speed, Imre Varadi, Howard Wilkinson (Manager),
Gordon Strachan, Tony Dorigo, Chris Kamara.
Rod Wallace, Jon Newsome
and a Brian Gayle own goal were the scorers for
Alan Cork got the first goal for
Gary McAllister’s Eric Cantona
featured in the third Future
precision free-kick was in central defence with partner
brought the second Brian Gayle
Mel Rees was the
Paul Rogers, John Gannon, Glyn Hodges and Carl
Bradshaw were the
Billy Whitehurst and Ian Bryson were the substitutes