Date: Saturday, 28th August 1920.
Venue: The Old
Recreation Ground, Bryan Street,
Score: Port Vale
2 Leeds United 0.
Vale: Page, Blood. Leeds United: Nil.
Leeds United: Down; Duffield,
Tillotson; Musgrove, Baker, Walton; Mason, Goldthorpe, Thompson, Lyon, Best.
This was Leeds Unitedís first
League game ever and by co-incidence it was against the team that had replaced Leeds
City when they were expelled from
the Second Division of the Football League after only eight games of the
had ceased to exist and Leeds United had been formed, so instead of the Blue
and Old Gold shirts and White shorts favoured by Leeds
City, Captain Jim Baker led out the
United team that sported Blue and White striped shirts
and White shorts.
It was not to be a triumphant return to the Football League
as United were defeated by two goals without reply.