Date: Saturday, 28th August 1920.

Venue: The Old Recreation Ground, Bryan Street, Hanley.

Competition: Second Division.

Score: Port Vale 2 Leeds United 0.

Scorers: Port Vale: Page, Blood. Leeds United: Nil.

Attendance: 15,000.


Leeds United: Down; Duffield, Tillotson; Musgrove, Baker, Walton; Mason, Goldthorpe, Thompson, Lyon, Best.

Port Vale: Unknown

Referee: Unknown


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 1919-20 season.


Leeds City 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.