Four goal hero!

“Remember, remember the fourth of November…” Mark Viduka certainly will, for it was on that date back in the year 2000 that Viduka set off the fireworks early scoring all four goals in a 4-3 thriller against Liverpool at Elland Road.

Leeds got off to bad start, falling 2-0 behind with Hyypia and Ziege putting the Reds 2-0 up after just 18 minutes of play. Mark Viduka responded quickly though, getting his first after 24 minutes, leaving Leeds only a goal behind at the break.

With just two minutes of the second half played, Viduka levelled the scores and set things up for a stunning finale.

Liverpool regained their lead just after the hour mark with Smicer the goalscorer this time. But two goals in two minutes (73, 75) lifted the roof off Elland Road as Mark Viduka capped his finest performance in a Leeds shirt, silencing his critics in process.

Historically, Leeds don’t fare too well against the Scousers, but 2000-01 proved to be a welcome exception to the rule as Leeds did the double over them with a 2-1 win at Anfield in April 2001.

Apologies for the music I’ve added to the following clip, I’m aware that it won’t be to everyone’s taste but the sound quality was so poor I had to overwrite it. Enjoy…

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