There’s been some memorable clashes between Sheffield United and Leeds United over the years, but for Leeds United fans, Sunday the 26th of April 1992 has to be the greatest.

Only two games remained to decide the title and before kick-off, Leeds had 76 points with Manchester United in second place on 75. What that meant, was that if Leeds United could beat Sheffield United, then Manchester United would need a win against Liverpool at Anfield to stay in the race – and Liverpool were unlikely to do their bitterest of rivals any favours. It was the kind of fixture list a Hollywood director would be proud of!

Here’s what happened next;

So, with Sheffield United disposed of in a nail-biting encounter it was over to Anfield for the late kick-off, where Liverpool knew they could deal the ultimate blow to their bitter rivals whilst Manchester United knew nothing less than a win would take it down to final day (Leeds had a vastly superior goal difference, so a draw wouldn’t have been good enough for Manu).

Liverpool kept up their end of the deal with a 2-0 win that was probably the most satisfying moment of the season for the Scousers; themselves ending in a disappointing sixth.

So, with a little help from the Scousers, Leeds United were crowned champions for the first time in eighteen years. All that was left was for a victory celebration at Elland Road as Norwich City made up the numbers for a 1-0 final day victory to the Whites.

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  1. TheReaper08

    Apart from all the obviously fantastic memories what an outstanding selection of shellsuits in the crowd.

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