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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11 Responses

  1. Craig

    Viduka could play… when he felt like it.

    Love the clip of Smith head first over the barrier and the letter “D” from Viduka getting ripped off by all the mobbings!

  2. Jim Barnett

    I was right along the line of sight of viduka’s third and fourth goals…the hat trick goal was just sensational skill. The morning kick off, sky coverage and weakened team (Jacob Burns in centre mid!) made this game the most memorable for me in my 20 years as a Leeds fan.

  3. Arnie

    Great finish for the third goal. Happy memories. Never understood why Viduka took so much stick off some of our fans, when he was such a fantastic striker with a tremendous scoring record. Maybe we just like baiting our best players – Beckford anyone?

  4. les irwin

    love him or loathe him mark viduka was one of the best strikers with his back to goal and holding that has ever played in prem league at 3-0 down i was ready for the pub .what a come back my mate who is a scouse just couldn’t speak for the rest of the night (not that he got a chance ) he had just worn his voice out goading me at 3-0 .asside from coming back against derby the other match that comes to mind for a come back and is my favourite game ever was when we were in old 2nd division beating reading who were top with oxford bob taylor scoring winner at kop end what a game in about 90+ mins
    these are the new legacies post revvie era

  5. TSS

    My favourite part of that clip is the fourth goal where Viduka gets so mobbed by the other players, the letters on the back of his shirt are torn off – Typical corner-cutting on cheap letters from LUFC!


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