MX23RW : Saturday, September 26 21:21:33| >> :60:1106:1106:

Premier League fixtures: Memorable matches between Liverpool and Leeds

Premier League fixtures: Memorable matches between Liverpool and Leeds
© Reuters
The Premier League champions and Championship winners have been paired against each other on the opening day of the new top-flight season.

Champions Liverpool will kick off the defence of their title with a mouthwatering clash at home to Leeds.

The sides have not met in the top flight since February 2004 but have a storied history of serving up memorable fixtures.

Here, the PA news agency looks back at some classics.

Wembley Drama

Liverpool celebrate with the 1965 FA Cup
Liverpool celebrate with the 1965 FA Cup (PA)

The 1965 FA Cup final saw Liverpool win 2-1 and kick off their reign of success in the competition, with all three goals scored in extra time.

Roger Hunt struck three minutes into the extra period and, after Billy Bremner levelled, Ian St John won it to earn Liverpool their maiden FA Cup and they returned to a welcome party of half a million people.

The Damned United

Kevin Keegan and Billy Bremner leave the field after being sent off
Kevin Keegan and Billy Bremner leave the field after being sent off (PA)

The 1974 Charity Shield has a place in footballing folklore. A changing of the guard at both clubs saw Bob Paisley take charge of Liverpool for the first time and Brian Clough do the same at Leeds.

Paisley went on to win 20 major trophies at Anfield while Clough lasted 44 days. A brawl between Kevin Keegan and Leeds captain Billy Bremner which saw both men sent off summed up Clough's stormy reign and the film 'The Damned United' was later spawned.

Liverpool won the match 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Chapman's hat-trick in vain

Lee Chapman's hat-trick was in a losing side
Lee Chapman's hat-trick was in a losing cause (PA)

The sides served up a nine-goal thriller in April 1991, Leeds' first season back in the old First Division after promotion.

Lee Chapman scored a hat-trick and Carl Shutt also netted but four goals at home were not enough as Liverpool won 5-4 thanks to goals from Ray Houghton, Jan Molby and David Speedie plus John Barnes' brace.

Doing a 'Yeboah'

If you think great Premier League goals it will not take you long to arrive at Tony Yeboah's in August 1995.

Tony Dorigo's chip forward was nodded down by Rod Wallace and Ghana striker Yeboah's first-time volley from 25 yards beat David James off the underside of the bar for an instant classic in a  1-0 Leeds win. Scoring off the bar later entered the urban dictionary as a 'Yeboah'.

Viduka 4 Liverpool 3

Leeds were title challengers at the turn of the millennium, with David O'Leary's 'babies' taking on all comers. However, when a depleted side went 2-0 down at home to Liverpool in November 2000, they looked set to fall well short.

However, four goals from Australia striker Mark Viduka powered them to a 4-3 win and with it, one of their most memorable Premier League days. There would not be many more, though, as title hopes soon disappeared and relegation followed in 2004.

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp pictured on July 11, 2020
Read Next:
Premier League fixtures: Five things to know
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Premier League
Scottish Premiership
La Liga
Serie A
Ligue 1
Primeira Liga
League One
League Two
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Greek Superleague
Swiss Super League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
League of Ireland Premier
Welsh Premier League
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Eerste Divisie
Major League Soccer
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
AFC Champions League
Chinese Super League
J1 League
Premier League 2 - Div 1
European Champions Cup
European Challenge Cup

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!