Manchester City v Leeds 1984/85

leeds home 1984 to 85 prog


League Division 2

8th April 1985

attendance 33,553

Tolmie(50 pen)
Leeds Baird(64), Sellars(77)

Ref V Callow

City Williams, May, Lomax, Reid, McCarthy, Phillips, Simpson, Baker, D Beckford, Power, Kinsey – use sub Tolmie

Leeds Day, Irwin, Harrison, Sellars, Linighan, Aspin, Wright, Sheridan, Baird, Lorimer, Gray

City went into the game with a very inexperienced forward line of Paul Simpson, full debutant Darren Beckford and Steve Kinsey as both Jim Melrose and Gordon Smith were unavailable through injury.
With Clive Wilson also injured things got worse for Billy McNeill when Graham Baker broke his leg in a tackle with Neil Aspin.
The first half was full of half chances but City took the adavantage five minutes after the break. Jim Tolmie who had replaced the unfortunate Baker converted a penalty, after Linighan had handled in the box, and City were 1-0 up.
The lead only lasted 14 minutes, as Ian Baird equalised with a headre from a Lorimer cross.
City surged forward in the hunt for a winner but Mervyn Day made some excellent saves to keep them at bay and it was left to Scott Sellars to snatch all the points for Leeds as he curled in a 77th minute winner.

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