THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

Including Norman Hunter v Francis Lee

29 November ~ Leeds United face Championship leaders Derby County today, a match that immediately brings to mind their battles for the First Division title in the 1970s. However, one of the most memorable meetings came in the 1975-76 season, when they finished fourth and fifth. Reigning champions Derby had just beaten Real Madrid 4-1 at the Baseball Ground in the European Cup, but Leeds went ahead through a Trevor Cherry header. Archie Gemmill levelled before Charlie George scored a penalty to put the home team ahead. Then came the most famous moment, as Francis Lee and Norman Hunter exchanged punches off the ball and were sent off. Duncan McKenzie made it 2-2 but substitute Roger Davies sealed the win for Derby with a superb late goal.

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