Top away wins for Man Utd against Leeds United before Premier League game at Elland Road | 12 February 2023

Manchester United’s last trip to Elland Road, in February last year, brought up a half-century of home and away wins against Leeds United in all competitions.

In this extract from United Review, the official programme for Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with the Whites at Old Trafford, we’ve selected six great triumphs on our travels from those 50 victories so far…

30 March 1957 | First Division

Back in the top flight after a decade, the Whites – fronted by Welsh superstar John Charles – had already pushed United all the way at Old Trafford earlier in the campaign. The Busby Babes, looking to retain their First Division crown, edged a 3-2 victory that afternoon and found the late-season return at a packed Elland Road to be just as tight. An away win would represent a major step towards the title for Busby’s fresh-faced young side, who forged ahead shortly after the half-hour through Johnny Berry but were pegged back on the stroke of half-time when Charles levelled for the hosts. Just as a stalemate loomed, however, a goalmouth scramble resulted in Bobby Charlton bundling the ball home with just two minutes remaining, following a parried shot from Billy Whelan. The hosts pleaded for a handball award, but their appeals were in vain. Allied to slips for rivals Spurs and Preston, the Babes’ coronation was now almost inevitable.


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