Manchester Utd 3 Leeds 0
Manchester United 3 Leeds United 0, Old Trafford, English Premier League, October 21, 2000. Reigning Premier League Champions Manchester United followed up a respectable 3-1 Champions League Group Stage win over defending Dutch Eredivisie Champions PSV Eindhoven with an equally convincing 3-0 Premiership victory against old rivals Leeds United.
After defeating PSV Eindhoven 3-1 at Old Trafford in midweek, Sir Alex Ferguson´s men trashed Leeds United 3-0 in their second home fixture in four days. Manchester United, who had beaten Leeds in both meetings the previous season, started on the front foot and South Africa player Quinton Fortune almost put The Reds ahead during the opening moments of the contest, only to see his shot saved for a corner. But Ferguson´s United got themselves in front anyway thanks to Trinidad and Tobago international Dwight Yorke who managed to beat Elland Road goalkeeper Paul Robinson with a header from a Ole Gunnar Solskjaer cross in the 41st minute of the game. And shortly after the interval, David Beckham, who had replaced the injured Roy Keane one minute past the half-hour mark, added a second with a powerful free-kick which deflected off the Leeds wall and into the back of the net in the 50th minute before an own goal from Australian midfielder Jacob Burns on 83 minutes made the final score 3-0 in Manchester United´s favour. Manchester United Team: Fabien Barthez, Gary Neville, Mikael Silvestre, Ronny Johnsen, Phil Neville, Nicky Butt, Quinton Fortune, Roy Keane, Dwight Yorke, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Paul Scholes. Substitutes: Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Wesley Brown, Andrew Cole, Mark Bosnich. Leeds United Team: Paul Robinson, Garry Kelly, Danny Hay, Jonathan Woodgate, Dominic Matteo, Lee Bowyer, Jacob Burns, Matthew Jones, Mark Viduka, Stephen McPhail, Alan Smith. Substitutes: Darren Huckerby, Gareth Evans, Tony Hackworth, Robert Molenaar Danny Milosevic.
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Top-flight leaders Manchester United beat Leeds United 5-0 at home on the 7th of September 1957 courtesy of a brace each by Johnny Berry and Tommy Taylor, and one goal from Dennis Viollet.