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Classic matches: Leeds v Forest

25 January 2017

Nottingham Forest have played out some classic matches against Leeds United at Elland Road - here are some of the best moments.

Saturday 21 April 2014
Leeds United 0 Nottingham Forest 2 (Derbyshire 2', 16')

Two Matt Derbyshire goals secured a 2-0 win against Leeds United at Elland Road in the 2013-14 season. Derbyshire broke clear in the opening two minutes, slotting past Jack Butland in the Leeds goal. He then doubled the lead just after the quarter-hour mark, again finishing neatly into the corner from close range. The win was the second under interim manager Gary Brazil following the departure of Billy Davies.
 

Tuesday 20 March 2012
 (Snodgrass pen 6', Becchio 53', Brown 55')Leeds United 3 Nottingham Forest 7 (Guedioura 8', McCleary 45', 56', 60' 71', Blackstock 52', 81')

Nottingham Forest came out on top in a barnstorming game at Elland Road, defeating Leeds United 7-3. Gareth McCleary struck four times for The Reds to secure a memorable win in West Yorkshire. Robert Snodgrass scored from the penalty spot to give Leeds an early lead, but Adlene Guedioura's screamer levelled things up. McCleary scored his first just before half time to put Forest into the lead and Dexter Blackstock doubled the advantage on 52 minutes. Two quick-fire goals from Luciano Becchio and Michael Brown brought Leeds level but McCleary restored the lead moments later before completing his hat-trick and putting Forest 5-3 up on the hour. Further goals from McCleary and Blackstock secured a thrilling win in the Championship.

Monday 8 April 1996
 (Wetherall 10')Leeds United 1 Nottingham Forest 3 (Cooper 18', Lee 30', Woan 66')

Nottingham Forest secured a 3-1 win at Elland Road against Leeds in the Premiership. David Wetherall headed Leeds into the lead before Colin Cooper drew The Reds level. Jason Lee slotted home to give Forest the lead and a superb effort from Ian Woan secured the three points. The result lifted Frank Clark's side up to seventh in the table but The Reds would go on to finish ninth.

Saturday 5 December 1992
 (Speed 87')Leeds United 1 Nottingham Forest 4 (Clough 27', Keane 53', 67', Black 54')

Nottingham Forest ended Leeds' unbeaten home run of 31 games with an emphatic 4-1 win in the inaugural Premier League season in 1992-93. Nigel Clough put The Reds into the lead after unselfish play by Stuart Pearce, then quick-fire goals by Roy Keane and Kingsley Black at the start of the second half ended the match as a contest. Keane added a fourth after a superb pass by Neil Webb. Gary Speed struck a late consolation for the reigning champions.


Wednesday 8 February 1978
 (Gray 28')Leeds United 1 Nottingham Forest 3 (Withe 19', 21', O'Hare 75')

Nottingham Forest secured a first-leg advantage over Leeds United in the semi-final of the League Cup. Peter Withe scored two goals in two minutes to put The Reds 2-0 up at Elland Road before Eddie Gray pulled a goal back. John O'Hare restored the two-goal advantage to put Forest in a good position heading into the second-leg at The City Ground. Forest won the second-leg 4-2 before beating Liverpool after a replay to win the League Cup on the way to securing their first ever top-flight title.



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