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Leeds thrashed in 10-goal thriller by Nottingham Forest seven years ago

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Leeds thrashed in 10-goal thriller by Nottingham Forest seven years ago

Leeds United currently sit third in the Championship table going into the international break and have firm aspirations of securing automatic promotion this season.

Marcelo Bielsa’s team have been one of the standout teams in the Championship this campaign and are dreaming of a return to the Premier League.

But seven years ago to the day on 20 March 2012 they were demolished by Nottingham Forest in a Championship match.

Leeds suffered a crushing 7-3 home defeat at Elland Road against Forest in a memorable fixture.

Garath McCleary stole the headlines with four goals, while Dexter Blackstock (two) and Adlene Guedioura also scored for the visitors in a 10-goal thriller.

 

Leeds goalscorers on the day were Robert Snodgrass, Luciano Becchio and Michael Brown.

Leeds, who were managed by Neil Warnock at the time, had drawn level a 3-3 before conceding four unanswered goals.

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That was one of several memorable matches that the Elland Road faithful have had to endure in the Championship and they are hopeful of being in the top flight again next year.

They have played 19 home league fixtures so far this season, conceding just 16 goals in that time and losing four times.

Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper are the centre-back pairing nowadays being defensively firm, while Leeds started with Tom Lees and Darren O’Dea in the heart of defence in the 7-3 demolition against Forest.

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