Published on 17 March 2017 on the Yorkshire Evening Post

17 March 2017 – Yorkshire Evening Post – Haven’t we met before? Previous Elland Road meetings between Leeds and Brighton

Oct 17, 2015: Leeds United 1 Brighton 2

It was to be Uwe Rosler’s final game in charge for Leeds when they hosted the Seagulls last season.
Liam Cooper cancelled out Solly March’s opener before an 89th minute Bobby Zamora strike sealed the win for Brighton.
The game equalled a club record of 11 home games without a win in the league, which was enough for Massimo Cellino to wield his famous axe.

August 19, 2014: Leeds United 0 Brighton 2

In one of the six infamous games in which Dave Hockaday managed the club. Leeds put in a lacklustre performance that saw them lose 2-0 to a Brighton side that appeared to be on the ascendency under new manager Sami Hyypia.
Leeds looked devoid of creativity and ideas, and the Hockaday experiment would come to an abrupt end just over a week later after a defeat to Bradford City in the League Cup.

August 3, 2013: Leeds United 2 Brighton 1

The sun shone on a new era at Leeds United, as a crowd of over 33,000 came to the opening game of the 2013/14 season at Elland Road.
Buoyed by the prospect of a new season without the involvement of Ken Bates, who had recently severed his ties with the club, Leeds took home the spoils 2-1.
Goals came from Ross McCormack and recent £1 million signing, Luke Murphy.

February 11, 2012: Leeds United 1 Brighton 2

Leeds went down to a late Brighton winner in the 2011/12 fixture. Fabian Delph was back at the club for a brief loan period as he looked to get game time after his £6 million pound move to Aston Villa in the summer of 2009. Craig Mackail-Smith gave Brighton the lead on the 77th minute before Lucciano Becchio equalised two minutes later. A draw looked likely before Alan Navaro dealt the fatal blow in the dying stages of the match to make it 2-1.

February 20, 2010: Leeds United 1 Brighton 1

Robert Snodgrass equalised in the last minute of injury time in a result that gave Simon Grayson’s men a psychological boost as they headed towards automatic promotion from League One.
The result kicked off another useful five-match unbeaten spell for the side.