Leeds United will face Wolves on the opening day of the new Premier League season after the fixtures were announced this morning.
The Whites took four points from the games against Bruno Lage’s side last term. So we will be hoping for more of the same at Elland Road when August arrives.
The game will also mark 10 years since the two teams last met on the opening day of the league season. On that occasion, Leeds secured 1-0 win against a recently-relegated Wolves to get their Championship season off to a promising start.
Ultimately, Leeds failed to make the play-offs under Neil Warnock. And the importance of a win over Wolves diminished as they were relegated again later that year.
But for a while, the win seemed huge. And here is a look at the team from that day…
It was no surprise to see Kenny join following Warnock’s appointment. He actually played a key part in the only goal.
Byram proved to be one of the success stories of a dismal campaign. He made his league debut against Wolves.
Another summer signing, Peltier went on to captain the club. However, his spell proved to be underwhelming.
Pearce was another who often wore the captain’s armband. His partnership with Tom Lees had potential, but never quite looked sturdy enough to put us in promotion contention.
White could have been an amazing talent were it not for injuries. One month after the win over Wolves, White would score that goal against Everton.
Green looked to be a smart signing in 2012. However, it never clicked for him at Leeds.
A cult-hero, Austin was known by robust challenges and moments of baffling magic out of nowhere. It was never dull watching the Jamaica international in the middle of the park.
Like Green, Norris’ arrival looked to be a really shrewd move. But it turns out ‘Championship experience’ was not an attribute that worked on players once they signed for Leeds.
45 league games, six goals. Six.
It is now easy to forget how good McCormack could be. This would actually be the start of one of his poorer seasons at Leeds. But he did set up the opener against Wolves.
It was Becchio who scored the decisive goal that day. And he went on to score 14 more league goals before departing in the next January window. You could hardly blame him given Leeds were going nowhere.