Leeds United 2
Dundee 0
Friendly (Floodlit Friendly)

Leeds Utd 

2 - 0


Friendly (Floodlit Friendly)
Monday, November 16th, 1953
Elland Road
Attendance: 34,500
3:00 PM Kick-off

John Charles (25)
Nightingale (75)

Team Managers
Raich Carter George Anderson

Starting Eleven
1. Royden Wood
2. Jimmy Dunn
3. Bobby Ross
4. Eric Kerfoot
5. Jack Marsden
6. Tom Burden
7. Harold Williams
8. Albert Nightingale
9. John Charles
10. Raich Carter
11. Arthur Tyrer
Bill Brown .1
Gordon Frew .2
Jack Cowan .3
Ken Ziesing .4
Danny Malloy .5
Doug Cowie .6
Gerry Burrell .7
Albert Henderson .8
Ronnie Turnbull .9
Billy Steel .10
Bobby Flavell .11

None. Andy Irvine .12

None. Andy Irvine for Gordon Frew

None. None.

Red Cards
None. None.

Match Officials

A. Luty (Leeds) (Referee)

Match Report

Newspaper extract from The Courier.

A 34,500 crowd-the biggest of the season on the Elland Road ground-saw Leeds United win a hard-fought battle under the Yorkshire club's floodlights last night.

There were a few sweeping movements by both sides, but the game was spoiled as a spectacls by the work of two strong and efficient defences.

United took the lead in the 25th minute through a terrific 20-yard shot by the English League's leading marks man, Welsh internationalist centre forward John Charles.

The home side had turned defence into attack at lightning speed, and Scotsman Dunn, veteran Raich Carter, and Nightingale paved the way for Charles, who injured keeper Brown with the power of his drive.

Brown soon recovered, however, and saved a couple of dangerous first-half headers from Charles.

United had a one-goal lead at the interval, and in the 75th minute inside forward Nightingale put them further ahead with a hard, low shot after Carter had found him in the penalty box with a free-kick awarded for a foul on Charles.

On many occasions Dundee, strong in their midfield play, looked just as dangerous as their opponents, but their shooting lacked accuracy.

In the early stages Steel rounded off a glorious dribble with a rising drive that went wide of the target, and Turnbull and Cowie both hit the United bar.

Burrell was the best winger on the field. A shot from him in the closing stages produced the finest save of the match a finger-tips effort by the home keeper, Wood.

Malloy played with tenacity against Charles, and rarely could the Welshman shake him off.

Right-back Frew gave a great first half display, playing winger Tyrer out of the game. But at the interval Irvine took over from him in that position.

Against the former England star, Raich Carter, now manager of Leeds, Ziesing gave a particularly sound performance.

At times the battle was as fierce and intense as any cup-tie. The Dundee men left a very good impression with the Yorkshire crowd.

Leeds United - Wood; Dann, Ross; Kerloot, Marsden, Burden; Williams, Nightingale, Charles, Carter, Tyrer.

Dundee - Brown; Frew, Cowan; Ziesing, Malloy, Cowie; Burrell, Henderson, Turnbull, Steel, Flavell.

Referee-A. Leuty (Leeds).

Squad Statistics (as at November 16th, 1953)

1953-54 All Time

League Table (as at November 16th, 1953)

No league table has been added for this season.