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United put the disasters of May 1973 behind them to set the pace with some of the best football in their history, but the form, displays and discipline of the autumn evaporate in the tension of a spring title chase with Liverpool
In a throwback to an earlier time when Cup football meant cut and thrust excitement, this was the greatest night of Neil Warnock's time at Elland Road, when his style, ethos and character for once made perfect sense
 
As the battle for the championship came down to the wire, United faced the severest pressure from arch rivals Liverpool but a breathtaking Elland Road clash with Ipwich Town gave them a vital boost
The United party that travelled to London for the final game of the 1973/74 campaign did do so secure in the knowledge that the First Division title was en route to Elland Road whatever the result of the match
 
"Leeds were haunted by doubt, undermined by misunderstandings… their reputation was on the verge of destruction." After a magnificent season, United's title challenge was unravelling before Don Revie's eyes.
 
After months as overwhelming favourites to win the League title, United saw their form collapse over the space of six short weeks. The clash with Derby had thus taken on the status of a do-or-die occasion
 
Still unbeaten in the First Division, but United could not get the better of Bristol City from Division Two in the FA Cup and went tumbling out of the competition after a replay at Elland Road
 
United had gone 29 games unbeaten from the start of the season when they visited the Potteries and were looking to equal a record set fifty years before but Stoke brought them back down to earth
 
After going more than two years without a League victory in London, it's two in five days as United hammer Tottenham 3-0 on their own pitch with two of the goals coming from Billy Bremner
 
United had little appetite for the UEFA Cup in 1973/74, but Billy Bremner's masterly display at sweeper and two rookie keepers saw to it that United earned a famous win by virtue of a penalty shoot out
 
A syndicate takes over Leeds City and sees an unprecedented trail of silverware with two Midland Principal League titles, two Subsidiary championships, the West Riding Cup and success as unofficial English champions
 
United get their League championship challenge off to an impressive start by outclassing Everton. Three months earlier, Don Revie had seemed to be on his way to taking over the Merseysiders
     
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