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    Leeds, placed second in the English first division, delivered a crushing blow to Manchester United on Saturday.

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    Leeds, placed second in the English first division, delivered a crushing blow to Manchester United on Saturday. Their 5-1 victory included a spectacular hat-trick by England forward Mick Jones, celebrating his return to Leeds after illness.

    Leeds' other two goals also came from international players -- Allan Clarke (England) and Peter Lorimer (Scotland).

    Full-back Francis Burns scored Manchester United's consolation goal - it came at the end of a long goalmouth scramble which followed a free kick. All six goals came in the second half.

    SYNOPSIS: Leeds in white attacking Manchester United. After a goalless first half on Saturday the goals came thick and fast. Three minutes into the second half, Gray shot the ball bounced back, and Jones drove it into the net.

    Seven minutes later Leeds came again. A long shot from Jones...but Allan Clark just deflected the ball enough to claim the goal.

    The Leeds crowd were shouting their heads off, but 12 minutes into the second half Manchester's free-kick led to a goalmouth scramble. Leeds packed their goal area, but fullback Francis Burns found a way through to make it two-one.

    One minute later, and a cross from Bremner gave England centre-forward Mick Jones his second goal and Leeds, third.

    Manchester United just could not hold back the white raiders. This time Scotland's Peter Lorimer few the ball to Jones. It was Jones all the way, in his first appearance for Leeds after illness. And that made it four-one.

    Billy Bremner was at his hardworking best, and the Leeds forwards made their ground with long, superbly placed cross-kicks. It was just such a kick from Jones that gave Lorimer the final goal, to make it Leeds five, Manchester United one.

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