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Copy from Football Unlimited of 03/05/2004.
Songs of pride, anger and defiance rang out from the away supporters' end as the slow-motion disaster of Leeds United's season reached its inevitable conclusion yesterday. Even if Leeds were to win their two remaining fixtures, Manchester City's vastly superior goal difference means that Yorkshire will be without a club in the top flight next season for the first time in 20 years.
A goal up at the interval, but already down to 10 men, Leeds collapsed in the second half. Three goals were conceded in a seven-minute spell soon after the restart, followed by a fourth shortly before the end as they were relegated along with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City. Such was their disarray that, with Bolton's increasingly confident forwards queuing up to take pot-shots, it could have been a dozen.
"I'm realistic enough to know that, over the season, we weren't good enough," Eddie Gray said afterwards. "Nobody has a divine right." The Leeds manager refused to speculate on his own future or that of his star players, but added: "It will not be the end of the club."