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Leeds United (0) 1 - 1 (1) Ipswich Town
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FA Cup 6th Round, Replay 1974-75

Tuesday, March 11, 1975

Referee: E Wallace

Manager: Unknown

Elland Road

Attendance: 50074

Manager: Bobby Robson

Match Number: 1502

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Match Report

Leeds United 1 Ipswich Town 1

Ipswich, a goal ahead after 17 minutes through David Johnson's fine header, were only 30 seconds away from their first FA Cup semi-final appearance last night when Duncan McKenzie, a late substitute for Leeds, equalised with a splendidly-struck volley.

Extra time at Elland Road brought a flurry of Leeds attacks and two disallowed "goals" for the home side. But the teams must meet again to settle this sixth-round tie before the winners tale on West Ham at Villa Park on April 5.

The FA will decide the date and venue for the next game. Manny Cussins, the Leeds chairman, said "There was no disagreement between us. But we thought it fair that the FA should settle the matter. We did not want to toss for the choice of grounds".

Ipswich had to defend in depth after their early break through and Sivell brought off several masterely saves during spells of tremendous Leeds pressure, but Bobby Robson's team, always dangerous on the break, passed up several notable chances to make the game safe.

Ipswich took the lead when Mills, their captain, broke on the left flank, cleverly beat Lorimer on the inside and put over a well-placed centre for Johnson, unchallenged at the far post, to head past Stewart for his 13th goal of the season.

Clarke and Jordan found space and opportunity restricted by tight marking and tackling. But the 50,074 crowd - the best of the season, groaned in disappointment as shots and headers were blocked by a wall of blue shirts.

Ipswich held on, however, and Leeds eventually sent on McKenzie and took off Reaney, a defender, in the 73rd minute. Chances came, but no finishing touch, and the match was in 90th minute when Leeds mounted a desperate last attempt. Beattie blocked a Lorimer drive and, as Leeds appealed for a hand-ball, McKenzie met the rebound on the volley to hit a glorious right-footed shot past Sivell from 15 yards.

Tempers became overheated at times and three players were booked - Bremner, Burley and Beattie.

Denis Lowe (Daily Telegraph)

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