Date: 20th January 2015 at 8:10am
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AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is hoping the Cherries can beat Leeds United at Elland Road for the first time in the clubs history.

Despite the two sides meeting for the first time just over 76 years ago, the Cherries and Leeds United have only played 12 times previously.

The Cherries have made the trip to Elland Road on six occasions, once in the FA Cup in 1939 losing 3-1 and five times in the league.

AFC Bournemouth have lost all five of those games with three games between 1987 and 1989 in the old second division, to one game in the third tier in 2007 and back to the second tier last season.

Over those games Leeds have scored 13 goals to the Cherries 3.

But AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is hopeful his side can improve upon that poor record this (Tuesday) evening.

Howe told the Daily Echo

“Leeds away is always a tough game, no matter what their form.

‘It is a great place to play, a really good stadium and a passionate home crowd. Last season’s 2-1 defeat at Elland Road was tough to take but it was a really entertaining game.

“The rivalry between the clubs, probably not so much for Leeds, has been well documented for what happened historically so it is always a big fixture for us.

‘The fact this club has never won there is a poor statistic and I know I lost twice there with Burnley (as manager). Hopefully, we can change that record.”


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