They were helped by the presence of more new arrivals, none more so than their new striker Billy Sharp. They snapped the Yorkshireman up from Southampton for a fee in the region of £600,000 and it has been immediately lauded as a great piece of business.
Sharp is a natural goal-scorer and a local lad, so he was always going to be a hit with the Leeds faithful - especially if he hits the back of the net.
Which he did today.
Sharp scored the winning goal for his new club in the 88th minute, with a typical poachers effort. He reacted fastest to a Tomas Mejias save from a Michael Tonge effort to tuck the ball away for a 1-0 victory - giving Dave Hockaday his first Championship win as Leeds United boss.
And Sharp was quick to thank the Leeds fans via his official Twitter account for their support - fans who will hope to see plenty more where that came from in 2014-15.
So happy right now,feel very proud to be a Leeds utd player,great 3 points hard thought win and a debut goal that I will never forget— billy sharp (@billysharp10) August 16, 2014
Thanks to everyone for the nice tweets,from teammates,fans and friends,means a lot— billy sharp (@billysharp10) August 16, 2014