Pictures: Leeds United's season-defining moments

Leeds have endured a rollercoaster ride including 15 new players, sacked head coaches and plenty of off-field turmoil, but what have been the highlights?

Billy Sharp was one of 15 new signings during the summer and he signalled his debut with a late winner in the televised game with Middlesbrough in August.

August seems a long time ago now, but here's head coach David Hockaday cutting a lonely figure in the dugout at Bradford City's Valley Parade. Leeds were about to exit the League Cup 2-1 to their local rivals and it was Hockaday's final game of a bizarre six-game tenure as Leeds boss.

The red card shown to midfielder Luke Murphy in the cup defeat to Bradford was the last straw for many Leeds fans who had written him off in having any impact at the club. However, a brilliant second half of the season has seen Murphy emerge as one of the most consistent performers.

This opening goal from Mirco Antenucci - the first of a brace for the Italian - set Leeds on course to a 2-0 win over table-topping Derby County on November 29th. It was a commanding performance that everybody felt was the signal for a charge up the Sky Bet Championship table, but Leeds failed to win any of the next eight games.

Alex Mowatt can only watch as his deflection nets an own goal for Derby as they cruise to a 2-0 win which left Leeds one point and one place above the relegation zone on December 30th 2014.

A dramatic injury time winner from Billy Sharp secures a precious three points against local rivals Huddersfield and Leeds are heading away from relegation trouble.

Leeds are on the march. Sam Byram celebrates with the away fans as his late goal secures a 2-0 win at Reading.

Happy times, as an Alex Mowatt free-kick defeats Millwall 1-0 at Elland Road and puts breathing space between Leeds and the bottom three. An image typical of Leeds' resurgent season as the club's home grown youngsters rescue a faltering campaign.

It's Mowatt again, as his free-kick sets Leeds off to a 2-1 win over Ipswich Town, which makes Leeds as-good-as safe in the Championship table.

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