Former Leeds man Jason Pearce remembers his favourite game for the Whites

Elland Road East Stand

The now Wigan player evidently has warm recollections of his stint at Elland Road.

Leeds United sold Jason Pearce to Wigan Athletic at the start of 2015, following a three-year stint with the Yorkshire club, during which time he went on to wear the captain's armband for a period of time.

The 27-year-old is now playing his football in League One with Wigan, but the memories of his time at Elland Road clearly haven't been diminished despite his exit in January of the current year.

Participating in an interview with Shoot, Pearce was asked what his 'favourite match' he has played in was, and to little surprise, it came whilst wearing the white shirt.

"So far, when I was at Leeds against Everton," he said. "We won (2-1) at Elland Road and the place was bouncing. It was great game, and in the cup, so we knocked them out."

Goals from Aidan White and Rodolph Austin saw Leeds spring the shock against the then David Moyes led Everton team, while a late consolation from Sylvain Distin did little to numb a poor night at the rainy Elland Road.

It was a night remembered for a passionate display of spirit from the Yorkshire outfit, and Pearce was at the forefront of it. With his head wrapped in a bandage following an early head injury, the defender was iconic in condemning the Premier League side to a miserable night.

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