Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

Watford Blow It

Watford Blow It

LEEDS UTD: Sullivan, Kelly, Butler, Gregan, Crainey, Miller, Derry,Douglas (Healy 74), Lewis, Hulse (Cresswell 74), Blake.
Subs Not Used: Bennett, Einarsson, Walton.

WATFORD: Foster, Doyley, Mackay, DeMerit, Stewart,Eagles (Chamberlain 58), Bangura (Mariappa 75), Chambers,Young, King (Bouazza 83), Henderson.
Subs Not Used: McNamee, Diagouraga.

It was all going so well for the Hornets as they headed towards their seventh successive Coca-Cola Championship win. Then ... it all went pear-shaped.

Ashley Young's free-kick five minutes before the break put the Hornets ahead and stunned the Leeds fans who feared that automatic promotion spot had just disappeared over the horizon.

A catastrophic second-half collapse saw Watford reduced to nine men for the final half hour and Robbie Blake put the promotion hopes back on track.

Goalkeeper Ben Foster conceded a penalty and was shown a straight red card to add to his misfortune. Blake fired the resulting spot-kick past 41-year-old replacement keeper Alec Chamberlain to draw Leeds level before tensions hit boiling point moments later.

Hornets striker Darius Henderson became embroiled in an unseemly tussle with Sean Gregan and after retaliating to the Leeds defender's challenge he was also dismissed by referee Michael Jones.

Kevin Blackwell's side soon made their numerical advantage pay and Blake's clinical 81st-minute finish secured a priceless win to keep the pressure on second-placed Sheffield United.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:
Date:Thursday February 16 2006
Time: 12:04PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC Raynor - Talented youngster going nowhere

Leeds United assistant coach Paul Raynor says young goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell will be going nowhere in the summer.

LUFC Leeds United v Middlesbrough Team News

Team news ahead of the game on Monday

LUFC On This Day - February 13th

A look back at what happened on this day February 13th in the history of Leeds United

LUFC Evans looking for a reaction from the side

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans says he is looking for a reaction from his side

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Are you pro or anti Cellino?
Suggested By:
Pro35%
Anti65%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 30 18 5 7 59 28
2 Middlesbrough 29 17 6 6 57 23
3 Burnley 31 15 11 5 56 22
4 Brighton 30 15 11 4 56 10
5 Sheff Wed 31 14 11 6 53 16
6 Derby County 31 13 12 6 51 13
7 Birmingham 31 13 9 9 48 8
8 Ipswich 31 13 9 9 48 1
9 Cardiff 31 11 13 7 46 5
10 Forest 31 10 12 9 42 4
11 Preston 31 10 12 9 42 0
12 Wolves 31 10 10 11 40 -2
13 Brentford 31 11 7 13 40 -6
14 Q.P.R. 31 9 12 10 39 -1
15 Reading 31 9 10 12 37 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 31 9 8 14 35 -2
18 Fulham 30 7 11 12 32 -3
19 Blackburn 29 6 13 10 31 -2
20 MK Dons 31 8 7 16 31 -17
21 Bristol City 31 7 10 14 31 -21
22 Rotherham 31 7 5 19 26 -19
23 Charlton 31 5 10 16 25 -30
24 Bolton 31 4 12 15 24 -22
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Leeds Fixtures (view all)

Feb 15 2016 7:45PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Watford (a)
FA Cup
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 29 2016 7:45PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Leeds Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71176
2.deslondon103
3.Tiny T70
4.SimonTVW48
5.erni37
6.Oyper16
7.BtheD15
8.King Billy14
9.ultraleeds10
10.bago8