Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

Palace 1 Leeds Utd 2

Palace 1 Leeds Utd 2

CRYSTAL PALACE: Kiraly, Ward, Fitz Hall, Boyce, Borrowdale,McAnuff, Watson (Riihilahti 56), Hughes,Soares (Leigertwood 58), Johnson, Morrison.

Subs Not Used: Popovic, Andrews, Speroni.

LEEDS UTD: Sullivan, Kelly, Crainey, Butler, Gregan,Lewis (Pugh 87), Miller, Douglas, Derry, Hulse,Blake (Healy 87).

Subs Not Used: Bennett, Bakke, Moore.

After another dramatic weekend, and a return of 14 points from their last six games for Kevin Blackwell's side and only half dozen collected by their rivals Sheffield United ... the race for that automatic promotion spot is moving in Leeds favour.

3,145 travelling Leeds United fans made their feelings known at Selhurst Park that the Easter Tuesday meeting between the two Uniteds may still be a little over six weeks away, but the Whites cannot wait for it.

Goals from Robbie Blake and Rob Hulse gave Leeds a crucial victory over their promotion rivals Crystal Palace, but the performance echoed the result.

Blackwell's boys controlled the game totally until the final 25 minutes, when Palace finally exerted a degree of pressure - but they had only Jobi McAnuff's injury time strike to show for it.

Leeds have a game in hand on second-placed Sheffield United and now move within six points of an automatic promotion spot.

After a purposeful break from the impressive Liam Miller, Hulse got the better of Darren Ward on the right to send in a low cross that Fitz Hall - deceived by a deflection off Ward - failed to clear, allowing the grateful Blake to tap in from a yard.

Eddie Lewis should have doubled Leeds' lead in the 43rd minute, but he headed wide at the far post after Kiraly had flapped hopelessly at Miller's left-wing cross.

But that error did not affect an assured Leeds side, who deservedly made it 2-0 in the 53rd minute.

Kelly slid the ball to Miller on the right, and the unmarked Hulse stuck out his right foot to divert the on-loan Manchester United midfielder's cross in off the bar at the near post.

McAnuff did finally score with a curling 20-yard effort in stoppage time, but that only increased the home side's frustration.



Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Writer:
Date:Monday March 6 2006
Time: 1:02PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Leeds Articles

LUFC Injury rules Cook out of England squad

Leeds United youngster Lewis Cook has been forced to pull out of the upcoming England under-19 friendlies with Mexico due to injury

LUFC On This Day - May 25th

A look back at what happened on this day May 25th in the history of Leeds United

LUFC Bristol Rovers Confirm Leeds Approach For Clarke

Bristol Rovers have confirmed that Leeds United have made an approach for their manager Darrell Clarke

LUFC Two More Championship Clubs Join Race For Striker

Wigan Athletic and Wolverhampton Wanderers are the latest clubs to be linked with a move for departing Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci

Archived Vital Leeds Articles

Vital Leeds articles from

Site Journalists

Dazza71
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Which loan player would you like back?
Suggested By:
Liam Bridcutt97%
Tom Adeyemi1%
Mustapha Carayol2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Leeds Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dazza71223
2.Tiny T128
3.Oyper90
4.Spanky White57
5.erni57
6.SimonTVW46
7.deslondon36
8.bago27
9.King Billy18
10.PDIRISH12