UK time is: 00:26:24
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Preston 0 Leeds Utd 2

PRESTON: Nash, Mears, Davis, Alexander, Mawene,Ormerod (Whaley 10), O'Neil, McKenna, Stewart (Agyemang 45),Nugent, Dichio.


Subs Not Used: Ward, Sedgwick, Wilson.

LEEDS UTD: Sullivan, Kelly, Gregan, Kilgallon, Crainey, Richardson,Derry, Miller, Douglas, Lewis (Stone 88), Hulse (Cresswell 78).


Subs Not Used: Healy, Bakke, Blake.


Att: 20,383

Cards were shown left right and centre ... at Leeds players, and the Whites made it to the finish line two players short. But let's enjoy the moment.

Two goals in four minutes from Rob Hulse and Frazer Richardson settled their play-off semi-final and Leeds are heading for Cardiff, for what looks like a clash with Watford a week on Sunday.

United had two players sent off and six other players cautioned, but it was heartache for Stephen Crainey and Richard Cresswell who will both miss the final.

A power failure at half-time threatened to end the contest, but obviously someone found 50p for the meter.

Preston boss Billy Davies went for a line-up that included four strikers, while Kevin Blackwell ... who made a bizarre interview prior to the game ... looked content to contain.

Preston suffered a blow after nine minutes when striker Brett Ormerod was stretchered off after a challenge from Jonathan Douglas, with reports later suggesting he had a suspected broken leg.

As the whistle for half-time went, the ground was plunged into semi-darkness due to a power failure in the area around Deepdale. The floodlights eventually came back on and the second half kicked off 33 minutes later.

Leeds started the second period with more purpose and they broke the deadlock 10 minutes after the break. From Kelly's corner, Hulse's run was not tracked and he made no mistake to thump a header past Nash.

And Richardson put the tie beyond Preston's reach with a second goal four minutes later.

From a spell of pressure down Leeds' left, Liam Miller fed Hulse, who put the ball through a defender's legs and picked out Richardson at the far post for the midfielder to sneak the ball past Nash despite the goalkeeper getting hands to it.

Crainey had been booked just before the hour for kicking the ball away and he saw red in the 68th minute for tripping David Nugent as the striker headed towards the box.

Cresswell was booked for a second time for kicking the ball away, but Leeds held on for six minutes of added time to book their place in Cardiff.







Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


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

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 8 2006

Time: 10:45PM

Your Comments

" you should be ashamed- you are a team of animals- hope you don't go up- it will be injustice"
millers4eva
hahahhahha idiot... SUPER SUPER LEEDS
sunshine whites
LEEDS WON agenst the odds didnt they? they can easily do it agen agenst watford, COME ON LEEDS....
Leeds.til.i.die
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

LUFC Webb in charge at Barnsley (Friday April 18 2014)

LUFC On This Day - April 18th (Friday April 18 2014)

LUFC Leeds Greatest Ever (Thursday April 17 2014)

LUFC Leeds Pre-Season Tour Stalemate (Thursday April 17 2014)

LUFC On This Day - April 17th (Thursday April 17 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Leeds Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 435
2. bago 158
3. deslondon 128
4. erni 112
5. leeds1975 109
6. King Billy 105
7. Davey 3006 86
8. Tiny T 66
9. SimonTVW 56
10. iwa 41

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Watford 41 14 15 12 16 57
14. Bolton 43 13 16 14 -2 55
15. Sheff Wed 43 13 14 16 2 53
16. Leeds Utd 42 14 8 20 -9 50
17. Huddersfield 43 12 11 20 -9 47
18. Birmingham 41 11 10 20 -10 43
19. Doncaster 43 11 10 22 -28 43

Breaking League News

Blackburn 0 Glovers 0
Yeovil : 18/04/2014 23:38:00
Opposing View: Ipswich Town
Watford : 18/04/2014 23:37:00
Top Display From The Latics - More To Follow
Wigan : 18/04/2014 23:23:00
Wigan : 18/04/2014 22:39:00
Boro chase more success
Middlesbrough : 18/04/2014 22:23:00
Rovers remain in relegation dogfight
Doncaster : 18/04/2014 21:36:00
Ten Owls wide awake as Cherries dream falters
Bournemouth : 18/04/2014 21:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How will Leeds do against Barnsley?
Suggested By:  
Win 48%
Lose 20%
Draw 32%