UK time is: 03:01:35
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Leeds 3 Coventry City 1

LEEDS: Sullivan, Kelly, Butler, Kilgallon, Harding, Douglas, Derry, Lewis, Healy (Richardson 90), Cresswell, Blake (Hulse 81).

Subs Not Used: Bennett, Wright, Pugh.

COVENTRY: Fulop, Whing, Page, Shaw, Duffy, Morrell (Jorgensen 73), Doyle, Osbourne (Scowcroft 79), McSheffrey, Hutchison, Adebola (Impey 84).

Subs Not Used: Ince, Heath.

Att: 24,291

The wheels are back on the wagon as Leeds ended their mini-slump with a convincing 3-1 win over the Sky Blues.


Goals from Jonathon Douglas, Robbie Blake and Richard Cresswell beat the visitors, who had equalised early in the second half through Don Hutchison.

After three wins on the trot Coventry went into the match looking for something from the fixture. Gary McSheffrey started the game brightly but it was Michael Doyle who had the first chance, firing a left-foot volley wide from all of 35 yards.

On five minutes Dele Adebola's powerful header from 12 yards struck Neil Sullivan's post and seemed to give a wake up call to the Whites. In the sixth minute Robbie Blake's cross was narrowly headed wide by Northern Ireland international David Healy.

On-loan Blackburn midfielder Douglas nearly put the Whites in front in the 12th minute with a close-range volley but his shot went just wide. But he did not have to wait long to score though and hit the opening goal in the 33rd minute. He struck a crisp volley past on-loan Spurs keeper Marton Fulop after Healy whipped in a cross from the left wing.

Coventry were inches away from levelling in first-half stoppage time when Andrew Whing's volley from six yards crashed against the bar.

The Sky Blues started the second-half in the same fashion as they finished the first. Richard Duffy's long-range strike thundered against the crossbar, providing further evidence that they were prepared to put up a fight.

Coventry's lively start to the second half was rewarded in the 58th minute when Hutchison equalised with an outrageous 35-yard volley. It was the second goal Hutchison has scored at Elland Road this season after scoring for Milwall on the opening day.

But within two minutes the Whites had regained the lead when Blake fired into the roof of the net from six yards after Healy had crossed from the right wing.

Leeds wrapped up the game in the 80th minute when Cresswell drilled a left-foot shot past Fulop after a cross from the industrious Blake.

Coventry wasted a great opportunity to pull a goal back in the 82nd-minute when McSheffrey missed a penalty after Doyle had been brought down by Paul Butler.





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



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 27 2005

Time: 2:21PM

 

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 160
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 51%
Lose 19%
Draw 30%