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Crewe Alexandra 2 - Leeds United 3

Gresty Road

21/03/09 3pm

Attendance: 7,138

LUFC - Three valuable points

Leeds won their first away game since January but found themselves hanging on against plucky ten man Crewe.

The Whites made one change from the side that beat Swindon last Saturday, leading scorer Jermaine Beckford who was suspended was replaced by Liam Dickinson who made his first start for the club.

The game took a dramatic twist in the seventeenth minute when Crewe player Billy Jones was booked for a foul, he then exchanged verbals with the travelling Leeds fans and was shown the red card.

It wasn`t long before Leeds were in full control of the game, three goals in five minutes putting them in firm control.

Neil Kilkenny opened the scoring on 27 minutes, this was followed up by goals for Becchio and Snodgrass.

Leeds made a change at half time, Rui Marques was replaced by Lubo 'calamity` Michalik.

Crewe who have had a fantastic run since Christmas came out in the second half and showed why they have been doing so well. Even though they was down to ten men for over 70 minutes of the game they pushed Leeds really close at the end, second half goals from Baudet and Pope set the game up for a tense finale.

Crewe almost snatched a point deep into stoppage time but a fantastic save by Ankergren kept out a Sigurdsson free kick.

A much needed three points on their travels secured by Leeds to keep them in fifth place.

Next up is a huge game against MK Franchise at Elland Road next Saturday.


TEAMS
Crewe: Ruddy, Brayford, Broomes, Lawrence, Baudet, Jones, Sigurdsson, Schumacher (Moore 39), Grant (Woodards, 25), Pope, Donaldson.
Subs: Collis, O'Donnell, Miller.
Leeds: Ankergren, Douglas, Parker, Marques (Michalik, 46), Naylor, Snodgrass, Howson, Kilkenny (Johnson, 76), Delph, Dickinson (Grella, 70), Becchio.
Subs: Hughes, Lucas.



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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday March 21 2009

Time: 10:00PM

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We nearly threw it away against ten men, I think we probably would have done under McAllister. At least we are now getting three points even when we don't perform for ninety minutes, earlier in the season we was being severly punished when doing so.
dazza71
We nearly threw it away against ten men, I think we probably would have done under McAllister. At least we are now getting three points even when we don't perform for ninety minutes, earlier in the season we was being severly punished when doing so.
dazza71
Very valuable points indeed..we nearly didn't get them.....still we came away with them and thats all that matters..MOT
kazza
Very valuable points indeed..we nearly didn't get them.....still we came away with them and thats all that matters..MOT
kazza
Its as though we are frighted to wun away from home. Lets hope this gets the monkey off our backs. With Posh and Millwall winning nothing short of a win would have done. Is it a coincidence that we lost the second half 2-0 with Lubo back in defence.
erni
Its as though we are frighted to wun away from home. Lets hope this gets the monkey off our backs. With Posh and Millwall winning nothing short of a win would have done. Is it a coincidence that we lost the second half 2-0 with Lubo back in defence.
erni
Great result guys, but nearly gave it away at the end. At last three points away from home. Can you let us know how you did it for when we go to Arsenal in two weeks.
Thaibluefan
Great result guys, but nearly gave it away at the end. At last three points away from home. Can you let us know how you did it for when we go to Arsenal in two weeks.
Thaibluefan
 

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