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Leeds United 1 - Millwall 1

Elland Road

14/05/09 7.45

Attendance: 37,036

Leeds bow out

Millwall condemned Leeds to another season in League One after coming away from Elland Road with a draw.

Leeds named an unchanged side for the second leg of the Play off semi final.

Millwall made two changes; Harris came in for Price whilst Henry replaced Laird.

In a frantic start to the game Millwall`s Adam Bolder was booked for an over zealous tackle on Robert Snodgrass in the first minute.

Neither team were able to take a strangle hold of the game in the early stages and we had to wait till just past the quarter hour mark for the first effort on goal. Robert Snodgrass cut in from the right but his weak effort was straight at Forde in the Millwall goal.

Leeds had their best chance of the half when firstly Beckford had his shot saved and the rebound fell to Delph who couldn`t make a proper contact and Forde saved again.

Snodgrass had another shot on goal on the half hour on his weaker side which was easy for Forde to deal with.

Leeds were dealt a blow just past the half hour when Neil Kilkenny was replaced through injury by Andy Robinson.

Robinson had Leeds last chance of the half when his free kick from a good position went harmlessly over the bar.

It was an even more frantic start to the second half, Robinson whipped in a free kick which was turn out for a corner,

Within minutes Leeds were awarded a penalty after Frampton had hold of Sodje in the box.

A nervous looking Beckford took the penalty but his poor effort was easily saved by Forde.

Leeds were soon back on level terms on aggregate though after some fantastic work from Ben Parker who went from his own area to supply an inch perfect cross for Luciano Becchio to slide in the goal.

Zak Whitbread suffered what looked a bad injury for Millwall on the hour which took quite a few minutes treatment, the delay seemed to knock Leeds out of their stride.

Millwall went back into the lead on aggregate with just under twenty minutes remaining when Abdou scored from close range after good work from Martin.

Leeds threw everyone forward in the last few minutes looking for the goal that would force extra time but they was forced into long range efforts.

Bradley Johnson came closest when his long range effort just went past the post.

Millwall hung on in over seven minutes of injury time to book their place at Wembley.



Teams

Leeds United
Ankergren, Douglas, Naylor, Sodje, Parker, Kilkenny, Howson, Delph, Snodgrass, Beckford, Becchio

Substitutes
Lucas, Marques, Robinson, Johnson, Grella

Millwall
Forde, Craig, Dunne, Whitbread, Frampton, Bolder, Abdou, Martin, Alexander, Henry, Harris

Substitutes
Pidgeley, Robinson, Grabban, Laird, Barron

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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 14 2009

Time: 10:11PM

Your Comments

Never mind, I am still proud of them all just was not our night, To be honest thought Snodgrass would of taken the penalty but im not going to finger point. One thing is for sure im sure with the whole summer to work with the team and bring in a few new faces Grayson is the man to lead us back to the promise land and feel next year we will go up automatic, I know we are all down about the result but lets all stick together and it will all come good... MOT
turbo2
Automatic promotion next year: we lost the game in London. A whole season with Grayson and I'm sure we'll be back heading towards where we belong...
AmsterdamWhite
League 2?
Impact
hahaha
Huddersfield550
Hasn't Sweet Left Dickhead left a comment yet? Doubtless its only a matter of time before the arm chair supporting, glory hunting ***** makes a comment.
BrighouseWhite
der der der der jimmy abdoue, like i said u scummy set of clemmeys c u next season. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhahahahahaahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahhaahhahahaaahahahah easy 6 more easy points
terrier09
Bad luck best team won
orpington lion
Brighouse White,didnt want to disappoint you,couldnt leave a comment last night as I was too drunk.I wasnt too far from you actually in a Manchester United supporters pub(you know the one). I am still laughing everytime I think of it,but I will tell you what makes me laugh more,the very first comment on here,"Never mind",******* priceless!!!!
SweetLeftFoot
Not here to gloat..Credit where its due,your lads were up for it last night,and i thought you might have nicked it at the end...See you next season...
80s terrier
Cheers 80's, I think most fans on here feel the same, if we'd got knocked out playing badly we might be more upset but we went out fighting against a very well organised Millwall side. We lost the game at the Den trying to pinch a draw rather than going for it and also on that day five or six didn't turn up. I thought the game was a credit to League One, played at 100mph and with a few tackles flying in, nice to see for a change.
dazza71
Yeah was a great game shame it should have been the final! must say Leeds fans were outstanding.
orpington lion
Solid display but lacked that littl bit of invention.
Tiny T
**** OFF,YOUR ****,HA HA HA
SweetLeftFoot
SWL go back to your web site, sorry nobody on it as usual, supporters were are they
Tiny T
some things are just not meant to be - you Championship - us Rome :-(
merlin
Leeds United 100% guaranteed to make a United fan happy,and then when they team up with a Chavski fan.......200%
SweetLeftFoot
Barca for the Champs League then SW Tit
Tiny T
 

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