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Snodgrass stings Hornets

Leeds United
2 - 1
Watford

Elland Road

25/08/09 7.45pm

Attendance: 14,681

Referee:

Leeds made just one change from the side that defeated Tranmere at the weekend.

Mike Grella replaced Luciano Becchio in attack against Championship Watford.

In a quiet start to the game Leeds had to wait until fifteen minutes in before having a proper effort on goal, Bradley Johnson tried his luck from distance but his shot went over the bar.

Watford quickly had their first good chance, Cowie`s shot was superbly saved by Higgs and put out for a corner.

Snodgrass had a couple of chances but failed to make the keeper work with either effort.

Hoskins then had a good chance for the visitors but shot straight at Higgs.

Robert Snodgrass finally broke the deadlock when he bent it into the far corner with his left foot.

Leeds went in at half time happily 1-0 in the lead.

The home side started the second half the better and both Jon Howson and Robert Snodgrass went close.

Watford were still in the game though and John Eustace went close to equalising.

Mike Grella was once again making an impression in the side and he set up Beckford but Lee in the Watford goal turned his effort over the bar.

Leeds who had looked comfortable in the lead fell for the sucker punch with three minutes remaining when substitute Marvin Sordell equalised for the visitors.

The full time whistle went with Leeds disappointed not to have killed the game off in normal time.

Leeds retook the lead in the first period of extra time when Snodgrass scored his second of the evening latching onto a flick on from Showunmi.

Doyle nearly put Leeds further ahead when his speculative effort was turned away for a corner.

Showunmi had a couple of chances to increase the lead but failed both times when in a good position.

Leeds almost got a third in the final seconds when they hit the post.

Leeds held on to book their place in the third round draw and continue their impressive start to the season.



Teams

Leeds
Higgs, Crowe, Marques, Kisnorbo, Hughes, Snodgrass, Howson, Doyle, Johnson, Beckford, Grella.

Subs:
Ankergren, Robinson, Becchio, Prutton, Kilkenny, Showunmi, Michalik.


Watford
Lee, Mariappa, Hodson, Doyley, Williamson, Cowie, Eustace, Jenkins, Cleverley, Hoskins, Graham

Subs:
Loach, Severin, Lansbury, Harley, Henderson, Bryan, Sordell

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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Tuesday August 25 2009
Time: 10:20PM

Comments

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good to see him on the scoresheet after not having the best start to the seaon. lets hope for a better draw this time
benlufc
25/08/2009 22:38:00
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How about Scum at home ????
Tiny T
25/08/2009 23:44:00
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Personally I wouldnt mind seeing the Arsenal youngsters at home.I am not really bothered though as long as we are at home but wouldnt want the likes of Wigan or Bolton.
erni
26/08/2009 13:15:00
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Be nice to get a Premiership side at home, I've got a feeling we are going to get a rubbish away draw at somewhere like Barnsley.
dazza71
26/08/2009 14:36:00
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I would like to get a easy draw next time and win of course, we don't need any hard ones...We want to try and make sure that we don't get any injuries, now that we are doing so well in the League...After a few more League games...Then a Prem team Chelsea would be good...MOT!
iwa
26/08/2009 16:09:00
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