UK time is: 12:58:50
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Blackpool 1 - Leeds United 1

Bloomfield Road

26/12/13 5.15pm

Attendance: 15,552

Referee takes centre stage

Leeds United and Blackpool shared the points at Bloomfield Road in a 1-1 draw but it was referee Scott Mathieson, who provided the main talking point.

The vastly experienced referee somehow saw Kirk Broadfoot`s foul on Ross McCormack on the edge of the area as only a yellow card despite him being the last man and McCormack in on goal.

Broadfoot eventually saw in the final minute for a poor tackle on Leeds defender Marius Zaliukas, but he should have been off the pitch for the final 23-minutes of the game.

In a dour first quarter of the game, Leeds took the lead on 25 minutes when Lee Peltier headed home his first goal for the club following a deep cross from Danny Pugh.

Broadfoot had looked the most dangerous attacking option for Blackpool and he came closest for the home side in the first half when he headed wide from a corner.

McCormack was busy in attack for Leeds and he had two efforts blocked by the Blackpool defence as they looked to increase the lead before the break.

Jason Pearce and Rodolph Austin both had chances to double the lead for Leeds early in the second half and they were made to pay when Tom Ince saw his long-range effort deflect off the head of Zaliukas and into the net with Paddy Kenny already committed.

The controversial talking point followed soon after the equalising goal and McCormack saw his resulting free-kick deflected over.

Ince saw another effort go just wide whilst McCormack skied a left foot effort as neither side could find a winning goal.

Broadfoot was then shown a straight red for Blackpool, their ninth of the season, as the game petered out.

Leeds dropped a place to sixth after Sunday`s opponents Nottingham Forest beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 in the late game.


Gilks, Cathcart, MacKenzie, Broadfoot, Basham, Ferguson, Ince, Robinson, Gosling (Delfouneso 63), Bishop, Chopra (Davies 82)

Subs not used
Warner, Blackett, Angel, Dobbie, Barkhuizen,

Kenny, Peltier, Lees, Zaliukas, Pearce, Pugh, Brown, Tonge, Austin, Smith McCormack

Subs not used
Cairns, Warnock, Byram, Ariyibi, Poleon, Wootton, Varney

Join Vital Leeds

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club

The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.

The branch has pick up points at Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.

Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

Vital Leeds on: facebook

Vital Leeds on: twitter

Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

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

The Journalist

Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 27 2013

Time: 8:12AM

Your Comments

Referee apparently thought McCormack didn't have the ball under control. What a load of rubbish.

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 441
2. bago 161
3. deslondon 128
4. erni 113
5. leeds1975 109
6. King Billy 105
7. Davey 3006 87
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

Uwe Rösler Congratulates Brentford On Promotion
» Wigan : 19/04/2014 12:08:00
Birmingham To Sink Sunken Forest
» Birmingham : 19/04/2014 11:59:00
Vote For Vital Latics Man Of The Match v Reading
» Wigan : 19/04/2014 11:38:00
What The Bosses Said - Latics 3 Reading 0
» Wigan : 19/04/2014 11:23:00
Class Above - Latics 3 Reading 0
» Wigan : 19/04/2014 11:07:00
Preview: Watford v Ipswich Twon
» Watford : 19/04/2014 10:36:00
» Reading : 19/04/2014 10:00:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How will Leeds do against Barnsley?
Suggested By:  
Win 51%
Lose 19%
Draw 30%