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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Crystal Palace 2 Leeds 2 - So Near But So Far!

What a game! Leeds were unlucky to be behind at the break, as I posted at half time, but two minutes into the second period were lucky to still be in the game. Zaha, of Crystal Palace, Manchester United and England, broke the offside trap, was through on goal and, from a slightly wide angle to be fair, put his shot the wrong side of the post.

And that wasn't the only Palace chance. Dobbie struck two narrowly wide, the second after a lovely lay back header from Murray, and Leeds were reduced to cheating, with Varney throwing himself to the ground in a ludicrous dive, hoping to con his way to a penalty, and Warnock fouling just outside the box and collecting a booking which could so easily have been a red.

But then it all turned. Varney broke away on the left, delivered a superb cross and Morison took one touch to control the ball before driving it into the far corner of the net. 1-1. And with Leeds fans still pinching themselves because a forward had scored, Kenny drilled the ball upfield, Morison got on the end of it and buried the chance with aplomb. 1-2 and Leeds were charging towards the Premiership!

Could they do it? Could they hold on? On came Kevin Phillips, 40 this summer, older even than anybody in Warnock's squad. But Phillips couldn't do anything.

Instead it fell to Murray again, ghosting in behind former England full back Warnock and volleying home Delaney's pinpoint cross. A class goal in response to Route One Warnock.

At the end of the day, 2-2 was a fair result, and with Brighton, Middlesbrough and Leicester all losing, this was so nearly the perfect day. But Bolton won, of course, and the big problem for Warnock is Billy Davies's Nottingham Forest who netted three whilst defeating Wolves. So, despite two great away results, Leeds are still six points off a play off place, and that's quite a gap with just 10 games remaining.

Still Warnock will be happy. After all, with Watford losing, Palace moved a step closer to promotion, which is what Warnock wished for before kick off!

15 comments:

  1. You got a little brain, poor fellow. Seak help :-(

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  2. pay your hotel bill!!

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  3. The Sicilians are after you!!

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  4. It's all looking good! for Leeds.....(Watford)

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  5. shut up you bubble blowing gobshite

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  6. Another 3 points dropped.we cant see a game out.win our game in hand,and its game on

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    1. 1806 that's 2 points dropped mate. You get 3 points for a win and 1 point for a draw in football.

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  7. WOW BlogWank No 2 over Leeds today, or is it NW that gets you all hot & bothered that way - Get help for your obsession will you

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  8. how sad that you are all the way out in romania and you took the time out of your day to watch a team you dont support online,just so you can come back to your blog and try and wind people up.its pathetic and boring hf.

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  9. Is this the official Leeds website? Ozzie Pete

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  10. Thank you for following all things related to Leeds United,in this day and age we need all the support we can muster.I hope you have given great consideration to offer this coming tuesday of £10 a ticket against Peterborough.You don,t just have to follow the great Leeds United A.F.C. on line,in the press,t,v and radio you can come and see the mighty whites at the famous Elland Road, please come and join the party.

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  11. Ok 1858.i meant it should have been 3 points today,and 3 against wolves.its like talking to hf.

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  12. 1926--we gained a point today! look at the stats!

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