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!