Derby County FC FA Carling Premiership
Game 11: Saturday 31 October 1998

Derby County 2 - 2 Leeds United

(Half-time: 1 - 2)

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Referee: N S Barry (Scunthorpe)
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Match Facts
  Teams Unused Subs
Leeds Robinson, Radebe (Wetherall 50), Hasselbaink (Wijnhard 76), Bowyer, Hopkin, Halle, Kewell, Harte, Woodgate, Molenaar, McPhail Haaland, Sharpe, Santos
Derby County Hoult, Schnoor, Powell, Dorigo, Stimac, Sturridge (Burton 69), Wanchope, Bohinen, Laursen, Elliot (Baiano 78), Kozluk (Harper 78) Poom, Carbonari
  Scorers Other Info
Leeds Molenaar 16, Kewell 43  
Derby County Schnoor 3 (pen), Sturridge 56 Leeds old boy Tony Dorigo plays while on loan at Derby
  Yellow Cards Red Cards
Leeds Hopkin, Harte  
Derby County Stimac, Elliot, Wanchope  
Match Statistics
  Leeds Derby County
Corners won ? ?
Fouls committed ? ?
Hit woodwork ? ?
Offsides committed ? ?
Shirt numbers of goalscorers ? ?
Yellow cards 2 3
Red cards 0 0
Match Reports
Fans' Reports
Neil Smith Derby Away
Newspaper/Newswire/Net Reports
The Guardian Sturridge pounces to dampen Leeds' joy
The Electronic Telegraph Sturridge restores pride after Derby fall
The Times O'Leary's young troops hit back to make their point
The Sunday Times O'Leary on a learning curve
Express Sport Sturridge stems tide
The Independent on Sunday Sturridge restores a perfect balance
The Independent Radebe's loss an early blow to O'Leary
Yorkshire Evening Post ??
Soccernet Soccernet match report
Carlingnet Carlingnet match report

Derby Away - Neil Smith

That Brunswick pub was terrible, selling a wide selection of piss poor pints of bitter. Even the Pedi was terrible.

Leeds looked the part first half, Lucas had a commanding game and Harte was full of running playing for his place. Apart from giving the penalty away RM didn't put a foot wrong, he's a real grafter but his lack of pace sometimes causes problems. Jimmy's main contribution was to spin away from the impressive Stimac only to see his effort a couple of yards over the bar. Leeds deserved to go in at half time with their noses in front. Second half was completely different especially when Lucas went off early on - received a good reception from Leeds fans behind the goal - apart from Bowyer being here there and everywhere the team had lost its shape. Jimmy was a shadow and Harry Cool couldn't put his foot on the ball. In the end we were lucky to finish level, Weatherall didn't have a chance against Sturridge and substituting one clogger for another proved pointless.

Robinson's performance was encouraging as well as Bowyer's tireless efforts.

Sturridge pounces to dampen Leeds' joy - Daniel Taylor

Copy from Football Guardian of 01/11/1998.
Read the full report in The Football Guardian

The fact the visiting spies from AS Roma would have left with plenty of food for thought will be of scant consolation to David O'Leary after watching his side squander a gilt-edged opportunity to earn him his first Premiership victory as Leeds United's manager, against opponents suddenly showing signs of vulnerability on home soil.

Despite trailing to an early goal before most of their players had even touched the ball, Leeds should have been home and dry before half-time. But they were made to pay for their profligacy as Derby fought back to earn a share of the spoils.

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