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Leeds United

Premier League
Game 30: Saturday 15 March 2003

Leeds United 2 - 3 Middlesbrough
(Half-time: 1 - 2)
Crowd: 39073
Referee: D Elleray (Harrow)
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Match Facts
Leeds United Team Middlesbrough
Paul Robinson   Mark Schwarzer
Booked - 54 minutes Danny Mills   Stuart Parnaby Subbed - 41 minutes
Teddy Lucic   David Murphy
Raúl Bravo   Fotso Ndjitap Géremi Goal - 64 minutes
Booked - 35 minutes Lucas Radebe   Ugo Ehiogu
Eirik Bakke   Gareth Southgate
Booked - 21 minutes Paul Okon   Osvaldo Juninho Paulista Goal - 45 minutes Booked - 90 minutes
Subbed - 67 minutes Nick Barmby   George Boateng
Jason Wilcox   Jonathan Greening
Alan Smith   Malcolm Christie Subbed - 85 minutes
Goal - 24 minutes Goal - 76 minutes Mark Viduka   Massimo Maccarone Penalty - 35 minutes Booked - 60 minutes Subbed - 80 minutes
Nigel Martyn   Brad Jones
Matthew Kilgallon   Colin Cooper Sub - 41 minutes
Ian Harte   Szilárd Németh Sub - 85 minutes
Jamie McMaster   Joseph-Désiré Job
Sub - 67 minutes James Milner   Michael Ricketts Sub - 80 minutes
Match Reports
BBC Boro pile on Leeds misery
The Guardian McLaren's happy crew turn up the heat on his former suitors
The Independent Juninho pushes Leeds closer to relegation mire
The Observer Boro hang on despite bearing gifts for Viduka Juninho stars in Boro victory
The Sporting Life Leeds United 2 - 3 Middlesbrough
The Sunday Times Defeat piles pressure on Venables
The Electronic Telegraph Juninho pulls the strings as Leeds suffer more misery
The Times Juninho gives Leeds a lesson
Yorkshire Evening Post The United engine room continues to misfire as Whites slip to another loss

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McLaren's happy crew turn up the heat on his former suitors - Jeremy Alexander

Copy from Football Unlimited of 17/03/2003.

Leeds fans are not always a subject for sympathy but it was difficult not to admire the loyalty of their numbers on Saturday, only 600 fewer than saw them beat Manchester United in September, when Leeds were third and optimistic under a new manager. It is no fun being a fan now.

Peter Ridsdale greeted them with "total commitment to deliver". Presumably he was wearing his plc hat. He did not go so far as a road map, the campaign plan de nos jours, uncertain perhaps whether to show Manchester or Gillingham. Leeds may need six points from their last eight games to feel safe.

When Boro made it 3-1 Leeds fans sang "Ridsdale, Ridsdale, what's the score?" By then the chairman was watching events unfold on a TV in the boardroom after retreating there at half-time to evade the insults. Confronted by one irate fan just before the break, Ridsdale had finally had enough. The supporters know how he feels.

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Boro hang on despite bearing gifts for Viduka - John Wilford

Copy from Football Unlimited of 16/03/2003.

Boro secured their third away win of the season with stunning goals from Juninho and Geremi. Mark Viduka got a couple for Leeds courtesy of goalkeeping errors by Mark Schwarzer, but a Massimo Maccarone penalty separated the sides.

Leeds were hoping to end a three-match sequence of defeats in the league and Cup but their manager, Terry Venables, faced a familiar shortage of fit players. Midfielder Seth Johnson requires knee surgery. Defenders Dominic Matteo, Gary Kelly and Michael Duberry are unfit, along with strikers Harry Kewell and Michael Bridges. It's arguably true that since his arrival the Leeds manager has not been able to select his first-choice side.

Boro, unbeaten in four games, were pleased to see Juninho pass a fitness test and their only noticeable absentee was left-back Franck Queudrue, who was replaced by teenager David Murphy.

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