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Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Game 11: Saturday 2 October 2004

Cardiff City 0 - 0 Leeds United
(Half-time: 0 - 0)
Crowd: 17006
Referee: P Crossley (Kent)
Leeds United
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Match Facts
Cardiff City Team Leeds United
Tony Warner   Neil Sullivan
Tony Vidmar   Gary Kelly
Darren Williams   Frazer Richardson Subbed - 61 minutes
Chris Barker   Danny Pugh
Gary O'Neil   Stephen Crainey
Paul Parry   Paul Butler
Joel McAnuff   Clarke Carlisle
Willie Boland   Sean Gregan Booked - 16 minutes
Danny Gabbidon   Jermaine Wright Booked - 28 minutes
Peter Thorne   Brian Deane Subbed - 64 minutes
Subbed - 70 minutes Andy Campbell   Brett Ormerod
Neil Alexander   Scott Carson
Lee Bullock   Michael Duberry
Sub - 70 minutes Cameron Jerome   Matthew Spring
James Collins   Julian Joachim Sub - 61 minutes
John Robinson   Michael Ricketts Sub - 64 minutes
Match Reports
BBC Cardiff 0 - 0 Leeds
The Observer Leeds left to rely on luck Sullivan earns Leeds a point
The Sporting Life Cardiff 0 - 0 Leeds
The Sunday Times Sullivan to the rescue for lacklustre Leeds
The Electronic Telegraph Gabbidon defies Leeds
Yorkshire Evening Post United escape with a point

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Leeds left to rely on luck - Nicholas Harling

Copy from Football Unlimited of 03/10/2004.

Luck, they say, favours the brave. Well, there was nothing too brave about Leeds United after they managed to escape with a point after surviving one penalty appeal for handball, one actual penalty and three Cardiff shots that rebounded from their bar during the last 32 minutes.

'We were fortuitous, no doubt about it,' admitted their manager, Kevin Blackwell, who jested: 'We practised Cardiff hitting the bar and getting the rebounds away. But, in truth, we didn't expect anything less from them.'

The goalless draw was little surprise. Only Rotherham, the bottom club, had scored fewer Championship goals than yesterday's contestants. But at least Cardiff made several significant attempts to improve their 'goals for' column, whereas Leeds could point to creating only two chances of any significance before completing their third league game without scoring.

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