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Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Game 25: Sunday 26 December 2004

Sunderland 2 - 3 Leeds United
(Half-time: 1 - 1)
Crowd: 43253
Referee: R Beeby (Northamptonshire)
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Match Facts
Sunderland Team Leeds United
Thomas Myrhe   Neil Sullivan
Stephen Wright   Gary Kelly Booked - 19 minutes
Gary Breen   Frazer Richardson
Goal - 90 minutes Julio Arca   Danny Pugh
George McCartney   Matthew Kilgallon
Steve Caldwell   Paul Butler Booked - 40 minutes
Subbed - 81 minutes Penalty - 43 minutes Liam Lawrence   Jermaine Wright
Carl Robinson   Matthew Spring
Dean Whitehead   Aaron Lennon Goal - 30 minutes Subbed - 90 minutes
Chris Brown   David Healy Subbed - 90 minutes
Subbed - 60 minutes Michael Bridges   Brian Deane Goal - 61 minutes Subbed - 86 minutes
Ben Alnwick   Scott Carson
Neil Collins   Clarke Carlisle
Jeff Whitley   Martin Woods Sub - 90 minutes
Sub - 81 minutes Marcus Stewart   Julian Joachim Goal - 85 minutes Sub - 78 minutes
Sub - 60 minutes Stephen Elliott   Michael Ricketts Sub - 86 minutes
Match Reports
BBC Sunderland 2 - 3 Leeds
The Guardian Leeds change their tune on day of records
The Independent Blackwell pride boosted by young Leeds Whites' Wearside win
The Sporting Life Sunderland 2 - 3 Leeds
The Electronic Telegraph Lennon opens account to help Leeds defy odds
The Times Leeds in debt to Lennon
Yorkshire Evening Post Total guts and determination
Yorkshire Post Lennon makes the most of his opportunity

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Leeds change their tune on day of records - Michael Walker

Copy from Football Unlimited of 27/12/2004.

Leeds United stared down the biggest crowd of the Football League season yesterday. More importantly they stared down their own history.

Beginning the game 20th - after Brighton had earlier beaten Gillingham to go above them - Leeds were briefly in their worst position ever. Club officials could not have looked more anxious about this.

With only six wins in their previous 24 matches and Sunderland looking at the chance to go top of the division, unwelcome history was Leeds's for the making.

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