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Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Game 09: Saturday 24 September 2005

Leeds United 0 - 2 Ipswich Town
(Half-time: 0 - 1)
Crowd: 21676
Referee: M Halsey (Welwyn Garden City)
Ipswich Town
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Match Facts
Leeds United Team Ipswich Town
Neil Sullivan   Lewis Price
Subbed - 72 minutes Gary Kelly   Castro Sito
Stephen Crainey   James McEveley
Paul Butler   Kevin Horlock
Jonathan Douglas   Jason De Vos
Sean Gregan   Sam Parkin Goal - 29 minutes Goal - 70 minutes
Shaun Derry   Owen Garvan
Eddie Lewis   Darren Currie Subbed - 68 minutes
Subbed - 59 minutes Gylfi Einarsson   Jim Magilton
Richard Cresswell   Dean Bowditch Subbed - 55 minutes
Subbed - 81 minutes Rob Hulse   Richard Naylor
Ian Bennett   Shane Supple
Sub - 59 minutes Frazer Richardson   Fabian Wilnis
Matthew Kilgallon   Danny Haynes Sub - 55 minutes
Sub - 72 minutes Robbie Blake   Jimmy Juan Sub - 68 minutes
Sub - 81 minutes Ian Moore   Dean McDonald
Match Reports
BBC Leeds 0 - 2 Ipswich
The Guardian Parkin supplies sharp edge for a grateful Royle family
The Observer Double Parkin puts Ipswich on right road Parkin makes Leeds pay
The Sporting Life Leeds 0 - 2 Ipswich
The Sunday Times Parkin reverses trend
The Electronic Telegraph Parkin makes Leeds pay

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Parkin supplies sharp edge for a grateful Royle family - Scott Murray

Copy from Football Unlimited of 26/09/2005.

Joe Royle sashayed through the room, offering hands and beaming with the effervescence of a diva about to collect an award; Kevin Blackwell entered at high velocity, powered by steam from his ears. If you did not know who had won it would not have been too difficult to work out from the demeanour of the managers.

Their analyses would prove to be less representative. Royle thought Ipswich "rode our luck" whereas Blackwell opined that Leeds "did everything but win the game". Given that Sam Parkin was the only attacker who lived up to the description, and that Ipswich also had the two most stylish performers in Jim Magilton and Dean Bowditch, it was a strange and misleading consensus. Leeds were so sloppy as to deserve nothing; Ipswich so sharp when it counted to deserve the win.

Leeds started brightly, hogging possession for the first half hour. "We defended too deep and kept giving the ball away," said Royle, which was true. "Their front two were a handful," he added, which was not.

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Double Parkin puts Ipswich on right road - Martin Palmer

Copy from Football Unlimited of 25/09/2005.

He may have left Stamford Bridge three years ago, but Sam Parkin has clearly brought some of the Premiership champions' winning ways to Ipswich.

The former Chelsea trainee's two goals gave Joe Royle's side their first win in five league games and destroyed Leeds' unbeaten home record.

Parkin was brought to Portman Road during the summer on a four-year deal from League One side Swindon to replace the departed Darren Bent and Shefki Kuqi. And clinical strikes in either half suggested the £550,000 signing is up to the task. Parkin scored with an excellent header from Dean Bowditch's cross shortly before the half-hour and added another cool finish in the 70th minute to secure the points.

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