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Leeds United

Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Game 10: Wednesday 28 September 2005

Leeds United 3 - 1 Derby County
(Half-time: 3 - 0)
Crowd: 18353
Referee: G Salisbury (Lancashire)
Derby County
« Ipswich Town   Watford »
Match Facts
Leeds United Team Derby County
Neil Sullivan   Lee Camp
Gary Kelly   Michael Johnson
Frazer Richardson   Andrew Davies
Subbed - 85 minutes Stephen Crainey   Jeff Kenna
Booked - 23 minutes Paul Butler   Morten Bisgaard
Booked - 88 minutes Jonathan Douglas   Seth Johnson
Own goal - 74 minutes Sean Gregan   Pete Whittingham
Shaun Derry   Tommy Smith Subbed - 51 minutes
Eddie Lewis   Khalilou Fadiga Subbed - 50 minutes
Subbed - 25 minutes Richard Cresswell   Paul Peschisolido
Subbed - 76 minutes Goal - 32 minutes Goal - 37 minutes Goal - 44 minutes Rob Hulse   Stern John Subbed - 51 minutes
Ian Bennett   Kevin Poole
Sub - 85 minutes Matthew Kilgallon   Adam Bolder Sub - 50 minutes
Gylfi Einarsson   Marcus Tudgay
Sub - 25 minutes Booked - 76 minutes Robbie Blake   Mounir El Hamdaoui Sub - 51 minutes
Sub - 76 minutes Ian Moore   Dean Holdsworth Sub - 51 minutes
Match Reports
BBC Leeds 3 - 1 Ipswich
The Guardian Hulse hat-trick lifts Leeds but fans continue Bates boycott
The Independent Hulse's hat-trick lights up the empty spaces of Elland Road Hulse hat-trick hands Leeds win
The Sporting Life Leeds 3 - 1 Derby
The Electronic Telegraph Hulse hat-trick gives Leeds a lift
The Times Hulse scores hat-trick but Leeds faithful stay away
Yorkshire Evening Post Now Rob turns ghostbuster

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Hulse hat-trick lifts Leeds but fans continue Bates boycott - Louise Taylor

Copy from Football Unlimited of 29/09/2005.

With Ken Bates using his Chairman's View column in the programme to bemoan Leeds's recent inconsistency, Kevin Blackwell's position might conceivably have been in jeopardy had they lost here. Instead the home manager was left basking in the kudos engendered by Rob Hulse's first-half hat-trick and some exhilarating left-wing play from Eddie Lewis as Leeds emphasised their promotion credentials.

The only shame was that Bates's insistence on raising ticket prices dictated that it was watched by a mere 18,353, Elland Road's lowest league crowd for 16 years, which was arguably one of the reasons why Blackwell body-swerved the post-match press conference.

"I understand it's difficult for some fans and it was a filthy night," said Sam Ellis, Blackwell's assistant. "But I'd sooner give credit to those that do come."

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