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Game 29: Saturday 21 January 2006

Leeds United 3 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday
(Half-time: 0 - 0)
Crowd: 27843
Referee: D J Gallagher (Banbury)
Sheffield Wednesday
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Match Facts
Leeds United Team Sheffield Wednesday
Neil Sullivan   Nicky Weaver
Gary Kelly   John Hills
Stephen Crainey   Richard Wood
Goal - 70 minutes Paul Butler   Frankie Simek Booked - 90 minutes
Subbed - 83 minutes Liam Miller   Peter Gilbert Booked - 72 minutes
Jonathan Douglas   Graham Coughlan
Booked - 75 minutes Sean Gregan   Chris Brunt
Shaun Derry   Glenn Whelan Subbed - 76 minutes
Eddie Lewis   Marcus Tudgay Subbed - 76 minutes
Subbed - 62 minutes Robbie Blake   Deon Burton
Goal - 82 minutes Goal - 90 minutes Richard Cresswell   Burton O'Brien
Ian Bennett   David Lucas
Danny Pugh   Patrick Collins
Sub - 83 minutes Simon Walton   Lee Bullen
Gylfi Einarsson   Richie Partridge Sub - 76 minutes
Sub - 62 minutes David Healy   Barry Corr Sub - 76 minutes
Match Reports
BBC Leeds 3 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday
The Independent Cresswell doubles up to give Bates the last laugh
The Observer Cresswell spells double trouble Derby joy for Whites
The Sporting Life Leeds 3 - 0 Sheffield Wednesday
The Sunday Times Disputed goal spurs Leeds

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Cresswell spells double trouble - Spencer Vignes

Copy from Football Unlimited of 22/01/2006.

The race to see who will join runaway leaders Reading in the Premiership next season would be a hell of a lot closer if it wasn't for Leeds United's knack of losing to the Championships so-called weaker sides.

Last Saturday's reverse at Brighton had been the latest in a growing list of defeats against clubs battling to beat the drop, a trend that began in September with defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough. If Kevin Blackwell's men were serious about pipping the steel city's other team to second place, this was one opportunity they simply couldn't afford to pass up.

Thanks largely to a performance by Wednesday that was tepid, Leeds didn't. That said, this Yorkshire derby had 0-0 written all over it until the latter stages, when the home side finally broke down the visitors' stubborn yet unadventurous 4-5-1 formation to keep the pressure on Sheffield United, twelve points ahead but over whom they have a game in hand.

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