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Game 41: Saturday 1 April 2006

Hull City 1 - 0 Leeds United
(Half-time: 0 - 0)
Crowd: 23486
Referee: E Ilderton (Tyne and Wear)
Leeds United
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Match Facts
Hull City Team Leeds United
Booked - 90 minutes Boaz Myhill   Neil Sullivan
Alton Thelwell   Gary Kelly
Leon Cort   Stephen Crainey
Damien Delaney   Paul Butler
Subbed - 84 minutes Stuart Green   Liam Miller Subbed - 77 minutes
Subbed - 71 minutes Kevin Ellison   Jonathan Douglas
John Welsh   Sean Gregan Booked - 78 minutes
Keith Andrews   Shaun Derry
Alan Rogers   Eddie Lewis Subbed - 77 minutes
Craig Fagan   Robbie Blake Subbed - 80 minutes
Booked - 68 minutes Goal - 76 minutes Jon Parkin   Rob Hulse
Matt Duke   Ian Bennett
Scott Wiseman   Frazer Richardson Sub - 80 minutes
Sub - 71 minutes Stuart Elliott   Matthew Kilgallon
Sub - 84 minutes Billy Paynter   Danny Graham Sub - 77 minutes
Darryl Duffy   David Healy Sub - 77 minutes
Match Reports
BBC Hull 1 - 0 Leeds
The Guardian Anxious Leeds fire blanks without Healy
The Independent Parkin gives Hull bite as Leeds get the jitters Parkin dents Leeds' hopes
The Sporting Life Hull 1 - 0 Leeds
The Sunday Times Leeds suffer stage fright
The Electronic Telegraph Parkin's aerial skill leaves Leeds up in the air
The Times Parkin expose Leeds as impotent
Yorkshire Evening Post United fall for it on Fools' Day

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Anxious Leeds fire blanks without Healy - David Hopps

Copy from Football Unlimited of 02/04/2006.

Five matches without a win for Leeds and on the internet bulletin boards the knives were out for Kevin Blackwell. Leeds United are still heading for the play-offs but do not assume they are marching there with their supporters grateful for small mercies.

Leeds were rescued from the brink of bankruptcy last season but, if the boardroom has been stripped of its delusions of grandeur, some supporters still imagine that their rightful place is alongside Manchester United, not losing a rumbustious Yorkshire derby to Hull City.

There were some sane voices. "Grow up you fickle, shallow numpty," wrote one. "We'd have no club without Kevin Blackwell. Remember last season?" But few care to remember last season; they remember only that a few weeks ago they had second-placed Sheffield United in their sights and that now the gap is seven points, all but irretrievable.

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