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Copy from Football Unlimited of 17/04/2006.
Leeds United are already in the play-offs, and two matches that might have been construed as meaningless have become their proving ground. Reading and Sheffield United, the two teams that beat them to automatic promotion, will do much to reveal Leeds' prospects of joining them in the Premiership next season.
One match gone, one to go, and conclusions remain as elusive as ever. The uncertainty about Leeds is summed up by the treatment of their manager. "There's only one Kevin Blackwell," sang the Kop. It's a good job really; it would not do for two people to be getting hate mail.
Leeds did score their first goal from open play in nearly 9½ hours, Rob Hulse turning the ball in at the near post after Shaun Derry had crossed. That goal galvanised them into a spirited second-half performance, only for Stephen Hunt's close-in header, after Bryn Gunnarsson's cross had been headed back by Ivar Ingimarsson, to deflate the celebrations.
Copy from Football Unlimited of 05/03/2006.
Kevin Blackwell paid tribute to Sheffield United after Leeds' 1-1 draw with Reading confirmed the Bramall Lane club's return to the Premiership.
Leeds needed victory against the title winners to keep alive their faint hopes of pipping the Blades to second place. But a solitary point ensured Neil Warnock's men cannot now be caught. The draw, which saw Reading substitute Stephen Hunt cancel out Rob Hulse's 46th-minute opener, left Leeds fans bitterly disappointed but sparked celebrations down the M1 in Sheffield.
Blackwell, whose side play United at Bramall Lane on Tuesday, said: 'I just want to congratulate Sheffield United on a fantastic achievement. Neil and the boys deserve all the credit.