Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Game 44: Tuesday 18 April 2006
Sheffield United 1 - 1 Leeds United
(Half-time: 1 - 1)
Referee: G Poll (Tring)
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Sheffield United might not be challenging Chelsea for honours in
the Premiership next season but Jose Mourinho may meet his match in
Neil Warnock when it comes to controversy. The mind boggles at the
prospect of Warnock patrolling the technical areas of Stamford Bridge,
Old Trafford and Highbury with the same unbridled passion and
outspoken attitude he has brought to the Championship.
Last night's bruising encounter between United and their Yorkshire
rivals Leeds was another platform on which Warnock excelled in this
particular department. Eirik Bakke had clumsily headed an own-goal to
give the home side an early breakthrough before David Healy struck a
crisp equaliser shortly before the interval. The real drama unfolded
moments later, however, when the Leeds defender Gary Kelly, who had
already been cautioned, incensed Warnock with a lunge at Craig
Short. What followed was classic Warnock.
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