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Leeds United

League Cup
Round 01: Tuesday 23 August 2005

Leeds United 2 - 0 Oldham Athletic
(Half-time: 2 - 0)
Crowd: 14970
Referee: K Wright (Cambridgeshire)
Oldham Athletic
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Match Facts
Leeds United Team Oldham Athletic
Neil Sullivan   Chris Day
Goal - 24 minutes Frazer Richardson   Rob Scott
Danny Pugh   Terrell Forbes
Stephen Crainey   Gareth Owen
Rui Marques   Guy Branston
Matthew Kilgallon   Marc Tierney
Jonathan Douglas   Mark Hughes Subbed - 73 minutes
Sean Gregan   Richie Wellens
Gylfi Einarsson   Paul Warne Subbed - 73 minutes
Subbed - 81 minutes David Healy   Delroy Facey
Goal - 20 minutes Michael Ricketts   Andy Liddell
Ian Bennett   Terry Smith
Daniel Harding   Stefan Stam
Jermaine Wright   David Eyres
Sub - 81 minutes Robbie Blake   Mark Bonner Sub - 73 minutes
Ian Moore   Paul Edwards Sub - 73 minutes
Match Reports
Nick Allen Oldham
BBC Leeds 2 - 0 Oldham
The Sporting Life Leeds 2 - 0 Oldham
Yorkshire Evening Post Fringe players take spotlight spotlight
Yorkshire Post Ricketts gives Leeds a timely reminder

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Oldham - Nick Allen

When reading all that comes below remember that we were playing a team from a lower division.

To the 14,000 (-2000 from Oldham) who attended last night, congratulations on your good fortune. For once it is a pleasure to report that Leeds managed, for long spells, to play a game that bore close resemblance to football. We had slick passing and movement, good one touch play, people moving for their teammates, a pair of forwards who were really up for it in the first half - with good midfield support - the defence coped admirably - except in the air where we were always vulnerable - see the goal line clearance from a corner. To be fair once we'd gone two up nothing much else happened.

For the first goal - Ricketts chased a long ball that bounced on the edge of the box - he was side by side with the CHalf, who really should have dealt with it better - but it bounced on going further wide to the right and Ricketts got there first to his a low shot back across goal and beyond the keeper.

2-0 - punt up into the box (free kick, I think) which was half cleared to Richardson who knocked it back in first time to Healy who was running to the by-line, he backed-heeled it first time into the path of Richardson - who had kept running - and he walloped it across goal in at the far post. Lovely.

Got to my seat a little later than normal and was quite perturbed to see the name Jermaine Wright on the scoreboard but then someone explained that that was the list of subs.

SULLIVAN - very little to do

MARQUES - looks big strong and reasonably fast. His heading, passing and tackling veered alarmingly between pretty good and bloody awful. Seems to have a good head for positional play. Looks interesting enough anyway. Maybe he'll be more comfortable at CHalf

CRAINEY - looked very assured and comfortable, both on the ball and in his defensive play. Got skinned a couple of times.

GREGAN - captain and again very comfortable - I have to say that I prefer the combination of him and Killa.

KILGALLON - assured, calm, cleared up a couple of situations nicely - even went on a mazy run on the half way line beating 4 men. I'd pick him every time over any of our other central defenders.

RICHARDSON - again puts the effort in, not a world beater but steady enough at this level - rewarded with a nice goal.

DOUGLAS - I'm perplexed by the guy so far. The midfield seemed to do OK yesterday but I can't remember seeing this guy do anything other than going off with cramp. I'm not saying he's crap or that he's hiding or anything - just that I never notice him. Odd.

EINARSSON - continues his bizarre mix of useful contributions and bloody awful contributions. Still he is good in the air.

PUGH - looked eager but limited. Made a couple of horrible challenges that he was lucky to escape a booking for.

HEALY - was MOTM (for his first half performance alone) - absolutely everywhere and at the heart of everything. He did not look like a man looking for a way out more a man looking to prove his worth. A must start on Saturday.

RICKETTS - much better first half than I thought him capable of. Effective target man, won the ball, held it up, laid it off, linked up well and scored a decent goal. Was even defending in the second half. Still behind Hulse, Healy and probably Cresswell in the queue


BLAKE - fat and slow.

SOUTHERN FRIED CHICKEN BITS - Niggy tried 'em and said "they're all right!"

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