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Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Game 04: Saturday 19 August 2006

Leeds United 0 - 1 Cardiff City
(Half-time: 0 - 0)
Crowd: 18246
Referee: N Miller (County Durham)
Cardiff City
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Match Facts
Leeds United Team Cardiff City
Tony Warner   Neil Alexander
Gary Kelly   Riccardo Scimeca
Stephen Crainey   Glenn Loovens
Matthew Kilgallon   Malvin Kamara Subbed - 68 minutes
Paul Butler   Kevin McNaughton Subbed - 87 minutes
Ian Westlake   Darren Purse Sent off - 90 minutes
Booked - 85 minutes Shaun Derry   Paul Parry
Subbed - 85 minutes Eddie Lewis   Joe Ledley
Subbed - 32 minutes Steve Stone   Stephen McPhail
Subbed - 68 minutes Robbie Blake   Michael Chopra Subbed - 90 minutes
Booked - 75 minutes David Healy   Steven Thompson
Frazer Richardson   Roger Johnson Sub - 87 minutes
Sean Gregan   Darcy Blake Sub - 90 minutes
Sub - 85 minutes Sebastien Carole   Willo Flood Goal - 83 minutes Sub - 68 minutes
Sub - 32 minutes Booked - 40 minutes Eirik Bakke   Luigi Glombard
Sub - 68 minutes Jermaine Beckford   Kevin Campbell
Match Reports
BBC Leeds 0 - 1 Cardiff
The Guardian More rows at Leeds for Ridsdale
The Observer Flood leaves Leeds feeling all at sea
The Sporting Life Leeds 0 Cardiff 1
The Electronic Telegraph A Welsh rarebit for the top table

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More rows at Leeds for Ridsdale - Richard Rae

Copy from Football Unlimited of 21/08/2006.

If ever a man deserved to have his pomposity punctured it is Peter Ridsdale, but whatever the truth of the incident which saw Leeds United's former chairman leave Elland Road in a huff shortly after the final whistle, it was a minor distraction from a match which confirmed this could be a long season for the club he left in such desperate financial straits.

Leeds's chairman Ken Bates dismissed The Cardiff manager Dave Jones' suggestion that Ridsdale, now deputy chairman at Cardiff, had been "turned out" of the United boardroom. "It's a pack of lies, but I'm sure he needs the attention," was Bates' trenchant response.

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Flood leaves Leeds feeling all at sea - Spencer Vignes

Copy from Football Unlimited of 20/08/2006.

Luke Skywalker had Darth Vader. Tom had Jerry. And Leeds United have the city of Cardiff, backdrop to their ignominious play-off final defeat to Watford in May and whose football club has consistently dogged them since that January day in 2002 when David O'Leary's babes were put to the sword in the FA Cup at Ninian Park, one of the chief catalysts for the disaster that followed at Elland Road.

Make no mistake about it, this was no lucky 1-0 win. City thoroughly deserved the points, although they left it late for their winner. The result means that since being relegated to the Championship in 2004, Leeds have yet to beat the Welsh club in five attempts. On this showing, they could well have to wait at least five more.

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