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Leeds United

Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Game 37: Saturday 10 March 2007

Leeds United 1 - 0 Luton Town
(Half-time: 0 - 0)
Crowd: 27138
Referee: P Walton (Northamptonshire)
Luton Town
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Match Facts
Leeds United Team Luton Town
Casper Ankergren   Marlon Beresford
Matt Heath   Sol Davis
Radostin Kishishev   Leon Barnett
Frazer Richardson   Lewis Emanuel Booked - 31 minutes
Booked - 83 minutes Lubomír Michalík   Markus Heikkinen
Subbed - 90 minutes Booked - 33 minutes Jemal Johnson   Clarke Carlisle
Booked - 53 minutes Jonathan Douglas   David Bell
Subbed - 88 minutes Sebastien Carole   Keith Keane
Eddie Lewis   Steve Robinson
Subbed - 90 minutes Robbie Blake   Bjorne Runstrom Booked - 60 minutes Subbed - 69 minutes
Goal - 50 minutes Richard Cresswell   Warren Feeney Subbed - 69 minutes
Graham Stack   Dean Brill
Sub - 88 minutes Armando Sá   Matthew Spring
Sub - 85 minutes David Healy   Richard Langley
Tresor Kandol   Drew Talbot Sub - 69 minutes
Sub - 90 minutes Ian Moore   Dean Morgan Sub - 69 minutes
Match Reports
BBC Leeds 1 - 0 Luton
The Independent Cresswell keeps Leeds believing in salvation
The Observer Cresswell keeps hope alive
The Sunday Times Leeds grab lifeline
The Electronic Telegraph Sorry Leeds scrape win
The Times Numbers don't add up at Leeds

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Cresswell keeps hope alive - Amy Lawrence

Copy from Football Unlimited of 11/03/2007.

If you closed your eyes just for a moment and forgot all about the reality of the league table, the financial meltdown, the off-field bickering, life at Elland Road did not look as crummy as all that. An angelic looking blonde girl with pig tails played tag with her Leeds-shirted brother around Billy Bremner's statue. The queue to get into the club shop that has a sale on was healthy. A couple merrily scoffed their pre-match chips underneath the bronze plaque commemorating Bremner, Don Revie, and the FA Cup won by the old team of legend. There was, believe it or not, a buzz around the place.

Everybody knew this match had the feel of do or die. To the immense elation of the locals, Leeds found it in them to do enough. This win did not come without its moment of high anxiety, as Luton were awarded a penalty with four minutes to go.

The noise that cascaded around the place when Casper Ankergren plunged to parry Dean Morgan's spot kick was raw and wild. It ensured that Richard Cresswell's 50th-minute goal, scored through sheer will as much as skill, gives them glimmer of light.

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