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Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Game 40: Friday 30 March 2007

Leeds United 2 - 1 Preston North End
(Half-time: 0 - 1)
Crowd: 18433
Referee: A Marriner (West Midlands)
Preston North End
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Match Facts
Leeds United Team Preston North End
Casper Ankergren   Andy Lonergan
Matt Heath   Pavel Pergl
Radostin Kishishev   Liam Chilvers
Frazer Richardson   Sean St Ledger
Michael Gray   Kelvin Wilson
Lubomír Michalík   Callum Davidson Subbed - 46 minutes
Jonathan Douglas   Danny Pugh
Eddie Lewis   Frank Songo'o Subbed - 60 minutes
Subbed - 90 minutes Goal - 51 minutes Robbie Blake   Chris Sedgwick
Richard Cresswell   Dave Nugent
Subbed - 90 minutes Goal - 90 minutes David Healy   Brett Ormerod Goal - 5 minutes
Graham Stack   Wayne Henderson
Sub - 90 minutes Robbie Elliott   Seyfo Soley
Sub - 90 minutes Rui Marques   Adam Nowland
Jemal Johnson   Patrick Agyemang Sub - 46 minutes
Ian Moore   Michael Ricketts Sub - 60 minutes
Match Reports
BBC Leeds 2 - 1 Preston
The Guardian Red-hot Healy strikes late to lift Leeds off the bottom
The Independent Healy strikes again to give Leeds chance of survival
The Sporting Life Leeds 2 Preston 1
The Electronic Telegraph Healy on a roll to give Leeds hope

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Red-hot Healy strikes late to lift Leeds off the bottom - Richard Jolly

Copy from Football Unlimited of 31/03/2007.

Leeds have finally experienced what the Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez termed "the David Healy phenomenon". The Ulsterman's sixth goal in a week was one of immeasurable importance, a last-minute winner that lifted Leeds off the foot of the Championship and, precarious though their position remains, they can approach the relegation run-in with renewed optimism.

His back-post header, following a deep cross from Eddie Lewis, secured a ninth Leeds goal of the season, to accompany the nine he has mustered for Northern Ireland. That it has taken Healy 39 domestic games to reach that tally - compared with an average of a goal every 57 minutes for his country - shows the disparity between his club and international form.

"I was going to say to him 'Could you put a Northern Ireland shirt beneath your Leeds shirt'," grinned Dennis Wise. When Healy's brace defeated Sweden in Belfast on Wednesday, the Leeds manager was serenaded with "Are you watching, Dennis Wise?" He said: "I took some stick from 14,000 Northern Ireland fans thanks to Mr [Keith] Gillespie saying I play him on the right-hand side. I don't. I think he confused me with previous managers."

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