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Leicester City 2 - 1 Leeds United - 26/03/2000

FA Carling Premiership
Game 30: Sunday 26 March 2000

Leicester City 2 - 1 Leeds United

(Half-time: 1 - 1)
Crowd: 21095
Referee: S J Lodge (Barnsley)

 
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Match Facts   Teams Unused Subs   Scorers Other Info Yellow Cards Red Cards
Leeds United Martyn, Kelly, Harte, Haaland, Radebe, Woodgate, Kewell, McPhail, Wilcox, Bakke, Bridges (Huckerby 71) Robinson, Mills, Duberry, Maybury
Leicester City Flowers, Sinclair (Gilchrist 46), Taggart, Izzet, Lennon, Collymore, Eadie (Cottee 66), Guppy, Savage, Elliott, Oakes Marshall, Arphexad, Impey
Leeds United Kewell 38  
Leicester City Collymore 14, Guppy 46  
 
Leeds United Harte 58, Haaland 89  
Leicester City Lennon 58, Collymore 89  
Match Statistics   Leeds United Leicester City
Corners won ? ?
Fouls committed ? ?
Hit woodwork ? ?
Offsides committed ? ?
Shirt numbers of goalscorers ? ?
Yellow cards 2 2
Red cards 0 0
Match Reports Fans' Reports Newspaper/Newswire/Net Reports
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The Guardian Leeds dealt hammer blow by Collymore
The Electronic Telegraph Gallant Leeds suffer title eclipse
The Times Guppy trips up Leeds in title race
Express Sport O'Leary outfoxed by Leicester
The Independent Lethargic Leeds see title hopes diminish
Yorkshire Evening Post It's a defeat too far for the Whites
BBC Leeds fail Foxes test
Soccernet Guppy's strike is fatal for O'Leary
Carlingnet Leicester City 2 - 1 Leeds United

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Leeds dealt hammer blow by Collymore - David Lacey

Copy from Football Unlimited of 27/03/2000.

Leeds United's championship hopes may well have died here yesterday with "Leicester City" written on their graves. Where Manchester United had strolled to victory a week earlier David O'Leary's team stumbled to a defeat which has left them seven points behind the Premiership leaders with eight matches to play.

Anything in football is possible but it is hard to see Leeds overtaking Sir Alex Ferguson's side who, in addition to their points advantage, have a markedly superior goal difference. "The best team are winning the championship," O'Leary conceded afterwards. "Our target all along has been to finish in the top three for a Champions League place."

At least Leeds should satisfy that ambition, although their awareness of targets will need to show a distinct improvement on yesterday. Two shots from Harry Kewell, one hitting a post the other finding the net, were never going to be enough to get something from a fast, open game against a Leicester City team which had snapped out of its torpor of the previous weekend.

© Guardian Media Group plc


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