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Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Game 03: Sunday 13 August 2006

Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Leeds United
(Half-time: 0 - 0)
Crowd: 17218
Referee: R Styles (Waterlooville)
« Queens Park Rangers   Cardiff City »
Match Facts Crystal Palace Team Leeds United Subs
Gabor Kiraly   Tony Warner
Leon Cort   Gary Kelly
Mark Hudson   Stephen Crainey
Danny Granville   Matthew Kilgallon
Ben Watson   Paul Butler
Carl Fletcher   Ian Westlake
Danny Butterfield   Shaun Derry
Joel McAnuff   Eddie Lewis
Tom Soares   Steve Stone
Mark Kennedy   David Healy
James Scowcroft   Geoff Horsfield
Scott Flinders   Frazer Richardson
Gary Borrowdale   Sean Gregan
Matt Lawrence   Sebastien Carole
Clinton Morrison   Robbie Blake
Dougie Freedman   Ian Moore
Match Reports
BBC Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Leeds
The Guardian Morrison seals late Palace victory without a kiss
The Independent Morrison cements Palace's sure start
SkySports.com Clinton cuts down Leeds
The Sporting Life Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Leeds
The Electronic Telegraph Morrison gives kiss of death to Leeds
The Times Palace set early pace
Yorkshire Evening Post Morrison strike deflates United

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Morrison seals late Palace victory without a kiss - Mike Anstead

Copy from Football Unlimited of 14/08/2006.

Clinton Morrison's kiss of life saved Crystal Palace at the death but he refused to plant a smacker on Peter Taylor after securing victory over Leeds. "I told him to give me a kiss when he scored the winner," said the manager, who stood on the sideline pointing to his cheek as the striker wheeled away in celebration at his stoppage-time decider.

Morrison, however, was not ready to bow to such demands. "He wanted me to give him a kiss but I wanted to give him a high five. If I'd given him a kiss I don't think my missus would have been too happy." Instead Taylor can console himself with a third successive win that propelled Palace back to the top of the Championship with maximum points.

It should not have taken the south Londoners until injury-time to wrap up the win after Leeds's striker Geoff Horsfield was sent off in the 15th minute for a violent swing at Mark Hudson, who was unforgiving as the striker pleaded his innocence.

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