Saturday, 6 October 2007

Glovers almost halt Leeds United's perfect run of home wins

For the 5th time this season Leeds United left it late to keep up their unbeaten run and climb to within 6 points of the league leaders.

But their perfect run of home wins this season was nearly brought to an end by Paddy Ashdown's men, who for much of the game looked like the best team. Yeovil certainly deserved a draw after their first ever appearance at Elland Road.

Once again though, the crowd of 27,808 was lifting the rafters with noise and this clearly kept, what must have been United's tallest ever team, going right to the bitter end.

Fifteen minutes from time Dennis Wise threw on giant sized strikers Tore Andre Flo and new loan signing Mark De Vries to play alongside tall front men Jermaine Beckford and Tresor Kandol who had both been having a less than good game.

Whilst the mighty Viking, Casper Ankergren, played a blinder in goal, keeping yet another clean sheet, Dennis ordered route one football and that is what he got. Yeovil must have thought they had got a well deserved draw but high balls were going in from the left and from the right then bang! In the 89th minute a Jonathan Douglas free kick from the left, winged over and De Vries headed home on his Elland Road debut for Leeds.

Leeds United 1 Yeovil Town 0

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