Saturday, 13 October 2007

Leeds United fail to take their chances against the 'O's

When the Football League docks you 15 points you have to grind out results any way you can and today Leeds United were lucky to scrape home with a draw at Elland Road.

Leyton Orient deservedly took the lead in the 9th minute with a goal by Sean Thornton, from a free kick but the lad found himself sent off for an elbowing offence in the 32nd minute.

Leeds put the pressure on and Seb Carole scored his second goal of the season on 55 minutes. 10 man Leyton Orient survived a penalty, 10 minutes from time, when Tresor Kandol sidefooted it yards over the net. This inspired the 'O's who deserved more than they got out of this game. Orient will feel aggrieved that a shot from Adam Boyd crossed the goal line but was disallowed.

United had plenty of chances and the referee was kind to them with the disallowed goal, the penalty and the sending off, but they failed to make the most of it.

To have a crowd of 29,177 for a League 1 match, when there is a major England international on live at Wembley, England are in the Rugby Union world cup semi-final later and the Rhinos are playing in the Super League grand final at 6pm, is amazing.

Leeds United 1 Leyton Orient 1

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