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League One 2008-09 5/4/2009
1 Leicester 41 37 83
2 Peterborough 41 24 81

3 Millwall 41 13 76
4 MK Dons 40 31 72
5 Leeds United 40 22 71
6 Scunthorpe 39 17 67

7 Southend 41 -2 64
8 Tranmere 40 11 63
9 Oldham 41 2 59
10 Stockport 41 5 57
11 Colchester 41 -1 57
12 Huddersfield 41 -6 57
13 Walsall 41 -4 55
14 Bristol Rovers 39 17 54
15 Leyton Orient 40 -11 48
16 Hartlepool 41 -9 46
17 Yeovil T 40 -23 46
18 Swindon T 41 -4 45
19 Carlisle 41 -14 44
20 Crewe 41 -18 44

21 Northampton 39 -1 42
22 Brighton 39 -20 36
23 Hereford 39 -29 33
24 Cheltenham 40 -37 31

Delia's Plucked Canary!!

27th August 2005 :: by Chris Hudson

Kevin Blackwell's Leeds United side recorded their 3rd win in eight days, their fourth consecutive clean sheet, and their first Championship away win of the 2005-06 season, this time against Leeds old boy, Nigel Worthington's Championship favourites Norwich City. Stand-in Leeds keeper Ian Bennett kept another clean sheet against another Leeds United old boy Darren Huckerby and the normally lethal Dean Ashton. Despite scoring v Oldham midweek there was no place for Mike Ricketts in the game with Hulse and Healy starting up front and the substitute strikers were Robbie Blake and new signing from Preston North End, Richard Cresswell.

In fact it was the increasingly impressive Rob Hulse who netted his second goal of the season to give Leeds an unexpected away win at Carrow Road, when most Leeds fans would have taken a point before the game from Delia Smith's Norfolk side who are expected to top the table come the season's end.

Rob Hulse
Norwich-Nobbler Hulse!

Hulse reacted first when Frazer Richardson's cross fell at his feet inside the area, turning to fire into the roof of the net from just six yards. Earlier Hulse met a Lewis corner with his head only to see it come off the woodwork. Hulse was replaced by debutant loan-signing Douglas, whilst strike partner David Healy was also replaced by a debutant, and former Preston team-mate, Richard Cresswell. United started strongest with Derry just volleying over the bar after three minutes; he also went close later on from Leeds' fifth corner of the game; Bennett prevented McKenzie latching onto an Ashton through ball and Einarsson almost caught out Green in the Norwich goal with a first half header; it was from the resultant corner that Rob hit the woodwork from an Eddie Lewis cross; Norwich finished the first half strongest with Ian Bennett preventing Ashton scoring in a one-on-one situation.

After the break Norwich resumed where they had left of with Huckerby going close with a half volley; but it was Leeds who nearly took the lead after a Kelly free kick was knocked back across the goal by Einarsson and the effervescent Hulse almost connected for a simple opening goal; despite a Huckerby shot going close after a deflection it was Leeds who took the lead through Hulse when a half-cleared Lewis corner was knocked back in by Frazer Richardson. Predictably it was Norwich who strove to get the equaliser in the closing quarter of the game whilst Leeds defended well with Bennett meeting the challenges when called upon twice to make saves. It is clear that Leeds United is now blessed with two very competent keepers. A silly booking for Lewis for not returning the ball after being given offside and a booking for Hulse for leading with an elbow were the only discordant note on a very pleasing afternoon for B& B (Bates & Blackwell)

This completes a hat-trick of impressive Championship results for the Blackwell Revolution; defeating both Norwich and Wolves (who are also tipped for promotion) after taking an away point from Mike Newell's in-form Luton shows a promising streak of form that could see Leeds in the top six come Christmas. Add to this the fact that the squad is stronger than last season and that the results have come without new boy Rui Marques having yet kicked a ball in Championship anger yet - plus Simon Walton an Danny Pugh are also awaiting their chance. It's amazing how quickly Blackwell has put together such a strong squad. Full credit to Ken Bates for opening his chequebook to back Blackwell's judgment - as illustrated by Bates paying £1.15 million for a striker when we already have five on the books!

Here are the game stats:

Norwich 0 (0) - (0) 1 Leeds United
  Scorer: Hulse 67
Teams: Green, Colin (Doherty 79), Fleming, Shackell, Brennan, Marney, Safri, Charlton (McVeigh 87), Huckerby, McKenzie, Ashton Teams: Bennett, Kelly, Butler, Gregan, Harding, Richardson, Einarsson, Derry, Lewis, Healy (Cresswell 74), Hulse (Douglas 79)
Unused Subs: Ward, Jarrett, Henderson Unused Subs: Sullivan, Kilgallon, Blake
Booked: - Booked: Hulse 49, Lewis 84
Ref: Uriah Rennie (S Yorkshire)

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