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Elland Road (ATT 24,585) 24th November 2004 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: M Jones

Leeds Leeds United vs Watford Watford

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Carlisle saves Whites

By James Pearson.   Last Updated: 24/11/04 9:45pm

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Leeds United needed a late Clarke Carlisle header to salvage a point at home to Watford in a 2-2 draw after a Bruce Dyer brace put the visitors in command.

The visitors began the better of the sides and Neil Sullivan was forced into an early save when James Chambers tested the Scot from inside the area.

The Hornets were ahead after nine minutes when Dyer was given too much time and space in the box and he was on hand to side foot home.

Jermaine Wright continued his superb form at Elland Road when he notched his third goal in three games to bring Leeds level after 21 minutes.

The former Ipswich Town midfielder latched onto Brian Deane's lay off and crashed an unstoppable half volley past the helpless Richard Lee.

Leeds should have taken the lead shortly after the break, however David Healy missed the target with his first chance of the game from close range.

Sullivan did well to deny Sean Dyche's header and moments later Healy's header from Simon Walton's pass was also superbly saved.

Watford regained the lead when Dyer burst away from Sean Gregan's poor back pass and coolly slotted the ball past Sullivan into the net after 71 minutes.

Leeds snatched a share of spoils late on when Carlisle headed past Lee from substitute Julian Joachim's back-post cross with just four minutes remaining.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 27 51
2 Middlesbrough 27 50
3 Ipswich Town 27 50
4 Brentford 27 49
5 Derby County 26 48
6 Watford 27 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 26 37
10 Blackburn Rovers 26 36
11 Birmingham City 26 35
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 27 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 26 33
17 Charlton Athletic 27 32
18 Reading 26 30
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
20 Leeds United 27 29
21 Rotherham United 26 26
22 Millwall 26 23
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17

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