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