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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 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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