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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 46 90
2 Watford 46 89
3 Norwich City 46 86
4 Middlesbrough 46 85
5 Brentford 46 78
6 Ipswich Town 46 78
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 46 78
8 Derby County 46 77
9 Blackburn Rovers 46 67
10 Birmingham City 46 63
11 Cardiff City 46 62
12 Charlton Athletic 46 60
13 Sheffield Wednesday 46 60
14 Nottingham Forest 46 59
15 Leeds United 46 56
16 Huddersfield Town 46 55
17 Fulham 46 52
18 Bolton Wanderers 46 51
19 Reading 46 50
20 Brighton and Hove Albion 46 47
21 Rotherham United 46 46
22 Millwall 46 41
23 Wigan Athletic 46 39
24 Blackpool 46 26

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