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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 22 42
2 Ipswich Town 22 41
3 Brentford 22 40
4 Middlesbrough 22 39
5 Derby County 22 39
6 Watford 22 38
7 Norwich City 22 34
8 Blackburn Rovers 22 34
9 Nottingham Forest 22 31
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 31
11 Cardiff City 22 30
12 Charlton Athletic 22 30
13 Fulham 22 28
14 Sheffield Wednesday 22 28
15 Birmingham City 22 28
16 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
17 Reading 22 25
18 Leeds United 22 24
19 Rotherham United 22 24
20 Huddersfield Town 22 24
21 Millwall 22 23
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 19
23 Wigan Athletic 22 17
24 Blackpool 22 13

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