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Elland Road (ATT 26,387) 31st December 2005 - Kick off 12:00 Ref: A Hall

Leeds Leeds United vs Hull City Hull City

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Douglas at the double

By Chris Stanton.   Last Updated: 31/12/05 1:50pm

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Goals either side of half time from Jonathon Douglas earned Leeds a 2-0 win over Hull to continue The Whites' pursuit of second-place Sheffield United.

The hosts were fortunate to take the lead in a first half shaded by the visitors for whom Craig Fagan saw a point-blank range shot saved by Neil Sullivan before the striker rattled the crossbar.

Leeds too had their chances, Robbie Blake spurning the clearest of these when one-on-one with Boaz Myhill, although credit must be due to the goalkeeper who pulled off a superb save from 12 yards.

Douglas did break the deadlock on the stroke of half time. His confident finish beating Myhill from the edge of the area after being teed up by Blake.

The Whites were more purposeful after the break and Cresswell was thrice denied before Douglas effectively made the game safe five minutes after the hour mark when he headed home from six yards.

Hull could not find a route to goal and the sides' first meeting for 16 years ended with Leeds taking the honours.

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Leeds 2-0 Hull

Matches

Table

Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 27 51
2 Derby County 27 51
3 Middlesbrough 27 50
4 Ipswich Town 27 50
5 Brentford 27 49
6 Watford 27 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 27 44
8 Norwich City 27 43
9 Sheffield Wednesday 27 38
10 Blackburn Rovers 27 36
11 Birmingham City 27 36
12 Nottingham Forest 27 34
13 Cardiff City 27 34
14 Fulham 27 34
15 Huddersfield Town 27 34
16 Bolton Wanderers 27 33
17 Charlton Athletic 27 32
18 Reading 27 31
19 Brighton and Hove Albion 27 29
20 Leeds United 27 29
21 Rotherham United 27 29
22 Millwall 27 24
23 Wigan Athletic 27 21
24 Blackpool 27 17

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