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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 28 54
2 Derby County 28 54
3 Middlesbrough 28 53
4 Ipswich Town 28 51
5 Brentford 28 49
6 Watford 28 47
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 28 45
8 Norwich City 28 44
9 Blackburn Rovers 28 39
10 Sheffield Wednesday 28 38
11 Birmingham City 28 37
12 Nottingham Forest 28 34
13 Cardiff City 28 34
14 Bolton Wanderers 28 34
15 Fulham 28 34
16 Reading 28 34
17 Huddersfield Town 28 34
18 Charlton Athletic 28 33
19 Leeds United 28 32
20 Rotherham United 28 30
21 Brighton and Hove Albion 28 29
22 Millwall 28 27
23 Wigan Athletic 28 22
24 Blackpool 28 20

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