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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 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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