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Last Updated: Friday, 21 October 2005, 21:02 GMT 22:02 UK
Leeds 1-1 Sheffield Utd
Steve Kabba
In-form Kabba pounced for his eighth goal of the season
Steve Kabba put Sheffield United six points clear at the top of the Championship table as they came from behind to draw at Leeds.

Frazer Richardson put the home side ahead just after half-time with a long-range strike past Paddy Kenny.

Kabba levelled on 69 minutes with a low, hard shot after the Leeds defence failed to clear the ball properly.

Neither side could find a way past the opposing defence for a winner, but a draw was a fair result.

  • Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell:
    "I said before the game that this was a benchmark as to how the club has moved forward in nine months," he said.

    "Sheffield United have been building for a long time but inside nine months we are now competing at the top end of the division.

    "When they went 1-0 down they came back strongly. It was a cracking game, like the old days in the Premiership."

  • Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock:
    "I thought it was a good game and a good Yorkshire derby. It's nice to talk about good teams round here after so much doom and gloom.

    "When you're 1-0 down it's good to come from behind and get a point.

    "It was a great advert for the Championship and it would be lovely to have this game in the Premiership next season."

    Leeds: Sullivan, Kelly, Butler, Kilgallon, Harding, Richardson (Einarsson 77), Douglas (Moore 83), Derry, Lewis, Blake (Healy 74), Hulse.
    Subs Not Used: Gregan, Bennett.

    Booked: Kelly, Hulse, Butler, Derry.

    Goals: Richardson 53.

    Sheff Utd: Kenny, Geary, Bromby, Morgan, Wright, Ifill (Gillespie 59), Jagielka, Montgomery, Quinn, Shipperley (Webber 64), Kabba (Pericard 87).
    Subs Not Used: Short, Tonge.

    Goals: Kabba 69.

    Att: 23,600

    Ref: A Wiley (Staffordshire).

    Interview: Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock

    Interview: Leeds Utd boss Kevin Blackwell

    Report: BBC Five Live's David Oates


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