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Last Updated: Sunday, 27 August 2006, 14:10 GMT 15:10 UK
Sheffield Wed 0-1 Leeds
Leeds beat 10-man Sheffield Wednesday thanks to a David Healy penalty.

On-loan goalkeeper Brad Jones was sent off for bringing down Healy, who got up to place a precise shot past substitute keeper Chris Adamson.

Leeds were the better side after the break, but the Owls, with better luck, might have been ahead at half-time.

Deon Burton missed two good chances, Chris Brunt had a free-kick that was well saved by Tony Warner, while Lloyd Sam hit the post from a cross.

The dismissal of Jones marked an unhappy day for Middlesbrough goalkeepers.

Jones and David Knight, on loan from Boro to Oldham, were both sent off on the same afternoon.


  • Sheffield Wednesday manager Paul Sturrock:

  • "I wanted this year to show we are a hardened Championship team and I think we're getting there.

    "We had a kick in the teeth today but I was very pleased with their attitude, commitment and thoughtfulness.

    "We could have gone up to the giddy heights of eighth if we'd have won and that would have been nice."

  • Leeds manager Kevin Blackwell:

  • "It was a clear penalty.

    "The minute the keeper goes to ground he is asking for trouble.

    "We had some great chances, we've put in a solid performance and we deserved to win.


    Sheff Wed: Jones, Coughlan, Simek, Bougherra, Spurr, Hills (Adamson 68), Whelan, O'Brien, Brunt (Lunt 82), Sam (Bullen 76), Burton.
    Subs Not Used: McClements, McAllister.

    Sent Off: Jones (67).

    Booked: Sam, Lunt, Bullen.

    Leeds: Warner, Kelly, Crainey, Butler, Kilgallon, Westlake, Lewis, Carole (Foxe 81), Derry, Healy, Moore.
    Subs Not Used: Sullivan, Richardson, Blake, Beckford.

    Goals: Healy 70 pen.

    Att: 23,792.

    Ref: S Bennett (Kent).



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