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Walsall 1-0 Leeds

Troy Deeney (left) celebrates after scoring the only goal
Deeney (left) celebrates after scoring the only goal of the game

Troy Deeney got the game's only goal as Walsall stunned promotion-chasers Leeds with a deserved victory.

The Saddlers had gone four games without a win, but they set about the visitors right from the start, and took the lead in just the seventh minute.

Sofiene Zaaboub delivered a great cross into the goalmouth where Troy Deeney headed his third goal in as many games.

Leeds' Jonathan Douglas and Luciano Becchio had decent efforts, but Walsall dug in to delight the home fans.


Walsall: Ince, Palmer, Weston, Gerrard, Boertien, Nicholls (Williams 79), Mattis, Taundry, Zaaboub, Ibehre (Sansara 90), Deeney. Subs not used: Gilmartin, Smith, Bradley.

Booked: Palmer, Zaaboub, Mattis.

Goals: Deeney 7.

Leeds: Ankergren, Hughes, Marques, Naylor, Dickinson, Robinson, Douglas (Howson 71), Delph, Johnson (Snodgrass 56), Beckford (Becchio 57), Trundle. Subs not used: Michalik, Lucas.

Att: 8,920

Ref: Kevin Wright (Cambridgeshire).



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