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 Sunday, 1 December, 2002, 16:56 GMT
Parker punishes Leeds
Charlton's Scott Parker goes on the run that leads to the sensational winner at Leeds
Scott Parker runs through to score the winner
Leeds United 1-2 Charlton Athletic

Scott Parker scored a wonder goal to hand Charlton an astonishing win at Leeds and pile the pressure on Terry Venables.

Parker ran through the Leeds defence in injury time and prodded the ball past Paul Robinson to hand the Addicks their third win in a row.

A Harry Kewell special had put Leeds ahead just before half time.

Defensively we went to sleep at the end and we were punished

Terry Venables

But Kevin Lisbie equalised in the 80th minute from a Shaun Bartlett knock-down.

The late goals were no more than the visitors deserved and they condemned Leeds to their fifth successive Premiership defeat at Elland Road.

Venables' side had looked keen to end their awful run and began much the brighter of the two teams.

After six minutes Kewell went on a magnificent run from his own half, and as Gary Rowett backed off the Australian fired a shot just wide of keeper Dean Kiely's goal.

Key moments
13 mins: Bartlett header hits the bar
42 mins: Kewell scores from 30 yards
57 mins: Fortune misses from six yards
80 mins: Lisbie scores the equaliser
90 mins: Parker scores the stunning winner

Yet Charlton nearly took the lead seven minutes later as Leeds failed to make the most of their early pressure.

Parker's outswinging corner was powerfully headed onto the bar by Bartlett, with Robinson watching on helpless in the Leeds goal.

Another corner posed problems after quarter of an hour, but this time at the other end, with Eirik Bakke's header from Ian Harte's corner booted off the line by Jason Euell.

Everything seems to be going against Leeds because they're not winning at home

Alan Curbishley

But the Addicks were by now more than matching their opponents, and Lisbie brought a wonderful save from Robinson with a well-struck volley from 20 yards.

Euell and Lisbie missed even better chances before Leeds made Charlton pay for their wastefulness.

Kewell picked the ball up and let fly from 30 yards out with an unstoppable left-foot shot that flew into Kiely's top corner.

Eirik Bakke (left) congratulates Leeds' scorer Harry Kewell
Kewell celebrates his brilliant goal with Bakke

Charlton, stung by going a goal behind, continued to force the pace in the second period.

Jon Fortune should have equalised when he was allowed a free header just six yards out, but he was woefully off target.

To their credit the visitors never lost heart, and ten minutes from time they were rewarded with Lisbie's well-taken volley from Bartlett's knock-down.

Venables threw on Robbie Fowler and Michael Bridges to try and grab all three points.

And Bridges went close when his 89th minute snap-shot hit the post.

But Parker had the last laugh two minutes into stoppage time with his sensational solo effort.



Leeds: Robinson, Kelly, Woodgate, Duberry, Harte, Bowyer (Fowler 82), Bakke, McPhail (Bridges 82), Wilcox, Kewell, Smith.
Subs Not Used: Martyn, Lucic, Mills.

Booked: Wilcox.

Charlton: Kiely, Young, Fish (Fortune 20), Rowett, Powell, Kishishev (Jensen 74), Parker, Euell, Konchesky, Bartlett (Svensson 90), Lisbie.
Subs Not Used: Roberts, Bart-Williams.

Booked: Parker.

Attendance: 35,537

Referee: A D'Urso (Essex).

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 BBC Five Live's Ian Brown
"If it can go wrong for Leeds it will"
 Leeds manager Terry Venables
"To lose it at the end is a another heavy blow"
 Charlton boss Alan Curbishley
"We took full advantage of their hard game midweek"
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