Troy clanger boosts Leeds

16 April 2011 05:30
Leeds managed to keep their stuttering play-off bid alive with a 2-2 draw against Watford. But they were left to thank an 88th-minute own goal by Troy Deeney after their defence had looked as though it had thrown away the game. Going into the contest with just one win in their last five, Simon Grayson's men could feel the chasing back breathing down their necks as they clung on to sixth place, and it looked as though they had bought themselves some breathing space when substitute Luciano Becchio headed home his 20th of the season to make it 2-1 with 19 minutes left. But, as has often been the case for the Whites this season, where their attack has excelled their defence has failed and so it proved again as Lee Hodson nipped in unmarked to level for Watford seven minutes later. Danny Graham then outmuscled Andy O'Brien to play in Andy Weimann for what looked to be an 87th-minute winner for the visitors. But Leeds quickly went down the other end and, after winning a corner, were left celebrating a draw and a return to a two-point margin over their rivals after Deeney turned Barry Bannan's corner into his own goal.

Source: PA