By Keith Ingham
A game destined for the rubbish bin in which nine men, yes nine men Leeds were ripped apart by Zola's Watford. So again the fans are treated to another battering at home, it's becoming a annual event!.
The Leeds team showed changes from the Burnley game with Green brought in but surprisingly alongside Peltier and Pearce as Neil Warnock opted to go with a 3-5-2 formation, with White and Byram as wing backs, Tonge, Norris and Austin in the centre with Diouf and Varney up front. Out of sorts Becchio and Ryan Hall on the bench along with youngster Chris Dawson.
Leeds started brightly with both Norris hitting the post and Varney making the keeper work and Byram was using his pace to get forward at every opportunity. Just as the fans thought a goal would come for the home side, Watford broke quickly and Vydra scored on 27 minutes and worse was to follow when Jason Pearce was dismissed for a poor challenge just on Half Time. Lees replaced Green.
The second half brought a injury to Rodolph Austin, who fell unchallenged in the area and was carried off then taken to hospital with a suspected double brake of his leg. Brown and Hall had replaced Diouf and White at Half Time so Leeds were down to nine men for the remaining forty minutes. Watford capitalised after that with five more goals (two of real quality) with Tonge getting a solitary goal back from a penalty on 80 minutes in reply.
I feel for Warnock but as I've on said on numerous occasions the business side needs to be sorted before a relegation fight starts to become a possibility or even worse. The managers position is being questioned already by the fickle few, myself ' In Warnock I Trust'.
A really bad day at the office and our thoughts to Rodolph, it could be a serious injury.
Man of the Match : Sam Byram, the lad never gave in
Fans 10/10 for those who stayed till the 90 + 10 minutes were up
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