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Watford 1 - 2 Leeds United: McCormack Earns Leeds an Away Win to Ruin Watford's Automatic Chances

A late chip from Ross McCormack somehow found the back of the net following a mistake from Jack Bonham to give Leeds a rare away win and spoil Watford's automatic promotion ambitions.

Richard Heathcote

Before we start discussing the trials and tribulations of the final day, let us start with the shocking news of the day.
No not Peterborough going down, or even Reading winning a game.

Yes ladies and gents - Leeds United scored a first-half goal and won away from home. Breath taking doesn't cover it well enough.

It was your typical final day with the excitement brimming from around those grounds in danger of doing down or in our case a team able to achieve promotion. Leeds went south to Watford with little chance of causing an upset in the eyes of many fans, the season was dead and the best we could hope for was a positive end to the season and maybe a high enough finish.

Zac Thompson came into the starting eleven at first but then got pulled from the team due to paperwork issues after his loan from Bury. Steve Morison started up top and Adam Drury came in for Stephen Warnock at left-back. Watford also made a late change with Almunia being replaced in goal by Jonathan Bond.

The action got underway in what has to be one of the most bizzare games of football in a number of years. Steve Morison's afternoon ended early when he caught a stray arm in the face and had to come off - Dom Poleon his replacement.

The match was slow to get started and then there was another stoppage, this time for Bond the sub keeper who collided with Almen Anya after Poleon tussled and seemed to nudge the defender who then accidentally collided with the keeper. Poleon was carded for his part in the incident which wasn't intentional but Bonham was on the field of play getting treatment for over 15 minutes. His replacement was 19-year-old Jack Bonham who was making his professional debut for the club.

Leeds' first real effort on goal brought them a goal and it was the determination of Poleon that got him behind the defence and a lucky deflection saw him run towards goal and tap it home.

With 16 minutes of added time, Watford eventually found an equaliser after some poor marking from Tonge and Drury so Abdi find space and he curled the ball into the top corner.

In the second-half Watford peppered the United box as they tried to get the goal that could have taken them into the automatic places. United did well throughout to hold the home side thanks to some great saves from Paddy Kenny.

Watford continued to throw bodies forward but for once it was United who spoiled the day when McCormack pulled wide and ran towards the goal and Bonham had a mare when he tipped the ball into the net.

All in all, a nice way to end the season. Backs against the wall, hard-working effort and McDermott will be delighted to end the season on a high. We've rambled on about the season in general but we're delighted to get a summer break when we will be back to try and cover some more positive play.

Another wasted season but lets hope that on the final day we're either home and dry or within reach of the places to join the Premier League elite.

On on on!!