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Premier League
Game 34: Friday 16 April 2004

Arsenal 5 - 0 Leeds United
(Half-time: 3 - 0)
Crowd: 38094
Referee: D J Gallagher (Banbury)
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Match Facts
Arsenal Team Leeds United
Jens Lehmann   Paul Robinson
Gael Clichy   Gary Kelly
Sol Campbell   Ian Harte
Kolo Touré   Michael Duberry
Lauren   Steve Caldwell
Subbed - 72 minutes Goal - 6 minutes Robert Pires   Dominic Matteo
Patrick Vieira   Lucas Radebe Subbed - 72 minutes
Subbed - 69 minutes Gilberto Silva   James Milner
Goal - 27 minutes Penalty - 33 minutes Goal - 50 minutes Goal - 67 minutes Thierry Henry   Jermaine Pennant
Subbed - 72 minutes Dennis Bergkamp   Alan Smith
Sylvain Wiltord   Mark Viduka Subbed - 84 minutes
Graham Stack   Scott Carson
Martin Keown   Matthew Kilgallon
Sub - 69 minutes Edu   Nick Barmby Sub - 72 minutes
Sub - 72 minutes Ray Parlour   Aaron Lennon
Sub - 72 minutes Jose Antonio Reyes   Simon Johnson Sub - 84 minutes
Match Reports
BBC Arsenal 5 - 0 Leeds
The Guardian Henry's awesome foursome caps a broadside from the Gunners
The Independent Brilliance of Henry puts title in sight Five-star Gunners tear Leeds apart
The Sporting Life Arsenal 5 - 0 Leeds
The Electronic Telegraph Four-star Henry stuns Leeds
The Times Relentless Henry in no mood to show mercy
Yorkshire Evening Post United gunned down by Henry
Yorkshire Post Henry dismantles Leeds

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Henry's awesome foursome caps a broadside from the Gunners - Jon Brodkin

Copy from Football Unlimited of 17/04/2004.

No sympathy from Arsenal as Wenger's men stride within two wins of the title and leave Leeds staring even harder at relegation

When Arsenal lifted the championship in 2002, the players bowed to the injured Robert Pires in recognition of the part he played in that success. This time they will surely fall at the feet of Thierry Henry. For all that this season has been a team effort at Highbury, the France striker stands out. By scoring four goals last night he moved Arsenal even closer to the title and left Leeds's Premiership place looking more vulnerable than ever.

Not content with completing his second hat-trick in three matches, Henry went one better this time to take his season's tally to 38, two fewer than Leeds have managed as a whole team. When questions were asked of Arsenal before and during their recent game at home to Liverpool, it was Henry who responded with a brilliant treble. Here again he was the star and, as against Liverpool, the impressive Pires scored the other goal.

For a player whose fitness was in doubt after the Champions League defeat to Chelsea, Henry has not had a bad week. He has done much to lift Arsenal 10 points clear at the top of the table and needing a maximum of six more to secure the title. Arsène Wenger's team could wrap things up tomorrow week at Tottenham in the unlikely event that Chelsea and Manchester United lose today.

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