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Blackburn Rovers

League Cup
Round 3: Tuesday 25 October 2005

Blackburn Rovers 3 - 0 Leeds United
(Half-time: 0 - 0)
Crowd: 15631
Referee: C Foy (St Helens)
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Match Facts
Blackburn Rovers Team Leeds United
Brad Friedel   Neil Sullivan
Subbed - 68 minutes Zurab Khizanishvili   Frazer Richardson
Michael Gray   Danny Pugh Subbed - 72 minutes
Andy Todd   Matthew Kilgallon
Booked - 90 minutes Tugay Kerimoglu   Paul Butler
Morten Gamst Pedersen   Daniel Harding
Goal - 89 minutes Lucas Neill   Sean Gregan Subbed - 70 minutes
Booked - 71 minutes Goal - 60 minutes Brett Emerton   Gylfi Einarsson Booked - 69 minutes Sent off - 86 minutes
Robbie Savage   Robbie Blake Subbed - 77 minutes
Subbed - 78 minutes Goal - 76 minutes Paul Dickov   David Healy
Subbed - 53 minutes Shefki Kuqi   Ian Moore
Peter Enckelman   Ian Bennett
Sub - 68 minutes Aaron Mokoena   Jonathan Douglas Sub - 70 minutes
Sub - 78 minutes Matt Jansen   Eddie Lewis Sub - 72 minutes
David Bentley   Simon Walton
Sub - 53 minutes Craig Bellamy   Rob Hulse Sub - 77 minutes
Match Reports
BBC Blackburn 3 - 0 Leeds
The Guardian Bellamy finds the key to dismantle depleted Leeds
The Independent Bellamy's hat-trick of assists helps Rovers see off Leeds Rovers stroll past Leeds
The Sporting Life Blackburn 3 Leeds 0
The Electronic Telegraph Blackburn hand Leeds a lesson as Emerton shines
The Times Brilliant Bellamy gives Blackburn reasons for optimism
Yorkshire Evening Post Negative Leeds pay the price
Yorkshire Post United are undermined by Bellamy

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Bellamy finds the key to dismantle depleted Leeds - Louise Taylor

Copy from Football Unlimited of 26/10/2005.

They inhabit different divisions but there was precious little to choose between these teams until Craig Bellamy's catalytic second-half introduction. The Wales striker may be Graeme Souness's bjte noir but he conjured all three of Blackburn's goals after stepping off the bench, thereby prefacing a prolonged eulogy from the normally reticent Mark Hughes.

"Craig's our top dog," enthused Blackburn's manager who, courtesy of two cute passes and a cross, had seen him create the openings which propelled his side into the fourth round of a competition he insists he is taking deadly seriously.

"There are not many strikers with Craig's ability in the Premiership," Hughes continued. "He's not quite there fitness wise yet after his knee problems but he was still excellent."

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