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Smashed for six

Adam Bell  Monday, May 14, 2001  07:56 GMT

Leeds hit City for 6

Leeds United  6 v 1 Bradford City Full-time
Viduka  14                Ward  21  
Harte  19  
Bakke  26  
Smith  37  
Kewell  42  
Bowyer  84   

15:00 Kickoff

Leeds United : Martyn , Ferdinand , Matteo , Mills , Harte , Bakke , Bowyer , Dacourt (McPhail 76) , Kewell , Smith , Viduka 
Subs not used:  Robinson , Kelly , Maybury , Wilcox 
Bookings:  Dacourt 72 

Bradford City: Davison , Halle , Jacobs , Myers , Nolan (Locke 46) , Jess , McCall , Lawrence , Whalley , Ward , Carbone 
Subs not used:  Kerr , Blake , Grant 

City had an afternoon to forget as Leeds ran out 6-1 winners in the West Yorkshire derby at Elland Road this afternoon. 
Leeds did all the damage in the first half as goals by Mark Viduka, Ian Harte, Erik Bakke, Alan Smith and Harry Kewell put the game out of Bradford's reach.
The game started at an electric pace with both sides having chances to break the deadlock in the opening exchanges.
Dominic Matteo had the first opportunity when heading Bakke's cross just wide, before the Norwegian missed a great chance to give Leeds the lead.
The midfielder, who was replacing the suspended David Batty could only head over the bar from just ten yards out after Harte had whipped in the cross.
Bradford hit back on the break and it took a fine save from Nigel Martyn to deny Eoin Jess after Benito Carbone's back-heal had put the Scot in the clear.
Leeds finally opened the scoring on 14 minutes when Viduka headed home at the near post after good work by Kewell and Harte.
Aidan Davison, who was between the sticks for Bradford after Gary Walsh was injured in the warm up, was picking the ball out of the back of the net again moments later, when Harte curled home a superb free-kick from 25 yards.
Bradford then stunned Leeds when Ashley Ward latched on to Jess' through ball before firing a right-footed shot past Martyn.
Leeds soon restored their two-goal advantage though when Bakke cooly finished after Smith's defence splitting pass but the Norwegian in the clear.
Alan Smith got his name on the scoresheet when he added the fourth Leeds goal in the 38th minute.
Danny Mills was the creator when he picked out Viduka at the far post and the Australian's header back across goal fell to Smith, who finished with ease.
Kewell wrapped up a tremendous first half for The Whites when he rounded Ian Nolan before slotting the ball past Davidson just before the break.
The second 45 minutes was a quieter affair as Bradford put in a spirited performance. The only goal of the half came six minutes from time when Bowyer finished from close range after the Bradford defence failed to clear a Harte corner.

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