It's not Pompey but..

Last updated : 05 April 2004 By Alex Dale
With Portsmouth fans looking on, the two teams most likely to replace Pompey in the coveted (?) 17th spot played each other at Elland Road. A Leicester win would dump Pompey back in the bottom three, while a draw or a home win would increase the pressure on Portsmouth.

Leeds, depserate for a win to keep them in touching distance of Portsmouth and Blackburn, burst into life in the opening 15 minutes, taking a commanding 2-0 lead through a Michael Duberry header and a Mark Viduka goal.

But, as is often the case for Leeds this season, all their hard work was undone late on as Paul Dickov and Muzzy Izzet scored late on to tie the game and left Pompey fans salivating at what would be, for them, the perfect score.

However, Alan Smith, who has let it be known that he will leave Leeds should they go down, may well have prolonged his Leeds career with an 86th minute winner which leaves Leeds in touch with the teams above them.

Leeds now join Leicester on 28 points, two points behind Portsmouth and three behind Blackburn, who were destroyed at Anfield on Sunday. All of which increases the pressure for Portsmouth to get something from their trip to Charlton Athletic this weekend.