United response provides cup tonic for Warnock

Aidan White, in contention to return to the Leeds United starting line-up against Bristol City.

Aidan White, in contention to return to the Leeds United starting line-up against Bristol City.

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WHAT a difference a few days made for Leeds United and Neil Warnock this week, writes Tony Harber.

Booed off and hammered by supporters following a poor performance and a 2-0 defeat to Barnsley in the Npower Championship on Saturday, it was suddenly all smiles again as the Whites came from behind to beat Birmingham 2-1 in the FA Cup on Tuesday night to book a tasty fourth meeting with Tottenham at Elland Road on Sunday week.

With Birmingham ahead at half-time through a Wade Elliott goal the pressure was really on and after fans called for manager Warnock to quit at Oakwell a few days earlier the knives were being sharpened. But a much improved display after the break saw Ross McCormack come to the rescue with an equaliser and six minutes later El Hadji Diouf put away a penalty to complete a real morale-boosting victory.

 

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