Defensive duo earns Whites win

Central defenders Rui Marques and Richard Naylor headed Leeds to a 2-0 triumph over Southend, who are now without a victory in seven matches.

Last Updated: 28/01/09 at 00:15 Post Comment

Marques: Netted for Leeds

Marques: Netted for Leeds

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The injury-ravaged Shrimpers were two goals down in the opening 11 minutes as Marques and Naylor punished slack marking at corners from the right.

Angolan international Marques climbed to head home Bradley Johnson's sixth-minute corner for his first goal of the season. Then Johnson took a short corner to Andy Robinson five minutes later and his cross was headed in by Leeds-born Naylor, who scored his first goal since arriving on loan from Ipswich this month.

The Shrimpers were so short-handed that they named only four substitutes and Steve Tilson's side suffered a further blow when striker James Walker limped off after 39 minutes.

With Leeds struggling to build on their excellent start, Theo Robinson was only inches away from pulling one back for Southend just after the hour with a powerful drive.

Southend increased the tempo but with Marques and Naylor commanding at the back, they could not find a way through.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Tuesday, 28 April 2015
19:45
Colchester 1-1 Swindon  
Saturday, 25 April 2015
15:00
Bradford 1-0 Barnsley  
Chesterfld 0-2 Bristol C Report
Coventry 1-3 Crewe Report
Fleetwood 2-3 Colchester Report
Leyton Or 1-1 Sheff Utd Report
Notts Co 2-1 Doncaster Report
Peterboro 4-3 Crawley Report
Preston 3-0 Swindon Report
Rochdale 2-3 MK Dons Report

Footer 365

Manchester United 0-1 West Brom: Robin van Persie penalty saved as Baggies shock United

Chris Brunt's deflected free kick gave West Brom a 1-0 win at Manchester United as Robin van Persie saw a penalty saved.

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand loses wife to cancer

Rio Ferdinand’s wife Rebecca has died following a short battle with cancer.

Arsene Wenger claims Jose Mourinho disrespected Arsenal with title taunt

Arsene Wenger feels Jose Mourinho was disrespectful for taunting Arsenal about their 10-year wait for the title.

Mail Box

Shouldn't We Give Players Time?

Do we really want to throw out the baby with the bathwater every single summer? We also have a Man United fan who wants massive investment. And more...

Liverpool: No Greater Than Aston Villa

It's fair to say that Raúl H. Garcia from the morning mailbox has got something of a kicking on Thursday afternoon. Oh and the Neviller is wrong for once...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company