Paddy Kenny saved a 74th-minute penalty to deny Craig Mackail-Smith a hat-trick and Brighton & Hove Albion a first win in seven league games. PIC: Steve Riding

The night Leeds United's last line of defence saved the day

It was a night Leeds United's last line of defence saved the day.

Tuesday, 23rd November 2021, 10:29 am

Paddy Kenny saved a 74th-minute penalty to deny Craig Mackail-Smith a hat-trick and Brighton & Hove Albion a first win in seven league games on the south coast in November 2012. Mackail-Smith opened the scoring from the spot after Whites captain Lee Peltier brought down Will Buckley. Bruno's foul on Luke Varney allowed El-Hadji Diouf to equalise with a penalty before Mackail-Smith made it 2-1. Leeds came from behind again thanks to Michael Brown before Kenny's heroics after Sam Byram fouled Mackail-Smith. "This match shows what the Championship is all about. It was a superb point for us because we were pummelled in the first 20 minutes," reflected manager Neil Warnock at full-time. READ MORE: 16 of the most iconic Leeds United photos of all time LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

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