Leeds United 2-0 Oldham

23 February 2010 10:15
Luciano Becchio scored twice in eight second-half minutes to lift the tension at Elland Road as Leeds beat Oldham to get their promotion bid back on course.Becchio was left with a 53rd minute tap-in when Jermaine Beckford cut in from the left and his shot was parried by Dean Brill to the Argentine.

Seven minutes later Robert Snodgrass supplied a pinpoint cross for Becchio to head past Oldham keeper Dean Brill.

Leeds were largely on top and also had two penalty claims turned down.



Leeds United manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Leeds:





"I'm delighted with the way we played. We knew it would be very difficult coming into this game with the way we've played in the last two home matches, but we were very good this time around.

"We controlled the game very well from the start. The players put in a very professional performance and that was good to see.

"Once we got the first goal it settled us down, renewed our confidence and we started to look like a good and confident team again."



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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time Leeds United 2-0 Oldham R (HT 0-0) Becchio 54 Becchio 61 Leeds United 01 Ankergren 03 Kisnorbo 06 Naylor 21 Lowry yellow card 32 White (Gradel 65) 04 Doyle 14 Howson 22 Hughes 09 Beckford (Grella 83) 10 Becchio (Johnson 90) 23 Snodgrass Substitutes 25 Martin, 26 Bromby, 08 Kilkenny, 15 McSheffrey, 16 Johnson, 28 Gradel, 13 Grella Oldham 01 Brill 03 Jacobson 06 Hazell 16 Gregan yellow card 14 Furman yellow card (Lomax 75) 18 Taylor yellow card 20 Stephens 26 Marrow 08 Smalley yellow card (Colbeck 59) 09 Abbott (Eaves 80) 11 Price Substitutes 37 Flahavan, 02 Aljofree, 12 Lomax, 19 Lee, 28 Colbeck, 17 Parker, 38 Eaves Ref: TaylorAtt: 17,635 LEEDS UNITED OLDHAM Possession Leeds United 63% Oldham 37% Attempts on target Leeds United 11 Oldham 3 Attempts off target Leeds United 8 Oldham 3 Corners Leeds United 5 Oldham 1 Fouls Leeds United 11 Oldham 9 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:37 The match has reached full-time. 90:00+3:20 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Snodgrass, Sean Gregan makes a clearance. 90:00+0:49 Tom Eaves delivers the ball, Casper Ankergren makes a save. 90:00+0:25 Max Gradel takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill. 89:36 Substitution Bradley Johnson is brought on as a substitute for Luciano Becchio. 89:25 Shot by Robert Snodgrass. Blocked by Reuben Hazell. 87:50 Jason Price takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren. 86:42 Joe Colbeck crosses the ball, Patrick Kisnorbo manages to make a clearance. 85:02 Max Gradel has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal. 84:09 The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass. 83:53 Max Gradel takes a shot. Sean Gregan gets a block in. 82:59 Substitution Mike Grella on for Jermaine Beckford. 82:46 Max Gradel has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post. 81:00 Dale Stephens delivers the ball, Jason Price takes a shot. Andy Hughes manages to make a clearance. 80:45 Robert Snodgrass challenges Dale Stephens unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Alex Marrow. 79:06 Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kisnorbo. 79:06 Substitution (Oldham) makes a substitution, with Tom Eaves coming on for Pawel Abbott. 79:06 Handball by Pawel Abbott. 78:53 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Marrow. 76:09 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kelvin Lomax on Robert Snodgrass. Free kick crossed by Patrick Kisnorbo, clearance by Sean Gregan. 75:37 Pawel Abbott has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal. 74:37 Substitution Kelvin Lomax replaces Dean Furman. 74:16 The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, Michael Doyle takes a shot. 73:24 Outswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, Chris Taylor manages to make a clearance. 71:25 Richard Naylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pawel Abbott. Free kick crossed right-footed by Dale Stephens from left channel, Shane Lowry makes a clearance. 70:13 Shot by Robert Snodgrass from outside the box goes over the net. 67:57 Shot from 18 yards by Chris Taylor. Save by Casper Ankergren. Corner from right by-line taken by Dale Stephens. 65:36 The offside flag is raised against Jermaine Beckford. Indirect free kick taken by Dean Brill. 64:02 Substitution Max Gradel joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aidan White. 62:35 Outswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, Shane Lowry takes a shot. Dean Furman manages to make a clearance. 60:39 The assist for the goal came from Robert Snodgrass. 60:39 GOAL - Luciano Becchio:Leeds United 2 - 0 Oldham Luciano Becchio scores a headed goal from close range. Leeds 2-0 Oldham. 60:36 The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass, 59:55 Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance. 57:22 Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, save made by Dean Brill. 57:22 Substitution Deane Smalley goes off and Joe Colbeck comes on. 57:22 Booking Sean Gregan receives a yellow card. 57:13 Sean Gregan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Beckford. 56:38 The offside flag is raised against Aidan White. Free kick taken by Dean Brill. 55:44 Michael Doyle challenges Jason Price unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Joe Jacobson. 55:04 Joe Jacobson sends in a cross. 53:15 GOAL - Luciano Becchio:Leeds United 1 - 0 Oldham Luciano Becchio fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Oldham. 52:34 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill. 51:43 Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass to the near post, Sean Gregan makes a clearance. 50:33 Jermaine Beckford fouled by Sean Gregan, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Robert Snodgrass from the free kick, save made by Dean Brill. 50:08 Aidan White sends in a cross, Reuben Hazell manages to make a clearance. 47:50 Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball, clearance by Sean Gregan. 47:15 Pawel Abbott has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right. 46:43 The referee penalises Dale Stephens for handball. Shane Lowry takes the free kick. 45:01 The referee gets the second half started. Half Time 45:00+3:14 It is the end of the first-half. 45:00+2:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Deane Smalley by Michael Doyle. Direct free kick taken by Dean Brill. 45:00+1:59 Andy Hughes takes a shot. Clearance by Sean Gregan. 45:00+0:36 Luciano Becchio is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dean Brill takes the free kick. 45:00+0:19 Foul by Jason Price on Michael Doyle, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Patrick Kisnorbo. 43:50 The official flags Pawel Abbott offside. Casper Ankergren takes the indirect free kick. 43:26 Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball. 42:22 The ball is swung over by Shane Lowry, Joe Jacobson manages to make a clearance. 42:16 A cross is delivered by Andy Hughes. 41:25 Jason Price is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick. 40:21 Michael Doyle is penalised for a handball. Reuben Hazell takes the direct free kick. 37:53 Foul by Luciano Becchio on Joe Jacobson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Dean Brill. 37:14 The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, Michael Doyle takes a shot. Save made by Dean Brill. 35:15 Aidan White crosses the ball, save by Dean Brill. 34:25 The ball is delivered by Shane Lowry, clearance made by Joe Jacobson. 33:45 The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass, Reuben Hazell manages to make a clearance. 29:42 The referee blows for offside. Patrick Kisnorbo takes the direct free kick. 28:42 Shot from outside the area by Robert Snodgrass misses to the left of the goal. 26:59 The referee gives a free kick against Andy Hughes for handball. Free kick taken by Sean Gregan. 26:02 Aidan White is caught offside. Dean Brill restarts play with the free kick. 25:38 Jonathan Howson produces a cross, clearance by Sean Gregan. 24:43 Patrick Kisnorbo takes the free kick. 24:43 Booking The referee cautions Deane Smalley for unsporting behaviour. 24:34 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shane Lowry by Deane Smalley. 23:08 Booking The referee shows Chris Taylor a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. 22:36 Andy Hughes fouled by Chris Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Andy Hughes takes the free kick. 20:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Taylor by Jonathan Howson. Free kick taken by Joe Jacobson. 20:27 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Save by Dean Brill. 19:28 Jonathan Howson has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright. 14:44 Handball decision goes against Robert Snodgrass. Direct free kick taken by Dean Brill. 14:06 Richard Naylor takes the direct free kick. 14:06 Booking Dean Furman shown a yellow card. 13:52 Unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Dean Furman results in a free kick. 12:58 Free kick taken by Alex Marrow. 12:58 Booking Shane Lowry is booked. 12:50 Shane Lowry gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pawel Abbott. 11:05 Foul by Jason Price on Patrick Kisnorbo, free kick awarded. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick. 10:28 Unfair challenge on Alex Marrow by Aidan White results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Reuben Hazell. 9:18 Shot from just outside the box by Pawel Abbott misses to the right of the target. 7:36 Jonathan Howson challenges Chris Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Jacobson restarts play with the free kick. 5:58 The ball is crossed by Andy Hughes, Effort on goal by Jermaine Beckford from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target. 5:37 Foul by Alex Marrow on Luciano Becchio, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Michael Doyle. 3:22 Foul by Luciano Becchio on Sean Gregan, free kick awarded. Sean Gregan takes the direct free kick. 0:32 Foul by Michael Doyle on Deane Smalley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Sean Gregan. 0:00 The game gets underway. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.

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