Leeds United 2-0 Southend

10 April 2010 04:44
Leeds scored two second-half goals to boost their promotion hopes but increase Southend's relegation worries.Out-of-sorts striker Jermaine Beckford was booed by the Elland Road faithful after failing to challenge for the ball and responded with an angry gesture. [LNB]Max Gradel opened the scoring with a shot that took a deflection off Pat Baldwin before Luciano Becchio headed the second close to full-time. [LNB]Matt Paterson went close for Southend in the first half with a clever lob. [LNB][LNB]Southend United manager Steve Tilson told BBC Essex:[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "For the first 45 minutes we were comfortable, they really didn't create too much and the crowd started to get on their back. [LNB]"But it was all important not to concede that first goal and disappointingly we have. [LNB]"I was gutted for the lads because they've worked hard again today." [LNB] Predict League One results [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 10 April 2010[LNB] League One[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Leeds United 2-0 Southend FT (HT 0-0) Gradel 60 Becchio 83 Leeds United 12 Higgs 06 Naylor 26 Bromby 33 Collins 04 Doyle yellow card 08 Kilkenny 14 Howson 22 Hughes (Johnson 58 yellow card) 28 Gradel 09 Beckford (Becchio 58) 23 Snodgrass (Watt 85) Substitutes 01 Ankergren, 19 Parker, 15 McSheffrey, 16 Johnson, 10 Becchio, 13 Grella, 24 Watt Southend 01 Mildenhall 02 Francis 05 Baldwin 06 Barrett 15 Sankofa 18 Herd 04 Christophe yellow card 07 Grant 22 O'Keefe 09 Paterson (Laurent 63 yellow card) 17 Vernon (Mvoto Owono 85) Substitutes 21 Jack, 03 Malone, 20 Mvoto Owono, 30 Crawford, 26 Laurent Ref: IldertonAtt: 21,650 LEEDS UNITED SOUTHEND Possession Leeds United 57% Southend 43% Attempts on target Leeds United 10 Southend 1 Attempts off target Leeds United 6 Southend 3 Corners Leeds United 6 Southend 1 Fouls Leeds United 8 Southend 5 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:15 The final whistle is blown by the referee. 90:00+3:14 Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick. 90:00+3:14 Booking Michael Doyle goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. 90:00+3:04 Michael Doyle challenges Anthony Grant unfairly and gives away a free kick. 90:00+2:44 Centre by Max Gradel, clearance made by Johnny Herd. 90:00+0:56 Shane Higgs restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+0:56 Booking The referee shows Francis Laurent a yellow card. 90:00+0:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Francis Laurent on Bradley Johnson. 90:00+0:14 Simon Francis delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Jean Yves Mvoto misses to the right of the target. 88:33 The referee blows for offside against Max Gradel. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick. Correction - 84:58 Substitution Robert Snodgrass goes off and Sanchez Watt comes on. 84:58 Substitution Sanchez Watt comes on in place of Robert Snodgrass. 84:14 Substitution Scott Vernon goes off and Jean Yves Mvoto comes on. 82:26 Assist by Max Gradel. 82:26 GOAL - Luciano Becchio:Leeds United 2 - 0 Southend Luciano Becchio scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Leeds 2-0 Southend. 82:24 Max Gradel produces a cross, 80:54 Scott Vernon challenges Neill Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Leigh Bromby takes the direct free kick. 78:18 Simon Francis produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Francis Laurent misses to the left of the goal. 78:18 Booking Bradley Johnson is given a yellow card. 77:53 Bradley Johnson challenges Jean Francois Christophe unfairly and gives away a free kick. 76:52 Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Pat Baldwin manages to make a clearance. 75:37 Jean Francois Christophe challenges Luciano Becchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Neil Kilkenny, Simon Francis manages to make a clearance. 72:59 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Blocked by Anthony Grant. 72:18 Scott Vernon is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Shane Higgs. 69:48 Max Gradel is ruled offside. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick. 69:37 Jonathan Howson crosses the ball, clearance made by Pat Baldwin. 68:46 The referee blows for offside against Max Gradel. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick. 68:23 Shot by Max Gradel from just outside the area goes over the net. Correction - 66:50 Neil Kilkenny takes the inswinging corner, Neill Collins takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall. Neill Collins takes a shot. Adam Barrett gets a block in. 66:50 Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the left by-line, Neill Collins takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall. Neill Collins takes a shot. Adam Barrett gets a block in. 64:00 Centre by Max Gradel. 62:36 Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick. 62:36 Substitution Francis Laurent joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Paterson. 62:36 Foul by Max Gradel on Jean Francois Christophe, free kick awarded. 61:46 Bradley Johnson produces a cross, save by Steve Mildenhall. 61:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean Francois Christophe on Michael Doyle. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny. 59:32 Assist by Robert Snodgrass. 59:32 GOAL - Max Gradel:Leeds United 1 - 0 Southend A goal is scored by Max Gradel from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Southend. 58:25 Michael Doyle challenges Simon Francis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick. 57:11 Substitution Luciano Becchio joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jermaine Beckford. 57:11 Substitution Andy Hughes goes off and Bradley Johnson comes on. 56:04 Simon Francis crosses the ball, Shane Higgs makes a save. 54:48 The ball is delivered by Andy Hughes, Johnny Herd makes a clearance. 54:37 The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Vernon. Michael Doyle takes the free kick. 52:40 A cross is delivered by Michael Doyle, Osei Sankofa gets a block in. 51:23 Leigh Bromby produces a cross, Steve Mildenhall makes a save. 51:03 Simon Francis produces a cross, clearance by Andy Hughes. 49:26 The ball is swung over by Simon Francis. 47:53 Michael Doyle concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Paterson. Direct free kick taken by Pat Baldwin. 45:01 The referee starts the second half. Half Time 45:00+2:27 It is the end of the first-half. 45:00+1:24 Shot from just outside the area by Max Gradel misses to the left of the target. 45:00+1:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jean Francois Christophe on Leigh Bromby. Free kick taken by Leigh Bromby. 45:00+0:50 Booking Jean Francois Christophe shown a yellow card. 45:00+0:27 Matthew Paterson takes a shot. Save made by Shane Higgs. 44:31 Robert Snodgrass produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal. 43:49 Matthew Paterson is ruled offside. Shane Higgs restarts play with the free kick. 43:18 Neil Kilkenny delivers the ball, Anthony Grant manages to make a clearance. 42:51 Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny, Simon Francis manages to make a clearance. 40:10 Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Richard Naylor goes harmlessly over the crossbar. 39:24 The ball is sent over by Max Gradel, Adam Barrett makes a clearance. 38:50 Jermaine Beckford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pat Baldwin. Free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall. 38:28 Effort on goal by Matthew Paterson from long distance goes over the crossbar. 37:53 The ball is sent over by Leigh Bromby, save made by Steve Mildenhall. 35:46 Robert Snodgrass gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Francis. Steve Mildenhall takes the free kick. 33:28 Leigh Bromby crosses the ball, Steve Mildenhall makes a save. 31:56 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Neil Kilkenny, Steve Mildenhall makes a save. 31:15 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Adam Barrett gets a block in. Neil Kilkenny takes a outswinging corner. 31:03 The ball is delivered by Leigh Bromby, clearance made by Adam Barrett. 29:37 The official flags Matthew Paterson offside. Shane Higgs restarts play with the free kick. 28:01 The ball is crossed by Neil Kilkenny, Close range header by Jermaine Beckford goes wide of the left-hand post. 27:30 The ball is delivered by Max Gradel, Adam Barrett makes a clearance. 26:46 Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball, Steve Mildenhall makes a comfortable save. 23:33 Centre by Andy Hughes, Osei Sankofa manages to make a clearance. 21:36 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall. 19:59 Neil Kilkenny delivers the ball, Pat Baldwin makes a clearance. 19:43 Neil Kilkenny takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by Scott Vernon. 19:24 Max Gradel delivers the ball, Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall. 18:49 The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, Adam Barrett makes a clearance. 17:41 The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, Pat Baldwin manages to make a clearance. 14:31 Johnny Herd produces a cross, clearance made by Neill Collins. 12:15 The assistant referee flags for offside against Scott Vernon. Neill Collins takes the free kick. 11:02 Drilled left-footed shot by Michael Doyle. Adam Barrett gets a block in. 10:54 The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, save by Steve Mildenhall. 10:13 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jean Francois Christophe by Max Gradel. Simon Francis crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Michael Doyle. 10:00 The ball is swung over by Matthew Paterson, clearance by Andy Hughes. 7:38 Max Gradel is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick. 5:06 Inswinging corner taken by Simon Francis, clearance by Leigh Bromby. 1:04 Shot from outside the area by Robert Snodgrass misses to the left of the goal. 0:00 The match begins. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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