Leeds Utd 4-1 MK Dons

24 April 2010 04:07
A Jermaine Beckford double helped Leeds keep hold of automatic promotion with a thumping win against eight-man MK Dons.Luciano Becchio fired in at the near post to open the scoring before Dean Lewington's volley levelled matters. [LNB]Max Gradel's composed finish restored Leeds' lead as Mathias Doumbe saw red for a challenge on Sanchez Watt. [LNB]Beckford volleyed home before scoring from the spot as David McCracken was dismissed for a foul on the striker before Peter Leven was also sent off. [LNB]With Millwall lurking just a point behind in third, Simon Grayson's side will be aiming for wins in their remaining matches against Charlton and Bristol Rovers to guarantee their climb into the Championship. [LNB]Beckford's 29th and 30th goals of the season came after strike partner Becchio had found the net for his fourth successive game from Watt's neat pass. [LNB]The on-loan Arsenal youngster also set up Leeds' third before MK Dons' frustration overflowed in the final ten minutes with McCracken and Leven joining Doumbe in early returns to the dressing room. [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 24 April 2010[LNB] League One[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Leeds United 4-1 MK Dons FT (HT 2-1) Becchio 13 Gradel 33 Beckford 80 Beckford (pen) 86 Lewington 19 Leeds United 12 Higgs 06 Naylor 19 Parker (Howson 59) 33 Collins yellow card 08 Kilkenny 16 Johnson yellow card 22 Hughes yellow card 28 Gradel 10 Becchio 23 Snodgrass (Beckford 75) 24 Watt (McSheffrey 81) Substitutes 01 Ankergren, 26 Bromby, 04 Doyle, 14 Howson, 15 McSheffrey, 09 Beckford, 13 Grella MK Dons 12 Gueret 03 Lewington yellow card 04 Doumbe red card 05 McCracken red card 23 Powell 21 Howell 22 Leven red card 26 Chadwick (Chicksen 63) 29 Randall yellow card 08 Easter 11 Baldock (Gobern 51) Substitutes 17 Searle, 20 Davis, 28 Chicksen, 14 Gobern, 39 Rae, 35 Collins Ref: OliverAtt: 25,964 LEEDS UNITED MK DONS Possession Leeds United 57% MK Dons 43% Attempts on target Leeds United 9 MK Dons 6 Attempts off target Leeds United 10 MK Dons 1 Corners Leeds United 9 MK Dons 1 Fouls Leeds United 11 MK Dons 13 Final Result Full Time 90:00+4:06 The referee ends the match. 90:00+2:23 Booking Neill Collins goes into the referee's book. 90:00+2:01 Sent off Peter Leven receives a red card. 90:00+0:24 Max Gradel produces a cross, Shot by Jonathan Howson. Save made by Willy Gueret. 89:20 Foul by Richard Naylor on Jermaine Easter, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Peter Leven. 88:18 Andy Hughes produces a cross, Jermaine Beckford has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal. 87:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Jermaine Easter. Neill Collins takes the direct free kick. 86:36 Shot from inside the area by Luciano Becchio clears the bar. 86:23 Andy Hughes sends in a cross, Dean Lewington manages to make a clearance. 85:35 GOAL - Jermaine Beckford:Leeds United 4 - 1 MK Dons Jermaine Beckford scores a placed penalty. Leeds 4-1 Milton Keynes Dons. 84:05 Unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford by David McCracken results in a Penalty. 84:05 Sent off David McCracken is sent off by the referee for serious foul play. 81:27 Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line, Willy Gueret fouled by Neill Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Willy Gueret takes the free kick. 80:57 Substitution Sanchez Watt goes off and Gary McSheffrey comes on. 79:59 Centre by Bradley Johnson, 79:42 The assist for the goal came from Bradley Johnson. 79:42 GOAL - Jermaine Beckford:Leeds United 3 - 1 MK Dons Jermaine Beckford gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Leeds 3-1 Milton Keynes Dons. 79:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neill Collins by Jermaine Easter. Jonathan Howson takes the free kick. 76:37 Shot by Sanchez Watt from 12 yards. Clearance by David McCracken. 75:53 Inswinging corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the left by-line played to the near post. 74:28 Substitution Jermaine Beckford on for Robert Snodgrass. 73:45 Mark Randall challenges Sanchez Watt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Snodgrass. 73:36 Luciano Becchio sends in a cross, clearance by David McCracken. 72:47 A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, Darren Powell makes a clearance. 70:49 Neil Kilkenny has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal. 69:12 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Neil Kilkenny, clearance by David McCracken. 68:53 Peter Leven produces a cross, clearance by Richard Naylor. 67:44 The assistant referee signals for offside against Max Gradel. Free kick taken by Willy Gueret. 67:30 Mark Randall is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Neil Kilkenny takes the direct free kick. 65:49 Darren Powell challenges Neil Kilkenny unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, Luciano Becchio has a header from close range and clears the crossbar. 64:41 Jonathan Howson challenges Jermaine Easter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Leven shoots direct from the free kick, save made by Shane Higgs. 64:01 Inswinging corner taken by Neil Kilkenny, Willy Gueret makes a save. 63:38 Sanchez Watt produces a cross, save by Willy Gueret. 63:15 Sanchez Watt takes a shot. Save made by Willy Gueret. 62:09 Substitution Luke Chadwick leaves the field to be replaced by Adam Chicksen. 61:10 Lewis Gobern crosses the ball, Shane Higgs makes a save. 60:16 Sanchez Watt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Gobern. Direct free kick taken by Willy Gueret. 58:05 Substitution Jonathan Howson replaces Ben Parker. 57:10 Lewis Gobern has an effort at goal. Comfortable save by Shane Higgs. 54:40 Unfair challenge on Lewis Gobern by Ben Parker results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Howell. 53:28 Mark Randall gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny. Header from deep inside the area by Richard Naylor goes over the bar. 53:28 Booking Mark Randall receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. 53:04 Effort from 20 yards by Luke Chadwick. Neill Collins gets a block in. 51:23 Max Gradel produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal. 50:11 Substitution (Milton Keynes Dons) makes a substitution, with Lewis Gobern coming on for Sam Baldock. 48:18 Sam Baldock concedes a free kick for a foul on Neill Collins. Free kick taken by Neill Collins. 47:09 Shot from 18 yards by Neil Kilkenny. Darren Powell manages to make a clearance. Neil Kilkenny takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Luke Howell. 47:01 Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross, David McCracken manages to make a clearance. 46:05 Bradley Johnson produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses left. 45:24 Max Gradel concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Lewington. Direct free kick taken by Willy Gueret. 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half. Half Time 45:00+3:03 The referee blows for half time. 45:00+2:47 The assistant referee signals for offside against Sam Baldock. Direct free kick taken by Neill Collins. 45:00+2:23 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Save by Willy Gueret. 45:00+2:03 The ball is delivered by Neil Kilkenny, Luke Howell manages to make a clearance. 45:00+1:28 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Shane Higgs. 45:00+0:19 Unfair challenge on David McCracken by Luciano Becchio results in a free kick. Willy Gueret restarts play with the free kick. 42:58 Sent off Mathias Doumbe sent from the field by the ref for serious foul play. 39:49 Mark Randall takes a shot. Richard Naylor manages to make a clearance. 39:11 Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven from the right by-line played to the near post, Ben Parker makes a clearance. 38:46 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sam Baldock by Neill Collins. Peter Leven takes the direct free kick. 38:23 Shot by Jermaine Easter. Save made by Shane Higgs. 37:06 The assistant referee flags for offside against Luciano Becchio. Free kick taken by Willy Gueret. 36:46 Bradley Johnson produces a cross, Darren Powell makes a clearance. 36:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by David McCracken on Luciano Becchio. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Neil Kilkenny. 35:29 Booking Dean Lewington shown a yellow card. 34:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Watt by Luke Howell. Shot comes in from Bradley Johnson from the free kick. 32:39 GOAL - Max Gradel:Leeds United 2 - 1 MK Dons Max Gradel gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons. 30:42 The ball is delivered by Andy Hughes. 29:15 Sam Baldock takes a shot. Save by Shane Higgs. 28:51 Free kick taken by Darren Powell. 28:51 Booking Andy Hughes is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. 28:45 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Easter by Andy Hughes. 28:39 A cross is delivered by Bradley Johnson, save by Willy Gueret. 27:58 Neil Kilkenny takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Darren Powell. 27:17 Effort on goal by Neil Kilkenny from 30 yards. Mark Randall gets a block in. 26:34 Centre by Andy Hughes, Mathias Doumbe manages to make a clearance. 25:24 The assistant referee flags for offside against Sam Baldock. Free kick taken by Shane Higgs. 22:34 Neil Kilkenny takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Sanchez Watt produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar. Correction - 21:54 Foul by David McCracken on Max Gradel, free kick awarded. Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball in from the free kick, Mathias Doumbe makes a clearance. 21:54 Foul by David McCracken on Max Gradel, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from left wing, Mathias Doumbe manages to make a clearance. 20:25 The official flags Luciano Becchio offside. Willy Gueret restarts play with the free kick. 20:16 The offside flag is raised against Sam Baldock. Neill Collins restarts play with the free kick. 20:05 Darren Powell fouled by Luciano Becchio, the ref awards a free kick. Peter Leven takes the direct free kick. 18:55 Peter Leven provided the assist for the goal. 18:55 GOAL - Dean Lewington:Leeds United 1 - 1 MK Dons Dean Lewington finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons. 18:26 Richard Naylor challenges Sam Baldock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Leven. 17:14 Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny, Bradley Johnson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar. 16:35 The assistant referee signals for offside against Luciano Becchio. Direct free kick taken by Willy Gueret. 16:17 Unfair challenge on Neill Collins by Jermaine Easter results in a free kick. Shane Higgs restarts play with the free kick. 15:50 Luciano Becchio is ruled offside. Willy Gueret takes the direct free kick. 15:24 Andy Hughes sends in a cross, Mathias Doumbe manages to make a clearance. 14:28 Foul by Peter Leven on Neil Kilkenny, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Neill Collins. 12:27 Assist by Sanchez Watt. 12:27 GOAL - Luciano Becchio:Leeds United 1 - 0 MK Dons Luciano Becchio finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Milton Keynes Dons. 11:06 The referee blows for offside. Shane Higgs takes the free kick. 10:01 Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball, Willy Gueret makes a save. 9:16 Booking Bradley Johnson is booked. 8:43 Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross. 8:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Baldock on Neill Collins. Neill Collins takes the direct free kick. 7:14 The official flags Sam Baldock offside. Free kick taken by Shane Higgs. 4:45 The referee blows for offside against Max Gradel. Willy Gueret restarts play with the free kick. 3:43 The referee blows for offside. Peter Leven takes the free kick. 2:37 Max Gradel is caught offside. Willy Gueret takes the direct free kick. 1:57 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line to the near post, Dean Lewington makes a clearance. 0:00 The referee gets the match started. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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