Middlesbrough 1-2 Leeds

16 October 2010 07:15
Striker Luciano Becchio scored a stunning winner as Leeds added to Middlesbrough's problems with victory at the Riverside.Davide Somma opened the scoring for the visitors with a low left-footed shot into the bottom corner. [LNB]Kris Boyd nipped in front of Richard Naylor to prod the leveller from Matthew Bates' inviting cross. [LNB]But Becchio lashed home a fine volley from Bradley Johnson's cutback to secure all three points for Leeds. [LNB]Middlesbrough fans greeted the final whistle with a crescendo of boos after a defeat which leaves the club in 20th place, just one point above the relegation zone. [LNB]Leeds, meanwhile, have risen to ninth in the table after a well-deserved victory in manager Simon Grayson's 100th match in charge. [LNB]Leeds dominated the game's opening and took a deserved lead when Somma diverted Sanchez Watt's deflected cross past Jason Steele. [LNB]Somma ought to have played in Becchio when two-on-one just before the break, but the striker chose to shoot despite his colleague being unmarked on the edge of the box. [LNB]Boro improved after the interval and drew level after 53 minutes through Boyd. [LNB]But conceding a goal seemed to stir Leeds, who restored their advantage 10 minutes later through Becchio's superb strike, which cannoned in off a post. [LNB]The Argentine struck the bar with another shot and Leeds withstood a late Boro rally to secure victory. [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 16 October 2010[LNB] Npower Championship[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Middlesbrough 1-2 Leeds FT (HT 0-1) Boyd 53 Somma 12 Becchio 63 Middlesbrough 30 Steele 04 Bates 05 Wheater 06 McManus 10 Bailey 18 O'Neil 20 Arca 37 Tavares (Halliday 73) 07 McDonald 09 Boyd 11 Kink (Lita 65) Substitutes 21 Coyne, 27 Bennett, 29 McMahon, 19 Halliday, 33 Smallwood, 15 Lita, 16 Miller Leeds United 30 Brown 02 Connolly 05 Collins 06 Naylor 29 McCartney (Hughes 34) 14 Howson 17 Faye (Bromby 85) 10 Becchio 18 Watt (Johnson 38) 23 Snodgrass 27 Somma Substitutes 31 Alnwick, 26 Bromby, 07 Gradel, 08 Kilkenny, 16 Johnson, 22 Hughes, 44 McCormack Ref: FoyAtt: 23,550 MIDDLESBROUGH LEEDS Possession Middlesbrough 52% Leeds 48% Attempts on target Middlesbrough 7 Leeds 5 Attempts off target Middlesbrough 6 Leeds 2 Corners Middlesbrough 5 Leeds 4 Fouls Middlesbrough 11 Leeds 9 Final Result Full Time 90:00+5:09 The referee blows for the end of the match. 90:00+4:11 Kris Boyd takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Hughes. 90:00+2:00 Luciano Becchio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+1:27 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary O'Neil on Jonathan Howson. Robert Snodgrass restarts play with the free kick. 89:24 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary O'Neil. 88:07 Gary O'Neil challenges Robert Snodgrass unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick. 87:11 Corner taken short by Robert Snodgrass. 84:22 Substitution Amdy Faye goes off and Leigh Bromby comes on. 80:24 Scott McDonald crosses the ball. 80:17 A cross is delivered by Scott McDonald, clearance by Paul Connolly. 78:23 Scott McDonald takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown. 75:14 Luciano Becchio is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Stephen McManus restarts play with the free kick. 72:05 Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil. 72:05 Substitution Mickael Tavares goes off and Andy Halliday comes on. 72:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leroy Lita by Richard Naylor. 71:13 Corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the left by-line, Jason Brown makes a save. 70:43 Gary O'Neil takes the inswinging corner, Matthew Bates takes a shot. Save made by Jason Brown. 70:29 Kris Boyd takes a shot. Blocked by Neill Collins. 69:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Stephen McManus. David Wheater restarts play with the free kick. 68:25 Luciano Becchio takes a shot. 67:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Bates on Robert Snodgrass. Direct free kick taken by Jason Brown. 64:52 Jason Brown takes the free kick. 64:52 Substitution Tarmo Kink leaves the field to be replaced by Leroy Lita. 64:52 Gary O'Neil gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Naylor. 63:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Julio Arca on Robert Snodgrass. Robert Snodgrass restarts play with the free kick. 62:07 The assist for the goal came from Bradley Johnson. 62:07 GOAL - Luciano Becchio:Middlesbrough 1 - 2 Leeds United Luciano Becchio fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-2 Leeds. 56:12 Centre by Nicky Bailey. 54:21 Scott McDonald concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Naylor. Neill Collins takes the direct free kick. 52:01 Assist by Matthew Bates. 52:01 GOAL - Kris Boyd:Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Leeds United Kris Boyd finds the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 1-1 Leeds. 49:14 The assistant referee flags for offside against Luciano Becchio. Stephen McManus restarts play with the free kick. 48:42 The ball is delivered by Tarmo Kink. 46:50 Header from close in by Kris Boyd misses to the left of the goal. 45:46 The assistant referee signals for offside against Davide Somma. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick. 45:01 The game restarts for the second half. Half Time 45:00+2:10 The half-time whistle blows. 45:00+1:24 Jonathan Howson challenges Scott McDonald unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil. 45:00+0:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by David Wheater. Paul Connolly takes the free kick. 44:34 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary O'Neil. 43:58 The referee gives a free kick against Bradley Johnson for handball. Free kick taken by Matthew Bates. 41:54 Davide Somma takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele. 38:30 Neill Collins challenges Kris Boyd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shot on goal comes in from Tarmo Kink from the free kick. 38:09 Luciano Becchio challenges Nicky Bailey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jason Steele takes the free kick. 37:15 Direct free kick taken by Jason Brown. 37:15 Substitution Bradley Johnson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Sanchez Watt. 37:15 Robert Snodgrass fouled by Julio Arca, the ref awards a free kick. 36:30 Unfair challenge on Nicky Bailey by Amdy Faye results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil. 34:46 Foul by Julio Arca on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded. Paul Connolly takes the free kick. 33:37 Substitution Andy Hughes comes on in place of George McCartney. 31:31 The ball is crossed by Tarmo Kink, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Kris Boyd misses to the right of the target. 31:11 Sanchez Watt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tarmo Kink. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick. 29:30 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass played to the near post, clearance by Kris Boyd. 28:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Julio Arca on Luciano Becchio. Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, David Wheater makes a clearance. 27:49 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Connolly by Nicky Bailey. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul Connolly, clearance by Mickael Tavares. 27:16 Nicky Bailey takes a shot. Save by Jason Brown. 26:54 Robert Snodgrass concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary O'Neil. Free kick taken by Gary O'Neil. 25:48 Corner from right by-line crossed in by Gary O'Neil. 25:39 Scott McDonald sends in a cross, Neill Collins makes a clearance. 24:13 The ball is sent over by Mickael Tavares, Kris Boyd has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target. 19:51 Gary O'Neil produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target. 18:05 Kris Boyd takes a shot. Save made by Jason Brown. 16:58 Nicky Bailey produces a cross, clearance by Neill Collins. 15:04 Centre by George McCartney, Gary O'Neil makes a clearance. 14:32 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Howson from the right by-line, David Wheater manages to make a clearance. 11:27 The assist for the goal came from Sanchez Watt. 11:27 GOAL - Davide Somma:Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Leeds United Davide Somma finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Middlesbrough 0-1 Leeds. 10:10 The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicky Bailey. Jason Brown takes the indirect free kick. 9:58 Mickael Tavares crosses the ball, clearance made by Paul Connolly. 9:24 Handball by Amdy Faye. Jason Steele takes the free kick. 8:15 Corner from left by-line crossed in by Robert Snodgrass. 8:04 Davide Somma takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen McManus. 6:50 Nicky Bailey has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. 6:29 Tarmo Kink produces a cross, George McCartney gets a block in. 3:30 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Save made by Jason Steele. 2:14 The assistant referee signals for offside against Davide Somma. Julio Arca takes the indirect free kick. 1:24 Jonathan Howson produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar. 1:10 The ball is delivered by George McCartney, blocked by Matthew Bates. 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match. 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