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  • Date:11 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:23,171
  • Becchio (78)
  • Mackail-Smith (76) Navarro (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alan Navarro by Darren O'Dea. Rodriguez Vicente takes the free kick.

93mins

Inswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, Tom Lees takes a shot. Save made by Peter Brezovan.

93mins

Ross McCormack leaves the field to be replaced by Ramon Nunez.

91mins

Alan Navarro gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 1-2 Brighton.Assist by Rodriguez Vicente.

89mins

Danny Pugh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt. Gonzalo Jara Reyes takes the direct free kick.

87mins

Unfair challenge on Rodriguez Vicente by Fabian Delph results in a free kick. Rodriguez Vicente crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing.

81mins

Foul by Alan Navarro on Danny Pugh, free kick awarded. (Leeds) makes a substitution, with Andros Townsend coming on for Aidan White. Adam Clayton restarts play with the free kick.

79mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Snodgrass, Luciano Becchio finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. Leeds 1-1 Brighton.Assist by Robert Snodgrass.

76mins

Corner taken right-footed by Rodriguez Vicente from the right by-line, Craig Mackail-Smith finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Leeds 0-1 Brighton.Assist by Rodriguez Vicente.

75mins

Alan Navarro fouled by Robert Snodgrass, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Snodgrass receives a caution. Joe Mattock takes the direct free kick.

73mins

Gonzalo Jara Reyes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aidan White. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Sam Vokes. Direct free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.

72mins

Luciano Becchio challenges Adam El-Abd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luciano Becchio receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Peter Brezovan takes the direct free kick.

70mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Gordon Greer. Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross, Tom Lees takes a shot. Save made by Peter Brezovan.

67mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rodriguez Vicente by Danny Pugh. Direct free kick taken by Gordon Greer.

65mins

Corner from right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass.

63mins

Adam El-Abd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Pugh. Adam El-Abd receives a yellow card. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ross McCormack, clearance made by Gonzalo Jara Reyes.

61mins

Rodriguez Vicente replaces Kazenga LuaLua.

60mins

Corner taken right-footed by Kazenga LuaLua from the left by-line, clearance made by Tom Lees.

59mins

Ross McCormack has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.

57mins

Adam Smith produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

53mins

The referee blows for offside. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

51mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Ross McCormack. Gordon Greer takes the free kick.

50mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Sam Vokes, Headed effort on goal by Sam Vokes from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

46mins

Ross McCormack fouled by Liam Bridcutt, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Bridcutt goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick.

46mins

Craig Noone comes on in place of Will Buckley.

43mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam El-Abd on Luciano Becchio. Robert Snodgrass takes the direct free kick.

40mins

Unfair challenge on Adam Smith by Liam Bridcutt results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Robert Snodgrass.

39mins

Ross McCormack challenges Gonzalo Jara Reyes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gonzalo Jara Reyes restarts play with the free kick.

38mins

Unfair challenge on Liam Bridcutt by Darren O'Dea results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Will Buckley.

37mins

Foul by Gordon Greer on Aidan White, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Adam Smith.

32mins

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, Luciano Becchio challenges Peter Brezovan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Brezovan restarts play with the free kick.

31mins

Liam Bridcutt takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

30mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Gonzalo Jara Reyes.

28mins

Kazenga LuaLua takes a shot.

28mins

Kazenga LuaLua produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.

27mins

Corner taken by Will Buckley from the right by-line, Luciano Becchio manages to make a clearance.

26mins

Corner taken short by Will Buckley, Gordon Greer takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Smith.

26mins

Foul by Adam Smith on Kazenga LuaLua, free kick awarded. Adam El-Abd takes the direct free kick.

25mins

Alan Navarro takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.

24mins

Shot by Alan Navarro from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

19mins

Unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by Adam Clayton results in a free kick. Adam Clayton is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Will Buckley.

17mins

Ross McCormack has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

13mins

Foul by Kazenga LuaLua on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded. A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, Tom Lees produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

8mins

Danny Pugh concedes a free kick for a foul on Will Buckley. Gonzalo Jara Reyes takes the direct free kick.

4mins

Luciano Becchio produces a headed effort from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

3mins

The referee penalises Ross McCormack for handball. Peter Brezovan takes the free kick.

Match Preview

No worries for Redfearn Leeds caretaker manager Neil Redfearn has no new injury or suspension worries as he takes charge of his second game against Brighton. Redfearn, who made a winning start as temporary boss last week at Bristol City, has three more games to convince chairman Ken Bates he is the right choice to succeed Simon Grayson on a permanent basis. Redfearn said: "We got one or two bumps and bruises down at Bristol City, but nothing major, no strains or pulls or tears and they had a day to recover on Sunday. "We went back to work on Monday and Tuesday and the lads are all fine." Adam Smith, on loan from Tottenham, is hoping to continue at full-back in his first home appearance and USA international winger Robbie Rogers will be hoping to make his debut for the club after he was an unused substitute last weekend. Leeds remain just two points off the play-off places and Redfearn is unlikely to make any unforced changes as he seeks stability following the fall-out of Grayson's dismissal last week. Brighton will be without Matt Sparrow as the midfielder starts a three-match ban after being sent off during the 1-0 win over Leicester last Saturday. Defender Tommy Elphick remains a long-term absentee with an Achilles injury and midfielder Gary Dicker has only just resumed light training after a fractured fibula. But the injuries which have plagued Brighton over the past couple of months have otherwise cleared up. Full-back Gonzalo Jara Reyes missed out against Leicester with a slight groin problem and could make his second Seagulls debut after rejoining from West Brom, while wingers Craig Noone and Kazenga LuaLua have shaken off hamstring injuries. Manager Gus Poyet returns to Elland Road after a spell as assistant boss five years ago.

Formation:4411Manager:

Leeds

Formation: 451Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

  • Andy Lonergan
  • Adam Smith
  • Darren O'Dea
  • Tom Lees
  • Danny Pugh
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Adam Clayton
  • Fabian Delph
  • Aidan White
  • Ross McCormack
  • Luciano Becchio
  • SUBS
  • Maik Taylor
  • Alex Bruce
  • Michael Brown
  • Andros Townsend
  • Ramon Nunez

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Match Report

Navarro stuns Leeds Alan Navarro struck an injury-time winner for Brighton as their 2-1 victory maintained their unbeaten run in 2012 and dented Neil Redfearn's hopes of becoming the next Leeds manager in the process. The 46-year-old has been granted what amounts to a four-game interview to impress after the sacking of Simon Grayson 10 days ago and, after winning at Bristol City last weekend, looked to have remained unbeaten when Luciano Becchio cancelled out Craig Mackail-Smith's opener. But, just as four minutes of injury time were displayed, Liam Bridcutt won the ball in midfield and played in Navarro and his low drive from the edge of the box went in via a deflection off Adam Smith to silence Elland Road. It was unfortunate for Redfearn and his players who had done enough to at least warrant a point but, once the final whistle was blown, the anger from the terraces - which had prompted a pre-match protest march against chairman Ken Bates - returned, with several fans voicing their disapproval at Redfearn's temporary appointment. The former Barnsley midfielder was the first man since Grayson to occupy the home dugout since December 2008 - a home defeat under Gary McAllister - and his side set off as though a loss was not an option. They should have been ahead inside four minutes - Becchio's header grazing the post after Robert Snodgrass has turned inside Joe Mattock - and had a seemingly solid shout for a penalty turned down not long after. Smith's cross from the right fell to Ross McCormack and, as the 15-goal striker teed up a shot, he was clattered to the ground by Adam El-Abd. Referee Graham Salisbury did not agree with the protests of the Leeds players, though, leaving Redfearn to open a heated conversation with the fourth official. McCormack, a scorer of two goals when these sides drew 3-3 in September, then shot over from an ambitious 35 yards before former Leeds loanee Sam Vokes, now on a temporary deal with Brighton, played in Navarro whose effort was also too high. That effort signalled the start of some Brighton pressure, with Navarro and then Bridcutt working Andy Lonergan from distance, with Leeds responding through a near-post drive from Smith that nearly caught Peter Brezovan napping in the away goal. Neither side was particularly able to get in behind the other during the opening half but that changed within 60 seconds of the restart and only some desperate defending from Mattock kept Brighton level. Aidan White's pass put Snodgrass into the area and, after his low cross was shelled by Brezovan, Mattock prevented Becchio from bundling in at the back post. If that was the game's closest shave it was quickly bettered, with Lonergan producing a fine one-handed save to keep out Ashley Barnes, although the Leeds captain nearly undid his good work with two fumbles from corners - the second of which saw him eventually fall gratefully onto a Vokes header. With both sides now fully committed to attacking, Snodgrass worked some space for Smith whose edge-of-the-area scoop floated over, before McCormack was also off target after Adam Clayton's outside-of-the-boot ball from deep in his own half had cut Brighton open. But, having made the majority of the running, the home side would fall behind with 13 minutes remaining, with Mackail-Smith doing the damage just three minutes after replacing Vokes. The Leeds defence lost the Scotland international in the box and, once Vicente's cross had picked him out, his eighth goal of the season duly followed. However, their lead would last no longer than two minutes, with Becchio peeling off his marker at the front post and glancing a Snodgrass corner into the far corner. But there was still more drama to come, with Bridcutt winning the ball and giving Navarro the chance to seal victory - an opportunity he duly took.

Form Guide

    LWDWLW
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Brighton
  • LWWWDW

Last Meetings

  • Brighton
  • 3 - 3
  • Leeds
  • 23/09/2011
  • Brighton
  • 2 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 14/01/2006
  • Leeds
  • 3 - 3
  • Brighton
  • 10/09/2005
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 1
  • Brighton
  • 29/01/2005
  • Brighton
  • 1 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 23/10/2004
  • Brighton
  • 2 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 21/04/1990

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • R McCormack 14
  • R Snodgrass 10
  • L Becchio 5
  • A Clayton 5
  • D Pugh 2
  • D O'Dea 2
  • T Lees 2
  • RF Nunez 1

Brighton

  • W Buckley 7
  • C Mackail-Smith 6
  • A Barnes 3
  • M Sparrow 2
  • R Harley 2
  • C Noone 2
  • G Greer 1
  • RG Vicente 1
  • W Hoskins 1
  • I Calderon 1
  • R Vincelot 1
  • J Forster-Caskey 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 47
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Brighton

    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 32
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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