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  • Date:18 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:21,181
  • Townsend (54) Clayton (79)
    Becchio (90)
  • Bagayoko (31) Bagayoko (53)
Goal!

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98:49 +8.49

Goal scored by Luciano Becchio from just outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Leeds 3-2 Doncaster.

97:51 +7.51

Adam Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Giles Barnes. Free kick taken by Sam Hird.

97:01 +7.01

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf, Tom Lees makes a clearance. Fabien Robert has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

96:22 +6.22

Robert Snodgrass concedes a free kick for a foul on Giles Barnes. James O'Connor restarts play with the free kick.

89:24

Foul by Tommy Spurr on Robbie Rogers, free kick awarded. James O'Connor on for Tommy Spurr. Mikael Forssell is brought on as a substitute for Robbie Rogers. Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, El-Hadji Diouf manages to make a clearance.

88:56

The assistant referee flags for offside against Mamadou Bagayoko. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

88:42

Luciano Becchio concedes a free kick for a foul on Pascal Chimbonda. David Button restarts play with the free kick.

88:18

Fabien Robert joins the action as a substitute, replacing James Hayter.

86:08

Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross.

85:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Spurr on Michael Brown. The referee books Tommy Spurr for dissent. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

84:30

Unfair challenge on Mamadou Bagayoko by Darren O'Dea results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by El-Hadji Diouf, Darren O'Dea makes a clearance.

83:29

Effort from deep inside the area by James Hayter misses to the right of the goal.

82:06

Brian Stock concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Snodgrass. Booking for Brian Stock. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ross McCormack from left channel, Mamadou Bagayoko fouled by Robert Snodgrass, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Snodgrass booked. David Button takes the direct free kick.

79:52

Adam Clayton grabs a goal from inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Leeds 2-2 Doncaster.Robert Snodgrass provided the assist for the goal.

79:18

Robert Snodgrass takes a outswinging corner to the near post, clearance by El-Hadji Diouf.

78:03

(Leeds) makes a substitution, with Robbie Rogers coming on for Andros Townsend.

75:00

Simon Gillett has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.

72:02

Robert Snodgrass challenges Brian Stock unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sam Hird takes the free kick.

70:34

Luciano Becchio handles the ball and concedes a free kick. David Button takes the free kick.

69:33

Short corner taken by Andros Townsend from the right by-line.

67:30

Long range effort from Giles Barnes misses to the left of the goal.

63:35

Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Save by David Button.

62:28

Andros Townsend takes a shot from 35 yards and went wide right of the net.

61:13

Mamadou Bagayoko takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.

59:03

Danny Pugh goes off and Michael Brown comes on.

57:56

Robert Snodgrass takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Sam Hird.

57:43

Sam Hird concedes a free kick for a foul on Luciano Becchio. Andros Townsend takes the free kick.

56:33

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Pugh on Giles Barnes. The free kick is swung in right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf, clearance by Alex Bruce.

55:28

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mamadou Bagayoko by Ross McCormack. Free kick crossed right-footed by Sam Hird from right channel, clearance made by Darren O'Dea.

55:09

Giles Barnes takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

54:18

Andros Townsend fires in a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-2 Doncaster.

53:08

Mamadou Bagayoko scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Leeds 0-2 Doncaster.Assist by El-Hadji Diouf.

51:56

Shot from outside the area by Tommy Spurr misses to the left of the goal.

51:14

Corner from right by-line taken by El-Hadji Diouf.

49:57

Header on goal by Luciano Becchio from just inside the area goes over the goal.

48:47

James Hayter produces a right-footed shot from just inside the area and strikes the post.

47:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Snodgrass on Tommy Spurr. David Button takes the free kick.

45:13 +0.13

Brian Stock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Pugh. Darren O'Dea takes the direct free kick.

41:12

Andros Townsend takes a shot. Sam Hird gets a block in.

39:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Stock by Adam Clayton. David Button takes the free kick.

39:11

Simon Gillett concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Snodgrass. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

38:25

Danny Pugh concedes a free kick for a foul on Giles Barnes. The referee shows Danny Pugh a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by David Button.

37:11

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, Adam Lockwood manages to make a clearance.

36:34

Pascal Chimbonda challenges Andros Townsend unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Ross McCormack, Pascal Chimbonda makes a clearance.

34:29

Foul by Andros Townsend on Pascal Chimbonda, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Button.

31:24

Mamadou Bagayoko gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Doncaster.Assist by James Hayter.

31:20

James Hayter takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

30:44

Robert Snodgrass is caught offside. David Button restarts play with the free kick.

29:59

Unfair challenge on Tom Lees by Tommy Spurr results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

28:07

Corner taken by Ross McCormack from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Alex Bruce goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

27:44

Robert Snodgrass takes the inswinging corner, clearance by El-Hadji Diouf.

27:15

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass.

26:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Sam Hird. The referee books Sam Hird for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adam Clayton, Adam Lockwood manages to make a clearance.

25:43

El-Hadji Diouf takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Robert Snodgrass makes a clearance.

23:53

Aidan White takes a shot. Blocked by Sam Hird. Mamadou Bagayoko is brought on as a substitute for Habib Bamogo. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, Adam Lockwood manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Tom Lees misses to the right of the target.

19:17

Handball decision goes against Brian Stock. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from right channel, Sam Hird makes a clearance.

16:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aidan White by Giles Barnes. Giles Barnes goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Tom Lees restarts play with the free kick.

14:54

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Pascal Chimbonda. El-Hadji Diouf crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Andy Lonergan.

13:40

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Snodgrass, Adam Lockwood manages to make a clearance.

12:17

Luciano Becchio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Hird. Free kick taken by David Button.

11:33

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Simon Gillett.

11:21

Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Save by David Button.

10:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Gillett on Adam Clayton. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

9:51

Habib Bamogo has an effort at goal from deep inside the penalty area that bounces off the post.

9:02

Danny Pugh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Brian Stock. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Spurr.

7:54

Robert Snodgrass takes the outswinging corner, Adam Lockwood manages to make a clearance.

4:49

The assistant referee signals for offside against Luciano Becchio. David Button takes the indirect free kick.

3:40

Andros Townsend gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Simon Gillett. Sam Hird restarts play with the free kick.

2:10

James Hayter has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

1:35

Corner taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf, save by Andy Lonergan.

0:40

Danny Pugh challenges Simon Gillett unfairly and gives away a free kick. Giles Barnes crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Darren O'Dea.

Match Preview

Delph blow for United Leeds midfielder Fabian Delph has been ruled out of Saturday's home clash with Doncaster. Delph, on loan from Aston Villa, sustained an ankle injury in the midweek defeat at Coventry and has returned to Villa Park for treatment. Michael Brown replaced Delph on Tuesday night and is expected to return to the starting line-up, although caretaker-manager Neil Redfearn has the option of recalling Andros Townsend, on loan from Tottenham. Redfearn, who will be taking charge of his fourth game - one win and two defeats - since Simon Grayson was sacked, has no other new injury or suspension problems, but could be tempted to make one or two changes following a display at Coventry which he described as "unprofessional". Central defender Andy O'Brien made his first appearance in over three months when stepping off the bench at the Ricoh Arena and he could be one such change. Fabien Robert and Martin Woods are available for selection for Doncaster. The midfield duo have struggled with respective groin and knee complaints over recent days but both have been passed fit to play. Elsewhere, boss Dean Saunders has no new injury worries. Winger James Coppinger is around a fortnight away from returning after suffering a broken cheekbone during the defeat at Bristol City last month, while defender George Friend faces three more weeks on the sidelines with knee ligament damage. Veteran goalkeeper Neil Sullivan has stepped up training this week after a lengthy absence due to thumb surgery but will not be considered for selection at this stage, leaving on-loan Tottenham goalkeeper David Button to continue between the posts. Defender Habib Beye serves the final game of a three-match suspension.

Formation:442Manager:

Leeds

Formation: 442Manager: Dean Saunders

Doncaster

  • Andy Lonergan
  • Alex Bruce
  • Tom Lees
  • Darren O'Dea
  • Aidan White
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Adam Clayton
  • Danny Pugh
  • Andros Townsend
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Ross McCormack
  • SUBS
  • Maik Taylor
  • Paul Connolly
  • Robbie Rogers
  • Michael Brown
  • Mikael Forssell

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Match Report

Becchio saves Leeds Luciano Becchio fired a dramatic winner nine minutes into injury time as Leeds came from two down to beat Doncaster 3-2 and give new manager Neil Warnock the perfect welcome to Elland Road. Former QPR boss Warnock was appointed as the club's new manager on an 18-month deal on Saturday morning after a meeting with owner Ken Bates in Monaco on Friday night and, although temporary manager Neil Redfearn picked the side, Warnock spoke to his players before kick-off and also at half-time. His interval address may well have been as a result of a dismal first-half performance which saw Mamadou Bagayoko open the scoring, but whatever he said did not seem to have worked as the Malian made it two after the break. That prompted an outpouring of dissent on the terraces, with Leeds' fans renewing their feud with Bates over a perceived lack of investment. At two down, Warnock's plans to achieve the promotion target former boss Simon Grayson had failed to looked slim at best, something that remained despite Andros Townsend and Adam Clayton levelling matters. But, Warnock's career has always been colourful and when Becchio cracked in a curling drive from 20 yards, it suggested that will continue to be the case. The last time Warnock was at Elland Road, his QPR side were beaten 2-0 in December 2010, an his new team started little better than his last one fared. Doncaster midfielder Brian Stock drove over from the edge of the box after the ball came loose and then, with 10 minutes on the clock, Habib Bamogo back-heeled El-Hadj Diouf's flick-on against the post. That stirred Leeds briefly and Robert Snodgrass and Clayton fashioned a chance for Becchio, with his back header being tipped over by a scrambling David Button. But with the quality so low, a goal was always likely to be as a result of a mistake and so it proved when Doncaster took a 32nd-minute lead. James Hayter found himself through on Andy Lonergan's goal and, although the goalkeeper smothered his effort he did not hang on to the ball and Bagayoko, on for the injured Bamogo, tucked into the vacant goal. Doncaster's fans, no friends of Warnock after his long stint in charge of their local rivals Sheffield United, quickly taunted him from their position next to the directors' box and his response was to make his impromptu half-time address, but the response was not immediate, with Doncaster the first to impress after the restart. Leeds were caught short at the back and, after Giles Barnes threaded Hayter in, the striker was desperately unlucky to crunch the bar. The close shave only put off what had been coming, though, and Bagayoko made it two with 54 minutes gone, tapping into an open goal for a second time after Diouf turned Tommy Spurr's cross into the six-yard box. The goal triggered mass unrest amongst the home fans, with Bates at the centre of the ire, and even an immediate response from Townsend did little to pacify them. A minute after Bagayoko's second, Becchio fumbled his way into the box, the ball fell to Townsend and he placed a crisp drive beyond Button. The game was well and truly alive now, with Becchio bringing a low save out of Button after Snodgrass' cross and then the keeper saving at the feet of McCormack. Leeds had now replaced Doncaster in the ascendancy and when they equalised with 10 minutes remaining, it had been coming. Snodgrass fizzed a cross in from the left and Clayton arrived in the box to stab it beyond Button on the volley. That was not the end of the drama however and, after a lengthy delay after Robbie Rogers was knocked out, Becchio took in a loose ball and capped a memorable turnaround.

Form Guide

    DWLWLL
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Doncaster
  • LWDLDL

Last Meetings

  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 3
  • Leeds
  • 14/10/2011
  • Leeds
  • 5 - 2
  • Doncaster
  • 05/03/2011
  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 17/09/2010
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 14/04/1956
  • Leeds
  • 3 - 0
  • Doncaster
  • 03/12/1955
  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 02/04/1955

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • R McCormack 15
  • R Snodgrass 10
  • L Becchio 6
  • A Clayton 5
  • D Pugh 2
  • D O'Dea 2
  • T Lees 2
  • RF Nunez 1

Doncaster

  • J Hayter 3
  • E Diouf 3
  • S Gillett 2
  • K Bennett 2
  • J Oster 1
  • B Stock 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 95
    • Goals per game 49
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (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
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Doncaster

    • Total goals 70
    • Goals per game 24
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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