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  • Date:02 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:29,524
  • Howson (50) Becchio (57)
    Gradel (72)
    Gradel (86)
  • McCleary (64)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:19 +1.19

Davide Somma joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luciano Becchio.

87:28

Bradley Johnson goes off and Neil Kilkenny comes on.

86:05

Max Gradel fires in a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Leeds 4-1 Nottm Forest.The assist for the goal came from Luciano Becchio.

83:25

Garath McCleary challenges Jake Livermore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.

82:11

Nathan Tyson produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

81:58

Lewis McGugan fouled by Bradley Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Lewis McGugan restarts play with the free kick.

79:30

(Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Robert Earnshaw coming on for Marcus Tudgay.

79:17

Shot by Lewis McGugan from just outside the area goes over the net.

76:30

Garath McCleary is booked. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Garath McCleary. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.

75:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marcus Tudgay on Andrew O'Brien. Free kick taken by Andrew O'Brien.

74:36

Jake Livermore comes on in place of Barry Bannan.

74:22

Barry Bannan takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

72:46

Max Gradel finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 3-1 Nottm Forest.

72:02

Wes Morgan receives a caution. Free kick awarded for a foul by Wes Morgan on Jonathan Howson. Leigh Bromby restarts play with the free kick.

71:03

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

70:25

Inswinging corner taken by Radoslaw Majewski from the left by-line, Wes Morgan takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

69:09

The referee blows for offside. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

67:34

Lewis McGugan takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Luciano Becchio.

66:33

Nathan Tyson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Leigh Bromby goes into the book. Leigh Bromby gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nathan Tyson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lewis McGugan, Andrew O'Brien makes a clearance.

64:30

Garath McCleary finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Leeds 2-1 Nottm Forest.

63:44

Max Gradel has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

63:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Chambers by Luciano Becchio. Direct free kick taken by Luke Chambers.

60:38

Shot from 20 yards from Robert Snodgrass.

59:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eric Lichaj by Nathan Tyson. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

57:34

Luciano Becchio scores a goal from inside the six-yard box to the top right corner of the goal. Leeds 2-0 Nottm Forest.Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Barry Bannan from the right by-line to the near post, Leigh Bromby provided the assist for the goal.

55:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Wes Morgan. A cross is delivered by Barry Bannan, Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

53:28

Kris Boyd leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Tyson.

51:49

Luciano Becchio concedes a free kick for a foul on Wes Morgan. Wes Morgan takes the direct free kick.

50:38

Jonathan Howson finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Nottm Forest.Assist by Eric Lichaj.

49:45

Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, clearance made by Luciano Becchio.

48:58

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kris Boyd by Leigh Bromby. Free kick taken by Lewis McGugan.

48:36

Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball, save by Lee Camp.

47:44 +2.44

Kris Boyd receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

47:44

Unfair challenge on Chris Gunter by Max Gradel results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lewis McGugan.

47:14 +2.14

Garath McCleary takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

46:55

Shot from just outside the area by George McCartney goes over the bar.

46:19 +1.19

Unfair challenge on Radoslaw Majewski by Eric Lichaj results in a free kick. Lewis McGugan has an effort direct from the free kick, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

46:03

Foul by Robert Snodgrass on Joel Lynch, free kick awarded. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

45:22

Luciano Becchio is adjudged to have handled the ball. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.

44:51

Marcus Tudgay is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Marcus Tudgay challenges Bradley Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Barry Bannan.

43:34

Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan to the near post, clearance made by Luciano Becchio.

41:31

Shot by Andrew O'Brien from outside the box goes over the target.

38:26

Max Gradel is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick.

38:03

Bradley Johnson challenges Lee Camp unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.

37:34

Outswinging corner taken by Barry Bannan.

35:17

The referee sends off Chris Cohen for violent conduct. George McCartney fouled by Chris Cohen, the ref awards a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

34:15

Marcus Tudgay takes a shot. Blocked by Eric Lichaj.

29:30

Garath McCleary on for Paul Anderson.

27:54

Inswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line.

27:42

Foul by Barry Bannan on Lewis McGugan, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lewis McGugan.

23:33

The referee blows for offside against Marcus Tudgay. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

22:18

Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

21:22

Marcus Tudgay produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

19:27

Marcus Tudgay gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eric Lichaj. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

19:02

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line.

18:39

Chris Cohen takes a shot. Blocked by Bradley Johnson.

18:11

Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line.

17:54

Marcus Tudgay takes a shot. Blocked by Leigh Bromby.

16:35

Luke Chambers challenges Luciano Becchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Eric Lichaj takes the free kick.

15:36

Effort on goal by Kris Boyd from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.

14:34

Marcus Tudgay challenges Bradley Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

14:03

Barry Bannan takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.

8:53

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line, Joel Lynch has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

7:10

Lewis McGugan takes the outswinging corner, Effort from deep inside the area by Luke Chambers clears the bar.

5:24

Unfair challenge on Paul Anderson by George McCartney results in a free kick. Strike comes in from Lewis McGugan from the free kick, Bradley Johnson gets a block in.

3:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Gunter on Max Gradel. Direct free kick taken by Leigh Bromby.

1:25

Unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Wes Morgan results in a free kick. Max Gradel produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

Match Preview

Leeds wait on Howson Leeds could be without skipper Jonny Howson for their home clash with Nottingham Forest. The midfielder is struggling with the hamstring strain that forced him to pull out of the England Under-21s squad last week and could face a late fitness test. Manager Simon Grayson has plenty of other options, with latest loan signing Jake Livermore hoping to make his debut following his recent arrival from Tottenham, Barry Bannan - on loan from Aston Villa - and Neil Kilkenny among those vying for places in the starting line-up. Striker Billy Paynter will miss out as he starts a three-game ban following his dismissal in the 2-0 defeat at Sheffield United last time out, so Ross McCormack, Davide Somma or Sanchez Watt will also be hoping to benefit. Grayson must decide whether to recall fit-again Paul Connolly, recovered from a hamstring injury, or retain Eric Lichaj, another loanee from Aston Villa. Forest boss Billy Davies has ruled Paul Konchesky out of his squad. The on-loan Liverpool defender is still nursing a hamstring injury sustained during the defeat at Swansea prior to the international break. Davies must decide whether to pick Joel Lynch, fit again after an ankle problem, or Julian Bennett to fill in at left-back. Marcus Tudgay has recovered from the illness that ruled him out against the Swans and he will be added to the squad. There is a chance that fellow striker Robert Earnshaw, who also missed the trip to Swansea and Wales` Euro 2012 qualifier against England in Cardiff last weekend, could return after a hamstring injury. Midfielder Guy Moussi (thigh) is not yet ready to be considered for a recall.

Formation:451Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

Formation: 442Manager: Billy Davies

Nottm Forest

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Andrew O'Brien
  • Leigh Bromby
  • George McCartney
  • Max Gradel
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Barry Bannan
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Luciano Becchio
  • SUBS
  • Shane Higgs
  • Richard Naylor
  • Neil Kilkenny
  • Jake Livermore
  • Sanchez Watt
  • Davide Somma
  • Ross McCormack

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Match Report

Leeds hammer 10-man Forest Leeds held their nerve to keep their promotion hopes alive and deal a massive blow to those of Nottingham Forest, who had Chris Cohen controversially sent off in the first half of a 4-1 defeat. Jonny Howson broke 10-man Forest's resistance early in the second period and Luciano Becchio headed a second soon after to put Leeds in command. But Forest, who will feel aggrieved referee Mark Halsey showed Cohen a straight red card for his full-blooded tackle on George McCartney 10 minutes before half-time, hit back through substitute Gareth McCleary's brilliant curling effort. And only after Max Gradel had volleyed home a third goal for Leeds in the 74th minute did most in another big Elland Road crowd feel all the points were going their way. Gradel rifled home a fourth goal from close range for Simon Grayson's side with four minutes left to leave counterpart Billy Davies without a win in his side's last eight matches. A forgettable opening 20 minutes was punctuated by a flowing Forest move that spawned the game's first clear-cut chance, with left-back Joel Lynch crossing to the far post where a lunging Marcus Tudgay failed to keep his shot on target. Leeds responded through Robert Snodgrass, the Scotland international firing straight at Forest goalkeeper Lee Camp after neat footwork allowed him to cut inside on the edge of the area, but both sides lacked the composure required to take control. Forest substitute McCleary replaced the injured Paul Anderson in the 30th minute and then a tedious struggle exploded into action five minutes later. Radoslaw Majewski wriggled clear of several challenges on the left side of the area and with Kasper Schmeichel stranded Tudgay somehow failed to find the net, his shot blocked by Leigh Bromby on the goal line. Then Cohen lost his head, lunging in at Leeds left-back McCartney with both feet up in front of a furious Leeds dugout. Cohen pleaded his innocence, but following the subsequent furore referee Halsey showed the Forest right-back a straight red card. Forest's 10 men held out comfortably until half-time as Leeds laboured to work up a head of steam. Gradel lifted his shot over the crossbar after McCartney's storming run shortly after the restart. But Leeds broke the deadlock in the 51st minute. Snodgrass clipped a fine pass with the outside of his boot into Eric Lichaj's path down the right and the American's cross was turned home by Howson from close range. Camp saved smartly with his feet to deny Bradley Johnson at the far post following Barry Bannan's free-kick, but was unable to keep out Leeds' second in the 57th minute. Bromby headed Bannan's corner down and against the post and Becchio reacted quickest six yards out to head home the rebound. Gradel wasted three golden chances to extend Leeds' advantage when sent clear into the area and then Forest hit back. McCleary turned inside Bannan on the right edge of the area and curled a stunning 20-yard shot into Schmeichel's top right-hand corner. Leeds were then indebted to Schmeichel who saved brilliantly to deny Wes Morgan's effort following Majewski's corner, before easing their nerves with a decisive third goal in the 74th minute when Gradel lashed home a bouncing ball into the bottom corner from the edge of the penalty area. Leeds substitute Jake Livermore, on his debut, forced Camp into another fine save and the Forest goalkeeper followed up in superb fashion to deny Becchio, but Gradel pounced on the second rebound to put the result beyond doubt.

Form Guide

    DLWWDL
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Nottm Forest
  • DDLLDL

Last Meetings

  • Nottm Forest
  • 1 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 15/08/2010
  • Nottm Forest
  • 0 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 16/03/2005
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 1
  • Nottm Forest
  • 21/08/2004
  • Nottm Forest
  • 2 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 31/03/1956
  • Leeds
  • 3 - 0
  • Nottm Forest
  • 08/10/1955
  • Nottm Forest
  • 1 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 05/02/1955

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • L Becchio 16
  • M Gradel 12
  • D Somma 11
  • J Howson 9
  • R Snodgrass 6
  • B Johnson 5
  • L Sam 2
  • R Naylor 1
  • A O'Brien 1
  • B Paynter 1
  • N Kilkenny 1
  • A Bruce 1
  • S Watt 1

Nottm Forest

  • L McGugan 9
  • R Earnshaw 6
  • M Tudgay 5
  • D Blackstock 4
  • L Chambers 3
  • D Adebola 2
  • C Cohen 2
  • D McGoldrick 2
  • P Anderson 2
  • R Majewski 2
  • P McKenna 1
  • P Konchesky 1
  • N Tyson 1
  • K Boyd 1
  • W Morgan 1
  • G McCleary 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 129
    • Goals per game 69
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 11 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 10 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Nottm Forest

    • Total goals 108
    • Goals per game 48
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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