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  • Date:15 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:25,446
  • Watt (16) Gradel (19)
    Johnson (28) Somma (87)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:47 +1.47

Martyn Woolford delivers the ball.

90:47 +0.47

Centre by Eddie Nolan, clearance by Jonathan Howson.

89:09

Michael Collins takes the inswinging corner, Paul Connolly manages to make a clearance. The ball is swung over by Michael Collins, clearance made by Paul Connolly.

87:44

Davide Somma grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 4-0 Scunthorpe.The assist for the goal came from Max Gradel.

86:03

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Martyn Woolford, Alex Bruce makes a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Michael Collins from the left by-line, Close range header by Michael Raynes goes over the crossbar.

83:44

The offside flag is raised against Davide Somma. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

83:06

Max Gradel sends in a cross, Billy Paynter takes a shot. Davide Somma gets a block in.

82:02

Martyn Woolford takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Andrew O'Brien.

81:36

Jonathan Forte takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Bruce.

80:26

The ball is delivered by Matt Godden, clearance by Andrew O'Brien.

79:41

(Leeds) makes a substitution, with Davide Somma coming on for Sanchez Watt.

77:59

Max Gradel takes a shot. Blocked by Michael Raynes.

76:35

Matt Godden joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Dagnall. Foul by Sanchez Watt on Eddie Nolan, free kick awarded. Paul Reid takes the free kick.

74:09

The assistant referee flags for offside against Chris Dagnall. Indirect free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

71:29

Shot by Jonathan Forte from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

69:08

Andrew O'Brien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Forte. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andrew Wright, Jonathan Howson makes a clearance.

67:08

Paul Connolly crosses the ball, Max Gradel takes a shot. Clearance made by Michael Raynes.

66:14

Ross McCormack replaces Robert Snodgrass. Sam Togwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Howson. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

63:47

Unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Jonathan Forte results in a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

62:57

George McCartney sends in a cross. The referee blows for offside against Billy Paynter. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

62:11

Michael Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George McCartney. Alex Bruce takes the direct free kick.

61:37

Sam Togwell challenges Sanchez Watt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andrew O'Brien.

60:50

Right-footed shot by Billy Paynter went wide right of the target.

59:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Billy Paynter on Paul Reid. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

58:29

Jonathan Forte comes on in place of Bobby Grant.

57:58

A cross is delivered by George McCartney, Michael Raynes makes a clearance.

56:34

Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, clearance made by Paul Reid.

54:48

Unfair challenge on Alex Bruce by Andrew Wright results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Max Gradel from the free kick.

52:22

The ball is crossed by Sanchez Watt, Andrew Wright makes a clearance. Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

51:19

Andrew Wright crosses the ball, clearance by Andrew O'Brien.

50:21

Alex Bruce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bobby Grant. Strike comes in from Martyn Woolford from the free kick, blocked by Jonathan Howson.

48:22

Bradley Johnson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

48:02 +3.02

Alex Bruce fouled by Bobby Grant, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

47:59

The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass.

47:30

A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, Sanchez Watt takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

46:44

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

46:32 +1.32

Sam Togwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Max Gradel. Free kick crossed by Andrew O'Brien, clearance by Andrew Wright.

46:05

Luciano Becchio leaves the field to be replaced by Billy Paynter.

45:18 +0.18

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, Joe Murphy makes a comfortable save.

44:15

Bobby Grant takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

43:21

Bobby Grant takes the inswinging corner, Andrew O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

42:12

The referee blows for offside against Bobby Grant. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

41:09

Martyn Woolford produces a cross, Close range effort by Michael Collins misses to the right of the goal.

37:48

Cross/shot by Max Gradel, save by Joe Murphy. Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass to the near post, save by Joe Murphy.

32:43

A cross is delivered by George McCartney, clearance by Michael Raynes. Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass. Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball, blocked by Michael Raynes. Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass. The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, Header from deep inside the area by Luciano Becchio goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

31:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Max Gradel on Michael Raynes. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

30:03

Max Gradel challenges Andrew Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andrew Wright, Andrew O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

28:31

Bradley Johnson grabs a goal from outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leeds 3-0 Scunthorpe.

23:37

Abdisalam Ibrahim crosses the ball, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

21:07

The official flags Robert Snodgrass offside. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

20:42

Bobby Grant concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew O'Brien. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

19:26

Max Gradel finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 2-0 Scunthorpe.Assist on the goal came from Luciano Becchio.

16:43

Sanchez Watt fires in a goal from just outside the box to the top right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Scunthorpe.

15:41

A cross is delivered by Paul Connolly.

14:32

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew O'Brien by Bobby Grant. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

11:53

Luciano Becchio is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

9:50

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Paul Reid. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Eddie Nolan.

8:40

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line to the near post, Joe Murphy makes a comfortable save.

6:53

Robert Snodgrass challenges Eddie Nolan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Eddie Nolan.

6:16

A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, save made by Joe Murphy.

5:15

Martyn Woolford produces a cross, Andrew O'Brien makes a clearance.

4:09

Martyn Woolford concedes a free kick for a foul on Luciano Becchio. Andrew O'Brien takes the free kick.

2:11

The assistant referee signals for offside against Bobby Grant. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

The referee gets the game underway.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The referee gets the second half underway.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview

Naylor set for United return Leeds club captain Richard Naylor could make a surprise return to the squad for the home clash with Scunthorpe. Naylor, 33, has been sidelined since late November after undergoing a minor knee operation, but completed 45 minutes in a midweek reserve-team fixture at Scunthorpe and could come into contention. Recent permanent signing Andy O'Brien is expected to start at the heart of defence alongside Alex Bruce, who turned in one of his best displays in last week's FA Cup clash at Arsenal. Neill Collins is also vying for one of the two central defensive berths, while long-term absentee Patrick Kisnorbo returned to light training at Thorp Arch this week following a ruptured Achilles tendon. Grayson must decide whether to retain fit-again Ben Parker at left-back or recall Andrew Hughes, while Neil Kilkenny is still away with Australia in the Asian Cup. Scunthorpe boss Ian Baraclough has a number of injury worries. Midfielder Michael O'Connor injured his knee in training on Thursday morning and was on crutches afterwards, while Cliff Byrne and Rob Jones remain doubtful with back injuries. Defender David Mirfin and winger Garry Thompson are also struggling with knee and groin injuries respectively. Baraclough said of O'Connor's injury: "It was a training ground accident on Thursday morning and that just shows that when it's not going for you it's not going for you. "Hopefully it's not too serious and he'll be in the reckoning for Saturday. "The crutches were just there so he doesn't put any weight on the knee. He's still in contention."

Formation:433Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

Formation: 433Manager: Ian Baraclough

Scunthorpe

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Paul Connolly
  • Alex Bruce
  • Andrew O'Brien
  • George McCartney
  • Sanchez Watt
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Max Gradel
  • SUBS
  • Shane Higgs
  • Neill Collins
  • Billy Paynter
  • Ben Parker
  • Leigh Bromby
  • Davide Somma
  • Ross McCormack

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Match Report

Four-star Leeds hammer Iron Leeds outlined their promotion credentials with a ruthless 4-0 demolition of npower Championship strugglers Scunthorpe at Elland Road. Simon Grayson's side scored three goals in 12 first-half minutes and a fourth two minutes from time to warm up for their FA Cup third-round replay against Arsenal in midweek by securing three more points in their bid to return to the top flight. Sanchez Watt's first goal for the club put the Whites on their way and further strikes from Max Gradel, his ninth of the season, Bradley Johnson and Davide Somma confined sorry Scunthorpe to a ninth defeat in their last 10 games. Leeds, on the other hand, have lost just one of their last 15 matches in all competitions and, on this evidence, Arsene Wenger's side will have their work cut out on Wednesday night. Scunthorpe set out to stifle Leeds with new signing Abdisalam Ibrahim and Sam Togwell shielding the back four. But Grayson's side burst into life with three goals in the space of 12 minutes to stun their struggling rivals. On-loan Arsenal forward Watt got the ball rolling 16 minutes in, when he fed on a flick-on from Luciano Becchio and spun Paul Reid before rifling a left-foot drive which goalkeeper Joe Murphy got a hand to but failed to prevent from finding the bottom-right corner. Scunthorpe were caught napping three minutes later when the impressive Robert Snodgrass sent Gradel racing clear of the Iron defence, and the former Leicester man produced a moment of class by casually rounding Murphy before tucking the ball into an empty net. Leeds were brimming with confidence and added a third goal after 28 minutes when a tricky Snodgrass embarked on mazy run. And despite being stopped in his tracks by two Scunthorpe defenders, Johnson drove home the loose ball with a venomous left foot strike. Scunthorpe almost pulled a goal back before the break when Michael Collins was first to Martyn Woolford's left-wing cross, but his effort looped wide at the far post. Watt's movement was causing Scunthorpe all kinds of trouble, and three minutes into the second half he found space in the penalty area but Murphy palmed away his right-foot strike. And on-loan Leeds left-back George McCartney deserved better when his surging run and cutback evaded the onrushing Billy Paynter. Substitute Jonathan Forte was unfortunate not to grab a consolation eight minutes from time after displaying some lovely skill before seeing a right-foot drive deflect off Alex Bruce and strike the crossbar. And to add insult to injury for Scunthorpe, substitute Somma fired home a fourth goal from the angle with a clinical right-foot finish two minutes from time.

Form Guide

    WWDDDL
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Scunthorpe
  • LLLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Scunthorpe
  • 1 - 4
  • Leeds
  • 30/10/2010
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 0
  • Scunthorpe
  • 15/02/1964
  • Scunthorpe
  • 0 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 05/10/1963
  • Scunthorpe
  • 0 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 23/04/1963
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 0
  • Scunthorpe
  • 03/04/1963
  • Scunthorpe
  • 2 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 20/02/1962

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • L Becchio 12
  • M Gradel 7
  • J Howson 7
  • D Somma 6
  • R Snodgrass 4
  • B Johnson 4
  • L Sam 2
  • R Naylor 1
  • A O'Brien 1
  • A Bruce 1

Scunthorpe

  • M Woolford 6
  • C Dagnall 4
  • J Forte 3
  • M O'Connor 3
  • C Byrne 2
  • D Mirfin 2
  • G Thompson 1
  • R Jones 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 89
    • Goals per game 46
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Scunthorpe

    • Total goals 69
    • Goals per game 26
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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