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  • Date:02 Nov 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:22,423
  • LuaLua (12) Shelvey - pen (26)
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93mins

Ludovic Sylvestre takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Connolly.

89mins

Unfair challenge on Patrick Kisnorbo by Daniel Bogdanovic results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick Kisnorbo.

85mins

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Daniel Bogdanovic goes wide of the right-hand upright.

80mins

Martinez Angel takes a shot. Save by Paul Connolly.

79mins

Short corner worked by Daniel Bogdanovic.

78mins

Goal scored by Jonjo Shelvey from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leeds 0-5 Blackpool.Assist on the goal came from Martinez Angel.

75mins

Daniel Bogdanovic comes on in place of Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Thomas Ince comes on in place of Callum McManaman.

74mins

Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Paul Connolly makes a save.

72mins

Keith Southern leaves the field to be replaced by Martinez Angel.

70mins

Adam Clayton goes off and Mika Vayrynen comes on.

67mins

Inswinging corner taken by Ludovic Sylvestre from the right by-line.

65mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Leeds 0-4 Blackpool.Assist by Barry Ferguson.

64mins

Effort on goal by Lomana Tresor LuaLua from just inside the area clears the bar.

64mins

Paul Connolly is booked.

62mins

Barry Ferguson challenges Robert Snodgrass unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Snodgrass restarts play with the free kick.

60mins

Corner taken right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre, Ian Evatt produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

59mins

Luciano Becchio is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alex Cairns replaces Paul Rachubka. Jonjo Shelvey has an effort direct from the free kick.

58mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, clearance by Ian Evatt.

57mins

Keith Southern concedes a free kick for a foul on Aidan White. Direct free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

55mins

Jonjo Shelvey fouled by Aidan White, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ludovic Sylvestre.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Aidan White. Direct free kick taken by Alex Baptiste.

52mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Jonathan Howson goes wide of the right-hand post.

52mins

Short corner taken by Jonathan Howson from the right by-line.

51mins

Aidan White takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

50mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Snodgrass, Barry Ferguson makes a clearance.

49mins

Danny Pugh produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

47mins

The referee blows for offside. Matthew Gilks takes the direct free kick.

46mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Patrick Kisnorbo.

46mins

Andrew Keogh goes off and Luciano Becchio comes on.

44mins

Patrick Kisnorbo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonjo Shelvey. Jonjo Shelvey produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

42mins

Effort on goal by Ross McCormack from inside the box misses to the right of the target.

37mins

Andrew Keogh is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Alex Baptiste takes the direct free kick.

36mins

Patrick Kisnorbo fouled by Keith Southern, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Rachubka restarts play with the free kick.

30mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua takes a shot. Save made by Paul Rachubka. Jonjo Shelvey finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 0-3 Blackpool.The assist for the goal came from Lomana Tresor LuaLua.

25mins

Tom Lees is adjudged to have handled the ball. Placed penalty scored by Jonjo Shelvey. Leeds 0-2 Blackpool.Tom Lees receives a red card.

24mins

Foul by Jonathan Howson on Lomana Tresor LuaLua, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jonjo Shelvey.

23mins

Lomana Tresor LuaLua gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aidan White. Paul Rachubka takes the direct free kick.

22mins

Ian Evatt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack. The referee books Ian Evatt for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Robert Snodgrass from right channel, Keith Southern makes a clearance.

21mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Matthew Gilks.

20mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Robert Snodgrass. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

17mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Lomana Tresor LuaLua. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

16mins

The ball is sent over by Tom Lees, save made by Matthew Gilks.

15mins

The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, Alex Baptiste manages to make a clearance.

12mins

Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Paul Rachubka makes a save. Lomana Tresor LuaLua finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Blackpool.

11mins

Keith Southern challenges Adam Clayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed by Robert Snodgrass, Alex Baptiste makes a clearance.

10mins

Stephen Crainey challenges Robert Snodgrass unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Matthew Gilks. Patrick Kisnorbo takes a shot. Matthew Gilks makes a save.

7mins

Unfair challenge on Alex Baptiste by Adam Clayton results in a free kick. Matthew Gilks restarts play with the free kick.

4mins

Shot from just outside the box by Callum McManaman goes over the bar.

2mins

Short corner worked by Ludovic Sylvestre.

1mins

Andrew Keogh is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Matthew Gilks takes the free kick.

Match Preview

O'Dea unlikely to feature Defender Darren O'Dea is a major doubt for Leeds' clash with Blackpool. The centre-back, on loan from Celtic, came off in the Whites' 1-1 draw with Cardiff on Sunday after suffering from blurred vision and dizziness. His error allowed Bluebirds' Joe Mason to break the deadlock, but Grayson explained afterwards that he had suffered a knock on the head in their previous game against Birmingham and was still struggling. "Darren has done really well for us over the past few weeks and if he doesn't play, we do have some good players ready to step in," Grayson the club's official website The most likely suitor would be Paddy Kisnorbo after he replaced O'Dea against Cardiff. Goalkeeper Andy Lonergan (fractured finger) is still weeks away from returning so Paul Rachubka will continue to feature in goal. Gary Taylor-Fletcher is an injury doubt for Blackpool as Ian Holloway`s side look to get back to winning ways. Taylor-Fletcher was absent from the 3-1 Lancashire derby defeat to Burnley on Saturday and is expected to miss out once more. Blackpool are on a run of two wins in eight matches and Holloway concedes the absence of Taylor-Fletcher`s physical presence is not helping their cause. He told the Blackpool Gazette: "Football is very simple. At Burnley we didn`t have anyone on the day to win a header. Taylor-Fletcher is the only one I`ve got and he wasn`t fit." Midfielder Elliot Grandin is still two to three weeks away from a return to action following toe surgery. Lomano LuaLua made his second appearance for the Seasiders from the bench at Turf Moor and is expected to feature as a substitute once more as he looks to build match fitness.

Formation:442Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

Formation: 433Manager: Ian Holloway

Blackpool

  • Paul Rachubka
  • Paul Connolly
  • Patrick Kisnorbo
  • Tom Lees
  • Aidan White
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Adam Clayton
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Danny Pugh
  • Andrew Keogh
  • Ross McCormack
  • SUBS
  • Alex Cairns
  • Andy O'Brien
  • Mika Vayrynen
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Lloyd Sam

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Match Report

Five-star Seasiders savage Leeds Goalkeeper Paul Rachubka was hauled off at half-time after a pair of costly errors sent 10-man Leeds spiralling towards a heavy 5-0 defeat to Blackpool. Jonjo Shelvey notched a hat-trick for the Seasiders and Lomana Lua Lua bagged a brace on his first start for the club, but despite banishing consecutive defeats with an at-times swashbuckling display, Ian Holloway's men had more than a little help from Rachubka. Signed after his release by Blackpool this summer, Rachubka has endured a tough introduction to the United first team since Andy Lonergan suffered a fractured finger last month. He was publicly backed by boss Simon Grayson after a mistake handed Coventry a 1-1 draw at Elland Road, but his shaky form has continued and his manager was in less conciliatory mood as 18-year-old Alex Cairns was handed his professional debut at the start of the second half. Following Lua Lua's opener he spilt a routine catch, leading to Tom Lees' dismissal for deliberate handball and Shelvey's first from the penalty spot. On-loan Liverpool playmaker Shelvey found his second goal amid more gift-wrapping as Rachubka dropped a Lua Lua shot at his feet. Blackpool's leading lights added a goal apiece in the second half to make it an uncomfortable night for Grayson against the club he left in acrimonious circumstances in December 2008. Despite starting on the back foot Leeds had the game's first opening when Blackpool goalkeeper Matt Gilks failed to hold a Robert Snodgrass free-kick from deep on the right flank. Patrick Kisnorbo, starting in place of head injury victim Darren O'Dea, reacted quickest in a crowded penalty area but was thwarted first by Gilks and then centre-back Craig Cathcart. Blackpool sprung up the other end to open the scoring as Stephen Crainey's delightful through ball released Shelvey in the inside-left position. His shot was parried by Rachubka towards Lua Lua who slotted home the 13th minute rebound. The Seasiders doubled their advantage in farcical circumstances after 27 minutes. Rachubka dropped a routine cross from Alex Baptiste, Ludovic Sylvestre looked to pounce and Lees handled the goalbound shot to receive his marching orders. Shelvey emphatically finished from the spot only for referee Roger East to rule out the effort for encroachment. Unruffled, Shelvey calmly stroked his second effort beyond Rachubka's dive into the bottom corner, and the former Charlton youngster would benefit from an even simpler opportunity four minutes later. Lua Lua drove speculatively from 25 yards and Rachubka spilt the shot, leaving Shelvey to round the prone, beleaguered goalkeeper and make it three. Academy product Cairns was then given a raucous reception as he commenced his warm-up and a section of the home fans made their feelings clear 10 minutes before half-time, booing as Rachubka received a backpass. The introduction of Luciano Becchio and Cairns briefly buoyed Leeds as the second half began. Gilks rushed from his line to avert the danger as Adam Clayton burst through the Seasiders' defence, and top scorer Ross McCormack had a shot blocked, with optimistic penalty shouts falling on deaf ears. Cairns received his second ovation of the night following a routine save from Shelvey, but he was left with no chance in the 65th minute when Lua Lua cut inside Paul Connelly and lashed into the top corner. Substitute Martinez Angel then played through Shelvey to clinically complete his hat-trick with 12 minutes remaining. Leeds' misery was complete, a six-match unbeaten home run left in tatters.

Form Guide

    WWDWLD
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Blackpool
  • DWLWLL

Last Meetings

  • Leeds
  • 4 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 31/03/1928
  • Blackpool
  • 0 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 19/11/1927
  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 05/04/1924
  • Leeds
  • 0 - 0
  • Blackpool
  • 29/03/1924
  • Blackpool
  • 1 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 02/09/1922
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 1
  • Blackpool
  • 26/08/1922

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • R McCormack 9
  • A Clayton 3
  • D Pugh 2
  • A Keogh 2
  • R Snodgrass 2
  • D O'Dea 2
  • T Lees 2
  • RF Nunez 1
  • L Becchio 1

Blackpool

  • K Phillips 6
  • G Taylor-Fletcher 4
  • D Bogdanovic 2
  • J Shelvey 2
  • T Ince 2
  • B Ferguson 1
  • B Ormerod 1
  • K Southern 1
  • A Baptiste 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 45
    • Goals per game 25
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Blackpool

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

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