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  • Date:30 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:31,186
  • McCormack (32)
Goal!

Live Commentary

97mins

Effort from the edge of the area by Sanchez Watt goes wide of the right-hand upright.

96mins

Daniel Fox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball in from the free kick.

92mins

The referee blows for offside. Leigh Bromby comes on in place of Ross McCormack. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.

91mins

Steven Thompson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Naylor. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

91mins

Sanchez Watt takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

90mins

Wade Elliott has an effort at goal. Blocked by Eric Lichaj.

90mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ross Wallace.

88mins

Richard Naylor receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

88mins

Foul by Richard Naylor on Jay Rodriguez, free kick awarded. Sanchez Watt replaces Max Gradel. Ross Wallace produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Kasper Schmeichel makes a fantastic save.

87mins

Nathan Delfouneso is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

87mins

Wade Elliott has a drilled shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

85mins

Tyrone Mears produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the area by Jay Rodriguez misses to the left of the target.

84mins

Wade Elliott produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

84mins

Corner taken by Daniel Fox.

83mins

Corner taken by Ross Wallace.

83mins

Ross McCormack produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.

82mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Max Gradel. Andre Bikey takes the indirect free kick.

79mins

Foul by Andre Bikey on Max Gradel, free kick awarded. Andre Bikey is cautioned. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ross McCormack, Brian Jensen makes a save.

79mins

Corner taken right-footed by Max Gradel from the left by-line, save by Brian Jensen.

78mins

Steven Thompson replaces Chris Iwelumo.

76mins

Billy Paynter leaves the field to be replaced by Robert Snodgrass.

76mins

Neil Kilkenny takes a shot. Blocked by Andre Bikey.

75mins

Max Gradel takes a shot from 12 yards. Andre Bikey gets a block in.

75mins

Jonathan Howson has an effort at goal. Save made by Brian Jensen.

74mins

Ross Wallace joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Duff.

71mins

Ross McCormack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Mears. Free kick taken by Brian Jensen.

71mins

Nathan Delfouneso fouled by George McCartney, the ref awards a free kick. Daniel Fox crosses the ball in from the free kick, comfortable save by Kasper Schmeichel.

68mins

Tyrone Mears fouled by Bradley Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Bradley Johnson goes into the book. Michael Duff takes the free kick.

66mins

Jack Cork takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Daniel Fox on Ross McCormack. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

64mins

The ball is crossed by Tyrone Mears.

63mins

Nathan Delfouneso comes on in place of Chris McCann.

62mins

Corner taken by Ross McCormack, Neil Kilkenny takes a shot from 18 yards. Blocked by Andre Bikey.

62mins

Shot by Ross McCormack. Save by Brian Jensen.

62mins

The ball is sent over by Max Gradel.

61mins

Ross McCormack takes a inswinging corner to the near post.

57mins

Chris McCann challenges Max Gradel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris McCann shown a yellow card. Booking for Eric Lichaj for unsporting behaviour. Neil Kilkenny goes into the referee's book. Centre by Ross McCormack, Billy Paynter takes a shot. Brian Jensen makes a brilliant save.

55mins

Neil Kilkenny fouled by Jay Rodriguez, the ref awards a free kick. Jay Rodriguez shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

55mins

Foul by Chris Iwelumo on Richard Naylor, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

54mins

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

54mins

The ball is delivered by Neil Kilkenny, Billy Paynter takes a shot. Save by Brian Jensen.

53mins

Billy Paynter concedes a free kick for a foul on Michael Duff. Brian Jensen restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny by Jay Rodriguez results in a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

51mins

George McCartney produces a cross, save made by Brian Jensen.

50mins

Andrew O'Brien concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Iwelumo. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Chris Eagles, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

48mins

The offside flag is raised against Billy Paynter. Brian Jensen restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Eric Lichaj sends in a cross, clearance by Jack Cork.

46mins

The ball is sent over by Tyrone Mears, Shot from just outside the box by Chris Eagles goes over the bar.

45mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ross McCormack. Andre Bikey takes the free kick.

44mins

Ross McCormack gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Duff. Free kick taken by Michael Duff.

42mins

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Fox from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Eric Lichaj.

40mins

Ross McCormack fouled by Michael Duff, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Duff goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed by George McCartney.

39mins

Ross McCormack has an effort at goal from 18 yards. Brian Jensen makes a save.

39mins

Jay Rodriguez is ruled offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

37mins

Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Mears. Michael Duff takes the free kick.

36mins

Ross McCormack is caught offside. Free kick taken by Michael Duff.

35mins

Daniel Fox takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Headed effort from inside the area by Andre Bikey misses to the left of the target.

33mins

Goal scored by Ross McCormack from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Burnley.Bradley Johnson provided the assist for the goal.

31mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Neil Kilkenny.

31mins

Billy Paynter takes a shot. Brian Jensen makes a brilliant save.

30mins

Neil Kilkenny takes a shot from 20 yards. Save made by Brian Jensen.

28mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Iwelumo on Eric Lichaj. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

26mins

Foul by Andre Bikey on Jonathan Howson, free kick awarded. Strike on goal comes in from Ross McCormack from the free kick.

26mins

Max Gradel sends in a cross, clearance by Michael Duff.

24mins

Foul by Andrew O'Brien on Jack Cork, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tyrone Mears.

24mins

The referee gives a free kick against Jack Cork for handball. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

23mins

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Bradley Johnson misses to the right of the target.

23mins

Foul by Jack Cork on Andrew O'Brien, free kick awarded. George McCartney takes the free kick.

22mins

Shot from 25 yards from Max Gradel. Brian Jensen makes a fantastic save.

22mins

Outswinging corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line.

21mins

Effort from just outside the area by Chris Eagles goes over the target.

20mins

Chris Iwelumo is ruled offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

18mins

Wade Elliott takes a corner.

18mins

Michael Duff takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

17mins

Max Gradel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez. Tyrone Mears restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Max Gradel sends in a cross, clearance made by Jack Cork.

15mins

Corner taken short by Wade Elliott.

14mins

Billy Paynter is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Tyrone Mears takes the free kick.

13mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Howson on Jack Cork. Tyrone Mears takes the direct free kick.

12mins

Corner taken left-footed by Wade Elliott, Kasper Schmeichel makes a comfortable save.

12mins

Wade Elliott takes a shot from 18 yards. Richard Naylor gets a block in.

9mins

Billy Paynter has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

8mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tyrone Mears on Bradley Johnson. Direct free kick taken by George McCartney.

7mins

The ball is crossed by Chris McCann.

6mins

Shot by Ross McCormack. Comfortable save by Brian Jensen.

6mins

Outswinging corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line.

5mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the left by-line.

5mins

Andre Bikey challenges Ross McCormack unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Kilkenny restarts play with the free kick.

3mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Daniel Fox. Neil Kilkenny delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Michael Duff.

2mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Eagles on Andrew O'Brien. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

2mins

Richard Naylor fouled by Chris Iwelumo, the ref awards a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Formation:442Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

Formation: 442Manager: Eddie Howe

Burnley

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Richard Naylor
  • Andrew O'Brien
  • George McCartney
  • Max Gradel
  • Neil Kilkenny
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Billy Paynter
  • Ross McCormack
  • SUBS
  • Shane Higgs
  • Paul Connolly
  • Alex Bruce
  • Jake Livermore
  • Sanchez Watt
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Leigh Bromby

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Match Report

Play-off hopes still alive for Leeds Ross McCormack struck his first league goal in over a year to ensure Leeds will go into the final day of the season with their faint npower Championship play-off hopes alive after a 1-0 win over Burnley at Elland Road. The Scottish striker, making only his fifth start of the season, provided an emphatic first-half finish as Leeds clinched their first win in six matches to climb seventh in the table, level on points with Nottingham Forest, who play Scunthorpe later. Simon Grayson's side leapfrogged Burnley in the process and inflicted on the Clarets their first defeat in five matches, leaving them two points adrift of the last play-off spot that Forest can all but make their own with victory over Scunthorpe. Burnley had won three of their last four games to give their travelling fans genuine hope of gatecrashing the top six and played their full part, with only a last-minute fingertip save from Leeds goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel from substitute Ross Wallace's free-kick denying Eddie Howe's side a share of the points. Midfielder Neil Kilkenny, on-loan Sunderland right-back George McCartney and striker McCormack returned for Leeds, while Burnley were unchanged. Leeds settled quickly and Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen was made to stretch to hold McCormack's delicate chip in the sixth minute, while Paynter fired inches wide soon after. Burnley midfielder Wade Elliott's shot was blocked by Leeds skipper Richard Naylor at the other end following Chris Eagles' marauding run. Burnley were denied strong claims for a penalty in the 18th minute when Leeds defender Andy O'Brien climbed over the back of Chris Iwelumo and Kasper Schmeichel was then at his best to smother Burnley skipper Michael Duff's angled shot. Eagles' long-range effort flew over the crossbar after another incisive run from the Burnley midfielder and Max Gradel's powerful drive kept Jensen on his toes as the action flowed. McCormack curled a 26th-minute free-kick just wide and from his cross moments later Billy Paynter's fine header was turned away at full stretch by Jensen. Leeds then made the breakthrough. Bradley Johnson's raking first-time pass caught Burnley's back four flat-footed and McCormack, played onside by Burnley centre-half Andre Bikey, raced through to shoot low inside Jensen's bottom right-hand corner in the 33rd minute. Kent referee Phil Crossley booked Clarets skipper Duff for pulling back McCormack as Leeds held on to their lead at the break. Paynter headed straight at Jensen from McCormack's cross in the 54th minute and then shot into the side netting after rounding the goalkeeper. Chris McCann's high tackle on Gradel sparked a mass melee in the 57th minute for which the Clarets midfielder was booked. O'Brien's header from McCormack's subsequent free-kick was brilliantly saved by Jensen, who then matched that with a full-length dive to keep out the Scottish striker's deflected shot as Leeds chased a second goal. But Burnley were playing their part and midfielder Jack Cork thundered a 25-yard effort inches wide. McCormack had the chance to wrap the points up in the 83rd minute when sent clear by Gradel, but he dragged his shot wide, while Burnley thought substitute Ross Wallace had rescued a point when Schmeichel tipped over his last-minute free-kick. Home substitute Sanchez Watt spurned two late chances to score the second killer goal, failing to trouble Jensen when well placed in the area, but Leeds ran out winners to just about keep their season alive when they head to champions-elect QPR on the final day.

Form Guide

    WLLDDL
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Burnley
  • LLWWWD

Last Meetings

  • Burnley
  • 2 - 3
  • Leeds
  • 11/12/2010
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 0
  • Burnley
  • 14/04/2007
  • Burnley
  • 2 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 28/11/2006
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 0
  • Burnley
  • 22/11/2005
  • Burnley
  • 1 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 15/10/2005
  • Burnley
  • 0 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 05/02/2005

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • L Becchio 19
  • M Gradel 15
  • D Somma 11
  • J Howson 10
  • R Snodgrass 6
  • B Johnson 5
  • A O'Brien 2
  • L Sam 2
  • R Naylor 1
  • B Paynter 1
  • N Kilkenny 1
  • A Bruce 1
  • S Watt 1

Burnley

  • J Rodriguez 13
  • C Iwelumo 11
  • C Eagles 7
  • R Wallace 3
  • D Marney 3
  • JF Cork 3
  • S Thompson 2
  • W Elliott 2
  • AS Bikey 2
  • M Paterson 2
  • M Duff 1
  • C Carlisle 1
  • C McCann 1
  • T Mears 1
  • B Easton 1
  • N Delfouneso 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 147
    • Goals per game 78
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 11 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 12 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 14 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Burnley

    • Total goals 133
    • Goals per game 64
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 13 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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