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  • Date:25 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Bothroyd (21) Chopra (50)
    Bothroyd (55) Naylor (59)
Goal!

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91mins

The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, Kevin McNaughton makes a clearance.

90mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Mark Hudson. Neill Collins takes the direct free kick.

90mins

Shot by Adam Clayton. Blocked by Gabor Gyepes.

89mins

The referee gives a free kick against Craig Bellamy for handball. Adam Clayton restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Jay Bothroyd challenges Neill Collins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

87mins

The ball is sent over by Ramon Nunez.

87mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Craig Bellamy on Robert Snodgrass. Robert Snodgrass takes the direct free kick.

86mins

Robert Snodgrass handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Tom Heaton takes the direct free kick.

86mins

George McCartney sends in a cross.

85mins

Shot by Ramon Nunez from a long way out goes over the target.

84mins

A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy.

83mins

Centre by Paul Connolly, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.

82mins

Robert Snodgrass takes a inswinging corner.

81mins

Adam Clayton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Amdy Faye. Max Gradel fouled by Seyi Olofinjana, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from right channel, Gabor Gyepes manages to make a clearance.

78mins

Foul by Neill Collins on Jay Bothroyd, free kick awarded. Peter Whittingham restarts play with the free kick.

77mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Lee Naylor goes wide right of the goal.

75mins

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line to the near post, Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.

74mins

Max Gradel sends in a cross, save by Tom Heaton.

73mins

Andrew Keogh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Michael Chopra. The official flags Luciano Becchio offside. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.

73mins

The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.

72mins

Direct free kick taken by Lee Naylor.

69mins

Shot from just outside the area by Ramon Nunez goes over the bar.

67mins

Paul Connolly delivers the ball, clearance made by Seyi Olofinjana.

66mins

Shot by Jonathan Howson. Mark Hudson makes a clearance.

66mins

Robert Snodgrass fouled by Peter Whittingham, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Connolly takes the direct free kick.

65mins

Jonathan Howson concedes a free kick for a foul on Craig Bellamy. Direct free kick taken by Lee Naylor.

64mins

Unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Kevin McNaughton results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, Jay Bothroyd manages to make a clearance.

63mins

Max Gradel is brought on as a substitute for Bradley Johnson.

62mins

George McCartney goes into the referee's book. George McCartney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton. Strike comes in from Craig Bellamy from the free kick, clearance by Paul Connolly.

61mins

Amdy Faye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Bellamy. Free kick taken by Craig Bellamy.

61mins

Centre by George McCartney, Tom Heaton makes a save.

60mins

Lee Naylor grabs a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 0-4 Cardiff.Assist by Craig Bellamy.

59mins

The ball is swung over by Chris Burke, George McCartney manages to make a clearance.

58mins

Centre by Robert Snodgrass, save by Tom Heaton.

58mins

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Mark Hudson.

56mins

Jay Bothroyd fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 0-3 Cardiff.The assist for the goal came from Chris Burke.

55mins

Peter Whittingham gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Amdy Faye. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

54mins

Ramon Nunez joins the action as a substitute, replacing Davide Somma. George McCartney concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris Burke. Mark Hudson takes the free kick.

53mins

The ball is delivered by Bradley Johnson.

51mins

Michael Chopra gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 0-2 Cardiff.

50mins

Inswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Mark Hudson.

49mins

Peter Whittingham challenges Bradley Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Snodgrass shoots direct from the free kick, Tom Heaton makes a save.

47mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line to the near post, Gabor Gyepes takes a shot. Clearance by George McCartney. Shot by Chris Burke. George McCartney gets a block in. Corner taken by Peter Whittingham, clearance by Neill Collins.

46mins

The referee blows for offside. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.

45mins

Jay Bothroyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Bruce. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

45mins

Shot on goal by Bradley Johnson from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

44mins

Peter Whittingham takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Luciano Becchio.

44mins

A cross is delivered by Peter Whittingham, George McCartney makes a clearance.

43mins

Michael Chopra produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

43mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jay Bothroyd by Alex Bruce. Lee Naylor takes the direct free kick.

42mins

Bradley Johnson produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

41mins

Jay Bothroyd has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.

38mins

Bradley Johnson sends in a cross.

37mins

Davide Somma sends in a cross, Gabor Gyepes manages to make a clearance.

35mins

Jay Bothroyd produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the goal.

34mins

A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.

33mins

Shot from 18 yards by Seyi Olofinjana. Blocked by Neill Collins.

33mins

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Bruce.

32mins

Shot by Craig Bellamy. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

32mins

Chris Burke sends in a cross, Neill Collins makes a clearance.

31mins

The ball is swung over by Bradley Johnson, Robert Snodgrass has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

30mins

The ball is sent over by Chris Burke, Alex Bruce manages to make a clearance.

29mins

A cross is delivered by Paul Connolly.

28mins

Luciano Becchio is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Mark Hudson takes the free kick.

26mins

Corner taken by Craig Bellamy from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Luciano Becchio.

26mins

Craig Bellamy crosses the ball.

25mins

Jay Bothroyd fouled by Neill Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Hudson.

25mins

Neill Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Chopra. Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick, Alex Bruce makes a clearance.

24mins

Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.

22mins

Jay Bothroyd grabs a goal from just inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Cardiff.

22mins

Michael Chopra is ruled offside. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

Davide Somma is penalised for a handball. Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.

20mins

Mark Hudson fouled by Luciano Becchio, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

20mins

Seyi Olofinjana has an effort at goal. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

18mins

Jonathan Howson has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.

18mins

The ball is sent over by Bradley Johnson, Gabor Gyepes manages to make a clearance.

15mins

Peter Whittingham takes a shot.

14mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Amdy Faye on Jay Bothroyd. Peter Whittingham produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

14mins

Robert Snodgrass gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Chopra. Lee Naylor restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robert Snodgrass, Alex Bruce takes a shot. Save made by Tom Heaton.

12mins

Inswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, Header from close in by Alex Bruce misses to the left of the goal.

12mins

Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball, Peter Whittingham gets a block in.

10mins

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, Gabor Gyepes makes a clearance.

5mins

The ball is crossed by George McCartney, Luciano Becchio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gabor Gyepes. Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.

The referee blows for half time.

The second half kicks off.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Grayson ponders Leeds changes Leeds manager Simon Grayson could be tempted to make one or two changes for Monday night's home clash with Cardiff. Grayson has no new injury or suspension worries, but may want to tweak his starting line-up following his side's inept display in the home dfeat to Leicester in midweek. Goalkeepers Kasper Schmeichel (foot) and Shane Higgs (hamstring) are still not ready to return, so Grayson must stick with Blackburn's Jason Brown, who made his third appearance for Leeds against Leicester, or hand a debut to fellow loanee Ben Alnwick, who arrived from Tottenham last week. Summer signing Billy Paynter (shin) edged closer to his first appearance for the club following his summer switch from Swindon, as did left-back Ben Parker, by completing 90 minutes for the reserves in midweek, but neither is expected to be included in the squad at this stage. Striker Ramon Nunez is pushing for his first appearance after scoring for Leeds in the same reserve game. Dave Jones is likely to name an unchanged starting XI as the one which saw off Coventry in midweek. Striker Jay Bothroyd took a heavy blow to his foot, which has resulted in bruising, but he should be ok and is expected to start. He is likely to partner Michael Chopra, who is set to make his third start since returning from ankle ligament damage, although whether Jones opts to rest him remains to be seen. Captain Craig Bellamy will play from the off, most likely on the left side of midfield, having proved his fitness in Tuesday`s 2-1 win at the Ricoh Arena following knee trouble. Right-back Adam Matthews returns to contention having been on Wales Under-19 duty and will be hoping to force his way onto the Bluebirds bench. Midfielder Danny Drinkwater (thigh) and defenders Paul Quinn (knee) and Chris Riggott (match fitness) will miss out, but are not too far away from making their comebacks.

Formation:442Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

Formation: 442Manager: Dave Jones

Cardiff

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Paul Connolly
  • Alex Bruce
  • Neill Collins
  • George McCartney
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Amdy Faye
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Davide Somma
  • SUBS
  • Jason Brown
  • Max Gradel
  • Neil Kilkenny
  • Adam Clayton
  • Andy Hughes
  • Leigh Bromby
  • Ramon Nunez

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Match Report

Ruthless Bluebirds hammer Leeds Jay Bothroyd fired a double as Cardiff served warning this could finally be their year for promotion by routing npower Championship rivals Leeds 4-0 in their own backyard. The Welshmen, beaten play-off finalists last season and so often in the thick of the promotion race in recent years, moved level on points with leaders QPR by securing a fourth consecutive league win thanks to Bothroyd's 10th and 11th goals of the season and further strikes from Michael Chopra and Lee Naylor. Bothroyd was fortunate not to receive a straight red card for his studs-up challenge on Luciano Becchio in the first half, but he now has four goals in as many games as Cardiff registered a fifth-straight win over Leeds, who have lost their last three league games at Elland Road. Kasper Schmeichel made his long-awaited return for Leeds following a foot injury, Alex Bruce returned to central defence and Bradley Johnson was also back in the starting line-up, while Cardiff were unchanged. Bruce headed the game's first effort on goal over the crossbar from Robert Snodgrass's 12th-minute corner and his skipper Jonny Howson thundered a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area wide. Cardiff responded in the 20th minute when Seyi Olofinjana's daisy-cutter was easily gathered by Schmeichel, but the Leeds goalkeeper was not so assured two minutes later. Cardiff goalkeeper Tim Heaton's long punt sailed deep into Leeds territory and when Bruce opted to let the ball bounce on to the edge of the area, the on-rushing Schmeichel failed to gather and Bothroyd pounced to roll the ball into an unguarded net. Becchio shot tamely at Heaton and Leeds, driven on by Howson and Johnson's surges into the area, battled gamely to fashion an opening. Johnson blazed wide after a decent spell of possession for the home side just before the break and struck one over from further out soon after, but Cardiff, rapier-like on the counter-attack, had shots blocked and saved respectively from Bothroyd and Bellamy and continued to cause panic in the home ranks up until the break. Leeds defender George McCartney cleared a header from Gabor Gyepes off the goal-line two minutes after the restart, while Heaton tipped over a free-kick from Snodgrass at the other end. But Leeds found themselves with a mountain to climb when Cardiff added a controversial second goal in the 52nd minute. Davide Somma was robbed 10 yards inside Cardiff's half and when Mark Hudson clipped a long ball into Chopra's path, the visiting striker appeared offside before racing on to bury a shot beyond Schmeichel and inside the far post. Cardiff put the game beyond Leeds in the 56th minute. Bothroyd combined with Bellamy and Burke before taking a return pass from the latter in the area and planting a firm finish into the centre of the net. The Welshmen made it four on the hour mark when Schmeichel was left motionless as Naylor fired in a speculative shot from 25 yards that crashed inside the home goalkeeper's right-hand post to leave Leeds staring at a rout. Leeds debutant Ramon Nunez, a 54th-minute replacement for Somma, thumped a 30-yard shot just over the crossbar and Becchio had a headed goal ruled out for offside, but otherwise Grayson's side had little else to offer against their high-flying visitors.

Form Guide

    DWLLWL
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Cardiff
  • LWDWWW

Last Meetings

  • Cardiff
  • 1 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 17/02/2007
  • Leeds
  • 0 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 19/08/2006
  • Leeds
  • 0 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 10/12/2005
  • Cardiff
  • 2 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 09/08/2005
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 1
  • Cardiff
  • 15/01/2005
  • Cardiff
  • 0 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 02/10/2004

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • D Somma 6
  • L Becchio 5
  • L Sam 2
  • B Johnson 2
  • R Naylor 1
  • R Snodgrass 1
  • A Bruce 1
  • J Howson 1

Cardiff

  • J Bothroyd 7
  • C Bellamy 2
  • C Burke 2
  • P Whittingham 2
  • S Olofinjana 2
  • G Rae 1
  • L Naylor 1
  • M Chopra 1
  • A Keogh 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 40
    • Goals per game 19
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Cardiff

    • Total goals 42
    • Goals per game 21
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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