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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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90:59 +0.59

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

89:50

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

89:04

Shot by Adam Clayton. Blocked by Gabor Gyepes.

88:29

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

87:18

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

86:45

The ball is sent over by Ramon Nunez.

86:21

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

85:49

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

85:41

George McCartney sends in a cross.

84:32

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

83:19

A cross is delivered by Craig Bellamy.

82:14

Centre by Paul Connolly, Mark Hudson makes a clearance.

81:26

Robert Snodgrass takes a inswinging corner.

80:22

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.

77:51

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

76:25

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

74:26

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.

73:29

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

72:20

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.

72:03

The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.

71:33

Direct free kick taken by Lee Naylor.

68:58

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

66:14

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

65:51

Shot by Jonathan Howson. Mark Hudson makes a clearance.

65:07

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

64:30

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

63:26

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.

62:59

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

61:21

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.

60:54

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

60:42

Centre by George McCartney, Tom Heaton makes a save.

59:22

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.

58:41

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

57:09

Centre by Robert Snodgrass, save by Tom Heaton.

57:02

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

55:37

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.

54:21

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

53:17

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.

52:28

The ball is delivered by Bradley Johnson.

50:59

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.

50:00

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

48:54

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.

46:33

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.

45:51 +0.51

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

44:53

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

44:20

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

43:35

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

43:23

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

42:48

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

42:02

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

41:24

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

40:07

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

37:03

Bradley Johnson sends in a cross.

36:34

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

34:26

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

33:28

A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.

33:00

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

32:10

Craig Bellamy takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Bruce.

31:25

Shot by Craig Bellamy. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

31:01

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

30:01

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.

29:16

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

28:16

A cross is delivered by Paul Connolly.

27:25

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

25:46

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

25:25

Craig Bellamy crosses the ball.

24:50

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

24:08

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.

23:45

Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Save by Tom Heaton.

21:55

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

21:17

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

20:41

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

19:51

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

19:30

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

17:29

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

17:21

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

14:46

Peter Whittingham takes a shot.

13:57

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

13:32

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

12:40

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

11:19

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.

11:09

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

9:26

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

4:16

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 second half kicks off.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

The referee blows for half time.

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

possession


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