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  • Date:05 Feb 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:27,033
Goal!

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96:00 +6.00

The referee blows for offside against Robert Snodgrass. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.

95:40 +5.40

Robert Snodgrass decides to take the corner short.

95:24 +5.24

Robert Snodgrass takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Richard Wood gets a block in.

94:36 +4.36

Robert Snodgrass produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that goes wide left of the target.

93:05 +3.05

Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Jonathan Howson results in a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

88:46

Carl Baker takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Leigh Bromby.

88:26

Clive Platt takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.

88:08

Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

87:23

Luciano Becchio leaves the field to be replaced by Billy Paynter. Gary McSheffrey challenges Bradley Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. George McCartney takes the free kick.

86:25

Centre by Stephen O'Halloran, clearance by Leigh Bromby.

86:16

Lukas Jutkiewicz crosses the ball, Alex Bruce manages to make a clearance.

84:45

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Gary McSheffrey, clearance made by Jonathan Howson.

84:32

Shot by Gary McSheffrey. Alex Bruce makes a clearance.

84:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Snodgrass on Gary McSheffrey. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.

83:26

The offside flag is raised against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Alex Bruce takes the direct free kick.

82:27

Paul Connolly goes off and Leigh Bromby comes on.

81:09

The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, save by Keiren Westwood.

80:09

The referee books Jordan Clarke for unsporting behaviour. Jordan Clarke challenges Max Gradel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

78:28

Alex Bruce has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

78:07

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

75:59

The ball is delivered by Max Gradel, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

75:18

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Comfortable save by Kasper Schmeichel.

74:22

The ball is sent over by Max Gradel.

72:56

Gary McSheffrey comes on in place of Freddy Eastwood.

72:36

The ball is delivered by Jordan Clarke, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

71:46

The assistant referee flags for offside against Davide Somma. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

70:58

A cross is delivered by Max Gradel, save made by Keiren Westwood.

69:39

Bradley Johnson sends in a cross, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

68:52

Andrew O'Brien fouled by Clive Platt, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Snodgrass takes the direct free kick.

68:31

Paul Connolly produces a cross, save made by Keiren Westwood.

67:59

The ball is delivered by George McCartney, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

67:10

Jordan Clarke produces a cross, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

66:26

Centre by Max Gradel, save by Keiren Westwood.

65:41

Clive Platt challenges Bradley Johnson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

64:15

The ball is crossed by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Aron Gunnarsson has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

63:38

Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.

62:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Cranie on Bradley Johnson. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

60:49

Carl Baker produces a cross.

59:40

Corner taken by Carl Baker from the right by-line, Bradley Johnson manages to make a clearance.

58:55

Close range effort by Lukas Jutkiewicz clears the crossbar.

55:37

Davide Somma scores a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Coventry.The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Howson.

53:37

Richard Keogh crosses the ball, clearance made by Bradley Johnson.

50:15

The ball is swung over by Max Gradel, clearance by Richard Wood.

48:25

Davide Somma has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

48:05

Unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Jordan Clarke results in a free kick. Bradley Johnson restarts play with the free kick.

47:17

Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball.

46:57

The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Richard Wood.

46:07

The ball is delivered by Richard Wood, Header from close in by Clive Platt misses to the left of the goal.

45:46 +0.46

The ball is delivered by Paul Connolly, Stephen O'Halloran gets a block in.

45:21 +0.21

The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

43:43

Bradley Johnson fouled by Aron Gunnarsson, the ref awards a free kick. George McCartney restarts play with the free kick.

42:22

Alex Bruce receives a caution.

41:59

Luciano Becchio is ruled offside. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

41:37

The ball is sent over by Freddy Eastwood, George McCartney makes a clearance.

40:44

Centre by Max Gradel.

39:28

The ball is crossed by Richard Keogh, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

39:14

Aron Gunnarsson delivers the ball, blocked by Bradley Johnson.

37:09

Davide Somma is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

36:03

The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Luciano Becchio misses to the right of the target.

35:39

The ball is delivered by Max Gradel, clearance made by Richard Wood.

33:30

Jordan Clarke gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Max Gradel. Strike on goal comes in from Max Gradel from the free kick, save by Keiren Westwood.

32:40

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Clive Platt. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

30:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson by Bradley Johnson. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.

29:40

Effort on goal by Lukas Jutkiewicz from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

28:50

The official flags Lukas Jutkiewicz offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

28:41

The ball is sent over by Lukas Jutkiewicz, George McCartney manages to make a clearance.

27:29

George McCartney delivers the ball, Luciano Becchio has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

26:53

Shot by Carl Baker. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

22:58

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

20:28

Close range shot by Max Gradel misses to the left of the target.

19:00

The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Luciano Becchio goes wide left of the target.

18:37

Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

16:47

The referee blows for offside against Davide Somma. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.

16:25

Shot from just outside the box by Lukas Jutkiewicz misses to the right of the target.

15:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Lukas Jutkiewicz. Richard Keogh takes the free kick.

15:01

George McCartney delivers the ball, save by Keiren Westwood.

13:08

Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.

12:50

Luciano Becchio fouled by Martin Cranie, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Connolly.

11:15

The ball is crossed by Carl Baker, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

8:23

Carl Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Carl Baker.

7:25

Carl Baker takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jonathan Howson.

6:20

Outswinging corner taken by Carl Baker, Richard Wood takes a shot. Blocked by Paul Connolly.

5:44

Richard Wood fouled by Luciano Becchio, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

3:40

Close range shot by Davide Somma goes over the bar.

3:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Cranie on Max Gradel. Jonathan Howson restarts play with the free kick.

2:57

The ball is sent over by Lukas Jutkiewicz, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

Match Preview

Watt missing for Leeds Leeds will be without winger Sanchez Watt for the home clash with Coventry. Watt, on loan from Arsenal, missed the midweek draw at Hull due to a hamstring strain and is still struggling. Central defender Andy O'Brien passed a late test ahead of the game at the KC Stadium and came through unscathed following a hamstring strain, so he is likely to continue alongside Alex Bruce at the heart of the defence. Leeds' squad was boosted by the return of defender Richard Naylor, striker Ramon Nunez and midfielders Adam Clayton and Neil Kilkenny in midweek, while Davide Somma returned to the starting line-up alongside Luciano Becchio. Manager Simon Grayson has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side look to secure only their second win in eight league matches. Coventry will be without a handful of key players as they travel looking to turn around an alarming dip in form. Skipper Lee Carsley, fellow midfielder Sammy Clingan and central defenders Ben Turner, James McPake and Nathan Cameron all miss out at Elland Road with the Sky Blues in the midst of a nine-match winless sequence. Clingan was due to start Tuesday`s 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest but felt a twinge in the warm-up to the troublesome knee injury he has only recently worked his way back from. Replacement centre-back Nathan Cameron stepped in at the last minute but was then duly forced off at half-time with a thigh strain, with the club currently awaiting the results of a scan. Carsley will be back later this month as he recovers from double Achilles and hernia surgery, Turner is deemed not yet ready to return from his lengthy spell on the sidelines nursing a knee problem while McPake also remains out with his lower back complaint. Looking ahead to the trip to Leeds, Boothroyd said: "That arena, that screaming mob, is not be a place to go if you haven`t got any bottle. So we`re going to find out what we`re all about on Saturday. I am absolutely dying for it. I`m really looking forward to it because I`m ready for it and I want us as a club to be ready for it."

Formation:442Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

Formation: 442Manager: Adrian Boothroyd

Coventry

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Paul Connolly
  • Alex Bruce
  • Andrew O'Brien
  • George McCartney
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Max Gradel
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Davide Somma
  • SUBS
  • Shane Higgs
  • Neil Kilkenny
  • Billy Paynter
  • Lloyd Sam
  • Ben Parker
  • Leigh Bromby
  • Ramon Nunez

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Match Report

Somma comes to Leeds' rescue South Africa international Davide Somma came to promotion-chasing Leeds' rescue for the second time in a week as his second-half goal saw off ailing Coventry 1-0 at Elland Road. Somma netted an equaliser at Hull on Tuesday night and was on target again here at a time when his side desperately needed a goal to put Coventry, now without a league win in 10, deservedly behind. United had missed a string of chances by the time that Somma struck. Like the majority of his 10 goals from as many starts this season, it was little more than a tidy finish from inside the box but it did the job for Simon Grayson's side, who have now tasted defeat just once in 17 npower Championship outings. And while it was Somma's goal that won the points, it was the outstanding Robert Snodgrass who drove Leeds to the win ahead of his expected Scotland debut on Wednesday night. The winger had a hand in laying on numerous chances for his team-mates, who, until Somma found his range, were more than generous in front of goal. Having recovered a two-goal deficit to draw at Hull on Tuesday night, it was apparent that Leeds were eager to start better and Somma could have given them a fourth-minute lead had he been able to keep a snap-shot down after a Snodgrass knock-down. Somma's miss would set the tone for the majority of the first half, as, after Richard Wood went close for City when his close-range hit was deflected wide by Luciano Becchio, Leeds assumed complete control and contrived to miss a hatful of chances. Thirteen-goal top-scorer Becchio was the worst culprit for Leeds, twice missing from three yards, while winger Max Gradel was also culpable. With 19 minutes gone, a quick release from Kasper Schmeichel sent Paul Connolly racing down the right, he found Snodgrass but his cross was stabbed wide by Becchio with goalkeeper Keiren Westwood nowhere to be seen. Leeds continued to apply the pressure and two minutes later Gradel scorched a shot wide after breaking clear with a jinking run, and the Ivorian was wasteful again shortly after, slicing over on the break when he had team-mates queuing up to be played in. Despite his profligacy, Gradel was running the Coventry defence ragged and, after his break, George McCartney raced into the box and squared for Becchio who miscued across goal, before Leeds had a penalty appeal turned down when Bradley Johnson's cross appeared to hit Jordan Clarke's arm. Gradel was unable to turn Snodgrass' menacing cross beyond Westwood as the second half started as the first had ended, before Somma grabbed the goal Leeds had been threatening ever since his early chance. Snodgrass was the key architect, winning the ball in midfield and creating space before playing in Gradel, whose cross was played back across goal by Jonny Howson from where the waiting Somma gave Leeds a 56th-minute advantage. The goal could quite easily have meant little for Leeds a minute later, though, when Lucas Jutkiewicz snapped a drive over on the turn. The outstanding Snodgrass then drew a flying save from Westwood, while at the other end, Aron Gunnarsson placed a low drive just wide of Schmeichel's left-hand post. Somma was denied a second - a 25-yard lob over Westwood - by the offside flag, and Alex Bruce scraped wide as Leeds pressed for a clincher, but they held out under minimal Coventry pressure, with the visitors only threatening when Leigh Bromby deflected Clive Platt's shot over.

Form Guide

    DDLWDD
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Coventry
  • LDLDLL

Last Meetings

  • Coventry
  • 2 - 3
  • Leeds
  • 06/11/2010
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 01/01/2007
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 16/09/2006
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 18/03/2006
  • Leeds
  • 3 - 1
  • Coventry
  • 26/12/2005
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 03/01/2005

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • L Becchio 13
  • D Somma 9
  • M Gradel 8
  • J Howson 7
  • R Snodgrass 5
  • B Johnson 5
  • L Sam 2
  • R Naylor 1
  • A O'Brien 1
  • A Bruce 1
  • S Watt 1

Coventry

  • G McSheffrey 5
  • F Eastwood 4
  • B Turner 4
  • C Platt 3
  • M King 3
  • AE Gunnarsson 3
  • D Bell 1
  • C Baker 1
  • L Jutkiewicz 1
  • J Clarke 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 101
    • Goals per game 54
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 6 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Coventry

    • Total goals 80
    • Goals per game 33
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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