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  • Date:18 Oct 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:21,528
  • O'Dea (25)
  • Wood (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:29 +2.29

Richard Wood fires in a goal from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-1 Coventry.Assist on the goal came from Cyrus Christie.

91:50 +1.50

The referee penalises Mikael Forssell for handball. Free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

87:01

The ball is delivered by Cyrus Christie, save by Paul Rachubka.

82:28

Conor Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Pugh. Free kick taken by Darren O'Dea.

79:39

Cyrus Christie fouled by Mikael Forssell, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Keogh takes the free kick.

78:47

Mika Vayrynen comes on in place of Robert Snodgrass.

77:27

The ball is sent over by Chris Hussey, Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot.

74:58

Shot on goal by David Bell from long range goes harmlessly over the target.

74:27

The offside flag is raised against Luciano Becchio. Free kick taken by Richard Wood.

72:44

Paul Connolly challenges Gael Bigirimana unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

72:07

David Bell produces a cross, Shot on goal by Cody McDonald from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

71:16

Lukas Jutkiewicz fouled by Aidan White, the ref awards a free kick. Conor Thomas takes the free kick.

70:17

Mikael Forssell is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

68:41

David Bell challenges Andrew Keogh unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andrew Keogh leaves the field to be replaced by Mikael Forssell. Luciano Becchio joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ross McCormack. Paul Rachubka takes the free kick.

67:57

Effort on goal by Adam Clayton from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

67:09

Sammy Clingan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick.

63:25

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Richard Wood.

63:02

Adam Clayton takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

61:23

Foul by Robert Snodgrass on Chris Hussey, free kick awarded. Robert Snodgrass goes into the book. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sammy Clingan from left wing, save made by Paul Rachubka.

59:47

Robert Snodgrass produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

58:55

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, Danny Pugh takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

54:27

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cody McDonald by Robert Snodgrass. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

53:35

Andrew Keogh fouled by Richard Wood, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Wood booked. Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick.

52:07

Sammy Clingan takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Darren O'Dea makes a clearance.

46:31

The referee blows for offside. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

45:26

Sammy Clingan takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.

45:01

Clive Platt goes off and Cody McDonald comes on. Gary Deegan goes off and Gael Bigirimana comes on.

42:55

Adam Clayton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sammy Clingan. Free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

40:17

Shot from deep inside the area by Ross McCormack clears the crossbar.

38:49

Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Save made by Paul Rachubka.

38:23

Danny Pugh is penalised for a handball. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

36:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andrew Keogh by Chris Hussey. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from right wing, clearance by Clive Platt.

34:44

Adam Clayton takes a shot. Richard Keogh gets a block in.

31:29

Robert Snodgrass takes a outswinging corner to the near post, Sammy Clingan makes a clearance.

31:12

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Richard Keogh.

31:00

Ross McCormack takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

30:37

Foul by Gary Deegan on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded. Robert Snodgrass restarts play with the free kick.

27:10

Unfair challenge on Gary Deegan by Adam Clayton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

25:47

Darren O'Dea finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Coventry.Assist on the goal came from Paul Connolly.

25:18

Inswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

24:26

Ross McCormack fouled by Sammy Clingan, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Robert Snodgrass from the free kick, save by Joe Murphy.

24:00

Aidan White fouled by David Bell, the ref awards a free kick. Darren O'Dea takes the direct free kick.

19:16

David Bell takes a shot. Darren O'Dea gets a block in.

18:14

David Bell fouled by Danny Pugh, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Sammy Clingan.

17:19

Clive Platt concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren O'Dea. Free kick taken by Paul Rachubka.

16:57

Robert Snodgrass challenges Chris Hussey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Hussey.

15:11

Unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Cyrus Christie results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from left wing, clearance by Lukas Jutkiewicz.

13:52

The official flags Ross McCormack offside. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

11:54

The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

11:14

Sammy Clingan takes a shot. Save made by Paul Rachubka. Lukas Jutkiewicz produces a left-footed shot from close range that goes over the bar.

10:28

Unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Aidan White results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Cyrus Christie.

7:49

Unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Gary Deegan results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Richard Keogh.

7:00

Chris Hussey sends in a cross, Paul Rachubka makes a save.

5:24

Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, Ross McCormack produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

3:48

The offside flag is raised against Ross McCormack. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

1:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Conor Thomas on Adam Clayton. Darren O'Dea takes the direct free kick.

1:09

Robert Snodgrass is caught offside. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

0:24

Unfair challenge on Danny Pugh by Cyrus Christie results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Clayton from left wing.

Match Preview

Rachubka standing by for Leeds Leeds goalkeeper Paul Rachubka could make his first league start for the club in Tuesday's home clash with Coventry. Rachubka, a free summer signing from Blackpool, made his first league appearance last Friday when replacing Andy Lonergan in the closing stages of Leeds' 3-0 win at Doncaster. Lonergan was forced out of the action after sustaining a finger injury and is rated "touch and go" by Leeds manager Simon Grayson. Grayson has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side look to extend their unbeaten league run to six matches and is not expected to make many, if any, further changes. Grayson must decide whether to leave striker Luciano Becchio on the substitutes' bench as leading goalscorer Ross McCormack continues to thrive in partnership with Andy Keogh, while Tom Lees is expected to resume alongside Darren O'Dea in central defence after successive clean sheets. Coventry will assess goalkeeper Joe Murphy before deciding if he is ready for the match. The stopper was stretchered off after 75 minutes in the 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest following a collision with striker Ishmael Miller. The Sky Blues hope Murphy will be available but will closely monitor his progress leading up to the game with back-up keeper Chris Dunn ready to fill in should Murphy be ruled out. Coventry boss Andy Thorn told the club's official website: "Joe was allowed home without having to go to hospital on Saturday but we are monitoring him closely and see how he is before we decide anything." Winger Gary McSheffrey (back) and midfielder Carl Baker (ankle) are serious doubts but defenders Martin Cranie (ribs) and James McPake (ankle/shin) are back in contention.

Formation:442Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

Formation: 442Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

  • Paul Rachubka
  • Paul Connolly
  • Darren O'Dea
  • Tom Lees
  • Aidan White
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Adam Clayton
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Danny Pugh
  • Andrew Keogh
  • Ross McCormack
  • SUBS
  • Alex Cairns
  • Patrick Kisnorbo
  • Mika Vayrynen
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Mikael Forssell

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Match Report

Wood you believe it! Coventry defender Richard Wood turned home a stoppage-time equaliser to snatch a 1-1 draw and deny Leeds a place back in the top six of the npower Championship. Sky Blues defender Cyrus Christie launched a desperate cross to the far post in time added on and, after Leeds goalkeeper Paul Rachubka could only parry the ball, Wood pounced to cancel out Darren O'Dea's first-half opener. It was just reward for the visitors, who refused to buckle under long periods of pressure, and Leeds were made to pay for a hatful of missed chances in either half. Republic of Ireland international defender O'Dea drove home an angled shot midway through the first half, but the home fans were left to endure an anxious finish and watched in despair as Wood made Simon Grayson's side pay. Leeds' 10-goal leading goalscorer Ross McCormack miscued from six yards with only Coventry goalkeeper Joe Murphy to beat just before half-time. And Leeds midfield pair Danny Pugh and Adam Clayton were both denied by an inspired Murphy in the second period. Coventry were always in the hunt and had Lukas Jutkiewicz kept his flying late header a shade lower in the closing stages, the Sky Blues would have been level earlier. Rachubka made his first league start for the club in place of Andy Lonergan, who injured a finger in last Friday's 3-0 win at Doncaster. Coventry manager Andy Thorn named the same side that started in their 1-0 home win over Nottingham Forest on Saturday. The home side almost took a sixth-minute lead when Robert Snodgrass curled a fine cross with the outside of his boot into the penalty area and McCormack stole in between the visitors' central defenders to head inches over the crossbar. But Coventry launched an early riposte as skipper Sammy Clingan's 25-yard shot forced Rachubka to parry at full stretch and Jutkiewicz blasted the rebound narrowly off target. Murphy was then at full stretch to keep out Snodgrass' clipped free-kick as Leeds began to press for the opener, which duly arrived courtesy of an unlikely outlet in the 26th minute. Paul Connolly's cross was deflected to the left side of the penalty area and centre-half O'Dea arrowed a striker's finish, left-footed, into Murphy's bottom left-hand corner. Murphy did well to keep out McCormack's stinging drive and the Scottish striker spurned a gilt-edged chance in the 41st minute when lifting the ball over the crossbar following excellent work by Andy Keogh. Coventry showed more urgency after the break, no doubt buoyed by Leeds' missed first-half chances, but the home side stepped up a gear around the hour mark and went close to extending their lead on three occasions. Pugh's bullet header was superbly saved by Murphy and after Snodgrass' raking drive whistled past the post, the visiting goalkeeper was at his best again to keep out Clayton's low shot from inside the area. Leeds favourite Luciano Becchio and Mikael Forssell replaced Keogh and McCormack in the 70th minute as boss Grayson chased that elusive second goal. Coventry striker Jutkiewicz almost equalised for the visitors with a fine header as Leeds grew increasingly nervous in the closing stages, before defender Wood latched onto Rachubka's fumble to stab the ball home at the far post.

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