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Short corner taken by Ross McCormack from the left by-line.
Luciano Becchio booked for dissent. Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Neil Danns. Nathaniel Clyne takes the free kick.
Stuart O'Keefe receives a caution. Stuart O'Keefe challenges Jonathan Howson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Howson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Danns by Luciano Becchio. Julian Speroni takes the direct free kick.
Ross McCormack decides to take the corner short.
Anthony Gardner receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
Wilfried Zaha replaces Alassane N'Diaye.
Foul by Luciano Becchio on Alassane N'Diaye, free kick awarded. Neil Danns restarts play with the free kick.
Luciano Becchio scores a goal from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 2-1 Crystal Palace.
Luciano Becchio gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 1-1 Crystal Palace.Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line,
The ball is crossed by Lloyd Sam, Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Anthony Gardner gets a block in.
A cross is delivered by Andrew O'Brien.
Effort from inside the area by Neil Danns misses to the left of the goal.
James Vaughan takes a shot. Alex Bruce makes a clearance.
Pablo Counago takes a shot. Blocked by Alex Bruce.
Centre by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Claude Davis.
Andy Hughes leaves the field to be replaced by Billy Paynter.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Ross McCormack. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross.
Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.
Lloyd Sam has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Julian Speroni makes a save.
Unfair challenge on Claude Davis by Luciano Becchio results in a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
Pablo Counago gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kasper Schmeichel. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
The ball is crossed by James Vaughan.
Shot by Neil Danns from deep inside the box bounces off the post.
Darren Ambrose sends in a cross, Luciano Becchio manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken by Darren Ambrose played to the near post, Andy Hughes makes a clearance.
Nathaniel Clyne sends in a cross, blocked by Andrew O'Brien.
Lloyd Sam takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.
The referee blows for offside. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.
Handball decision goes against Neil Danns. Alex Bruce restarts play with the free kick.
Andy Hughes delivers the ball, clearance made by Anthony Gardner.
Lloyd Sam produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.
Centre by Robert Snodgrass, Julian Speroni makes a save.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Darren Ambrose, Andy Hughes manages to make a clearance.
James Vaughan takes a shot. Andrew O'Brien gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save.
Claude Davis gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack. Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball, Header from close in by Alex Bruce misses to the right of the target.
Neil Danns takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
The ball is swung over by David Wright, Andrew O'Brien manages to make a clearance.
Neil Danns produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.
The offside flag is raised against Luciano Becchio. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.
Shot by Darren Ambrose from 30 yards. Kasper Schmeichel makes a brilliant save.
Neil Kilkenny has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Save by Julian Speroni.
(Leeds) makes a substitution, with Lloyd Sam coming on for Bradley Johnson.
Ross McCormack is brought on as a substitute for Max Gradel.
Stuart O'Keefe on for Kieran Djilali.
David Wright goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. David Wright concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Snodgrass. Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Luciano Becchio. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the left by-line, clearance by Anthony Gardner.
George McCartney fouled by Alassane N'Diaye, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Neil Kilkenny, Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Clearance by Claude Davis.
Neil Danns crosses the ball, clearance by Alex Bruce.
Shot by Neil Kilkenny. Comfortable save by Julian Speroni.
Corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the left by-line, clearance made by Andy Hughes.
Andrew O'Brien concedes a free kick for a foul on Pablo Counago. Darren Ambrose produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, brilliant save by Kasper Schmeichel.
The ball is swung over by George McCartney, Claude Davis makes a clearance.
Neil Danns finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Crystal Palace.The assist for the goal came from Nathaniel Clyne.
Andy Hughes is ruled offside. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.
Bradley Johnson has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, clearance by Claude Davis.
The ball is sent over by George McCartney, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Luciano Becchio goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Effort from close range by Max Gradel goes wide left of the target.
Pablo Counago fouled by Neil Kilkenny, the ref awards a free kick. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.
Jonathan Howson delivers the ball, Alassane N'Diaye manages to make a clearance.
Booking for Max Gradel for unsporting behaviour. Bradley Johnson is shown a yellow card for dissent. Foul by Max Gradel on Darren Ambrose, free kick awarded. The ball is swung over by Neil Danns, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by James Vaughan misses to the left of the goal.
Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
Caution for Robert Snodgrass. The referee blows for offside against Robert Snodgrass. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
The ball is delivered by Max Gradel, clearance by David Wright. Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Blocked by Claude Davis.
Darren Ambrose takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.
James Vaughan takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, Andrew O'Brien takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.
Shot by Bradley Johnson from outside the box goes high over the target.
Jonathan Howson challenges Darren Ambrose unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Alassane N'Diaye.
Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny to the near post, Claude Davis manages to make a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Neil Danns. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Bradley Johnson.
The ball is crossed by Darren Ambrose, clearance made by Alex Bruce.
Long range shot by Darren Ambrose goes wide right of the target.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on James Vaughan. Direct free kick taken by Alassane N'Diaye.
The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, Alassane N'Diaye manages to make a clearance.
Claude Davis challenges Luciano Becchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jonathan Howson restarts play with the free kick.
George McCartney produces a cross.
Max Gradel sends in a cross, clearance by Anthony Gardner.
The offside flag is raised against Jonathan Howson. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
Foul by Luciano Becchio on Anthony Gardner, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.
The game gets underway.
The first half comes to an end.
The second half kicks off.
The referee gets the second half started.
The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
Connolly banned for Whites
Leeds will be without suspended defender Paul Connolly for the home clash with Crystal Palace.
Connolly sits out a one-game ban after reaching five yellow cards, so Andrew Hughes is likely to return to the side.
Bradley Johnson is expected to start in midfield again despite recently being placed on the transfer list, while strikers Ross McCormack and Billy Paynter are pushing for places in the starting line-up.
Manager Simon Grayson, who has no other new injury or suspension worries, said: "There won't be too many changes.
"The back four have worked hard and been solid. They've been resilient and put bodies on the line. Someone else will have the opportunity to get into the team."
Leeds are bidding to extend their unbeaten run in the npower Championship to seven matches.
Crystal Palace will be short of numbers in midfield.
Blackburn loanee Alex Marrow looks set to miss out with an ankle injury and Owen Garvan serves the final game of his two-match ban.
Andy Dorman came on for Marrow at Doncaster last weekend and will be hoping for a start, although Alessane N'Diaye is another option.
Skipper Paddy McCarthy is still out with a groin injury so Anthony Gardner partners Claude Davis at centre-half.
Pablo Counago was recalled to the starting line-up against Rovers and responded by hitting the winner, so he should keep his place in attack.
Winger Sean Scannell is short of fitness following his knee injury and defender Lee Hills (knee) is still missing.
Becchio at the double to lift Leeds
Luciano Becchio took his goal tally for the season to 11 as a quickfire brace turned the game in Leeds' favour and led them to 2-1 win over Crystal Palace at Elland Road.
Neil Danns had opened the scoring from close range in the closing stages of the first half for Palace, but Becchio`s headed equaliser in the 81st minute was followed by a well-taken second moments later as the Whites stretched their unbeaten run to seven games.
Leeds started brightly and had the ball in the net early on, although Jonny Howson seemed to be the only player in Elland Road not to notice the linesman flagging for offside as he ran off celebrating.
Palace then created a couple of half-chances as James Vaughan found some space and curled a shot over the crossbar from the edge of the box, and Darren Ambrose was then denied by the legs of Kasper Schmeichel.
The game continued to flow, but Leeds should have opened the scoring in the 38th minute when Robert Snodgrass cut the ball back for Becchio. The Argentinian striker failed to control the ball, though, and Max Gradel sent the loose ball wide.
The home side were hit by a superb counter-attacking goal before the break. Nathaniel Clyne did well to get to the byline and get the ball across. It was behind Vaughan but reached Danns at the far post and he side-footed home his fourth goal of the season.
Palace, with three wins from their last four games before today, almost doubled their advantage in first-half injury-time. Ambrose whipped a 25-yard free-kick over the wall, but Schmeichel somehow managed to tip the ball over for a corner.
Neil Kilkenny drilled in a shot which was well held by Speroni at the start of the second half, but it was the Eagles who looked the side more likely to add to their lead.
Ambrose let fly from 30 yards but Schmeichel brilliantly clawed the ball to safety, before a low, hard drive from Danns brought an unorthodox save from the Dane.
Simon Grayson`s men hit back, with Alex Bruce heading wide from close in and Becchio forcing Speroni into a point-blank save with another headed attempt from a deep Snodgrass cross.
Sub Lloyd Sam brought another decent stop from Speroni before Palace came agonisingly close to sealing the points as Danns' right-foot shot came back off a post.
Sam was trying his best to get the Whites back into the game, but again the goalkeeper was equal to his powerful strike on the run.
Leeds finally got the goal they deserved with nine minutes remaining. Kilkenny`s corner was flicked on by George McCartney and then Billy Paynter, and Becchio was on hand to get the final touch over the line.
And the same player snatched a second shortly afterwards, collecting the loose ball and holding off the challenge of a defender before slotting the ball past Speroni.
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