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  • Date:10 Sep 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:23,916
  • McCormack (7) Becchio (70) McCormack (83)
  • McCarthy (11)
    McCarthy (11) Scannell (20)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:49 +3.49

The referee shows Jonathan Howson a yellow card for dissent.

93:24 +3.24

David Wright fouled by Mikael Forssell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

92:32 +2.32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Glenn Murray on Charlie Taylor. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

91:09 +1.09

Unfair challenge on Peter Ramage by Mikael Forssell results in a free kick. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

89:55

The ball is swung over by Mile Jedinak.

86:47

Calvin Andrew comes on in place of Sean Scannell.

85:08

Foul by Mikael Forssell on David Wright, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Mile Jedinak.

84:32

Darren Ambrose comes on in place of Jonathan Parr.

83:28

The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, Ross McCormack scores a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Leeds 3-2 Crystal Palace.Mikael Forssell provided the assist for the goal.

82:12

Foul by Glenn Murray on Darren O'Dea, free kick awarded. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

81:17

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Jonathan Howson. Mile Jedinak restarts play with the free kick.

80:50

Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross, save by Julian Speroni.

79:54

Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross, Julian Speroni makes a save.

78:36

Effort on goal by Wilfried Zaha from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

78:11

Glenn Murray takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.

77:02

Wilfried Zaha challenges Jonathan Howson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Booking for Wilfried Zaha. Glenn Murray replaces Jermaine Easter. Ross McCormack produces a cross, save by Julian Speroni.

76:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Patrick McCarthy. Indirect free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

74:41

Lloyd Sam comes on in place of Michael Brown.

74:29

The ball is crossed by Wilfried Zaha.

69:49

Wilfried Zaha challenges Charlie Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is delivered by Ross McCormack, Luciano Becchio finds the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Leeds 2-2 Crystal Palace.Assist by Ross McCormack.

67:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Mile Jedinak. Dean Moxey takes the free kick.

67:20

Unfair challenge on Dean Moxey by Jonathan Howson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Dean Moxey.

66:33

Sean Scannell takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

65:51

Corner taken by Mile Jedinak, clearance made by Jonathan Howson.

64:45

Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

64:25

Dean Moxey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Direct free kick taken by Michael Brown.

61:53

Effort on goal by Robert Snodgrass from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

59:59

The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.

58:56

The ball is delivered by Tom Lees, David Wright makes a clearance.

57:20

Luciano Becchio is brought on as a substitute for Ramon Nunez. Mikael Forssell replaces Andrew Keogh.

57:05

Shot by Jonathan Parr from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

55:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ramon Nunez by Aleksandar Tunchev. Robert Snodgrass has an effort direct from the free kick, save by Julian Speroni.

52:10

Mile Jedinak concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Snodgrass. Tom Lees takes the direct free kick.

51:18

A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, Ross McCormack takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

49:39

Corner taken right-footed by Mile Jedinak.

49:21

Jermaine Easter takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

49:06

The ball is swung over by Charlie Taylor.

48:45

Andrew Keogh crosses the ball, clearance made by Patrick McCarthy.

48:20

The ball is swung over by Peter Ramage.

47:42 +2.42

Andrew Keogh challenges David Wright unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Patrick McCarthy.

47:10

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mile Jedinak.

46:53 +1.53

The referee blows for offside against Robert Snodgrass. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

43:56

Inswinging corner taken by Mile Jedinak, clearance made by Andrew Keogh.

43:43

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

42:35

Effort on goal by Jermaine Easter from just inside the area clears the bar.

40:39

Charlie Taylor challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Charlie Taylor receives a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

40:22

The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, Patrick McCarthy manages to make a clearance.

39:37

Dean Moxey sends in a cross.

37:50

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Snodgrass, Patrick Kisnorbo concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Ramage. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

37:23

Corner taken by Ross McCormack from the left by-line.

36:37

Sean Scannell crosses the ball.

35:28

Mile Jedinak fouled by Jonathan Howson, the ref awards a free kick. Mile Jedinak takes the direct free kick.

35:03

Ramon Nunez takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

34:37

Ramon Nunez takes a shot. Blocked by Aleksandar Tunchev.

34:03

Ross McCormack takes a shot. Patrick McCarthy gets a block in.

30:51

Wilfried Zaha fouled by Ramon Nunez, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mile Jedinak from right wing, clearance by Jonathan Howson.

28:56

Jonathan Parr concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Lees. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

28:46

Peter Ramage crosses the ball, Tom Lees makes a clearance.

27:41

Ross McCormack is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

25:49

Peter Ramage sends in a cross, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Sean Scannell goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

25:26

The ball is swung over by Jermaine Easter, Darren O'Dea makes a clearance.

23:44

Ross McCormack is caught offside. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

22:57

Ross McCormack takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

22:16

Wilfried Zaha concedes a free kick for a foul on Darren O'Dea. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

22:08

Jermaine Easter is shown a yellow card.

21:53

A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.

20:53

The ball is sent over by Jermaine Easter, A goal is scored by Sean Scannell from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 1-2 Crystal Palace.Jermaine Easter provided the assist for the goal.

19:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Wilfried Zaha on Charlie Taylor. Free kick crossed right-footed by Tom Lees from left wing, save by Julian Speroni.

15:23

Andrew Keogh concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Zaha. Mile Jedinak takes the direct free kick.

13:27

Peter Ramage crosses the ball.

10:23

Foul by Michael Brown on Wilfried Zaha, free kick awarded. Mile Jedinak crosses the ball in from the free kick. A goal is scored by Patrick McCarthy from close in high into the middle of the goal. Leeds 1-1 Crystal Palace.Assist on the goal came from Mile Jedinak.

9:33

The ball is crossed by Charlie Taylor, Julian Speroni makes a save.

8:15

Jermaine Easter concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

7:02

The ball is swung over by Charlie Taylor, Ross McCormack grabs a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Crystal Palace.Charlie Taylor provided the assist for the goal.

2:39

Ross McCormack fouled by Aleksandar Tunchev, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Howson.

1:56

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mile Jedinak.

1:04

Robert Snodgrass gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Moxey. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mile Jedinak, clearance by Charlie Taylor.

Match Preview

Formation:442Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

Formation: 532Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

  • Andy Lonergan
  • Tom Lees
  • Patrick Kisnorbo
  • Darren O'Dea
  • Charlie Taylor
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Michael Brown
  • Ramon Nunez
  • Andrew Keogh
  • Ross McCormack
  • SUBS
  • Paul Rachubka
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Lloyd Sam
  • Mikael Forssell
  • Leigh Bromby

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Match Report

Strike duo seal vital Whites' win Ross McCormack and Luciano Becchio combined to give Leeds a tension-relieving 3-2 win over early-season npower Championship surprise package Crystal Palace at Elland Road. Scotland international striker McCormack scored the first and last goals of an end-to-end game, with Becchio, back after a five-month injury lay-off, equalising in between times after Paddy McCarthy and Sean Scannell had put Palace in front. McCormack's winner, his sixth of the season, came six minutes from the end and earned his side a second win of a campaign that has so far been overshadowed by off-field unrest about a perceived lack of investment from outspoken owner Ken Bates. The situation has even prompted the former Chelsea chairman to call sections of the club's support "morons" and the bad feeling inside the ground swelled further when Dougie Freedman's Palace, sixth before the game, went into a deserved lead. But first Becchio and then McCormack ensured that some of the gloom was lifted, although Palace could well consider themselves unlucky to return to London with nothing. It had looked as though they may end up suffering a heavier defeat when Leeds stormed into an eighth-minute lead. Charlie Taylor, a 17-year-old left-back making his first senior start, whipped in a cross from close to the halfway line, and McCormack did the rest, peeling off his marker before planting a header back across Julian Speroni. The celebratory mood amongst the majority of the crowd only lasted three minutes, though, with Palace moving quickly to equalise through McCarthy. A needless foul by Michael Brown on Scannell gave the Eagles a free-kick on the corner of the Leeds box, with Mile Jedinak's ball in reaching the Irishman who stabbed in at the far post. The majority of Leeds' good work in attack was coming through Taylor and it was after he was fouled at the corner flag by Wilfred Zaha that the home side hit the post and Palace subsequently went ahead. Ramon Nunez spotted Speroni was positioned too far back and whipped in a near-post free-kick, but, even though the Argentine scrambled and padded the ball down, possession fell to Robert Snodgrass who hit the outside of the post on the follow-up. Not hanging around, Speroni spotted the ball and launched an attack which set Jermaine Easter free down the left. The well-travelled frontman made light work of skipping past Paddy Kisnorbo and his pinpoint centre was turned in by Scannell who got to the ball just ahead of Darren O'Dea. The goal proved to be the trigger for the home fans to turn on their team, and their ire was nearly increased further when Scannell's cute header crept just over the bar. Nunez, McCormack and Andy Keogh all had half-hearted efforts at getting Leeds back on terms, but it was Palace who remained the better side, with the combative Scannell running rings around the experienced Brown in the centre of the field. Zaha nearly made it three before the break when his lob forced Andy Lonergan into a desperate save, and the keeper was in the thick of the action again after the restart as he bundled Easter's stinging drive around the post. Grayson threw on last season's leading scorer Becchio and new signing Mikael Forssell in an attempt to liven his side up, something Snodgrass nearly did with a curler that floated narrowly over. Scannell then worked Lonergan with a 25-yard effort that caught everyone by surprise, before Becchio nodded in McCormack's free-kick, awarded after another Zaha foul on Taylor, with 22 minutes remaining. Leeds had the momentum they needed now and with time running out, Forssell's flick-on found McCormack and the former Cardiff man spun McCarthy before planting an effort beyond Speroni.

Form Guide

    LLWDL
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • LWWWD

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 25/04/2011
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 04/12/2010
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 10/02/2007
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 13/08/2006
  • Leeds
  • 0 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 21/03/2006
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 04/03/2006

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • R McCormack 3
  • R Snodgrass 1
  • RF Nunez 1
  • A Clayton 1
  • T Lees 1

Crystal Palace

  • S Scannell 2
  • J Easter 1
  • G Murray 1
  • J Parr 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 17
    • Goals per game 8
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 16
    • Goals per game 7
  • 1 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) Period 81-90 mins

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