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  • Date:07 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:17:15
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:26,761
Goal!

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93mins

Mike Grella produces a cross, Robbie Savage manages to make a clearance.

92mins

Foul by John Brayford on Aidan White, free kick awarded. Mike Grella delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.

91mins

Mike Grella takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Gareth Roberts gets a block in.

90mins

Bradley Johnson crosses the ball, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Sanchez Watt goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

89mins

Dean Leacock fouled by Luciano Becchio, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Leacock.

88mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Robbie Savage. Free kick taken by Gareth Roberts.

85mins

Ben Pringle fouled by Paul Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Connolly is booked. Mike Grella on for Jonathan Howson. The ball is sent over by Robbie Savage, Rob Hulse takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a comfortable save.

84mins

The offside flag is raised against Rob Hulse. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

84mins

Chris Porter joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kris Commons.

82mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Luciano Becchio. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

80mins

Shaun Barker concedes a free kick for a foul on Luciano Becchio. Strike comes in from Bradley Johnson from the free kick, blocked by Shaun Barker. Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Howson from the left by-line, Gareth Roberts manages to make a clearance.

78mins

Paul Green fouled by Jonathan Howson, the ref awards a free kick. Booking for Jonathan Howson for unsporting behaviour. Kris Commons produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

77mins

Adam Clayton is brought on as a substitute for Neil Kilkenny.

75mins

Shaun Barker takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

75mins

Rob Hulse takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.

74mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Green by Neil Kilkenny. Direct free kick taken by Robbie Savage.

74mins

Tomasz Cywka leaves the field to be replaced by Ben Pringle.

73mins

The ball is crossed by Neil Kilkenny, Richard Naylor produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

72mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Neil Kilkenny.

71mins

Rob Hulse fouled by Paul Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Rob Hulse is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed left-footed by Gareth Roberts from left wing.

70mins

Aidan White delivers the ball.

70mins

Aidan White replaces Lloyd Sam.

69mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line.

67mins

Shot from just outside the area by Bradley Johnson misses to the left of the target.

66mins

Corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons, clearance made by Richard Naylor.

65mins

Bradley Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Leacock. Free kick taken by Dean Leacock.

64mins

Shot by Neil Kilkenny. Stephen Bywater makes a brilliant save.

62mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kris Commons, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

61mins

Rob Hulse fouled by Richard Naylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by James Bailey.

61mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rob Hulse by Richard Naylor. Richard Naylor booked. Gareth Roberts restarts play with the free kick.

58mins

Effort on goal by Rob Hulse from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

57mins

Gareth Roberts produces a cross, Paul Connolly manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Tomasz Cywka to the near post, clearance by Federico Bessone.

56mins

A cross is delivered by Lloyd Sam.

56mins

Kris Commons sends in a cross.

55mins

Corner taken short by Kris Commons.

55mins

The ball is delivered by Tomasz Cywka, clearance by Paul Connolly.

55mins

The ball is crossed by Lloyd Sam, Shaun Barker manages to make a clearance.

53mins

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Howson.

53mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Neil Kilkenny.

52mins

Shot by Bradley Johnson from 18 yards. Comfortable save by Stephen Bywater.

51mins

Shaun Barker fouled by Luciano Becchio, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by John Brayford.

49mins

Robbie Savage gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Federico Bessone. Robbie Savage is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Bradley Johnson has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

47mins

Foul by Russell Anderson on Luciano Becchio, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from right channel, save by Stephen Bywater.

47mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Rob Hulse. Free kick taken by Federico Bessone.

46mins

Centre by Bradley Johnson.

46mins

Shot by Lloyd Sam. Blocked by James Bailey.

46mins

Russell Anderson goes off and Shaun Barker comes on.

44mins

Sanchez Watt concedes a free kick for a foul on Kris Commons. Robbie Savage crosses the ball, Effort from deep inside the area by Rob Hulse misses to the left of the goal. Corner from right by-line taken by Tomasz Cywka.

44mins

Unfair challenge on Rob Hulse by Neill Collins results in a free kick. Robbie Savage takes the free kick.

43mins

Bradley Johnson has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.

43mins

Corner taken by Tomasz Cywka.

42mins

Tomasz Cywka produces a drilled left-footed shot from 25 yards. Richard Naylor gets a block in.

41mins

The referee blows for offside. Stephen Bywater takes the direct free kick.

40mins

James Bailey crosses the ball.

37mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Neil Kilkenny, James Bailey manages to make a clearance.

37mins

The ball is swung over by Sanchez Watt, Russell Anderson makes a clearance.

36mins

Paul Green takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

33mins

Foul by Dean Leacock on Richard Naylor, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.

32mins

John Brayford concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Sam. A cross is delivered by Neil Kilkenny, Bradley Johnson takes a shot.

31mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by James Bailey goes wide right of the target.

29mins

Rob Hulse concedes a free kick for a foul on Neill Collins. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

26mins

Lloyd Sam challenges Tomasz Cywka unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Placed penalty scored by Kris Commons. Leeds 1-2 Derby.

23mins

Richard Naylor has an effort at goal.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by James Bailey on Sanchez Watt. Free kick crossed right-footed by Neil Kilkenny.

20mins

Dean Leacock fouled by Paul Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Robbie Savage from left wing, clearance made by Bradley Johnson. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Kris Commons from the right by-line, save by Kasper Schmeichel.

20mins

Gareth Roberts produces a cross, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

18mins

A cross is delivered by Neil Kilkenny.

18mins

Bradley Johnson crosses the ball.

17mins

Luciano Becchio is ruled offside. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

16mins

Goal scored by Luciano Becchio from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 1-1 Derby.Assist by Jonathan Howson.

15mins

The referee blows for offside. Stephen Bywater restarts play with the free kick.

13mins

Goal scored by Rob Hulse from deep inside the penalty area high into the middle of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Derby.The assist for the goal came from Paul Green.

12mins

Shot from just outside the area by Kris Commons misses to the left of the target.

11mins

The ball is sent over by Paul Green.

9mins

A cross is delivered by Neil Kilkenny, Header by Neill Collins from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

8mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Neil Kilkenny, Neill Collins takes a shot. Stephen Bywater makes a save.

7mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Stephen Bywater.

6mins

Bradley Johnson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.

4mins

Sanchez Watt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Green. Robbie Savage takes the direct free kick.

2mins

Paul Connolly crosses the ball, clearance made by Dean Leacock.

2mins

Shot from just outside the box by Kris Commons goes over the crossbar.

The final whistle goes and the game is over.

Match Preview


Watt a boost for Leeds

New loan signing Sanchez Watt will provide Leeds manager Simon Grayson with a much-needed attacking option in the npower Championship opener against Derby at Elland Road.

The Arsenal winger made six appearances for the Whites in a temporary spell at the end of last season and he returns to find a depleted attack.

Following Jermaine Beckford's departure to Everton, new arrival Billy Paynter was expected to have big shoes to fill from the off after his move from Swindon but the striker is ruled out with a shin injury.

Robert Snodgrass has been sidelined for a month with a knee injury while Max Gradel and Davide Somma are suspended.

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and centre-back Alex Bruce are expected to make their debuts following summer moves from Notts County and Ipswich respectively.

The other new faces jostling for their Elland Road bow are Paul Connolly, Fede Bessone, Neill Collins and Lloyd Sam.

Derby will be without a quartet of injured players.

Centre-half Shaun Barker, last season`s player of the season, fellow defender Miles Addison, midfielder Stephen Pearson and forward Steve Davies are out.

Barker has not featured for the Rams during pre-season as he continues to recover from a knee operation but he could start training with the rest of the squad on Friday.

Pearson also had knee surgery at the end of last season and he is likely to miss the first six weeks of the campaign.

Meanwhile, Davies (knee) and Addison (foot) are long-term absentees and are not expected to return until around the new year.

Summer signings James Bailey, John Brayford, Gareth Roberts and Tomasz Cywka are in contention to make their debuts.

Formation:433Manager: Nigel Clough

Leeds

Formation: 4231Manager: Simon Grayson

Derby

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Paul Connolly
  • Neill Collins
  • Richard Naylor
  • Federico Bessone
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Neil Kilkenny
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Lloyd Sam
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Sanchez Watt
  • SUBS
  • Shane Higgs
  • Alex Bruce
  • Mike Grella
  • Adam Clayton
  • Andy Hughes
  • Leigh Bromby
  • Aidan White

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Match Report

Derby deny Leeds Leeds' return to the second tier of English football ended the same way as their last game in the division three years ago - with defeat to Derby. Rob Hulse's goal and Kris Commons' penalty - either side of Luciano Becchio's equaliser - proved enough for the Rams to condemn Leeds to their first opening-day defeat in 21 years. It was a miserable start to the npower Championship campaign for Simon Grayson's men, who despite plenty of energy in attack were indebted to goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel for a string of outstanding saves to limit Derby to two goals. County manager Nigel Clough, given a frosty welcome by the home fans because of his late father Brian's relationship with Leeds, will not be too worried about his side's finishing just yet, though, as they got their season off to a flying start. Backed by a 27,000-strong crowd, Leeds started with bundles of energy but were given an early warning of Derby's attacking intent when Commons drove over after a weaving run. Bradley Johnson then attempted to hook in from an improbable angle for Leeds as they sought out an opening, before they went close through Neill Collins' header from Neil Kilkenny's cross. Elland Road fell into near silence shortly after, though, when former Leeds striker Hulse gave Derby a 13th-minute lead. Hulse scored 20 goals for United during their last spell in the Championship, and refused to celebrate in front of his former fans when he drove home from an angle after Paul Green had robbed Jonny Howson of possession. Howson scored one of the two goals that took Leeds up on the final day of last season, and he was soon making amends two minutes later, nipping in to intercept Robbie Savage's poor pass before squaring for the waiting Becchio to score. The home side nearly went ahead after 23 minutes, with captain Richard Naylor volleying against the bar, before falling behind again four minutes later. Tomasz Cywka had too much pace for Lloyd Sam whose outstretched leg upended the winger, with Commons stroking home the resulting penalty. Johnson should have equalised for a second time but headed Kilkenny's cross against the bar, while Derby could have made it three only for Green and Commons to be both superbly denied by Schmeichel. Leeds started brightly after the interval, with Johnson's volley well saved by Stephen Bywater, before Schmeichel denied Green with a brave save with the midfielder just a couple of yards out. Bywater recovered quickly to keep out a Kilkenny strike that had initially taken him by surprise shortly after the hour, before Schmeichel took centre stage again with a tremendous double save. The Dane, a summer signing from Notts County, fell to his left to keep out Hulse's drive, before springing up to block Shaun Barker's follow-up effort. Collins then had a header cleared off the line by Gareth Roberts as Leeds maintained their search for a leveller, but it was to no avail.

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