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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:22,844
  • Snodgrass (73)
    McCormack (81) Becchio (90)
  • Drury (33)

Live Commentary

93:29 +3.29

Luciano Becchio fouled by Ibrahima Sonko, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Clayton.

92:32 +2.32

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

91:59 +1.59

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas produces a cross, clearance by Luciano Becchio.

90:39 +0.39

A goal is scored by Luciano Becchio from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 3-1 Ipswich.The assist for the goal came from Andy Lonergan.


The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.


Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball.


(Ipswich) makes a substitution, with Jimmy Bullard coming on for Luke Hyam.


Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lee Martin.


Michael Chopra joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daryl Murphy.


Ross McCormack finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 2-1 Ipswich.Assist by Adam Clayton.


The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.


Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robert Snodgrass, Darren O'Dea takes a shot. Save made by Carlos Edwards.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Daryl Murphy on Robert Snodgrass. Adam Clayton takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Luke Hyam on Fabian Delph. Luke Hyam booked. Adam Clayton takes the free kick. Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Clayton on Aaron Cresswell. Carlos Edwards restarts play with the free kick.


Robert Snodgrass scores a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 1-1 Ipswich.Assist by Aidan White.


Alex McCarthy handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Alex McCarthy shown a red card. Jason Scotland leaves the field to be replaced by Arran Lee-Barrett. Robert Snodgrass has an effort direct from the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Daryl Murphy on Fabian Delph. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.


Ibrahima Sonko takes a shot. Blocked by Darren O'Dea. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Andy Drury.


Corner taken by Andy Drury.


Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Blocked by Adam Clayton.


Luciano Becchio receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.


Centre by Zac Thompson, Ibrahima Sonko makes a clearance.


Zac Thompson crosses the ball, save by Alex McCarthy.


The ball is swung over by Aidan White, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Robert Snodgrass misses to the right of the target.


Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball, Carlos Edwards manages to make a clearance.


Aidan White comes on in place of Andros Townsend. (Leeds) makes a substitution, with Luciano Becchio coming on for Mikael Forssell.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Drury by Fabian Delph. Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.


Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, Tommy Smith makes a clearance.


The official flags Jay Emmanuel-Thomas offside. Danny Pugh takes the direct free kick.

45:25 +0.25

Effort by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from a long way out goes over the crossbar.


Unfair challenge on Lee Martin by Darren O'Dea results in a free kick. Andy Drury restarts play with the free kick.


Andy Drury delivers the ball.


Andy Drury gets on the score sheet with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Ipswich.Lee Martin provided the assist for the goal.


Short corner taken by Andy Drury.


Lee Martin takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan. Shot by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from just outside the area goes over the net.


Andy Drury concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Delph. Adam Clayton takes the free kick.


Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, Alex McCarthy makes a save.


Fabian Delph takes a shot. Blocked by Andy Drury.


Ross McCormack crosses the ball.


Tom Lees concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Martin. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.


The ball is swung over by Aaron Cresswell.


Tom Lees fouled by Jason Scotland, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Lees takes the direct free kick.


Corner from left by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass.


Ross McCormack delivers the ball, Aaron Cresswell makes a clearance.


Inswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, clearance made by Ibrahima Sonko.


Lee Martin crosses the ball, clearance by Tom Lees.


Lee Martin fouled by Adam Clayton, the ref awards a free kick. Aaron Cresswell restarts play with the free kick.


Mikael Forssell challenges Ibrahima Sonko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.


Corner taken left-footed by Andy Drury from the right by-line, Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Darren O'Dea makes a clearance.


Fabian Delph concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Scotland. Luke Hyam restarts play with the free kick.


A cross is delivered by Aaron Cresswell, clearance by Darren O'Dea.


Inswinging corner taken by Andy Drury, save by Andy Lonergan.


The assistant referee flags for offside against Ross McCormack. Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.


The ball is swung over by Lee Martin, clearance made by Darren O'Dea.


Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass.


Inswinging corner taken by Andy Drury.


A cross is delivered by Daryl Murphy, clearance by Darren O'Dea.

Match Preview

Snodgrass boost for Whites Winger Robert Snodgrass is expected to return to Leeds' starting line-up in the home clash against Ipswich. Snodgrass came off the bench to grab Leeds' equaliser at Crystal Palace last Saturday only two weeks after having an appendix operation and has shown no ill-effects after his quicker-than-expected recovery. Manager Simon Grayson, who has no new injury or suspension problems, must decide whether to retain Zac Thompson at full-back - the 19-year-old has started the last three matches - while Andros Townsend, on loan from Tottenham, is likely to start his fourth successive match in an unchanged midfield. Central defender Paddy Kisnorbo is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury sustained in the recent win over Burnley and new signing Robbie Rogers is not yet eligible to play due to outstanding paperwork. Skipper Jonny Howson, sidelined with a knee injury anyway, will discuss personal terms with Norwich regarding his move after the clubs agreed a transfer fee this week. Ipswich have received positive injury news ahead of the trip. Striker Jason Scotland was forced off with a hamstring complaint after 69 minutes of last weekend's 2-2 draw against Blackpool but should be okay for the Elland Road encounter. Skipper Grant Leadbitter (hip) and defender Damien Delaney (foot) have also both rejoined training this week and stand a good chance of being involved. Midfielder Lee Bowyer, however, misses out on a return to his former employers as he continues to nurse a groin problem. Striker Ronan Murray could find himself in Town's matchday squad having returned from his loan spell at Swindon. Jimmy Bullard made a welcome return from a serious virus as a second-half substitute against the Seasiders last Saturday. Tamas Priskin will not be available, though, having this week parted ways with the Suffolk club by mutual consent.

Formation:442Manager: Simon Grayson


Formation: 4231Manager: Paul Jewell


  • Andy Lonergan
  • Zac Thompson
  • Tom Lees
  • Darren O'Dea
  • Danny Pugh
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Adam Clayton
  • Fabian Delph
  • Andros Townsend
  • Mikael Forssell
  • Ross McCormack
  • SUBS
  • Maik Taylor
  • Alex Bruce
  • Michael Brown
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Aidan White



Match Report

United punish sloppy Town Robert Snodgrass, Ross McCormack and Luciano Becchio all made the most of some hapless defending to rescue Leeds as 10-man Ipswich pressed the self-destruct button at Elland Road. The visitors were well in control after midfielder Andy Drury had given them a 34th-minute lead, but once goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, who has just completed a loan spell at Leeds before joining Ipswich last week, was sent off for deliberate handball in the 71st minute, Paul Jewell's side fell apart. Defender Ibrahima Sonko handed Snodgrass a 74th-minute equaliser by playing the ball to the Leeds winger in the six-yard box, McCormack capitalised on replacement keeper Arran Lee-Barrett's indecision eight minutes later and Becchio pounced on Tommy Smith's error in the 91st minute to lift Simon Grayson's side back to within a point of the play-offs. Jewell must be wondering what he can do to halt his side's slide down the table after seeing them crash to a fourth defeat in their last six league games. Several hundred Leeds fans staged an angry demonstration before kick-off against chairman Ken Bates, who is currently on holiday in South Africa. Demonstrators unfurled a large banner condemning the chairman's seven years at the club as this week's sale of skipper Jonny Howson to Norwich has fuelled their anger over a failure to invest in players. Midfielder Howson has been replaced, temporarily, by Fabian Delph, who returned to Elland Road on loan from Aston Villa on Friday and it was the 22-year-old Leeds academy product who had the first attempt on goal, but his 25-yard shot in the 27th minute was blocked by Drury. The visitors took a deserved lead in the 34th minute. Martin, who had been causing Leeds plenty of problems out wide, played the ball across the penalty area from the left and Drury swept the ball home into the bottom corner from 20 yards. Neither side created any openings in the first 10 minutes of the second half and found it difficult to retain possession in the swirling rain. Ipswich goalkeeper McCarthy did not make his first save until turning away Leeds defender Zac Thompson's cross in the 61st minute. But Leeds were handed their first gift 10 minutes later when Ipswich were reduced to 10 men. McCarthy inexplicably handled the ball outside his penalty area following a hopeful punt forward and three minutes later replacement keeper Lee-Barrett - striker Jason Scotland had been sacrificed - was picking the ball out of his net after the visitors had pressed the self-destruct button again. Leeds substitute White crossed the ball from the right and Sonko, under pressure in the six-yard box, could only play the ball to Snodgrass, who duly converted. Another howler from Ipswich, this time from Lee-Barrett, handed Leeds their second goal in the 82nd minute. Adam Clayton crossed from the right and McCormack took advantage of the dithering Lee-Barrett's indecision to pinch the ball and roll it into an empty net, while Becchio stole in to add a third from a tight angle after Smith had failed to clear the danger in time added on.

Form Guide

  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Ipswich

Last Meetings

  • Ipswich
  • 2 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 27/08/2011
  • Leeds
  • 0 - 0
  • Ipswich
  • 12/03/2011
  • Ipswich
  • 2 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 02/10/2010
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 1
  • Ipswich
  • 28/04/2007
  • Ipswich
  • 1 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 16/12/2006
  • Ipswich
  • 1 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 31/01/2006

Top Scorers


  • R McCormack 11
  • R Snodgrass 8
  • A Clayton 5
  • L Becchio 3
  • D Pugh 2
  • D O'Dea 2
  • T Lees 2
  • RF Nunez 1
  • J Howson 1


  • M Chopra 7
  • J Scotland 4
  • L Bowyer 2
  • L Martin 2
  • J Carson 2
  • J Bullard 1
  • D Murphy 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • J Emmanuel-Thomas 1
  • T Smith 1



    • Total goals 77
    • Goals per game 40
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins


    • Total goals 74
    • Goals per game 37
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins