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  • Date:01 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:13:00
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:30,452
  • Becchio (90)
  • Wheater (19)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:02 +3.02

The ball is delivered by Sanchez Watt, Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Ross McCormack misses to the right of the target.

90:38 +0.38

Luciano Becchio gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-1 Middlesbrough.

89:44

Neil Kilkenny produces a cross, Julio Arca makes a clearance.

88:51

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Howson, Shot by Sanchez Watt. Save by Jason Steele.

88:04

Paul Connolly crosses the ball, David Wheater manages to make a clearance.

85:49

Ross McCormack takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

81:56

Joe Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Kilkenny. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

80:42

The ball is swung over by Neil Kilkenny, Headed effort from inside the area by Sanchez Watt misses to the left of the target.

80:20

Corner from the left by-line taken by Sanchez Watt, Jason Steele makes a save.

80:20

Corner from the left by-line taken by Lloyd Sam, save made by Jason Steele.

79:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Bailey on Sanchez Watt. Indirect free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

77:35

Tony McMahon is brought on as a substitute for Scott McDonald.

77:27

Sanchez Watt produces a cross.

75:50

Sanchez Watt on for Robert Snodgrass. Luciano Becchio is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

75:50

Robert Snodgrass leaves the field to be replaced by Sanchez Watt. The assistant referee signals for offside against Luciano Becchio. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

72:55

Joe Bennett crosses the ball, Andrew O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

72:20

Kris Boyd gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andrew O'Brien. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

71:40

Foul by Bradley Johnson on Kris Boyd, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

70:45

Leroy Lita leaves the field to be replaced by Kris Boyd. Unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny by Barry Robson results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Paul Connolly, Justin Hoyte crosses the ball, clearance made by David Wheater.

69:57

The ball is crossed by Bradley Johnson.

68:59

Joe Bennett challenges Ross McCormack unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

68:17

Robert Snodgrass concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Bennett. Free kick crossed left-footed by Barry Robson from left wing, clearance by Luciano Becchio.

67:23

Foul by Paul Connolly on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Joe Bennett takes the indirect free kick.

66:38

Lloyd Sam produces a cross, Jonathan Howson has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

65:56

Ross McCormack has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the target.

65:14

Joe Bennett produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the target.

62:52

Barry Robson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for a foul by Barry Robson on Robert Snodgrass. Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball, Header by Neill Collins from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

61:19

Bradley Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Emnes. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

60:24

Shot from just outside the penalty box by Lloyd Sam misses to the left of the target.

58:49

Julio Arca goes into the book. Julio Arca challenges Ross McCormack unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ross McCormack.

57:51

Barry Robson is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

56:52

Shot by Ross McCormack from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

55:10

Lloyd Sam replaces Max Gradel. Neil Kilkenny on for Andy Hughes.

53:20

Foul by Joe Bennett on Paul Connolly, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Bradley Johnson.

51:41

The referee books Jonathan Howson for unsporting behaviour. Jonathan Howson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald. Matthew Bates restarts play with the free kick.

50:49

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass.

49:10

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross McCormack on Joe Bennett. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

48:08

Corner taken left-footed by Julio Arca, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

48:00

Centre by Joe Bennett, clearance made by Neill Collins.

46:47

The ball is sent over by Marvin Emnes, clearance made by Neill Collins.

46:43 +1.43

Bradley Johnson booked for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott McDonald by Bradley Johnson. David Wheater restarts play with the free kick.

45:40

The offside flag is raised against Luciano Becchio. Jason Steele restarts play with the free kick.

44:59

Bradley Johnson produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

43:55

Matthew Bates gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio. Free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.

41:56

Foul by Robert Snodgrass on Barry Robson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

40:51

Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

39:13

Andy Hughes is cautioned. Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Hughes on Marvin Emnes. Strike on goal comes in from Julio Arca from the free kick.

38:53

Barry Robson sends in a cross.

38:00

Barry Robson fouled by Bradley Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.

37:31

Unfair challenge on Andrew O'Brien by Nicky Bailey results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

37:21

Marvin Emnes produces a cross, Andy Hughes makes a clearance.

36:31

Scott McDonald sends in a cross, clearance by Andy Hughes. Julio Arca produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.

35:10

Robert Snodgrass takes the inswinging corner, Effort from inside the six-yard box by Andrew O'Brien goes wide right of the target.

34:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by David Wheater. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andy Hughes from left channel.

34:18

Luciano Becchio crosses the ball, save made by Jason Steele.

30:30

Foul by Paul Connolly on Nicky Bailey, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Jason Steele.

28:07

The ball is swung over by Max Gradel.

25:13

A cross is delivered by Andy Hughes.

24:11

Barry Robson is brought on as a substitute for Kevin Thomson.

23:00

The ball is crossed by Max Gradel, Nicky Bailey manages to make a clearance.

21:46

Paul Connolly produces a cross.

20:52

Unfair challenge on Neill Collins by Leroy Lita results in a free kick. Neill Collins takes the indirect free kick.

19:34

David Wheater finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Middlesbrough.Inswinging corner taken by Julio Arca from the right by-line, assist by Julio Arca.

16:33

Foul by Andy Hughes on Marvin Emnes, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Julio Arca, Foul by David Wheater on Neill Collins, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

15:38

Foul by Robert Snodgrass on Julio Arca, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Kevin Thomson.

15:09

Shot from long distance by Nicky Bailey goes wide of the left-hand post.

13:30

Unfair challenge on Matthew Bates by Luciano Becchio results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Steele.

10:59

Leroy Lita is ruled offside. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

8:53

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

6:09

Foul by Max Gradel on Kevin Thomson, free kick awarded. Jason Steele takes the indirect free kick.

5:20

The ball is sent over by Julio Arca.

4:37

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Julio Arca. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Bates.

3:25

Foul by Neill Collins on Leroy Lita, free kick awarded. Kevin Thomson crosses the ball in from the free kick.

0:25

The ball is swung over by Ross McCormack.

The game begins.

The first half comes to an end.

The referee starts the second half.

The match has reached full-time.

Match Preview

Parker back in the running Leeds defender Ben Parker is in contention for his first appearance in over eight months in the home clash with Middlesbrough. Left-back George McCartney has returned to Sunderland following the expiry of his loan spell and Parker, sidelined due to a series of injuries that restricted him to only four appearances last season, could make a long-awaited return to the side. Summer signing Fede Bessone and Andrew Hughes provide manager Simon Grayson with further options. Midfielder Neil Kilkenny is available to make his final appearance before joining up with the Australia squad ahead of the Asian Cup in Qatar. Grayson opted for Ross McCormack in place of Kilkenny against Portsmouth, while the manager must decide whether to recall striker Luciano Becchio in place of Billy Paynter, who made his first start for the club in Tuesday's home draw. Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will give midfielder Barry Robson until the last minute to prove he is fit. The Scotland international missed the 3-1 victory at Preston on Tuesday through illness, but is rated at 50-50 to return at Elland Road. Mowbray otherwise has no fresh injury concerns as his side attempts to build upon a win which lifted them a point clear of the drop zone. Jonathan Franks (herniated disc) is closing in on a return after getting a brief appearance for the reserves under his belt but Stephen McManus (ankle ligaments), Willo Flood (knee), Rhys Williams (pelvis) and Matt Kilgallon (back) remain on the sidelines.

Formation:433Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

Formation: 442Manager: Tony Mowbray

Middlesbrough

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Paul Connolly
  • Neill Collins
  • Andrew O'Brien
  • Andy Hughes
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Max Gradel
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Ross McCormack
  • SUBS
  • Shane Higgs
  • Alex Bruce
  • Neil Kilkenny
  • Billy Paynter
  • Lloyd Sam
  • Sanchez Watt
  • Davide Somma

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Match Report

Becchio rescues Leeds Luciano Becchio struck a superb stoppage-time volley to preserve Leeds' unbeaten run and maintain their promotion challenge in the npower Championship after a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough. The Argentinian striker kept his composure after the ball had rebounded to him off Boro goalkeeper Jason Steele in the 91st minute to smash the ball home from 15 yards and extend Leeds' unbeaten run to 12 matches. It was rough justice on the visitors, who looked to be heading for back-to-back victories after David Wheater's towering header had given them a first-half lead they rarely looked like surrendering. Leeds announced the permanent signing of on-loan centre-half Andy O'Brien from Bolton before kick-off, but appeared to run out of steam against Tony Mowbray's well-organised outfit. Andrew Hughes, at left-back, and Becchio returned for Leeds and Middlesbrough also made two changes, with Scott McDonald up front and Nicky Bailey recalled to midfield. Leeds winger Robert Snodgrass volleyed over the bar from 20 yards in the ninth minute following Becchio's knockdown, the only effort on goal in the opening 15 minutes. But after Leroy Lita's angled drive was deflected for a corner in the 20th minute, Julio Arca curled the ball over and Wheater rose above the home defence at the near post to head beyond Kasper Schmeichel. Leeds gave the ball away regularly and were almost punished again in the 35th minute when Arca was left free to run on and fire a low shot from outside the area just wide of Schmeichel's left-hand post. Arca then curled a free-kick over the bar after Hughes' foul on Marvin Emnes, for which the Leeds defender was booked, as the home side struggled to make headway. Leeds' frustrations continued after the interval and were manifested in a 52nd-minute booking for skipper Jonny Howson for a trip on McDonald. Leeds manager Simon Grayson made a double substitution in the 56th minute, sending on Lloyd Sam and Neil Kilkenny for Max Gradel and Hughes. Ross McCormack flashed a curling free-kick just wide and Sam dragged a shot the wrong side of the post soon after as Leeds stepped up their bid to get back in the game. But Boro threatened again when left-back Joe Bennett displayed dazzling skill to weave his way into the box before lifting a shot over the bar. Grayson threw on Sanchez Watt for Snodgrass in a last-ditch effort to grab a draw and McCormack looped a ball off target in the closing stages before Boro goalkeeper Jason Steele saved smartly from Watt's angled shot in the 89th minute. But with the clock ticking down Kilkenny played a hopeful ball into the area and after McCormack's header the ball rebounded to Becchio, who lashed the ball home on the volley to rescue an unlikely point for the home side.

Form Guide

    DWWWDD
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Middlesbrough
  • LDLWLW

Last Meetings

  • Middlesbrough
  • 1 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 16/10/2010
  • Middlesbrough
  • 0 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 09/12/1989
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 1
  • Middlesbrough
  • 23/08/1989
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 0
  • Middlesbrough
  • 28/12/1987
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 19/09/1987
  • Middlesbrough
  • 2 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 15/03/1986

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • L Becchio 11
  • M Gradel 7
  • J Howson 7
  • D Somma 6
  • B Johnson 4
  • R Snodgrass 3
  • L Sam 2
  • R Naylor 1
  • A O'Brien 1
  • A Bruce 1

Middlesbrough

  • K Boyd 5
  • S McDonald 4
  • L Lita 4
  • T Kink 3
  • D Wheater 2
  • B Robson 1
  • M Bates 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 84
    • Goals per game 44
  • 6 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 8 (For) 7 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Middlesbrough

    • Total goals 64
    • Goals per game 24
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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