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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

94mins

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

91mins

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.

90mins

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

89mins

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

89mins

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

86mins

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

82mins

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

81mins

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

81mins

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

81mins

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

80mins

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

78mins

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

78mins

Sanchez Watt produces a cross.

76mins

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

76mins

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.

73mins

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

73mins

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

72mins

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

71mins

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.

70mins

The ball is crossed by Bradley Johnson.

69mins

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

69mins

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.

68mins

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

67mins

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

66mins

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

66mins

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

63mins

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.

62mins

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

61mins

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

59mins

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.

58mins

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

57mins

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

56mins

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

54mins

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

52mins

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.

51mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass.

50mins

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

49mins

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

48mins

Centre by Joe Bennett, clearance made by Neill Collins.

47mins

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

47mins

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.

46mins

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

45mins

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

44mins

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

42mins

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

41mins

Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Save by Jason Steele.

40mins

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.

39mins

Barry Robson sends in a cross.

38mins

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

38mins

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

38mins

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

37mins

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.

36mins

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

35mins

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

35mins

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

31mins

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

29mins

The ball is swung over by Max Gradel.

26mins

A cross is delivered by Andy Hughes.

25mins

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

23mins

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

22mins

Paul Connolly produces a cross.

21mins

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

20mins

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.

17mins

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.

16mins

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

16mins

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

14mins

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

11mins

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

9mins

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

7mins

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

6mins

The ball is sent over by Julio Arca.

5mins

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

4mins

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

1mins

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

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