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  • Date:03 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:12:30
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:27,161
  • Snodgrass (61) Snodgrass (64)
Goal!

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93mins

Short corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.

93mins

Robert Snodgrass decides to take the corner short.

93mins

Lloyd Sam takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a save.

90mins

James Henry takes a shot. Save by Alex McCarthy.

89mins

Darren Ward takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.

89mins

Unfair challenge on James Henry by Danny Pugh results in a free kick. James Henry restarts play with the free kick.

88mins

Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Save made by Steve Mildenhall.

87mins

Shot by Aidan White from outside the box goes high over the crossbar.

87mins

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jack Smith.

86mins

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass to the near post, Darius Henderson manages to make a clearance.

85mins

Darren Ward comes on in place of Shane Lowry.

83mins

Foul by Shane Lowry on Luciano Becchio, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Adam Clayton.

82mins

Shot from 35 yards by Andrew Keogh went over.

75mins

Foul by Luciano Becchio on Liam Trotter, free kick awarded. Jack Smith takes the free kick.

73mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Jay Simpson. Liam Trotter is shown a yellow card. James Henry joins the action as a substitute, replacing Liam Feeney. Free kick taken by Nathan Baker.

72mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass played to the near post, clearance made by Paul Robinson.

71mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Sam by Nathan Baker. Nathan Baker goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, Hamer Bouazza gets a block in.

70mins

Paul Robinson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kisnorbo.

69mins

The official flags Andrew Keogh offside. Steve Mildenhall restarts play with the free kick.

68mins

Hamer Bouazza replaces Scott Barron.

65mins

Robert Snodgrass finds the back of the net with a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Leeds 2-0 Millwall.Lloyd Sam provided the assist for the goal.

64mins

Scott Barron is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Paul Connolly.

64mins

Nadjim Abdou fouled by Adam Clayton, the ref awards a free kick. Liam Trotter takes the direct free kick.

63mins

Shot from just outside the box by Jay Simpson misses to the right of the target.

62mins

Paul Robinson concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Clayton. Free kick scored by Robert Snodgrass from outside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Millwall.Assist on the goal came from Adam Clayton.

60mins

Andrew Keogh takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a comfortable save.

55mins

Lloyd Sam takes a shot. Nadjim Abdou gets a block in.

54mins

The offside flag is raised against Andrew Keogh. Steve Mildenhall takes the indirect free kick.

51mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Robert Snodgrass goes wide of the right-hand upright.

50mins

Lloyd Sam produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.

47mins

Jack Smith fouled by Patrick Kisnorbo, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Kisnorbo shown a yellow card. Strike on goal comes in from Scott Barron from the free kick, save by Alex McCarthy.

47mins

Danny Pugh produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

46mins

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Scott Barron, clearance made by Tom Lees.

44mins

Darius Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick Kisnorbo. Alex McCarthy takes the free kick.

42mins

Lloyd Sam takes a shot. Save by Steve Mildenhall.

40mins

(Leeds) makes a substitution, with Andrew Keogh coming on for Michael Brown.

38mins

Aidan White fouled by Liam Feeney, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, Tom Lees takes a shot. Steve Mildenhall makes a comfortable save.

36mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Paul Robinson. Steve Mildenhall takes the direct free kick.

36mins

(Leeds) makes a substitution, with Lloyd Sam coming on for Jonathan Howson.

35mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Jack Smith goes wide right of the target.

31mins

The official flags Darius Henderson offside. Tom Lees takes the free kick.

28mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Barron by Patrick Kisnorbo. Liam Feeney produces a cross, Headed effort from close range by Liam Trotter goes wide left of the target.

27mins

Robert Snodgrass takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Shane Lowry.

26mins

Jonathan Howson is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Mildenhall.

20mins

Inswinging corner taken by Scott Barron, clearance by Tom Lees.

20mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Feeney from the left by-line, clearance made by Luciano Becchio.

19mins

Corner taken by Liam Feeney, Darius Henderson takes a shot. Save made by Alex McCarthy.

14mins

Inswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line played to the near post, Nadjim Abdou manages to make a clearance.

14mins

Robert Snodgrass takes the inswinging corner, Darius Henderson manages to make a clearance.

13mins

Shot by Robert Snodgrass from 12 yards. Clearance made by Paul Robinson.

12mins

Darius Henderson is penalised for a handball. Patrick Kisnorbo crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Paul Robinson.

9mins

Outswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, Patrick Kisnorbo produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

7mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Liam Trotter by Adam Clayton. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Scott Barron.

6mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nadjim Abdou by Robert Snodgrass. Direct free kick taken by Jack Smith.

4mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Robert Snodgrass.

4mins

Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Liam Feeney gets a block in.

3mins

Foul by Jack Smith on Aidan White, free kick awarded. Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick.

2mins

Jonathan Howson fouled by Nadjim Abdou, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Lees takes the free kick.

Match Preview

McCormack dilemma for Grayson Leeds manager Simon Grayson must decide whether to recall leading goalscorer Ross McCormack to his starting line-up against Millwall. Grayson opted to drop McCormack and go with a lone striker up front in the form of Luciano Becchio for the thumping midweek win at Nottingham Forest. Veteran midfielder Michael Brown also made his first start in almost three months, while Grayson opted to switch Danny Pugh to left-back and utilise Aidy White's pace on the left wing. Grayson's tactical reshuffle on Tuesday night also allowed for Jonny Howson to play in a more attacking midfield role and the whole team responded with one of their best displays of the season. Grayson has no new injury or suspension worries as his side bid to register their first home league win in five attempts, their last success coming on October 1. But defender Darren O'Dea, winger Ramon Nunez, McCormack and fellow striker Andy Keogh are all pushing for recalls. Millwall can welcome captain Paul Robinson and top-scorer Darius Henderson back into their starting line-up. Robinson should come back in at centre-half after sitting out the 3-2 win over Doncaster on Tuesday night through suspension, and nine-goal striker Henderson returned as a substitute to score the third after recovering from a foot injury. Darren Ward is likely to step aside for Robinson and Henderson is set to replace youngster John Marquis in attack. Steve Mildenhall continues in goal with David Forde still missing with a thigh problem which could keep him out until Christmas. Defender Jordan Stewart has a groin injury and midfielder Tamika Mkandawire is a long-term casualty after a knee operation.

Formation:4411Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

Formation: 442Manager: Kenny Jackett

Millwall

  • Alex McCarthy
  • Paul Connolly
  • Tom Lees
  • Patrick Kisnorbo
  • Danny Pugh
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Michael Brown
  • Adam Clayton
  • Aidan White
  • Luciano Becchio
  • SUBS
  • Maik Taylor
  • Lloyd Sam
  • Ramon Nunez
  • Leigh Bromby
  • Andrew Keogh

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Match Report

Leeds triumph on emotional afternoon Robert Snodgrass struck twice in the space of two second-half minutes to see off Millwall 2-0 as the memory of Gary Speed served to inspire Leeds for the second successive match. The on-field action had played second fiddle to an emotional final tribute at Elland Road for Speed, including a minute's applause, six days after the former Leeds midfielder was found hanged at his home in Cheshire. Leeds manager Simon Grayson - he signed on for the club as a schoolboy on the same day as Speed - and his players had managed to harness their grief in positive fashion on an emotional night at Nottingham Forest on Tuesday, turning in arguably their best display of the season to win 4-0. Speed's widow Louise and two sons Edward and Thomas were in attendance against Millwall, together with former team-mates David Batty, Gordon Strachan and Gary McAllister as Leeds clinched their first home win in over two months. A largely forgettable first half was followed by two moments Speed himself would have been proud of just after the hour-mark when Snodgrass secured the points with a brilliant free-kick and then, two minutes later, a brave diving header. Grayson named the same starting XI that won so convincingly at Forest on Tuesday night, but there was not even a place on the substitutes' bench for leading goalscorer Ross McCormack. Opposite number Kenny Jackett made two changes, recalling skipper Paul Robinson and striker Darius Henderson. The early on-field action was overshadowed by the tributes to Speed and just as Leeds' travelling fans had done at the City Ground on Tuesday night, the home supporters began singing Speed's name in the 11th minute, non-stop for 11 minutes. At Forest, Snodgrass scored just as the tribute had stopped, but there was to be no repeat. Luciano Becchio headed an early corner wide, while at the other end Henderson forced Leeds goalkeeper Alex McCarthy into a super reflex save with a header from six yards. But there was scant else to warm either set of fans and Leeds' chances of a first home win in five attempts were dealt a big blow when both captain Jonny Howson and midfield partner Michael Brown limped off injured at the end of the first half. Lloyd Sam replaced Howson and striker Andy Keogh was sent on for Brown. Leeds began the second half out of kilter due their enforced reshuffle and Millwall began to grow in self-belief, but Scott Barron will have felt he should have done better with his free-kick after Paddy Kisnorbo had fouled Jack Smith on the edge of the area. Sam began to make headway down the right for Leeds though and he swung in a fine cross that Becchio headed straight at visiting goalkeeper Steve Mildenhall just before the hour. Leeds then hit Millwall with a double blow in the space of two minutes. Millwall defender Robinson brought down Leeds midfielder Adam Clayton 25 yards from goal and Snodgrass curled the subsequent free-kick, left-footed, sublimely into the top corner in the 62nd minute. Two minutes later Sam whipped in another telling cross and Snodgrass got in front of his marker to send a diving header goalwards that Mildenhall could only parry into his net. Leeds threatened to increase their lead and Mildenhall saved well to deny Becchio a third goal in the 88th minute and kept out Sam's curling effort in time added on. end

Form Guide

    DLWWLW
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Millwall
  • WWLLDW

Last Meetings

  • Millwall
  • 3 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 09/04/2011
  • Leeds
  • 3 - 1
  • Millwall
  • 21/08/2010
  • Millwall
  • 0 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 26/11/2005
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 1
  • Millwall
  • 07/08/2005
  • Millwall
  • 1 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 06/03/2005
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 1
  • Millwall
  • 19/12/2004

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • R McCormack 10
  • R Snodgrass 5
  • A Clayton 5
  • D Pugh 2
  • A Keogh 2
  • D O'Dea 2
  • L Becchio 2
  • T Lees 2
  • RF Nunez 1
  • J Howson 1

Millwall

  • D Henderson 8
  • J Simpson 4
  • L Trotter 3
  • L Feeney 3
  • D Ward 1
  • H Bouazza 1
  • J Marquis 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 61
    • Goals per game 33
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Millwall

    • Total goals 51
    • Goals per game 23
  • 3 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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