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  • Date:28 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:31,556
  • Gradel (6) Howson (9)
    Johnson (61)
  • Nugent (32) Andrew O'Brien - og (62) Andrew O'Brien - og (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

The referee brings the game to a close.

96:19 +6.19

George McCartney delivers the ball, Unfair challenge on Aaron Mokoena by Luciano Becchio results in a free kick. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.

95:02 +5.02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nwankwo Kanu on George McCartney. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

94:20 +4.20

Booking for Dave Kitson for unsporting behaviour. Kasper Schmeichel receives a yellow card for time wasting. Short corner taken by Nadir Ciftci from the right by-line.

92:46 +2.46

Andrew O'Brien puts the ball into his own goal from 6 yards. Leeds 3-3 Portsmouth.The ball is delivered by Nadir Ciftci. Assist by Nadir Ciftci.

91:03 +1.03

Bradley Johnson fouled by Nadir Ciftci, the ref awards a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

90:10 +0.10

The official flags Luciano Becchio offside. Free kick taken by Ibrahima Sonko.

89:54

The ball is delivered by Nadir Ciftci, clearance by George McCartney.

87:43

(Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Nadir Ciftci coming on for John Utaka. Bradley Johnson fouled by Dave Kitson, the ref awards a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

87:09

John Utaka challenges Paul Connolly unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

86:10

Richard Hughes takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save. Richard Hughes takes a short corner.

84:56

Robert Snodgrass has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

83:52

Neill Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on John Utaka. Free kick crossed right-footed by Greg Halford, clearance made by Luciano Becchio.

82:17

The referee cautions George McCartney for unsporting behaviour. George McCartney challenges David Nugent unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Mokoena takes the direct free kick.

80:05

Max Gradel leaves the field to be replaced by Lloyd Sam.

78:35

John Utaka decides to take a short corner, John Utaka takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Comfortable save by Kasper Schmeichel.

78:10

Nwankwo Kanu fouled by George McCartney, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

78:02

The ball is swung over by Max Gradel, Aaron Mokoena makes a clearance.

77:55

The ball is crossed by Max Gradel, Aaron Mokoena manages to make a clearance.

76:11

John Utaka takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Andrew O'Brien.

75:08

The ball is crossed by Greg Halford, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

74:15

John Utaka concedes a free kick for a foul on Paul Connolly. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.

73:45

Hayden Mullins has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Blocked by Andrew O'Brien.

72:03

Shot from outside the box by Luciano Becchio misses to the left of the target.

70:53

David Nugent is ruled offside. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

69:37

Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a save.

67:34

Robert Snodgrass produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

66:35

Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown. Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Snodgrass, Luciano Becchio concedes a free kick for a foul on Jamie Ashdown. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

62:22

Andrew O'Brien puts the ball into his own goal from 12 yards. Leeds 3-2 Portsmouth.Booking for Aaron Mokoena for unsporting behaviour. Richard Hughes takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew O'Brien. Luciano Becchio replaces Billy Paynter. Assist by Richard Hughes.

61:06

A goal is scored by Bradley Johnson from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 3-1 Portsmouth.The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, Max Gradel takes a shot. Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, save made by Jamie Ashdown.

59:51

Ibrahima Sonko comes on in place of Ricardo Rocha. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Hayden Mullins. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

58:30

Nwankwo Kanu on for Joel Ward. Jonathan Howson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins. Ricardo Rocha takes the direct free kick.

57:22

Joel Ward sends in a cross.

54:51

Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross, clearance by Ricardo Rocha.

51:38

Unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Jonathan Howson results in a free kick. The ball is delivered by Greg Halford, Headed effort from deep inside the area by David Nugent misses to the left of the goal.

50:58

Corner taken by John Utaka from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jonathan Howson.

50:50

Dave Kitson crosses the ball, George McCartney makes a clearance.

50:26

Richard Hughes fouled by Ross McCormack, the ref awards a free kick. Hayden Mullins takes the direct free kick.

48:49

Greg Halford concedes a free kick for a foul on Max Gradel. Ross McCormack delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.

48:08 +3.08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George McCartney by Joel Ward. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.

47:05

Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball, David Nugent manages to make a clearance.

46:30

Drilled left-footed shot by Robert Snodgrass. Save by Jamie Ashdown. Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Ricardo Rocha.

46:03

Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross, Aaron Mokoena manages to make a clearance.

44:13

Ricardo Rocha gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson. Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball in from the free kick.

42:01

The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass.

38:55

Max Gradel sends in a cross, Carl Dickinson makes a clearance.

38:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Joel Ward. Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick.

37:50

Centre by Carl Dickinson, clearance by George McCartney.

37:34

Unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins by Robert Snodgrass results in a free kick. Ricardo Rocha restarts play with the free kick.

33:49

Billy Paynter challenges Aaron Mokoena unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Mokoena takes the free kick.

32:45

A goal is scored by David Nugent from inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Leeds 2-1 Portsmouth.Assist by Richard Hughes.

32:00

John Utaka crosses the ball, clearance made by Jonathan Howson.

31:06

The ball is swung over by Hayden Mullins, David Nugent takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.

30:10

Corner taken by John Utaka from the left by-line, clearance made by George McCartney.

29:36

Corner from the left by-line taken by John Utaka, clearance made by George McCartney.

29:29

Dave Kitson delivers the ball, clearance made by Andrew O'Brien.

28:55

Effort from 20 yards by Ross McCormack. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

27:32

The ball is sent over by Max Gradel.

27:10

Max Gradel takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Mokoena.

26:29

Handball decision goes against Billy Paynter. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.

24:34

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Andrew O'Brien. Free kick crossed right-footed by Greg Halford from left wing, Neill Collins makes a clearance. Corner taken by John Utaka, Dave Kitson produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

23:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Dave Kitson. Free kick crossed right-footed by Greg Halford, clearance made by Andrew O'Brien.

22:29

Effort on goal by Billy Paynter from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

21:13

Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Utaka. Richard Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

19:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Connolly on John Utaka. Carl Dickinson crosses the ball, Aaron Mokoena has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

18:32

Robert Snodgrass produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.

17:24

Centre by Dave Kitson, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.

15:24

Robert Snodgrass takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by David Nugent.

13:34

Robert Snodgrass has a drilled shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.

12:25

Billy Paynter concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Rocha. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.

11:10

Carl Dickinson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Neill Collins takes the direct free kick.

10:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Neill Collins on David Nugent. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.

9:19

Jonathan Howson gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 2-0 Portsmouth.Assist by Ross McCormack.

8:26

The ball is crossed by Carl Dickinson.

6:24

Max Gradel finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Portsmouth.Assist on the goal came from Paul Connolly.

5:55

Effort from deep inside the area by John Utaka misses to the right of the goal.

5:26

Bradley Johnson produces a drilled left-footed shot from 35 yards. Aaron Mokoena gets a block in.

5:19

George McCartney delivers the ball, clearance by Carl Dickinson.

4:53

Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, Greg Halford manages to make a clearance.

2:58

A cross is delivered by Carl Dickinson, Bradley Johnson manages to make a clearance.

The match gets underway.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The second half begins.

Match Preview

Grayson to assess walking wounded Leeds manager Simon Grayson may be forced to make changes when Portsmouth visit Elland Road on Tuesday. United, who slipped to third in the Championship following the 2-2 draw at Leicester on Boxing Day, picked up some "bumps and bruises" against the Foxes and Grayson could make full use of his squad for the second game in 48 hours. Striker Luciano Becchio left the Walkers Stadium pitch five minutes from time with an injury and he could be one of the players who is replaced. Defender Andy O`Brien made his return from a thigh strain against the Foxes and he could continue, although Alex Bruce, who was on the bench following a hamstring injury, could come back into contention. Grayson told the club`s official website: "There`s a quick turnaround and some will be available and some won`t. We`ll see where we are. "It`s a great test of the squad but it`s a great squad." Michael Brown is set to be missing from the Portsmouth team sheet. The midfielder, who played in the Boxing Day draw against Millwall, will trigger an appearance-related contract extension if he makes one more appearance. The cash-strapped club say they cannot afford the new deal so unless a resolution is reached, Brown finds himself in limbo. Fellow midfielder Richard Hughes was left out on Sunday as he will be in the same boat after his next appearance, which could now come at Elland Road. Beleaguered boss Steve Cotterill cannot even call on youngster Tom Kilbey, as Pompey would then owe his former club Millwall #50,000. However, Cotterill is boosted by the return of Greg Halford from suspension.

Formation:442Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

Formation: 451Manager: Steve Cotterill

Portsmouth

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

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Match Report

O`Brien misery seals Pompey point Andy O'Brien's own goal in stoppage-time denied Leeds a return to the top two in the npower Championship as Portsmouth twice fought back from two goals down. Leeds centre-half O'Brien deflected Pompey substitute Nadir Ciftci's 93rd-minute cross into his own net for his second own goal of the afternoon to hand the visitors an unlikely point. Simon Grayson's side extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches, but failed to capitalise on Cardiff's 4-1 defeat at Watford and closed out 2010 in fourth place in the table. Max Gradel struck his fifth goal in four matches and skipper Jonny Howson slammed home his eighth of the season inside the opening 10 minutes to set Leeds on their way in front of a crowd of 31,556 at Elland Road. But Portsmouth, who had beaten promotion-chasers Swansea and Norwich in their last two away games, hit back in the first half through David Nugent's superb strike. Bradley Johnson gave Leeds another two-goal cushion in the 62nd minute, but Leeds defender O'Brien deflected Richard Hughes' shot beyond his goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel for his first own goal within 60 seconds to reduce the deficit again. Leeds had vociferous appeals for a late penalty turned down by Lancashire referee David Webb and were then denied three points three minutes into time added on when O'Brien again deflected into his own net. Leeds had raced into a two-goal lead. Right-back Paul Connolly fired a fine ball across the six-yard box in the seventh minute and Gradel steered a right-footed finish into the bottom corner. Within three minutes Leeds doubled their lead. Ross McCormack, making only his second start since arriving at Elland Road from Cardiff in August, picked out Howson in the area with a pinpoint cross from the left wing and the home skipper drilled an emphatic finish beyond Pompey goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown. But Pompey deservedly pulled a goal back in the 33rd minute when Nugent finished brilliantly following Richard Hughes' cross into the area from the right. Leeds stepped up a gear at the start of the second half. Snodgrass's blistering angled shot was superbly tipped away by Ashdown and while neither side created a goalscoring chance for the next 15 minutes, the game burst into life again just after the hour. Ashdown pushed Gradel's header away for a corner and when the ball was swung in by Snodgrass, Pompey failed to clear and Johnson drilled the ball into the bottom corner from inside the area. But Portsmouth hit back again to trail by just one goal within 60 seconds. Substitute Nwankwo Kanu made the opening for Hughes and the Pompey midfielder's shot was deflected in off O'Brien to make the score 3-2. Leeds substitute Luciano Becchio then had a header turned away at full stretch by Ashdown and Snodgrass's 20-yard effort whistled narrowly over the crossbar. Referee David Webb waved away Leeds' appeals for a penalty in the 78th minute when Pompey substitute Ibrahima Sonko barged into Snodgrass. Snodgrass wasted a gilt-edged chance to seal it when dragging a shot wide from inside the area and Schmeichel denied Hughes with a fine save in the 87th minute, but the visitors snatched a point when O'Brien turned Ciftci's cross beyond Schmeichel in the 93rd minute.

Form Guide

    DDWWWD
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Portsmouth
  • DLLWWD

Last Meetings

  • Leeds
  • 2 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 24/03/1990
  • Portsmouth
  • 3 - 3
  • Leeds
  • 17/10/1989
  • Leeds
  • 1 - 0
  • Portsmouth
  • 25/03/1989
  • Portsmouth
  • 4 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 03/09/1988
  • Portsmouth
  • 1 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 10/03/1987
  • Leeds
  • 3 - 1
  • Portsmouth
  • 18/10/1986

Top Scorers

Leeds

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

Portsmouth

  • D Nugent 6
  • D Kitson 5
  • H Mullins 2
  • M Brown 2
  • L Lawrence 2
  • G Halford 2
  • A Mokoena 1
  • JC Utaka 1
  • I Sonko 1
  • J Ward 1
  • N Ciftci 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 78
    • Goals per game 41
  • 4 (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) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Portsmouth

    • Total goals 66
    • Goals per game 29
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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