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Foul by Billy Paynter on Kyle Walker, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kyle Walker.
Billy Paynter replaces Luciano Becchio.
Adel Taarabt takes a shot.
The ball is crossed by George McCartney, clearance made by Bradley Orr.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Luciano Becchio misses to the left of the goal.
Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
The ball is sent over by Lloyd Sam, blocked by Kaspars Gorkss. Inswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kaspars Gorkss on Luciano Becchio. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
Shot from just outside the area by Robert Snodgrass misses to the right of the target.
Robert Snodgrass produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
The ball is sent over by Lloyd Sam.
Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Patrick Kenny makes a save.
Hogan Ephraim comes on in place of Tommy Smith. Heidar Helguson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rob Hulse. Max Gradel goes off and Lloyd Sam comes on.
Effort from deep inside the area by Neil Kilkenny misses to the right of the goal.
Max Gradel fouled by Bradley Orr, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Bradley Orr.
A cross is delivered by Tommy Smith, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
Max Gradel finds the back of the net with a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 2-0 QPR.George McCartney provided the assist for the goal.
The ball is sent over by Tommy Smith, Paul Connolly makes a clearance.
Tommy Smith delivers the ball, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Connolly on George McCartney. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
Corner taken by Adel Taarabt, Fitz Hall has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
A cross is delivered by Paul Connolly.
Adel Taarabt crosses the ball, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.
Bradley Johnson challenges Jamie Mackie unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Matthew Connolly manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Jamie Mackie by Bradley Johnson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt from left channel, Paul Connolly manages to make a clearance.
Adel Taarabt produces a left-footed shot from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Centre by Paul Connolly, clearance by Kyle Walker.
The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, Shot by Max Gradel from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Short corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line.
Effort on goal by Luciano Becchio from 20 yards. Save by Patrick Kenny.
Jamie Mackie takes a shot. Blocked by Neill Collins. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Adel Taarabt.
The ball is delivered by Kyle Walker, clearance made by Neil Kilkenny.
Clint Hill is shown a yellow card for dissent.
Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.
Kyle Walker fouled by Neil Kilkenny, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Mackie restarts play with the free kick.
Robert Snodgrass challenges Kyle Walker unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adel Taarabt, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.
Fitz Hall comes on in place of Clint Hill.
Paul Connolly receives a yellow card.
Unfair challenge on Kaspars Gorkss by Luciano Becchio results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
George McCartney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt. Adel Taarabt has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball, clearance by Kaspars Gorkss.
Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Mackie. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
Jonathan Howson sends in a cross.
Bradley Orr is shown a yellow card.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tommy Smith on Neill Collins. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
Neill Collins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kyle Walker. Adel Taarabt takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adel Taarabt by George McCartney. Bradley Orr restarts play with the free kick.
Tommy Smith has an effort at goal from 25 yards. Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Adel Taarabt, Clint Hill takes a shot. Blocked by Neill Collins. Close range shot by Kaspars Gorkss goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Max Gradel fires in a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 1-0 QPR.
Unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson by Bradley Orr results in a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Rob Hulse on Paul Connolly, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
Foul by Luciano Becchio on Tommy Smith, free kick awarded. Adel Taarabt delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Luciano Becchio.
The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Jamie Mackie.
Shot from just outside the box by Robert Snodgrass misses to the left of the target.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Adel Taarabt goes wide left of the goal.
Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball, clearance made by Bradley Orr.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adel Taarabt, clearance by Luciano Becchio.
Jamie Mackie fouled by Neil Kilkenny, the ref awards a free kick. Adel Taarabt crosses the ball in from the free kick, Bradley Johnson makes a clearance.
Paul Connolly delivers the ball, Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Save made by Patrick Kenny. Corner taken by Jonathan Howson, clearance made by Clint Hill.
A cross is delivered by Max Gradel.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Adel Taarabt on Max Gradel. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
Alex Bruce goes off and Leigh Bromby comes on.
Adel Taarabt takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Luciano Becchio.
Free kick awarded for a foul by George McCartney on Kyle Walker. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Orr.
The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass, save by Patrick Kenny.
Foul by Kyle Walker on Neil Kilkenny, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jonathan Howson. The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass.
Kyle Walker fouled by Paul Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by Adel Taarabt, Rob Hulse takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, Bradley Orr manages to make a clearance.
Bradley Orr produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
A cross is delivered by Bradley Orr, Neill Collins makes a clearance.
The referee gets the match started.
The first half comes to an end.
The game restarts for the second half.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
O`Brien worry for Leeds
Leeds' on-loan defender Andy O'Brien is a major doubt for the clash with leaders QPR.
Neill Collins stepped in alongside Alex Bruce in central defence for last week's win at Burnley following O'Brien's late withdrawal due to a thigh strain and will retain his place if the Bolton centre-half fails to make it.
Manager Simon Grayson is not expected to make many changes as his side look to stretch their unbeaten run to nine matches and close the gap on leaders QPR to three points.
Defender Paul Connolly returned to the side last week following suspension and is expected to retain his place, as is midfielder Bradley Johnson, recently placed on the transfer list after failing to agree a new contract.
Strikers Billy Paynter, Ross McCormack and Davide Somma are all expected to start on the bench again, with midfielder Jonny Howson playing in advanced role behind 12-goal Luciano Becchio.
Rob Hulse could return to the QPR starting line-up.
The striker was restricted to a place on the bench for the 3-1 loss to Watford last Friday due to a stomach upset, but if passed fit he will probably replace Heidar Helguson up front.
Boss Neil Warnock is not planning major changes despite that first defeat of the season so the rest of the team could be unchanged.
Patrick Agyemang missed out against the Hornets with a thigh problem and he could be added to the bench along with fellow striker Antonio German, who has been recalled from a loan spell with Southend.
Defender Peter Ramage and midfielders Akos Buzsaky and Lee Cook are still out with knee injuries.
Gradel at double for classy Leeds
Max Gradel struck in each half to lift Leeds into the npower Championship's second automatic promotion place as leaders QPR crashed to a second-successive defeat.
Ivorian winger Gradel struck in the 25th and 70th minutes to take his season's tally to six as Leeds stretched their unbeaten league run to nine matches and climbed to within three points of the Londoners.
Cardiff's home clash with Burnley was postponed and Swansea lost at Sheffield United, leaving rampant Leeds to take full advantage against Rangers, who lost for the first time this season when Watford won 3-1 at Loftus Road eight days ago.
Simon Grayson's side were always in control and after a scrappy opening period played the better football against this season's early pacesetters in the Championship.
Leeds were unchanged from the side that beat Burnley last week, while defender Bradley Orr and Rob Hulse returned for QPR.
The visitors twice threatened in the opening exchanges, with Orr firing over the crossbar from inside the penalty area and then former Leeds striker Hulse seeing his header saved by Kasper Schmeichel.
Leeds were dealt an early blow when centre-half Alex Bruce was forced off through injury and replaced by Leigh Bromby, but almost broke the deadlock themselves as Luciano Becchio's header was turned away at full stretch by QPR goalkeeper Paddy Kenny.
Snodgrass then pulled his shot wide as Leeds built momentum and, although Adel Taarabt went close for the visitors, the home side took the lead in the 25th minute when Snodgrass crossed from the right and Gradel slammed home his second goal in as many games into the bottom corner from six yards.
QPR responded through Clint Hill's header, which was blocked by Leeds defender Neill Collins, and Kaspars Gorkss, who volleyed the ball wide when well placed in the area.
Tempers flared following mistimed tackles from Leeds midfielder Bradley Johnson and Rangers defender Hill, while home right-back Paul Connolly and Orr were booked by Stockport referee Scott Mathieson at the end of the first period.
Fitz Hall replaced Hill at half-time and QPR striker Jamie Mackie's shot was blocked by Collins soon after the restart, but Leeds went straight back on the offensive.
Becchio's blistering drive from 20 yards was brilliantly saved by Kenny and Gradel went close from another Snodgrass cross in the 53rd minute.
But Leeds were not to be denied in the 70th minute when George McCartney set Gradel scampering forward on the counter-attack.
The Leeds winger beat his marker and raced into the visitors' penalty area before burying an emphatic finish into the bottom corner.
Kilkenny volleyed just wide soon after as Leeds threatened to extend their lead and Jonny Howson forced Kenny into another fine save with a 20-yard effort.
Snodgrass and Becchio, whose header was cleared by Gorkss, also went close for the home side, who were full of confidence and ran out convincing winners in front of a crowd of 30,000 at Elland Road.
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