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  • Date:03 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:17:20
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:20,901
Goal!

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92:43 +2.43

Jos Hooiveld gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio. Free kick crossed right-footed by Adam Clayton from right channel.

92:16 +2.16

Effort from deep inside the area by Richard Chaplow misses to the right of the goal.

90:49 +0.49

Tom Lees takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a comfortable save.

90:10 +0.10

Foul by Guly Do Prado on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Ross McCormack.

86:46

Free kick awarded for a foul by Guly Do Prado on Danny Pugh. Free kick taken by Adam Clayton. Booking for Guly Do Prado.

86:17

Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass, Jos Hooiveld manages to make a clearance.

85:11

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ross McCormack, Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Darren O'Dea takes a shot.

84:39

The official flags Dan Harding offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

83:58

Corner from the right by-line taken by Morgan Schneiderlin, Guly Do Prado takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Lambert.

83:41

Richard Lambert takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

82:31

Guly Do Prado gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack. Free kick crossed by Ross McCormack, clearance made by Frazer Richardson.

81:21

Paul Connolly produces a cross, Kelvin Davis makes a comfortable save.

81:08

The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass, Jose Fonte manages to make a clearance.

78:12

Danny Webber produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

76:31

Dean Hammond produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

75:50

The ball is sent over by Lloyd Sam, Headed effort on goal by Ross McCormack from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

74:06

The ball is sent over by Danny Pugh.

73:04

Luciano Becchio produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 12 yards. Kelvin Davis makes a comfortable save.

72:08

Lloyd Sam is brought on as a substitute for Michael Brown.

68:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Dan Harding. The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, Headed effort from inside the area by Tom Lees misses to the left of the goal.

67:44

Dan Harding takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post.

67:35

Effort from 20 yards by Richard Lambert. Danny Pugh gets a block in.

65:48

Jack Cork fouled by Adam Clayton, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Lambert crosses the ball in from the free kick.

64:45

Danny Webber has a drilled shot. Save by Kelvin Davis.

64:05

Effort on goal by Richard Chaplow from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

63:36

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Brown on Morgan Schneiderlin. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

62:51

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

62:08

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass.

61:57

Drilled left-footed shot by Danny Webber. Save made by Kelvin Davis.

60:54

Jose Fonte gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio. Direct free kick taken by Adam Clayton. Shot by Ross McCormack. Blocked by Jose Fonte.

60:28

Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Kelvin Davis makes a fantastic save.

56:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Cork by Michael Brown. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

55:45

Danny Webber replaces Aidan White.

54:17

Dan Harding comes on in place of Daniel Fox.

51:07

Centre by Morgan Schneiderlin.

50:47

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Morgan Schneiderlin from the left by-line.

48:48

Richard Chaplow fouled by Paul Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. Paul Connolly booked for unsporting behaviour. Kelvin Davis restarts play with the free kick.

48:20

The ball is delivered by Danny Pugh.

47:09

The ball is crossed by Aidan White, Luciano Becchio produces a volleyed left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

45:58 +0.58

A cross is delivered by Aidan White.

45:01

Dean Hammond is brought on as a substitute for Jason Puncheon.

45:01

Guly Do Prado replaces Tadanari Lee.

43:59

The official flags Tadanari Lee offside. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.

43:48

Paul Connolly crosses the ball.

42:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Clayton on Jason Puncheon. Kelvin Davis takes the free kick.

38:30

Effort from inside the area by Robert Snodgrass misses to the right of the goal.

36:00

A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, Frazer Richardson manages to make a clearance.

34:13

Aidan White fouled by Morgan Schneiderlin, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, Jos Hooiveld makes a clearance.

32:49

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Tadanari Lee. Direct free kick taken by Michael Brown.

30:05

Richard Lambert sends in a cross, comfortable save by Andy Lonergan.

29:46

Michael Brown takes a shot. Jos Hooiveld gets a block in.

28:50

Tadanari Lee handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Tom Lees takes the direct free kick.

27:31

Shot from 12 yards from Robert Snodgrass. Blocked by Jose Fonte.

26:09

Michael Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Puncheon. Free kick taken by Daniel Fox.

24:48

A cross is delivered by Ross McCormack, Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Brilliant save by Kelvin Davis.

23:27

Paul Connolly on for Leigh Bromby.

21:43

Shot from just outside the area by Ross McCormack misses to the left of the target.

18:30

Aidan White sends in a cross, Effort from inside the area by Robert Snodgrass misses to the left of the goal.

17:43

Unfair challenge on Frazer Richardson by Luciano Becchio results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

15:58

The official flags Richard Lambert offside. Tom Lees takes the free kick.

15:19

Richard Lambert finds the net with a goal from inside the area high into the middle of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Southampton.The assist for the goal came from Tadanari Lee.

15:10

Jack Cork delivers the ball.

10:45

Shot from 20 yards from Aidan White. Jose Fonte gets a block in.

8:23

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, Jos Hooiveld manages to make a clearance.

7:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Jose Fonte. Free kick taken by Kelvin Davis.

6:40

Jason Puncheon challenges Adam Clayton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tom Lees restarts play with the free kick.

4:11

Effort on goal by Adam Clayton from 18 yards. Save by Kelvin Davis.

4:02

The ball is swung over by Adam Clayton.

3:42

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.

3:29

Shot by Robert Snodgrass. Blocked by Frazer Richardson.

2:45

Aidan White fouled by Daniel Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Tom Lees.

1:05

Adam Clayton delivers the ball, comfortable save by Kelvin Davis.

Match Preview

Bruce blow for Whites Leeds will be without defender Alex Bruce as they take on Southampton in the npower Championship. Bruce, recalled to the side for the last two matches by new boss Neil Warnock, could be sidelined for several weeks due to a hamstring injury sustained early in last week's draw at Portsmouth. Leigh Bromby replaced Bruce at Fratton Park and is expected to continue, while central defender Darren O'Dea has returned unscathed following international duty with the Republic of Ireland. Leeds' other midweek international, Robert Snodgrass, played the last half an hour of Scotland's draw in Slovenia and Warnock expects his skipper to lead the side. Midfielder Mika Vayrynen is unavailable after undergoing groin surgery and latest signing Danny Webber is not expected to be involved as he is short of match fitness following his release from Portsmouth in the summer. Leeds, four points off the play-offs, have won one and drawn one since Warnock replaced Simon Grayson. Southampton hope top scorer Rickie Lambert will be fit. The 23-goal striker hobbled off with an ankle knock after scoring a hat-trick in the 3-0 win at Watford last weekend. Midfielder Adam Lallana also needs a late check after suffering a groin injury in the first half at Vicarage Road. Right-back Frazer Richardson remains a doubt with a thigh problem but Brazilian midfielder Guly do Prado could return after illness ruled him out of the last two games. Tadanari Lee was on international duty in Japan on Wednesday so Billy Sharp is set to replace him up front. Captain Dean Hammond, Jason Puncheon and Dan Harding are also pushing for recalls to the starting line-up.

Formation:442Manager: Neil Warnock

Leeds

Formation: 442Manager: Nigel Adkins

Southampton

  • Andy Lonergan
  • Tom Lees
  • Leigh Bromby
  • Darren O'Dea
  • Danny Pugh
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Adam Clayton
  • Michael Brown
  • Aidan White
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Ross McCormack
  • SUBS
  • Paul Connolly
  • Billy Paynter
  • Lloyd Sam
  • Ramon Nunez
  • Danny Webber

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Match Report

Saint indebted to Davies heroics Southampton's goal led the most charmed of lives at Elland Road as the npower Championship leaders registered arguably their most fortuitous win of the season 1-0 to ensure Neil Warnock's first home game in charge of Leeds ended in defeat. Rickie Lambert's first-half goal was enough to earn the points for the south-coast club, but that only told a fraction of the story on a thrilling night in West Yorkshire. Lambert's strike was one of only two meaningful efforts the Saints had all game, while at the other end Leeds twice hit the woodwork, twice missed open goals, had a strong penalty claim turned down and were denied on several occasions by the brilliance of goalkeeper Kelvin Davies. He continually repelled all that was thrown at him, with Luciano Becchio and Danny Webber particularly unlucky, while Becchio and Darren O'Dea also hit the bar as Leeds, invigorated by the arrival of veteran boss Warnock, threw everything they could at their opponents in a bid to keep their own promotion dream alive. But, while Southampton are now four points clear Leeds are six points shy of the play-off places and Warnock may have taken over too late to mastermind a late rally. It is likely, though, that both managers will have left happy although for differing reasons. The tone for what was to come was set in the fourth minute when Robert Snodgrass had a penalty appeal turned down when his shot hit the arm of Jose Fonte, while Davis smothered an Adam Clayton volley. Leeds continued to press and only a smart block from Jos Hooiveld prevented Ross McCormack from getting a two-yard strike in before, entirely against the run of play, Southampton opened the scoring. When Jack Cork picked the ball up with 16 minutes gone, it was the first time Saints had enjoyed possession in Leeds' half, but it did not show as his cross was knocked down by Tadanari Lee into the path of Lambert, who smashed a vicious volley beyond Andy Lonergan. It was Lambert's 24th goal of the season and arguably his most emphatic but, as soon as the game restarted, Leeds were back on top. As if the goal had not happened both Snodgrass and McCormack saw volleys skim over and wide, before the latter's header from the former's low cross was brilliantly kept out by Davis. Then, six minutes before the break, Snodgrass fashioned Leeds' best chance which should have brought an equaliser. He worked Richardson again and his curling cross needed nothing more than a touch - something Aidy White somehow failed to do. The barrage continued into the second half with Becchio putting a Snodgrass cross over and Clayton having a drive blocked by Hooiveld. Southampton won their first corner in the 51st minute but remained firmly on the back foot, although Adkins was unhappy that Michael Brown went unpunished after an aerial collision with Cork. If Adkins was unhappy with Miller then he will have been delighted with Davis, who continued to repel Leeds with a stunning trio of saves inside five minutes. First, after failing to gather a cross he scrambled back to claw a Becchio effort off the line, then he twice made himself big to deny Leeds debutant Webber. The former Portsmouth striker had only been on the pitch a matter of seconds when his six-yard drive was tipped over, before he then saw a low effort turned away. Becchio should then have done better after bringing the ball down in the box and McCormack was off target with a header, while Davis got out to Webber to force him to stab wide when a goal looked on the cards. Southampton were clinging on for the final whistle now and, when Becchio and O'Dea both headed against the bar and Tom Lees had a stinging shot blocked in amongst a late melee, it was clear that it was going to be their day. end M

Form Guide

    LWLLWD
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Southampton
  • DDWDWW

Last Meetings

  • Southampton
  • 3 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 06/08/2011
  • Southampton
  • 1 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 21/04/2007
  • Leeds
  • 0 - 3
  • Southampton
  • 18/11/2006
  • Southampton
  • 3 - 4
  • Leeds
  • 19/11/2005
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 18/10/2005
  • Leeds
  • 3 - 1
  • Southampton
  • 07/03/1964

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • R McCormack 15
  • R Snodgrass 10
  • L Becchio 7
  • A Clayton 6
  • D Pugh 2
  • D O'Dea 2
  • T Lees 2
  • RF Nunez 1

Southampton

  • R Lambert 12
  • G Do Prado 10
  • A Lallana 8
  • D Connolly 6
  • J Hooiveld 4
  • R Chaplow 3
  • S De Ridder 3
  • M Schneiderlin 2
  • D Hammond 1
  • D Harding 1
  • B Sharp 1
  • T Lee 1
  • A Martin 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 100
    • Goals per game 52
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 15 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Southampton

    • Total goals 109
    • Goals per game 61
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 11 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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