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  • Date:16 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:30,240
  • Becchio (71) Troy Deeney - og (87)
  • Hodson (77)
    Weimann (85)
Goal!

Live Commentary

95mins

Effort on goal by Piero Mingoia from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

94mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Piero Mingoia. Don Cowie takes the free kick.

92mins

John Eustace fouled by Ross McCormack, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

90mins

Handball decision goes against Lloyd Doyley. Barry Bannan takes the direct free kick.

90mins

Header on goal by Piero Mingoia from just inside the area goes over the goal.

89mins

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Piero Mingoia coming on for Danny Graham.

88mins

An unfortunate own goal is conceded by Troy Deeney. Leeds 2-2 Watford.

88mins

Barry Bannan takes a inswinging corner.

86mins

Andreas Weimann finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 1-2 Watford.Assist on the goal came from Danny Graham.

86mins

Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

84mins

Luciano Becchio leaves the field to be replaced by Ross McCormack.

83mins

Effort on goal by Andreas Weimann from outside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

79mins

Andreas Weimann concedes a free kick for a foul on Bradley Johnson. Barry Bannan takes the direct free kick.

78mins

Lee Hodson grabs a headed goal from close in. Leeds 1-1 Watford.Assist on the goal came from Don Cowie.

77mins

Luciano Becchio produces a left-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

76mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Barry Bannan goes wide left of the goal.

75mins

Short corner worked by Don Cowie.

75mins

Troy Deeney takes a shot. Scott Loach manages to make a clearance.

72mins

Foul by Troy Deeney on Jonathan Howson, free kick awarded. The ball is swung over by Barry Bannan, Luciano Becchio finds the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Leeds 1-0 Watford.

69mins

The offside flag is raised against Max Gradel. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

68mins

Barry Bannan is brought on as a substitute for Davide Somma.

67mins

(Watford) makes a substitution, with Andreas Weimann coming on for Marvin Sordell.

64mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Martin Taylor. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Max Gradel is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Short corner taken by Don Cowie from the left by-line.

62mins

Don Cowie takes a shot.

61mins

Max Gradel takes a shot. Save made by Scott Loach.

60mins

Foul by Bradley Johnson on Marvin Sordell, free kick awarded. Bradley Johnson goes into the book. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Don Cowie, clearance by Bradley Johnson.

58mins

Header by Bradley Johnson from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.

57mins

John Eustace concedes a free kick for a foul on Luciano Becchio. George McCartney takes the free kick.

56mins

Neil Kilkenny leaves the field to be replaced by Luciano Becchio.

52mins

Corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the left by-line, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.

51mins

Foul by Daniel Drinkwater on Neil Kilkenny, free kick awarded. Neil Kilkenny restarts play with the free kick.

49mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Don Cowie, clearance made by Davide Somma.

49mins

Max Gradel is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Loach.

47mins

A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.

46mins

Header from close in by Max Gradel misses to the right of the goal.

42mins

Robert Snodgrass concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Graham. Free kick taken by Don Cowie. Troy Deeney is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

41mins

Max Gradel takes a shot.

38mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Max Gradel. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

38mins

Adrian Mariappa fouled by Davide Somma, the ref awards a free kick. Don Cowie restarts play with the free kick.

34mins

Don Cowie produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

33mins

Robert Snodgrass concedes a free kick for a foul on Lloyd Doyley. Scott Loach restarts play with the free kick.

32mins

Daniel Drinkwater is brought on as a substitute for Ross Jenkins.

30mins

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Don Cowie, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leigh Bromby by Martin Taylor. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

28mins

Don Cowie is caught offside. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.

27mins

Neil Kilkenny has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.

27mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa.

25mins

Handball by Ross Jenkins. Kasper Schmeichel takes the indirect free kick.

24mins

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Don Cowie from the left by-line, Leigh Bromby manages to make a clearance.

22mins

George McCartney fouled by Ross Jenkins, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by George McCartney.

17mins

Danny Graham challenges Eric Lichaj unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.

16mins

Davide Somma gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Taylor. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

14mins

Adrian Mariappa fouled by Max Gradel, the ref awards a free kick. Scott Loach takes the free kick.

14mins

Davide Somma has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

12mins

Handball by John Eustace. Neil Kilkenny takes the indirect free kick.

11mins

Robert Snodgrass is ruled offside. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

9mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Eustace by Max Gradel. Scott Loach takes the indirect free kick.

8mins

Danny Graham takes a shot. Clearance made by Andrew O'Brien.

4mins

John Eustace gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eric Lichaj. Indirect free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

2mins

Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny.

Match Preview

Paynter back for Leeds Leeds striker Billy Paynter returns to contention for the home clash with Watford following suspension. Paynter was shown a straight red card following a goalmouth melee in the recent defeat at Sheffield United and has missed the last three matches. Manager Simon Grayson is still concerned over the trio who missed the midweek defeat at Derby through injury. Winger Robert Snodgrass (back), striker Sanchez Watt and defender George McCartney (both unspecified) face late fitness tests. Grayson said: "One of them has trained but the other two are still with the physio. We've been doing work with them but as it stands all three are doubts for Saturday. "In Snoddy's case, he's been carrying this for a couple of weeks but fought through it. It's a back injury and we're trying to get it sorted. The big thing is that none are major injuries." Will Buckley is hoping for a recall for Watford. Winger Buckley was left on the bench for the 2-2 draw with Norwich in midweek as manager Malky Mackay utilised striker Troy Deeney in his place wide on the right but could come back into the side. Full-backs Lloyd Doyley (knee) and Lee Hodson (ankle) are now both fully fit while fellow defender Adrian Mariappa has returned to the side after suspension. On-loan Manchester United midfielder Danny Drinkwater is also in the squad after recovering from his thigh injury. Midfielder Stephen McGinn is a long-term absentee with a serious knee injury as Mackay's men look for a win to keep their faint play-off hopes alive. Top scorer Danny Graham took his tally to 27 for the season in midweek and comes up against a side where he spent a fruitless loan spell in 2006.

Formation:433Manager: Simon Grayson

Leeds

Formation: 442Manager: Malky Mackay

Watford

  • Kasper Schmeichel
  • Eric Lichaj
  • Leigh Bromby
  • Andrew O'Brien
  • George McCartney
  • Neil Kilkenny
  • Jonathan Howson
  • Bradley Johnson
  • Max Gradel
  • Davide Somma
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • SUBS
  • Shane Higgs
  • Paul Connolly
  • Richard Naylor
  • Luciano Becchio
  • Jake Livermore
  • Barry Bannan
  • Ross McCormack

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Match Report

Leeds leave it late Leeds managed to keep their stuttering play-off bid alive with a 2-2 home draw against Watford, but they had to thank an 88th-minute own goal from Troy Deeney after their defence had looked as though it had thrown away the game. Going into the contest with just one win in their last five, Simon Grayson's men could feel the chasing pack breathing down their necks as they clung on to sixth place, and it looked as though they had bought themselves some room to manoeuvre when substitute Luciano Becchio headed home his 20th of the season to make it 2-1 with 19 minutes left. But, as has often been the case for the Whites this season, where their attack has excelled their defence has failed, and so it proved again as Lee Hodson nipped in unmarked to level for Watford seven minutes later. Danny Graham then outmuscled Andy O'Brien to play in Andy Weimann for what looked to be an 87th-minute winner for the visitors. But Leeds quickly went down the other end and, after winning a corner, were left celebrating a draw and a return to a two-point margin over their rivals after Deeney turned Barry Bannan's corner into his own goal. Watford went into the game unchanged from the side that drew 2-2 with Norwich on Tuesday, while Leeds made four changes following the 2-1 loss at Derby, with Becchio amongst the casualties. Eager to erase the memories of the Derby defeat, Leeds stated brightly with a Max Gradel overhead kick creeping wide, before Watford got on top. Graham, the Championship's leading scorer, bore down on goal after a slip by Leigh Bromby and, after skipping inside O'Brien, should have done better than firing at Kasper Schmeichel. Both Bromby and O'Brien were struggling to deal with Graham's physicality, and moments later O'Brien forced Schmeichel to tear across his goal and hack a overhit backpass to safety. Deeney, Graham's strike partner, then beat Bromby to a bouncing ball and set Graham free, but his cross evaded everyone, especially Marvin Sordell who would have scored had he been alert enough. Back came Leeds, though, and Jonny Howson had a shot blocked by John Eustace after good link-up play between Robert Snodgrass and Eric Lichaj, before Snodgrass danced his way into the box and crossed for Gradel who hit the bar from two yards out. O'Brien's outstretched leg sent a Danny Drinkwater shot flying just wide of his own goal after the interval, before Grayson called on Becchio with 35 minutes remaining as he became increasingly desperate for a breakthrough. Becchio's impact was almost immediate as he flicked on a long Lichaj throw for Bradley Johnson to head narrowly wide. Gradel then wasted a golden chance as he drove at Scott Loach rather than squaring to Snodgrass after breaking clear. Watford then hit the woodwork, with Don Cowie's header catching Schmeichel flatfooted after Bromby allowed Graham to work in a cross, while at the other end Davide Somma could not quite get on the end of a Johnson header across goal. Becchio then opened the scoring for Leeds, planting an unstoppable ahead beyond Loach from three yards out after a fizzing ball in from Bannan. The former Barcelona B striker should have made it two shortly after, blazing over after being played in by Johnson, before Watford levelled with 12 minutes remaining. An innocuous-looking cross from Cowie drifted its way into Leeds' box and Hodson nipped in behind Bromby to head home. Becchio was then substituted himself after getting injured in a scramble that followed a Johnson header being cleared off the line, before Watford stunned Elland Road into silence when Graham won a 30-70 ball against O'Brien and squared for the waiting Weimann who drove in. There was still time for further drama, though, with Deeney bundling another precise Bannan cross into his own goal. end M

Form Guide

    WDLWLL
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • Watford
  • WWLLLD

Last Meetings

  • Watford
  • 0 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 28/08/2010
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 1
  • Watford
  • 14/02/2006
  • Watford
  • 0 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 01/10/2005
  • Watford
  • 1 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 09/04/2005
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 2
  • Watford
  • 24/11/2004
  • Watford
  • 1 - 0
  • Leeds
  • 03/03/1990

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • L Becchio 18
  • M Gradel 15
  • D Somma 11
  • J Howson 10
  • R Snodgrass 6
  • B Johnson 5
  • A O'Brien 2
  • L Sam 2
  • R Naylor 1
  • B Paynter 1
  • N Kilkenny 1
  • A Bruce 1
  • S Watt 1

Watford

  • D Graham 23
  • M Sordell 10
  • M Taylor 6
  • J Eustace 5
  • D Cowie 4
  • W Buckley 4
  • M Whichelow 3
  • S McGinn 2
  • T Deeney 2
  • A Weimann 2
  • A Mariappa 1
  • R Jenkins 1
  • A Thompson 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 142
    • Goals per game 76
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 11 (For) 8 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (For) 7 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 12 (For) 9 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 10 (For) 14 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 14 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Watford

    • Total goals 137
    • Goals per game 71
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 8 (For) 9 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 11 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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