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  • Date:17 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Elland Road
  • Attendance:33,366
  • Becchio (82)
  • Collins (89)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:14 +3.14

The ball is swung over by Gary O'Neil.

91:18 +1.18

Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Darren O'Dea. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

90:52 +0.52

Header by Mikael Forssell from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

88:49

The ball is sent over by George McCartney, save by Andy Lonergan. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, Danny Collins grabs a headed goal from close range. Leeds 1-1 West Ham.Mark Noble provided the assist for the goal.

82:40

Danny Webber takes a shot. Luciano Becchio scores a headed goal from close in. Leeds 1-0 West Ham.The assist for the goal came from Danny Webber.

82:07

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Kevin Nolan.

80:39

Paul Connolly concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Taylor. Ravel Morrison replaces Jack Collison. Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.

79:45

Mark Noble challenges Mikael Forssell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

78:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlton Cole on Adam Clayton. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

76:53

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jack Collison by Michael Brown. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Noble from right channel, clearance made by Darren O'Dea.

75:34

Danny Webber comes on in place of Aidan White. Ross McCormack goes off and Mikael Forssell comes on.

74:36

Gary O'Neil takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.

71:12

Unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil by Michael Brown results in a free kick. Michael Brown shown a yellow card. Matthew Taylor crosses the ball, Abdoulaye Faye takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

69:15

Foul by Gary O'Neil on Michael Brown, free kick awarded. Centre by Ross McCormack, Paul Connolly takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass.

68:10

Matthew Taylor fouled by Paul Connolly, the ref awards a free kick. A cross is delivered by Matthew Taylor, Header on goal by Carlton Cole from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

66:39

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line to the near post. The referee penalises Kevin Nolan for handball. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

62:57

Foul by Michael Brown on Carlton Cole, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Mark Noble, clearance made by Tom Lees. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line, Abdoulaye Faye has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.

62:24

Shot from just outside the box by Luciano Becchio goes over the target.

60:04

Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul Robinson on Mark Noble. Paul Robinson booked. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

58:49

The ball is crossed by Carlton Cole.

57:39

The offside flag is raised against Paul Robinson. Robert Green takes the free kick.

56:48

Robert Snodgrass concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Noble. Danny Collins takes the free kick.

54:21

Jack Collison is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

53:27

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Clayton on George McCartney. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mark Noble.

52:09

Joey O'Brien concedes a free kick for a foul on Luciano Becchio. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ross McCormack from left wing.

50:59

Aidan White has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

50:19

Unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Gary O'Neil results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

48:41

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicky Maynard. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.

46:02 +1.02

James Tomkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Clayton. Darren O'Dea takes the direct free kick.

45:42

Shot from long range by Gary O'Neil goes wide of the left-hand upright.

45:01

Gary O'Neil is brought on as a substitute for James Tomkins.

43:50

Corner from the right by-line taken by Matthew Taylor, save made by Andy Lonergan.

43:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by Matthew Taylor, clearance by Luciano Becchio.

42:50

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line, Tom Lees makes a clearance.

42:05

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Danny Collins.

40:59

James Tomkins challenges Michael Brown unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, clearance made by Kevin Nolan.

40:12

Effort from the edge of the box by Adam Clayton goes wide of the left-hand upright.

39:37

Matthew Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Clayton. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

38:49

Unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Adam Clayton results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Abdoulaye Faye.

38:21

Kevin Nolan is caught offside. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

35:27

Matthew Taylor is penalised for a handball. Robert Snodgrass produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

32:20

Ross McCormack takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Noble. Inswinging corner taken by Ross McCormack, comfortable save by Robert Green.

30:51

James Tomkins delivers the ball.

27:21

Kevin Nolan produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.

25:08

Mark Noble is given a yellow card.

20:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Brown on Kevin Nolan. Free kick taken by Abdoulaye Faye.

14:45

Unfair challenge on Michael Brown by Kevin Nolan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

13:23

Tom Lees takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Collins. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Ross McCormack, clearance by James Tomkins.

12:19

James Tomkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Clayton. Paul Connolly delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance made by Kevin Nolan.

8:59

Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Brown. Darren O'Dea takes the free kick.

7:20

Ross McCormack is caught offside. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

4:43

Unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Adam Clayton results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

4:11

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, save by Robert Green.

1:50

Foul by James Tomkins on Adam Clayton, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

0:38

Joey O'Brien concedes a free kick for a foul on Luciano Becchio. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

Match Preview

Same again for Warnock Leeds manager Neil Warnock is expected to pick his starting line-up from an unchanged squad for the home clash with West Ham. Warnock has no new injury or suspension problems while defenders Alex Bruce (hamstring) and Leigh Bromby (knock), who have both returned to light training, remain sidelined. Paul Robinson, on loan from Bolton, made his debut in the win at Middlesbrough and is likely to resume at left-back, with Aidy White pushed forward into the left-wing position, but Danny Pugh, who started on the bench on Sunday, provides an alternative option down the left side. Winger Lloyd Sam has joined Notts County on loan until the end of the season, so skipper Robert Snodgrass will continue on the right wing, with Michael Brown and Adam Clayton expected to continue in central midfield. Teenage defender Zac Thompson, Danny Webber and strikers Ramon Nunez, Mikael Forssell and Billy Paynter are all hoping to be involved as Leeds bid to cut the four-point gap between themselves and the play-offs. Ravel Morrison is in line to make his West Ham debut. The January signing from Manchester United has so far been held back by manager Sam Allardyce, but was an unused substitute against Doncaster last weekend and then scored twice in an eye-catching display for the club's reserves in midweek. Morrison could go straight into the starting line-up in place of winger Ricardo Vaz Te, who suffered a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw with Rovers. Right-back Joey O'Brien, centre-half Winston Reid and winger Julien Faubert were sidelined last weekend with knocks and will be checked over, while defender Guy Demel (thigh) and midfielder Papa Bouba Diop (hamstring) will miss out again. The Hammers have been in talks to sign Portsmouth goalkeeper Stephen Henderson as cover for Rob Green.

Formation:442Manager: Neil Warnock

Leeds

Formation: 451Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

  • Andy Lonergan
  • Paul Connolly
  • Tom Lees
  • Darren O'Dea
  • Paul Robinson
  • Robert Snodgrass
  • Michael Brown
  • Adam Clayton
  • Aidan White
  • Ross McCormack
  • Luciano Becchio
  • SUBS
  • Danny Pugh
  • Mikael Forssell
  • Ramon Nunez
  • Danny Webber
  • Zac Thompson

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Match Report

Loan defender Danny Collins scored a vital last-minute equaliser to earn West Ham what could prove to be a vital point at Leeds , as they extended their unbeaten run to eight games.

When Luciano Becchio nodded Leeds ahead with seven minutes to go, the ever-changing Championship promotion picture was not looking too favourable for the Hammers, with top two rivals Southampton and Reading both winning.

But, right on cue, Collins rose the highest to head in a Mark Noble corner and peg Leeds back in an act of damage limitation for Sam Allardyce's men, who are now five points off the lead and three points shy of second.

It was just the second goal Leeds have conceded under new manager Neil Warnock and perhaps one of their most costly of the season. Since the veteran replaced Simon Grayson a month ago, a renewed play-off push had seemed a possibility. A win was needed, though, and until Collins struck, it seemed they had got it.

Warnock had succeeded in his wish to see Elland Road sold out for the game, but those inside had little to cheer about in a chanceless opening 10 minutes. Things livened up after that, with Leeds defender Tom Lees' scuffed effort scraping just wide and Robert Snodgrass jinking his way into a shooting position, only to be crowded out.

West Ham's players were then angered by Paul Connolly's tackle on Kevin Nolan –deemed legal by referee Peter Walton –but had more to be concerned about moments later when Nicky Maynard missed the game's first genuine chance.

The striker nipped in ahead of Darren O'Dea to find himself through on Andy Lonergan's goal with 22 minutes gone, but his first touch was heavy and the goalkeeper was able to get out and smother the ball at his feet.

More clever play from Snodgrass then saw him create an angle to set Ross McCormack free but Matt Taylor nicked possession from him, before Snodgrass flashed a free-kick from the corner of the box just wide of the post.

Maynard's chance remained the best going into the break, though, but both sides had cause for complaint when the whistle was blown, with West Ham claiming a handball in the box against Michael Brown and Leeds confused as to why Snodgrass' touch beyond Robert Green was ruled out for apparent pushing by Becchio.

The Hammers had to replace James Tomkins, so effective in the sweeper position, at half-time, and his replacement, Gary O'Neil, skimmed an effort just wide within 60 seconds of his introduction.

With Maynard isolated and getting little change out of Lees and O'Dea, Allardyce opted to replace him with the more physical Carlton Cole and the former England striker nearly made an immediate impact, putting a ball across the six yard box that evaded everyone.

A couple of thundering tackles from loan defender Paul Robinson then helped whip up the home crowd, but it was West Ham who continued to probe with greater intent – Abdoulaye Faye nodding wide from a corner and Lonergan denying O'Neil after Jack Collison's shot flew loose.

Cole then arched a header over the bar from a Noble free-kick, before Green was forced to make his first save in the 70th minute when he showed terrific reactions to turn away a Connolly header.

Connolly rarely ventures into opposition territory but, when he did again with 83 minutes on the clock, it created the opening goal.

Snodgrass' cross got to the back post, Connolly headed against the bar and the ball fell to Becchio who did the rest.

The lead would only last seven minutes for the home side, though, as West Ham secured a deserved point when Collins connected with Noble's well-taken corner.

Form Guide

    LWDLDW
  • Leeds
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • DWDWDD

Last Meetings

  • West Ham
  • 2 - 2
  • Leeds
  • 21/08/2011
  • Leeds
  • 2 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 26/02/2005
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 10/12/2004
  • Leeds
  • 3 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 17/03/1990
  • West Ham
  • 0 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 07/10/1989
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Leeds
  • 14/01/1956

Top Scorers

Leeds

  • R McCormack 15
  • R Snodgrass 11
  • L Becchio 8
  • A Clayton 6
  • D Pugh 2
  • D O'Dea 2
  • T Lees 2
  • RF Nunez 1

West Ham

  • K Nolan 9
  • C Cole 9
  • S Baldock 5
  • J Collison 3
  • JA Carew 2
  • R Vaz Te 2
  • J Tomkins 2
  • W Reid 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • G McCartney 1
  • G O'Neil 1
  • P Diop 1
  • J Faubert 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • N Maynard 1
  • H Lansbury 1

Goals

Leeds

    • Total goals 103
    • Goals per game 54
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (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

West Ham

    • Total goals 104
    • Goals per game 55
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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