Saturday April 30, 2011 Day 45 Finished Elland Road

Leeds United 1 - 0 Burnley

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Leeds United
    • Burnley
    • 90+5 Free-kick Leeds deep in the Burnley half and this should be it... Watt shoots wide and there it is! A big, big win for Leeds who are now just behind sixth-placed Forest on goal difference, while Burnley are all-but out of it.
    • 92+4 Mears thinks he was fouled but nothing given.
    • 90+3 Long for Bikey to meet but he loops a header well wide.
    • 90+2 LEEDS SUB: McCormack, who knew he was coming off and raced to the other side of the pitch to waste time, strolls across the park for Bromby.
    • 90+1 FIVE minutes added time being played now. FIVE!
    • 90+1 A right mess from the corner as Schmeichel can only punch it and Elliott shoots and hacked clear! Leeds counter, Watt on the right in acres of space, he cuts inside and he senses glory but shoots high and wide! Poor decision, he had his pals to the left and right.
    • 90' Free-kick to Burnley, Wallace to take from 30 yards... super swerving, dipping effort and Schmeichel tips it over!
    • 89' LEEDS SUB: Watt comes on for Gradel, who gets a standing ovation.
    • 88' Jeers as Delfounese fails to control a ball through. A bit sluggish looking today, for such a quick lad.
    • 87' Easy for Schmeichel as Elliott sends in a daisy cutter.
    • 86' Rodriguez with a header but well wide. Burnley looking for the high balls now.
    • 85' Elliott smacks one yards over from the edge of the box after the corner was half cleared. Goal kick Leeds.
    • 84' Nothing arises from the corner in the end but Leeds are struggling to clear and put it behind again.
    • 83' Bizarrely Burnley get a corner when the ball clearly struck McCormack AFTER it went out.
    • 82' McCormack races through again, on the right this time, he surely must finish this but he drags the finish well wide of the far post!
    • 81' Fizzed in near post by Kilkenny but Jensen bats it away. Unconventional but effective.
    • 80' Gradel gets inside Bikey, who hauls him down and is booked. Free-kick Leeds on the left wing.
    • 79' Jensen claims the Gradel corner easily.
    • 78' BURNLEY SUB: Iwelumo off for Thompson.
    • 77' Corner to Leeds won by Gradel. Another Burnley change in the offing...
    • 76' LEEDS SUB: Snodgrass on for Paynter.
    • 75' Kilkenny shoots from range and a great block by Wallace, they want a penalty but no way, his back was turned.
    • 74' Great run by Howson and he's in down the left but a super stop by Jensen! The loose ball drops to Gradel and he should bury it but he miskicks it to the left and away!
    • 73' BURNLEY SUB: Ross Wallace is on for Michael Duff. I think. Duff is struggling with an injury so he should be making way...
    • 72' A Leeds player is down on halfway... Howson I think...
    • 71' Good ball in, it hits a Leeds defender and Eagles could be in but Schmeichel claims.
    • 70' Free-kick Burnley on the right then, after a delay for some treatment to Mears.
    • 68' Not a nice tackle from Johnson on Mears and now he is booked.
    • 67' A bit scrappy now, which will suit Burnley who must hope to nick one late on.
    • 65' Super long-range drive from Cork, miles out and it rises and fizzes and flies inches wide of the top left!
    • 64' BURNLEY SUB: Delfouneso comes on for McCann. Three up front now for the Clarets.
    • 63' The corner is taken short by McCormack to Kilkenny on the edge of the box but Rodriguez blocks his low shot.
    • 62' Another super save from Jensen! McCormack spins a low finish through the legs of two defenders, I think it was deflected too but somehow the big fella gets down to tip it on to the post and wide!
    • 62' Super clearance from Mears as McCormack flew in far post.
    • 61' WHAT A SAVE BY JENSEN! Super inswinging free-kick from McCormack, what a super ball and I think it was O'Brien with the downward header but palmed away by the Dane!
    • 60' Lichaj is also booked for his part in the melee, as is Kilkenny. To be honest McCann could have been sent off for the high boot, and two or three Leeds players for the shoving match.
    • 59' A word from the ref - Kilkenny is still screaming blue murder, a touch of control... McCann is booked.
    • 58' The referee is speaking to his assistant to seek clarification on what happened... McCann is called over, as is Kilkenny - who started the post-foul ruckus...
    • 57' It's all kicked off! Gradel is rolling about on the floor, holding his face like he's been shot, McCann caught him. A bookable challenge but the reaction of Gradel and the Leeds players is disgraceful.
    • 56' A bit of a melee ensued after that and eventually the card is shown to the Burnley forward - should have booked Johnson too for the afters.
    • 55' Burnley come forward but the move loses momentum and Rodriguez goes in late on Kilkenny... booking. No need for Johnson to shove him though.
    • 54' Super ball from Johnson and Paynter is in, one-on-one and he rounds Jensen but the angle is too tight and he hits the side netting! Should have taken it first time, a dink finish was on!
    • 53' Paynter with another free header but he should have buried this one, this time the contact weak and too close to Jensen.
    • 52' Howson wins a free-kick on the edge of his own area. Schmeichel to put long.
    • 51' Mears meets the Schmeichel kick but a heavy first touch means his second can only find touch.
    • 50' Eagles over the free-kick... good connection but straight at Schmeichel.
    • 49' Harsh to penalise O'Brien for a foul on Iwelumo when the Burnley striker was backing in.
    • 48' Rodriguez on the ball now, he tries a pass out wide but it's too heavy for McCann and behind him too. Terrible ball when the attack was on.
    • 47' Bikey intercepts on the edge of the box, wriggling away from a challenge and playing it back to Jensen. Whistle goes, he was fouled by Paynter.
    • 46' Eagles with a clever run but he's closed down by three white shirts.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45+2 Half-time and Leeds lead through that Ross McCormack goal.
    • 45+1 In the only minute of added time. Eagles smacks one well over after a good ball from Mears is nodded back to him by Iwelumo.
    • 45' Fox plays a decent cross in but Rodriguez isn't tall enough to meet that. McCartney gives it away though and Cork is on it but Johnson challenges, well cleared.
    • 44' Solid defensive header from Naylor as Leeds look to ride out the half.
    • 42' Throw to Burnley on the right wing but good defending from Leeds as O'Brien nods it back to the keeper.
    • 41' McCartney puts int a really good ball, half-cleared and Naylor heads it across goal and McCormack flies in but slips at the last!
    • 40' Duff takes down McCormack in cynical fashion as the Leeds man left him for dead. Yellow card - too far out to be deemed a goalscoring opportunity.
    • 39' McCormack turns off a chest down but scuffs it into Jensen's arms.
    • 38' Long ball from Bikey but Rodriguez is well offside.
    • 37' Johnson robs Elliott but is adjudged to have fouled him.
    • 36' Bikey does well to get above Naylor and win the header but he spoons it well wide.
    • 35' That's McCormack's first goal in a Leeds shirt. Down the other end McCartney has to put behind for a corner as Fox puts in a super ball towards Iwelumo.
    • 34' GOAL LEEDS! McCormack played clean through, springing the offside trap as Duff and Bikey fluff the offside trap. Faintly diagonal ball from Johnson but Bikey was daydreaming, four yards too deep. Nice low finish mind.
    • 33' Good defending from Bikey, winning a header and following through to bring it clear as Gradel was set to pick it up.
    • 32' Paynter tries a through-ball to release Lichaj but too heavy and Fox clears.
    • 31' Disappointing corner, Burnley clear and Eagles is on it but Leeds win it back.
    • 30' Howson finds McCormack who crosses in for Paynter with a superb header but Jensen gets down just in the nick of time to palm it around the post!
    • 28' Leeds continue to boss possession. They really have dominated this half - but Burnley have had the best chance and should have been awarded a penalty in its build-up.
    • 27' McCormack curls it around the wall and, despite the 'ooohs', it's well wide with Jensen happy to watch it.
    • 26' Jensen arranges his wall... Looks like Kilkenny and Howson are in talks over it... McCormack too...
    • 25' Howson with a driving run and he draws a foul from Bikey around 22 yards out. Clever from him, a free-kick in a dangerous position...
    • 24' Gradel puts the ball into the middle when McCormack was free near post.
    • 23' McCormack beats Bikey too easily and finds Paynter in the box and he could be in here with Duff floundering but the bounce takes it away from him and Mears hooks it away!
    • 22' Gradel has a pop from the edge of the box but Jensen claims at the second attempt. It was swerving about dangerously.
    • 21' Super play by Eagles on the left, spinning past one challenge, then another and he shoots from outrageous distance but it flies over! Schmeichel had it covered.
    • 20' Looking at the replay and O'Brien was all over Iwelumo - cast-iron peno in my view.
    • 19' Nothing for Burnley from the corner, Schmeichel claims and pumps it upfield.
    • 18' Schmeichel is down after that collision. He's okay though.
    • 17' GREAT SAVE SCHMEICHEL! There were shouts for a penalty as Iwelumo tumbled over under pressure from O'Brien, Duff flies in with the finish but Schmeichel does a 'dad' and makes himself big, bravely at his feet. Corner.
    • 16' Leeds have had around 60% possession so far, with half of it in Burnley's final third.
    • 15' Leeds break and Johnson can thread through Paynter but he hits a low pass a touch too close to Duff and it's out for a throw.
    • 14' Risky header back from Lichaj almost sends Iwelumo in but he recovers to put behind for a corner.
    • 13' Cork is down after that trip. He was hit by the ball as Grayson threw it back into play. Don't think that was intentional.
    • 12' Schmeichel claims the high ball easily and tries to release Howson, Cork intercepts and draws the foul.
    • 11' Corner to Burnley won by Eagles with a super run, his shot deflected wide.
    • 9' Gradel on the right, good skill from him and McCormack flicks it up for PAYNTER WITH THE HALF VOLLEY but he drills it just wide! Jensen a spectator!
    • 8' Finally Burnley do escape their half - Bikey pumps it long, and Schmeichel claims.
    • 7' Burnley have done relatively well to ride this pressure - they need to get out of their half though!
    • 6' A second corner is won as Leeds use their size to good effect. On the right this time, Kilkenny swings it in, half-cleared but McCormack picks it up and tries a lob only for Jensen to easily claim. Should have gone across goal, with power.
    • 5' Leeds have a free-kick, Kilkenny to take from 35 yards out to the right... A really good ball, Johnson tumbles far post but a corner is the decision, off Elliott.
    • 4' Good stuff from Leeds until Lichaj gives it away. He wins a throw though.
    • 3' Leeds have started promisingly, good spell on the ball for them.
    • 2' Free-kick Leeds as Eagles fouls McCartney. Paynter wins a flick on but Duff sweeps up.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 12:42 Today's ref is Phil Crossley.
    • 12:40 Dean Marney is out for the Clarets after failing to fully recover from a knee injury. Martin Paterson also fails to make the cut despite playing for the reserves, while fellow forward Charlie Austin is out for the season.
    • 12:35 Luciano Becchio fails to make the Leeds squad with the hamstring strain that has ruled him out for two games, while Barry Bannan has returned to parent club Aston Villa. Lloyd Sam is also out. Davide Somma surprisingly does not make the bench, while Sanchez Watt does.
    • 12:30 Burnley team: Jensen, Mears, Duff, Bikey, Fox, Elliott, Cork, McCann, Rodriguez, Iwelumo, Eagles; Subs: Grant, Alexander, Carlisle, Bartley, Wallace, Delfouneso, Thompson
    • 12:25 Leeds team: Schmeichel, Lichaj, Naylor, O'Brien, McCartney, Gradel, Kilkenny, Howson, Johnson, Paynter, McCormack; Subs: Higgs, Connolly, Bruce, Livermore, Watt, Snodgrass, Bromby
    • 12:20 At the top end of the Championship we have four teams so far confirmed in the play-offs - QPR, Norwich, Cardiff and Swansea. QPR will go up if they draw at Watford, while Reading just need a draw as mentioned previously to secure a play-off slot. Norwich don't play until Monday, at Portsmouth: a win would see them up.
    • 12:15 Leeds defender Andy O'Brien is relishing "one last chance" to help resurrect his side's faltering play-off bid: We've faltered in recent games and haven't got enough results. That's why we're out of the play-offs. We've got a big game against Burnley and we can give ourselves one last chance." More here!
    • 12:10 Burnley defender Andre Bikey believes his side and Leeds will be under intense pressure to win: "Leeds need the points like we do. They were in there all season and now they're out of it." More here!
    • 12:05 Sixth place is up for grabs today - Leeds, ninth, are three points off Forest in the final play-off place, while Burnley are a point ahead of the Whites in eighth. All very tight - Reading, in fifth, can seal a play-off spot with a draw at Coventry. Championship standings
    • 12:00 Hello and welcome to a bit of a local derby as Leeds face Burnley in a clash of the Championship play-off chasers - LIVE from 12.45 UK time.
  • Summary

    • 90+1 A right mess from the corner as Schmeichel can only punch it and Elliott shoots and hacked clear! Leeds counter, Watt on the right in acres of space, he cuts inside and he senses glory but shoots high and wide! Poor decision, he had his pals to the left and right.
    • 90' Free-kick to Burnley, Wallace to take from 30 yards... super swerving, dipping effort and Schmeichel tips it over!
    • 82' McCormack races through again, on the right this time, he surely must finish this but he drags the finish well wide of the far post!
    • 75' Kilkenny shoots from range and a great block by Wallace, they want a penalty but no way, his back was turned.
    • 74' Great run by Howson and he's in down the left but a super stop by Jensen! The loose ball drops to Gradel and he should bury it but he miskicks it to the left and away!
    • 65' Super long-range drive from Cork, miles out and it rises and fizzes and flies inches wide of the top left!
    • 62' Another super save from Jensen! McCormack spins a low finish through the legs of two defenders, I think it was deflected too but somehow the big fella gets down to tip it on to the post and wide!
    • 61' WHAT A SAVE BY JENSEN! Super inswinging free-kick from McCormack, what a super ball and I think it was O'Brien with the downward header but palmed away by the Dane!
    • 57' It's all kicked off! Gradel is rolling about on the floor, holding his face like he's been shot, McCann caught him. A bookable challenge but the reaction of Gradel and the Leeds players is disgraceful.
    • 54' Super ball from Johnson and Paynter is in, one-on-one and he rounds Jensen but the angle is too tight and he hits the side netting! Should have taken it first time, a dink finish was on!
    • 53' Paynter with another free header but he should have buried this one, this time the contact weak and too close to Jensen.
    • 34' GOAL LEEDS! McCormack played clean through, springing the offside trap as Duff and Bikey fluff the offside trap. Faintly diagonal ball from Johnson but Bikey was daydreaming, four yards too deep. Nice low finish mind.
    • 30' Howson finds McCormack who crosses in for Paynter with a superb header but Jensen gets down just in the nick of time to palm it around the post!
    • 17' GREAT SAVE SCHMEICHEL! There were shouts for a penalty as Iwelumo tumbled over under pressure from O'Brien, Duff flies in with the finish but Schmeichel does a 'dad' and makes himself big, bravely at his feet. Corner.
    • 9' Gradel on the right, good skill from him and McCormack flicks it up for PAYNTER WITH THE HALF VOLLEY but he drills it just wide! Jensen a spectator!
    • 12:30 Burnley team: Jensen, Mears, Duff, Bikey, Fox, Elliott, Cork, McCann, Rodriguez, Iwelumo, Eagles; Subs: Grant, Alexander, Carlisle, Bartley, Wallace, Delfouneso, Thompson
    • 12:25 Leeds team: Schmeichel, Lichaj, Naylor, O'Brien, McCartney, Gradel, Kilkenny, Howson, Johnson, Paynter, McCormack; Subs: Higgs, Connolly, Bruce, Livermore, Watt, Snodgrass, Bromby

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • K. Schmeichel
      • E. Lichaj Yellow Card
      • R. Naylor Yellow Card
      • A. O'Brien
      • G. McCartney
      • N. Kilkenny Yellow Card
      • J. Howson
      • M. Gradel Substitution Out (89′)
      • B. Johnson Yellow Card
      • B. Paynter Substitution Out (76′)
      • R. McCormack Goal Substitution Out (90′)

      Subs

      • L. Bromby Substitution In90′
      • A. Bruce
      • P. Connolly
      • R. Snodgrass Substitution In76′
      • S. Higgs
      • J. Livermore
      • S. Watt Substitution In89′
    • Starting line-up

      • B. Jensen
      • T. Mears
      • M. Duff Yellow Card Substitution Out (74′)
      • A. Bikey Yellow Card
      • D. Fox
      • J. Cork
      • W. Elliott
      • C. McCann Yellow Card Substitution Out (63′)
      • J. Rodriguez Yellow Card
      • C. Eagles
      • C. Iwelumo Substitution Out (78′)

      Subs

      • C. Carlisle
      • L. Grant
      • R. Wallace Substitution In74′
      • S. Thompson Substitution In78′
      • N. Delfouneso Substitution In63′
      • M. Bartley
      • G. Alexander
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