Monday October 25, 2010 Day 13 Finished Elland Road

Leeds United 0 - 4 Cardiff City

  • Bothroyd 22’, 56’
  • Chopra 51’
  • Naylor 60’

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  1. Cardiff hit heights after Leeds rout

    Cardiff hit heights after Leeds rout

    Cardiff City thumped sorry Leeds United 4-0 at Elland Road to go level on points at the top of the Championship with QPR. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Leeds United
    • Cardiff City
    • 90'+2 There it is! All over at Elland Road and Cardiff win 4-0 to go level on points with QPR at the top of the Championship table!
    • 90' Two minutes of added time to be played...
    • 89' Leeds are stull trying to find a consolation goal... Clayton lets fly! Becchio gets in the way!
    • 88' Cardiff are heading to the top of the table, albeit behind QPR on goal difference...
    • 87' The Cardiff fans are enjoying themselves now... a few of them have taken their tops off.
    • 86' Snodgrass leaps to meet a cross but he only succeeds in handling the ball.
    • 84' Nunez jinks this way and that before firing over the bar! He looks promising though....
    • 83' Bellamy does well again to take the ball to the by-line... but there's no one in the middle to meet his cross!
    • 82' McCartney plays in a deep cross... but Heaton is there to claim.
    • 81' Here's another change... Faye is withdrawn and Clayton come on to replace him.
    • 79' Nothing comes of it... and Cardiff win back possession before too long.
    • 78' But here come Leeds now with Gradel...
    • 77' Cardiff have enjoyed 74 per cent of possession over the past five minutes.... they're in total control.
    • 76' Naylor fanices his chances again here... but this time the full-back's effort is way over ther bar!
    • 75' Leeds win it back and now it's their fans who give an 'ole' for every completed pass!
    • 74' Cardiff look a very, very strong side this year... they're playing it around the back now to a chorus of 'oles' from their fans!
    • 73' Cardiff make a change now as Chopra is replaced by former Leeds man Keogh...
    • 72' GOAL! NO! Becchio thinks he's pulled one back but his header is ruled out for offside... correct decision...
    • 69' Oooh! Nunez very nearly marks his debut with an absolute cracker! Heaton's beaten all ends up but the ball flies just over the bar!
    • 68' 'Premier League, you having a laugh' is the chant ringing around Elland Road... not sure if that's the Cardiff fans, or their Leeds counterparts....
    • 67' Cardiff can break here with Bellamy.... but that's a great challenge by Connolly.
    • 66' What a great run by Snodgrass who is given the advantage by the ref before getting to the by-line... but again there's no end product from Leeds.
    • 65' Gradel immediately gets in amongst the action and wins a free-kick for Leeds. But the delivery is poor and Cardiff clear.
    • 64' Leeds make another change now as Gradel replaces Johnson...
    • 62' Here's the first booking of the day as McCartney upends McNaughton and the Leeds player has his name taken.
    • 61' Cardiff are going goal crazy... and Leeds are crumbling before our very eyes...
    • 60' GOAL! FOUR FOR CARDIFF! Lee Naylor unleashes a screamer from 25 yards that beats Schmeichel all ends up at his near post!
    • 57' Surely now that's all three points for Cardiff!
    • 56' GOAL! ANOTHER FOR BOTHROYD! And Cardiff lead 3-0! The Bluebirds break with Bothroyd feeding Burke on the right before he centres back to the striker, who sidefoots home!
    • 56' As things stand, Cardiff are going level on points with QPR at the top of the table.
    • 55' Whittingham fouls Faye and Leeds have a free-kick inside their own half.
    • 54' Time for a Leeds change now... Somma is replaced by new boy Ramon Nunez, who is making his debut tonight.
    • 52' Another hammer blow for Leeds... how are they going to respond to that?
    • 51' GOAL! CHOPRA PUTS CARDIFF TWO UP! There's a real hint of offside as he's played through on goal by Hudson... he hits in on target and despite Schmeichel's best efforts, it nestles in the bottom corner!
    • 50' Snodgrass! Oooh! Cracking free-kick that nearly gets the better of Heaton, who in the end punches over his bar for a Leeds corner!
    • 49' Burke's in here! He fires off a shot, but McCartney is there again to come to Leeds' resuce, this time with a great block!
    • 48' OOOH! Off the line! Gyepes sends a back header on target from a corner but McCartney is there, well-positioned on his post, to head clear!
    • 47' No changes to tell you about at the break...
    • 46' Here we go! Back under way in West Yorkshire!
    • 45'+1 There goes the half-time whistle and Cardiff take in a 1-0 lead thanks to that calamitous mix-up between Bruce and Schmeichel!
    • 45' One mintue of added time to be played.
    • 45' Oh dear, Johnson is again off the mark with a long range effort... he's not brought his shooting boots with him today...
    • 44' Bellamy's in behind here! He plays across for Bothroyd! Bruce makes a crucial block!
    • 43' Chopra fashions a shooting chance for himself with some nimble footwork but his shot doesn't match and the again the ball sails into the crowd.
    • 42' Johnson goes for goal from distance... but it's a poor effort and the ball flies harmlessly into the stands behind Tom Heaton's goal.
    • 40' It opens up a little for Bothroyd... where's the defence? He takes full advantage and lets fly... but it's not the best shot you've ever seen and Schmeichel is not unduly troubled.
    • 39' Heaton lashes another long clearance but this time the Leeds central defenders deal with it early and there isn't a repeat of the calamity that preceded Bothroyd's opener.
    • 38' Johnson beats his man before hammering over a cross... but he hits it far too hard and the ball flies across the face of goal.
    • 37' Howson weaves off on a mazy run down the Leeds left... into the box... but he miskicks when trying to centre and Cardiff clear their lines.
    • 36' Bothroyd races through... he's a little wide but he still goes for goal with Chopra free in the middle! Schmeichel makes a comfortable save...
    • 35' Bothroyd got away with that one... it was an easy red card had the ref seen it.
    • 34' Oh dear... that's a horrendous challenge by Bothroyd on Becchio... that's a leg-breaker if there ever is one.... amazingly, Becchio just gets up and hobbles away. No fuss, no writhing in agony. Who said footballers were pansies?
    • 33' Bellamy again cuts inside and lets fly! Bruce blocks this time but the Welshman is beginning to threaten.
    • 32' Chance for Bellamy! It falls nicely for him on the edge of the box but he doesn't catch his volley too sweetly and Schmeichel gratefully claims.
    • 31' Bellamy now cuts inside, looking his usual menacing self....
    • 30' Great run by Burke on the Cardiff right... he gets to the by-line before centring towards Bothroyd! Great defensive clearance though and the move breaks down.
    • 28' It's slung in again to the Cardiff box... Becchio gets to it at the back stick, but his knock-down only finds a black shirt and the ball is cleared.
    • 27' Leeds haven't allowed the goal to deflate them though... they're still looking decent when they get forward.
    • 26' Great run to the by-line by Bellamy, who then cuts it back... Bothroyd again! No! It's a good block and the striker is denied!
    • 25' That's a shame for Leeds. They were playing well until that point...
    • 24' Somma plays in Becchio, who gets a shot off on target, but it's weak and easy for Heaton to claim.
    • 23' Awful defending that, really awful. And a real gift for Bothroyd....
    • 22' GOAL! BOTHROYD OPENS THE SCORING FOR CARDIFF! But it's all about a horrendous mix-up between Schmeichel and Bruce as they leave a long punt for each other on the edge of the box... neither gets the ball under control allowing Bothroyd to sneak in and slot into an empty net!
    • 21' Somma battles hard to keep hold of possession on the edge of the box... but the whistle goes for handball...
    • 20' Chopra links up again with Bothroud, before Bellamy gets involved in the move... it ends up with Olofinjana letting fly... easy for Schmeichel though and the Leeds keeper gets down well enough to make the save.
    • 19' Neat feet by Bothroyd before he plays in Chopra... not the best of control from the Cardiff man though and the ball runs out of play.
    • 18' It opens up a little for Faye to have a pop on goal... but he delays too much and the chance goes begging... Howson isn't so shy though, although his shot flies wide of the mark!
    • 16' Becchio falls to the ground again... he's looking for a free-kick but he's not going to get one.
    • 15' Whittingham steps up... straight into the wall... and again on the follow-up!
    • 15' Bothroyd displays some quick feet right on the edge of the box... they're too quick for Faye, who concedes the free-kick....
    • 14' Connolly is penalised for a challenge on Chopra... free-kick to Cardiff just inside their own half.
    • 13' Bruce gets up well again and meets the corner with his head, but Cardiff clear their lines this time.
    • 13' Johnson now puts in a dangerous cross... headed behind for another corner! Good period of pressure from the hosts!
    • 12' Bruce gets his head to it... he flicks it on, but there's no one there at the back stick to convert!
    • 12' Corner for Leeds! The first of the game...
    • 11' Bellamey wants a corner off Bruce now as the striker looks to chase down a through ball.. no dice this time and it's a goal kick.
    • 10' Snodgrass whips in a decent ball... but Gyepes is there to head clear for the Bluebirds.
    • 9' Bothroyd feeds Burke on the Cardiff right with a neat flick... Burke then shows off a bit of trickey before winning a throw.
    • 8' Somma wants a free-kick off Hudson as he looks to run onto a long ball through.... but referee Michael Oliver doesn't see it and play continues...
    • 7' Johnson looks to feed a pass through but the move is broken up by Whittingham.
    • 6' It looks like it's a chilly evening in West Yorkshire tonight - Dave Jones is in his scarf on the bench... but already the game is warming up.
    • 5' Somma nearly gets his head to a decent ball into the box by McCartney... good header clear by Hudson.
    • 4' Bellamy, rather predictably, is being booed by the home fans every time he touches the ball...
    • 3' Bothrody fells Faye, who wins a free-kick in the middle of the park.
    • 2' Elland Road by no means full tonight... plenty of empty seats on show in the lower parts of the stands...
    • 1' Here we go! Underway at Elland Road!
    • 19:42 Here come the teams... Cardiff in their all black away strip tonight.... Leeds in their traditional all white.
    • 19:40 It's as you were for the Bluebirds, with Jay Bothroyd and Craig Bellamy both starting.
    • 19:35 So, Leeds do indeed make three changes for tonight's clash - in come Kasper Schmeichel, Alex Bruce and Bradley Johnson.
    • 19:35 Tonight's referee is Michael Oliver (Northumberland).
    • 19:35 LEEDS: Schmeichel, Connolly, Bruce, Collins, McCartney, Snodgrass, Faye, Howson, Johnson, Becchio, Somma. Subs: Brown, Gradel, Kilkenny, Clayton, Hughes, Bromby, Nunez /// CARDIFF: Heaton, McNaughton, Hudson, Gyepes, Naylor, Burke, Olofinjana, Whittingham, Bellamy, Chopra, Bothroyd. Subs: Marshall, Rae, McPhail, Keogh, Koumas, Blake, Wildig
    • 19:30 Cardiff have won their last three on the bounce and are unbeaten in five.
    • 19:25 Cardiff are unbeaten in their last four trips to Elland Road. Leeds have lost half of their home games so far this season while conceding 11 goals in their last four matches.
    • 19:20 Grayson's counterpart Dave Jones is tipped to stick with the team that beat Coventry last time out. More team news as and when we get it.
    • 19:15 Leeds manager Simon Grayson could be tempted to ring the changes tonight following the defeat to Leicester last week.
    • 19:10 Leeds, for their part, will jump into eighth with a win tonight.
    • 19:05 Cardiff head into the game knowing that victory will draw them level with Championship leaders QPR - although unless they score double figures they won't claim top spot.
    • 19:00 Leeds United welcome high-flying Cardiff to Elland Road for tonight's mouth-watering Championship clash.
  • Summary

    • 72' GOAL! NO! Becchio thinks he's pulled one back but his header is ruled out for offside... correct decision...
    • 69' Oooh! Nunez very nearly marks his debut with an absolute cracker! Heaton's beaten all ends up but the ball flies just over the bar!
    • 60' GOAL! FOUR FOR CARDIFF! Lee Naylor unleashes a screamer from 25 yards that beats Schmeichel all ends up at his near post!
    • 56' GOAL! ANOTHER FOR BOTHROYD! And Cardiff lead 3-0! The Bluebirds break with Bothroyd feeding Burke on the right before he centres back to the striker, who sidefoots home!
    • 51' GOAL! CHOPRA PUTS CARDIFF TWO UP! There's a real hint of offside as he's played through on goal by Hudson... he hits in on target and despite Schmeichel's best efforts, it nestles in the bottom corner!
    • 50' Snodgrass! Oooh! Cracking free-kick that nearly gets the better of Heaton, who in the end punches over his bar for a Leeds corner!
    • 49' Burke's in here! He fires off a shot, but McCartney is there again to come to Leeds' resuce, this time with a great block!
    • 48' OOOH! Off the line! Gyepes sends a back header on target from a corner but McCartney is there, well-positioned on his post, to head clear!
    • 44' Bellamy's in behind here! He plays across for Bothroyd! Bruce makes a crucial block!
    • 34' Oh dear... that's a horrendous challenge by Bothroyd on Becchio... that's a leg-breaker if there ever is one.... amazingly, Becchio just gets up and hobbles away. No fuss, no writhing in agony. Who said footballers were pansies?
    • 22' GOAL! BOTHROYD OPENS THE SCORING FOR CARDIFF! But it's all about a horrendous mix-up between Schmeichel and Bruce as they leave a long punt for each other on the edge of the box... neither gets the ball under control allowing Bothroyd to sneak in and slot into an empty net!
    • 12' Bruce gets his head to it... he flicks it on, but there's no one there at the back stick to convert!
    • 19:35 LEEDS: Schmeichel, Connolly, Bruce, Collins, McCartney, Snodgrass, Faye, Howson, Johnson, Becchio, Somma. Subs: Brown, Gradel, Kilkenny, Clayton, Hughes, Bromby, Nunez /// CARDIFF: Heaton, McNaughton, Hudson, Gyepes, Naylor, Burke, Olofinjana, Whittingham, Bellamy, Chopra, Bothroyd. Subs: Marshall, Rae, McPhail, Keogh, Koumas, Blake, Wildig

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • K. Schmeichel
      • P. Connolly
      • A. Bruce
      • N. Collins
      • G. McCartney Yellow Card
      • J. Howson
      • A. Faye Substitution Out (81′)
      • R. Snodgrass
      • B. Johnson Substitution Out (63′)
      • D. Somma Substitution Out (54′)
      • L. Becchio

      Subs

      • L. Bromby
      • A. Hughes
      • J. Brown
      • R. Núñez Substitution In54′
      • N. Kilkenny
      • M. Gradel Substitution In63′
      • A. Clayton Substitution In81′
    • Starting line-up

      • T. Heaton
      • K. McNaughton
      • G. Gyepes
      • M. Hudson
      • L. Naylor Goal
      • P. Whittingham
      • S. Olofinjana
      • C. Burke
      • C. Bellamy
      • M. Chopra Goal Substitution Out (73′)
      • J. Bothroyd Goals×2

      Subs

      • S. McPhail
      • J. Koumas
      • G. Rae
      • D. Marshall
      • D. Blake
      • A. Keogh Substitution In73′
      • A. Wildig
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