Saturday January 1, 2011 Day 25 Finished Elland Road

Leeds United 1 - 1 Middlesbrough

  • Becchio 90’
  • Wheater 20’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Leeds United
    • Middlesbrough
    • 90+3' The full-time whistle goes at Elland Road, and Leeds United have snatched a point late on courtesy of Becchio's stoppage-time strike after Wheater put Middlesbrough ahead! Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+1' Sanchez Watt races down the left and cuts the ball back for McCormack, who inexplicably slices his effort wide from close range - what a miss!
    • 90' GOAL!!!!! BECCHIO LEVELS! Steele punches the ball away unconvincingly as another cross is lumped into the Boro box, and the ball drops to Becchio who volleys into the back of the net! Leeds are level, and the home fans are going berserk!
    • 89' McMahon takes an air shot, while Becchio is back on the pitch and moving freely now. It's all Leeds!
    • 87' Becchio is clattered from behind by Steele and goes down clutching his back, but the keeper had every right to go for it!
    • 85' The Whites have really lost their spark today, and another move peters out as Becchio loses the ball.
    • 83' Hoyte looks to get on the end of a searching long ball from Emnes, but Johnson snuffs out the danger.
    • 81' Sam floats over a teasing corner from the left, but Steele continues to command his box well and punches clear.
    • 79' Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray also makes his final change as Scott McDonald is replaced by Tony McMahon.
    • 77' Grayson makes his third change as Snodgrass is replaced by Sanchez Watt, and that is the Leeds boss's final throw of the dice.
    • 75' Bennett continues to get crosses into the box at will for Boro, but O'Brien is perfectly placed to clear.
    • 73' Boyd fouls O'Brien in his eagerness to make an immediate impact, and he's lucky not to be booked for that.
    • 71' Lita is replaced by Kris Boyd as Mowbray makes a timely change, and both managers are very animated right now.
    • 69' Connolly concedes a dangerous free kick with a poor trip on Robson, but the resulting set piece is wasted.
    • 67' Sam whips over a delivery from the left which is met crisply by Howson from the edge of the Boro box, but his shot is sliced wide.
    • 65' Barry Robson is now booked for a late challenge on Snodgrass, and that was pretty reckless.
    • 63' Johnson fouls Emnes as the Boro midfielder looks to make ground in the Leeds half.
    • 61' Sam unfurls a promising shot from 25 yards which fizzes narrowly wide of the near post.
    • 59' Arca is booked for a foul on McCormack, and that was a pretty cyncial challenge from the midfielder.
    • 57' Robson handles the ball, and Kilkenny swings a deep delivery into the Boro box which Wheater has to clear.
    • 56' Grayson has seen enough, and he brings on Lloyd Sam to replace the ineffectual Gradel, while Andy Hughes is replaced by Neil Kilkenny.
    • 54' Johnson delivers a probing ball into the Boro box, but the visitors defend stoutly and Leeds have to be patient.
    • 52' Howson is booked for scything down McDonald in the Leeds half, and that was a poor challenge.
    • 50' McCormack goes in on Bennett in rather over-zealous fashion, but the referee does not book the forward.
    • 48' Arca whips over a devilish delivery from a corner, but Schmeichel commands his area to good effect.
    • 46' The second half is underway at Elland Road, and neither manager deems it necessary to make any changes.
    • 45+1' The half-time whistle goes at Elland Road, and the home fans are left frustrated with their side a goal down to Middlesbrough, with Wheater's 20th minute strike separating the sides.
    • 45' There will be one added minute at the end of this first half, with Leeds pushing forward in their droves in search of an equaliser. Bradley Johnson is booked for unsporting behavious with a cynical foul on McDonald.
    • 43' Snodgrass hauls down Robson, then hammers a wild shot over the bar from the resulting set piece.
    • 41' Howson curls an exquisite right-footed shot from 25 yards out, and it forces Steele into a sharp stop down low to his right. Andy Hughes is ;ater booked for a foul on Emnes.
    • 39' Emnes is full of industry as he challenges Howson, and Middlesbrough are battling very hard to consolidate their slender advantage.
    • 37' Wheater fouls McCormack, and that enables Snodgrass to whip over a testing delivery into the Boro box, but O'Brien scuffs his shot from close range!
    • 35' Steele is forced into making a smart stop as Becchio whips over a fine delivery from the left which McCormack diverts on target!
    • 33' Schmeichel picks out Becchio with a raking long ball, but again the forward's first touch lets him down and Bates intervenes.
    • 31' Connolly brings down Bailey in the Middlesbrough half, and the visitors can consolidate once more.
    • 29' Gradel again gets a precise cross into the box, but Steele deals with the delivery in commanding fashion!
    • 27' Andy Hughes does well to get to the byline and cross the ball into the Boro box, but Becchio and McCormack mistime their runs.
    • 25' Kevin Thomson is replaced by Barry Robson after he sustained what looks to be a hamstring injury, and Mowbray takes swift action.
    • 23' Gradel whips over a very fine delivery into the Boro box as Leeds look to hit straight back, but Bailey clears the danger.
    • 21' GOAL!!!! WHEATER SCORES FOR BORO! Arca swings over a pinpoint delivery from a corner, and Wheater finishes clinically with his left foot from just six yards out - slack marking, but a cool finish!
    • 19' Hughes lunges in on Emnes, and that is a free kick. Arca whips it into the box, but Wheater heads wide.
    • 17' Snodgrass fouls Arca, before Bailey unleashes a fierce drive from 30 yards which fizzes wide of the far post!
    • 15' Bates wins a free kick as Becchio commits another foul on halfway, and Middlesbrough bide their time.
    • 13' It's very cagey stuff in midfield thus far, and both sides are very determined not to allow their opponents time on the ball.
    • 11' Lita hurtles through on goal in ominous fashion, only to see the offside flag raised as he beats the Leeds back four.
    • 9' Snodgrass volleys crisply from 25 yards out, but the ball drifts narrowly over the crossbar - a very fine attempt!
    • 7' Kasper Schmeichel lumps a long ball upfield towards McCormack, but Wheater is swiftly in to challenge.
    • 6' Another foul is flagged up on halfway as Becchio brings down Arca, but Bates cannot make anything of a long ball from the free kick.
    • 5' Collins lunges in on Lita and concedes a free kick as a result, which Kevin Thomson will deliver into the box...it evades everyone, and that is a waste.
    • 3' Paul Connolly battles with Joe Bennett as the first half refuses to settle down in what is a frantic start.
    • 2' Jason Steele lumps a long ball upfield towards McDonald, but the forward cannot bring the ball down in his stride.
    • 1' The first half is underway, and Leeds kick us off unbeaten in 11 matches and riding high in fourth place.
    • 12:55 Right, we're five minutes from kick off in the first Championship match of the day, and the atmosphere is terrific at Elland Road.
    • 12:50 The teams are in at Elland Road, and the referee for this afternoon's clash is Colin Webster.
    • 12:45 Leeds: Schmeichel, Connolly, Collins, O'Brien, Hughes, Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Gradel, Becchio, McCormack. Subs: Higgs, Bruce, Kilkenny, Paynter, Sam, Watt, Somma
    • 12:40 Middlesbrough: Steele, Hoyte, Bates, Wheater, Bennett, Emnes, Thomson, Bailey, Arca, McDonald, Lita. Subs: Coyne, Boyd, Kink, Robson, Hines, McMahon, Tavares
    • 12:35 TEAM NEWS: Leeds defender Ben Parker is in contention for his first appearance in over eight months in the home clash with Middlesbrough. Left-back George McCartney has returned to Sunderland following the expiry of his loan spell and Parker, sidelined due to a series of injuries that restricted him to only four appearances last season, could make a long-awaited return to the side. Summer signing Fede Bessone and Andrew Hughes provide manager Simon Grayson with further options.
    • 12:30 Midfielder Neil Kilkenny is available to make his final appearance before joining up with the Australia squad ahead of the Asian Cup in Qatar. Grayson opted for Ross McCormack in place of Kilkenny against Portsmouth, while the manager must decide whether to recall striker Luciano Becchio in place of Billy Paynter, who made his first start for the club in Tuesday's home draw.
    • 12:25 Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray will give midfielder Barry Robson until the last minute to prove he is fit to face Leeds. The Scotland international missed the 3-1 victory at Preston on Tuesday through illness but is rated at 50-50 to return at Elland Road.
    • 12:20 Mowbray otherwise has no fresh injury concerns as his side attempts to build upon a win which lifted them a point clear of the drop zone. Jonathan Franks (herniated disc) is closing in on a return after getting a brief appearance for the reserves under his belt but Stephen McManus (ankle ligaments), Willo Flood (knee), Rhys Williams (pelvis) and Matt Kilgallon (back) remain on the sidelines.
    • 12:15 Fourth placed Leeds United host Tony Mowbray's Middlesbrough in their Championship clash at Elland Road.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' Sanchez Watt races down the left and cuts the ball back for McCormack, who inexplicably slices his effort wide from close range - what a miss!
    • 90' GOAL!!!!! BECCHIO LEVELS! Steele punches the ball away unconvincingly as another cross is lumped into the Boro box, and the ball drops to Becchio who volleys into the back of the net! Leeds are level, and the home fans are going berserk!
    • 37' Wheater fouls McCormack, and that enables Snodgrass to whip over a testing delivery into the Boro box, but O'Brien scuffs his shot from close range!
    • 35' Steele is forced into making a smart stop as Becchio whips over a fine delivery from the left which McCormack diverts on target!
    • 21' GOAL!!!! WHEATER SCORES FOR BORO! Arca swings over a pinpoint delivery from a corner, and Wheater finishes clinically with his left foot from just six yards out - slack marking, but a cool finish!
    • 9' Snodgrass volleys crisply from 25 yards out, but the ball drifts narrowly over the crossbar - a very fine attempt!
    • 12:45 Leeds: Schmeichel, Connolly, Collins, O'Brien, Hughes, Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Gradel, Becchio, McCormack. Subs: Higgs, Bruce, Kilkenny, Paynter, Sam, Watt, Somma
    • 12:40 Middlesbrough: Steele, Hoyte, Bates, Wheater, Bennett, Emnes, Thomson, Bailey, Arca, McDonald, Lita. Subs: Coyne, Boyd, Kink, Robson, Hines, McMahon, Tavares

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • K. Schmeichel
      • P. Connolly
      • N. Collins
      • A. O'Brien
      • A. Hughes Yellow Card Substitution Out (56′)
      • J. Howson Yellow Card
      • B. Johnson Yellow Card
      • R. Snodgrass Substitution Out (76′)
      • M. Gradel Substitution Out (56′)
      • L. Becchio Goal
      • R. McCormack

      Subs

      • L. Sam Substitution In56′
      • A. Bruce
      • N. Kilkenny Substitution In56′
      • S. Higgs
      • B. Paynter
      • D. Somma
      • S. Watt Substitution In76′
    • Starting line-up

      • J. Steele
      • J. Hoyte
      • M. Bates
      • D. Wheater Goal
      • J. Bennett
      • K. Thomson Substitution Out (25′)
      • N. Bailey
      • M. Emnes
      • J. Arca Yellow Card
      • S. McDonald Substitution Out (78′)
      • L. Lita Substitution Out (71′)

      Subs

      • K. Boyd Substitution In71′
      • M. Tavares
      • S. Hines
      • B. Robson Substitution In25′ Yellow Card
      • D. Coyne
      • T. Kink
      • T. McMahon Substitution In78′
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