Saturday March 3, 2012 Day 34 Finished Elland Road

Leeds United 0 - 1 Southampton

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  1. Saints seal smash-and-grab win at Leeds

    Saints seal smash-and-grab win at Leeds

    Neil Warnock's first match at Elland Road as Leeds United manager ended in defeat as cCampionship leaders Southampton beat them 1-0. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Leeds United
    • Southampton
    • 90+4' The final whistle goes! Southampton have ground out a vital win, a real smash-and-grab! Leeds are still waiting for their first win under Neil Warnock.
    • 90+2' Chaplow makes a run into the box and is fed the ball. He fires his shot well wide of the near post, but it's as good a place as any this close to the final whistle.
    • 90+1' A Leeds free-kick is driven into the area, but it takes a deflection and ends up in Davis's hands.
    • 90' More great passing football from Southampton as they try to run the clock down. Leeds have three minutes of stoppage time to find a goal.
    • 88' Fonte sprays the ball out right into Chaplow's path. Rather than hold on to the ball in the Leeds half he goes for the cross to Lambert, but it's too far ahead of the striker.
    • 87' Do Prado goes into the referee's book for a foul in the centre circle.
    • 86' Absolute pandemonium in the Southampton box as there is an almighty scramble but STILL Leeds can't breach them!
    • 85' The corner is headed away and a Southampton player is offside as the second ball comes in.
    • 84' Southampton clear the set piece and launch the counter. Chaplow is held up on the edge of th box and goes backwards. Eventually Lambert gets it on the edge of the box and his low bending effort is saved by Lonergan for a corner.
    • 83' McCormack is nudged over from behind and he slips awkwardly, but he is up on his feet to take the free-kick.
    • 81' Another dominant spell for Leeds, this, but again every one of snodgrass's crosses are being headed away or claimed by Davis.
    • 79' Richardson makes a real hash of trying to clear and cross and Webber pounces but puts the ball wide!
    • 78' Sam has injected some pace and impetus into Leeds, but will it be enough to see them breach this stingy Southampton defence?
    • 76' Sam wins the ball from Chaplow and his cross is headed well wide by McCormack.
    • 75' Great possession play from Southampton as they sap the momentum from Leeds.
    • 74' McCormack's cross from deep its taken on the chest well by Becchio but his shot with his weaker left foot is an easy save for Davis.
    • 73' Leeds substitution: Lloys Sam replaces Brown.
    • 72' This referee does seem to be letting a lot go in this match. both managers are angry about a foul not being given for them within a few seconds of each other there.
    • 70' Snodgrass whips in a threatening free-kick, but no one can get a head to it as it flashes past.
    • 69' This is as good a spell as Southampton have had in the second half. Harding's corner is headed over by Chaplow.
    • 67' Southampton have a free-kick in Lambert striking range. The striker feints the shot and floats it to the far post, but saints are not able to work a shooting opportunity.
    • 66' Route One fare from Leeds as a goal kick is laid off for Webber to lash on the half-volley and AGAIN Davis denies him!
    • 65' Chaplow has a pop from range, but it flies high into the stand behind Lonergan's goal.
    • 64' Well, if Southampton do go on to win then they should be grateful to Davis every bit as much as Lambert. Two excellent bits of goalkeeping.
    • 62' DAVIS AGAIN!! Webber plays a one-two with Becchio and shoots and again the keeper denies Leeds with an excellent save, tipping it over the bar!
    • 61' AMAZING FROM DAVIS!! Becchio beats the keeper to the ball in the air and it loops up. Becchio is under it and guides it towards the unguarded net but Davis leaps back to blcok! The ball comes back to Becchio who has another go and this time Davis claws it away!
    • 60' Clayton on the turn with a decent ball over the top that Becchio meets with a header, but Saints have enough men back to stop it reaching it reaching its target.
    • 58' Referee Nigel Miller has a word with Michael Brown after Southampton players claim he led with his elbow, but the official disagrees and his words are a precautionary measure only.
    • 57' Leeds substitution: Danny Webber replaces White.
    • 56' Now White is receiving treatment too. Leeds have already lost Leigh Bromby to injury in this game.
    • 55' Southampton substitution: Dan Harding replaces Fox.
    • 54' Danny Fox has has sat himself down on the pitch after taking a knock. Looks like his match is over.
    • 52' The set piece pings around the box and Leeds can only get it half-clear. Play is switched to Cork on the right but his cross is blocked and Leeds can come forward.
    • 51' Danny Fox pushes down the left and White makes a good block for a Southampton corner.
    • 49' Danny Pugh makes the cut-back into the box and Clayton's shot is blocked by Hammond.
    • 48' Snodgrass bundles his way between two defenders and surges down the left. He puts in a great cross for Becchio that the striker heads wide of the near post!
    • 47' Snodgrass rolls the ball square into the path of White, but Schneiderlin follows him all the way and wins the ball cleanly.
    • 46' Southampton substitutions: Guly Do Prado and Dean Hammond replace Jason Puncheon and Tadanari Lee.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • 45+2' The whistle blows for half-time,a nd Southampton lead via their smash-and-grab goal from Rickie Lambert.
    • 45+1' Great run down the right channel from White. He checks inside and goes for the left-footed curler... Just wide!
    • 45' Two minutes of added time for Leeds to get level before half-time.
    • 44' Leeds still knocking on the door. Clayton plays it wide and then gets it back. He lfoats the ball in for Snodgrass to nod on to Becchio, who can't get enough power on his header.
    • 43' Another Leeds attack sees men in white pouring forward. Snodgrass bends in a great cross but Hooiveld was tracking back to get his head to it before Becchio.
    • 41' What's that? A round-up of the day's earlier scores, you say? OK, here you go...
    • 39' Excellent play from Snodgrass as he jinks and turns his way into the area before curling a cross/shot that is begging to be tapped in at the far post by White, but he can't reach it!
    • 37' Southampton do not seem interested in slowing the tempo down and keeping the ball. Every chance they get they are going forward.
    • 36' Snodgrass's free-kick is headed clear and Lee unsuccessfully tries to launch the break.
    • 35' Great bit of end-to-end play as both sides have a go before Schneiderlin rather cynically fouls Snodgrass. The Frenchman escapes a booking.
    • 33' The referee plays advantage for Southampton, much to the annoyance of Leeds and their fans. Lee is dispossessed and the move breaks down, but there is a real feeling of injustice in the ground.
    • 31' Leeds are able to regroup well enough to snuff out the Southampton counter-attack.
    • 30' Great surging run into the Southampton box from Michael Brown, but he loses the ball and now the visitors can take advantage of that gap in midfield.
    • 29' Lee is perhaps harshly penalised for a foul on the halfway line just as he helped to instigate a Southampton attack.
    • 27' Southampton get some sustained attacking possession in the Leeds half for the first time, but Lambert's ball into the box is aimless and Lonergan gathers it up.
    • 25' Great cross from McCormack that flashes into the six-yard box and Becchio gets on the end of it... It's a fantastic, point-blank reaction save from Davis!
    • 24' Leeds substitution: Paul Connolly replaces Bromby.
    • 23' Bromby went down in the build-up to that chance following a clash with Jason Puncheon. He's having his ankle looked at, but it seems unlikely he will play any further part.
    • 22' White's ball forward is headed down for McCormack to strike from 20 yards but it flashes wide!
    • 21' Leeds continue to boss the possession, but Southampton allowing them very little in front of goal.
    • 20' If Southampton win this evening they will do the double over Leeds, having beaten them 3-1 at St Mary's back in August.
    • 19' Leeds try a similar efofrt to the Saints goal, with the cross dollied up to Snodgrass at the far post. The Leeds skipper catches his strike well but his aim is off.
    • 17' That's 20 league goals this season for Lambert.
    • 16' GOAL!! Southampton ahead against the run of play! Jack Cork's cross from the right is nodded back across by Tadanari Lee for Rickie Lambert to hammer a volley past Andy Lonergan!
    • 14' Even Frazer Richardson, a former Leeds player, is not spared the goading as he takes his turn to put the ball out of play.
    • 13' Snodgrass is making a typically big impact on the game. The fact he has been given the captain's armband by Warnock won't change that.
    • 11' Ironic cheers from the home fans as Jason Puncheon's crossfield pass for Richard Chaplow goes out for a throw.
    • 10' The corner is headed on and Becchio goes for the volley... Jos Hooiveld makes the block!
    • 9' Aidan White slips the ball to Clayton in the box as he tries to work space for a shot. He is eventually crowded out but Leeds have another corner.
    • 8' Becchio tussles with Jose Fonte before rolling him to chase a long ball, but the referee blows for a foul by the Leeds striker.
    • 7' This time Davis stays strong and manages to gather the ball.
    • 6' Leigh Bromby's long throw is headed right back at him for a second go.
    • 5' The initial set piece is half-cleared but the ball comes back into the box for Adam Clayton... Kelvin Davis is able to smother the cllose-range effort!
    • 4' Luciano Becchio flicks the ball through and Ross McCormack is almost on to it, but Schneiderlin makes the interception. Now Robert snodgrass has a pop that's deflected behind for a corner.
    • 3' Morgan Schneiderlin helps relieve the early pressure on his team as he calmly plays them out of defence.
    • 1' The match is underway! A very hearty reception for new Leeds boss Warnock.
    • 17:17 The teams are walking out on to the pitch now. We'll be underway in a few moments.
    • 17:15 Leeds manager Neil Warnock is looking for his first win in charge of the club on his first match in the home dugout at Elland Road. Warnock revealed earlier this week that it was his grandson who helped convince him to take the job. Family ties led Warnock to Whites
    • 17:10 A win by two clear goals would send Leeds up one place in the table, up to ninth above Hull City. Southampton have the chance to extend their lead at the top to four points with West Ham playing at Cardiff on Sunday. Championship table
    • 17:05 Leeds: Lonergan, Lees, Bromby, O'Dea, Pugh, Snodgrass, Clayton, Brown, White, Becchio, McCormack. Subs: Connolly, Paynter, Sam, Nunez, Webber /// Southampton: Davis, Richardson, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox, Puncheon, Schneiderlin, Chaplow, Cork, Lambert, Lee. Subs: Harding, Do Prado, Sharp, Hammond, Martin.
    • 17:00 Welcome to Eurosport's live coverage of the Championship clash between Leeds United and Southampton at Elland Road!
  • Summary

    • 86' Absolute pandemonium in the Southampton box as there is an almighty scramble but STILL Leeds can't breach them!
    • 79' Richardson makes a real hash of trying to clear and cross and Webber pounces but puts the ball wide!
    • 66' Route One fare from Leeds as a goal kick is laid off for Webber to lash on the half-volley and AGAIN Davis denies him!
    • 62' DAVIS AGAIN!! Webber plays a one-two with Becchio and shoots and again the keeper denies Leeds with an excellent save, tipping it over the bar!
    • 61' AMAZING FROM DAVIS!! Becchio beats the keeper to the ball in the air and it loops up. Becchio is under it and guides it towards the unguarded net but Davis leaps back to blcok! The ball comes back to Becchio who has another go and this time Davis claws it away!
    • 48' Snodgrass bundles his way between two defenders and surges down the left. He puts in a great cross for Becchio that the striker heads wide of the near post!
    • 45+1' Great run down the right channel from White. He checks inside and goes for the left-footed curler... Just wide!
    • 39' Excellent play from Snodgrass as he jinks and turns his way into the area before curling a cross/shot that is begging to be tapped in at the far post by White, but he can't reach it!
    • 25' Great cross from McCormack that flashes into the six-yard box and Becchio gets on the end of it... It's a fantastic, point-blank reaction save from Davis!
    • 22' White's ball forward is headed down for McCormack to strike from 20 yards but it flashes wide!
    • 19' Leeds try a similar efofrt to the Saints goal, with the cross dollied up to Snodgrass at the far post. The Leeds skipper catches his strike well but his aim is off.
    • 16' GOAL!! Southampton ahead against the run of play! Jack Cork's cross from the right is nodded back across by Tadanari Lee for Rickie Lambert to hammer a volley past Andy Lonergan!
    • 5' The initial set piece is half-cleared but the ball comes back into the box for Adam Clayton... Kelvin Davis is able to smother the cllose-range effort!
    • 17:05 Leeds: Lonergan, Lees, Bromby, O'Dea, Pugh, Snodgrass, Clayton, Brown, White, Becchio, McCormack. Subs: Connolly, Paynter, Sam, Nunez, Webber /// Southampton: Davis, Richardson, Fonte, Hooiveld, Fox, Puncheon, Schneiderlin, Chaplow, Cork, Lambert, Lee. Subs: Harding, Do Prado, Sharp, Hammond, Martin.

Team Line-up & Ratings

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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      Substitution Out24′ 4.8 -
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      Midfielders
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      Substitution Out73′ 5.5 -
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      Substitution Out56′ 6 -
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      Substitution In56′ 6.8 -
      Substitution In73′ 4.8 -
      Substitution In24′ Yellow Card 5 -
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      Goalkeeper
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      Defenders
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      Substitution Out55′ 4.6 -
      Midfielders
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      Substitution Out45′ 4.2 -
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      Strikers
      Goal 7.3 -
      Substitution Out45′ 6.7 -
      Subs
      Substitution In45′ Yellow Card 3.7 -
      Substitution In45′ 7.4 -
      Substitution In55′ 8 -

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