Wednesday February 3, 2010 4th Round Finished Elland Road

Leeds United 1 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Becchio 45’
  • Defoe 37’, 73’, 90’

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  1. Defoe hat-trick sinks brave Leeds

    Defoe hat-trick sinks brave Leeds

    A clinical hat-trick from Jermain Defoe sealed a 3-1 win for Tottenham over Leeds in their FA Cup fourth-round replay at Elland Road. More

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    Time:90'
    • Leeds United
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • 90+4' The full-time whistle goes at Elland Road, and Leeds deserve an enormous amount of credit for the way they have battled, but it is Spurs who prevail courtesy of Jermain Defoe's hat-trick! Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+3' GOAL!!!! DEFOE SEALS HIS HAT-TRICK, AND WITH IT THE MATCH! Leeds commit everyone forward, and the striker hits the hosts on the break single-handedly, before rounding Ankergren and sliding the ball into an empty net!
    • 90+3' Naylor makes a very robust challenge on Crouch as Spurs look to hold the ball up in their opponents half. Can Leeds force one last attack?
    • 90+2' Jenas wins a throw in for Spurs down the left, and Leeds are unable to get out of their own half at the moment.
    • 90+1' Kranjcar twists and turns out on the left, and the Croat wins a free kick which will enable the visitors to use up another minute.
    • 90' There will be four minutes added at the end of this second half, and that news rouses the home fans!
    • 89' Nine players are in the box as Bromby heads over the bar from the resulting free-kick, and Leeds are giving this everything!
    • 88' Leeds push forward through Snodgrass down the right, and Beckford wins a free kick in a dangerous area as Kranjcar handles!
    • 87' Gomes thumps a long ball up to Crouch, who takes the ball down and attempts to keep hold of it for as long as possible.
    • 86' Mike Grella replaces Becchio, who has worked tirelessly throughout this match.
    • 85' The Leeds fans are still in very good voice as they urge their side on for one final push in this second half. Crouch meets Kranjcar's cross from the left with a powerful header which rebounds off the crossbar, and that could have sealed it!
    • 84' Beckford is booked for a rash, sliding challenge on Corluka, and the Croat receives some hasty onfield treatment.
    • 83' Bassong again clears from under the nose of Becchio, and the two Spurs centre-backs have had very good games indeed.
    • 82' Johnson is booked for a reckless challenge on Bentley, and that was just out of sheer frustration.
    • 81' Snodgrass powers down the right, but he cannot find room to deliver his cross as Bale shepherds the ball out of play.
    • 79' Simon Grayson stalks the touchline in agitated fashion as he looks to urge his players forward for a final effort.
    • 78' Crouch holds the ball up effectively for the visitors, but Leeds finally regain possession through Naylor.
    • 77' Johnson lumps a long ball up to Beckford, but Bassong stays strong to clear under pressure from the forward.
    • 76' Spurs are looking to put this tie to bed as quickly as possible and have Leeds boxed into their half.
    • 75' Michalik makes a fine challenge to deny Huddlestone as he surges forward into the Leeds box, and the hosts are under the cosh now.
    • 73' GOAL!!!! DEFOE RESTORES SPURS' LEAD! Bentley whips over a stunning cross from the right, and Defoe turns the ball past Ankergren as he steals in at the near post!
    • 72' Howson is quickly across to make a sliding challenge to dispossess Defoe down the Spurs right, and Leeds are defending stoutly now.
    • 71' Snodgrass, who has been quiet for Leeds this evening, gets down the left and whips over a cross, but Becchio cannot reach it.
    • 69' Goal, but no! Defoe steals in to tap home Kranjcar's cross from the left, only to look up and see the offside flag and hear a raucous wave of jeers from the home fans!
    • 67' Beckford receives a firm pass from Howson which he collects in his stride, but he cannot get his shot away with Bale in close attendance.
    • 65' Bentley cuts inside at pace from the right and drills a left-footed shot on target, only for Ankergren to tip the ball over the bar!
    • 64' Huddlestone fires a rasping shot from 25 yards, but it flies over the bar and wide.
    • 63' Johnson gets the ball down and lofts a promising through ball to Becchio, but Bassong reads it and clears.
    • 62' Jenas takes the ball down and looks to drill a shot from range, but Howson and Doyle are closing the ball down superbly in midfield.
    • 61' Becchio is offside at the other end of the field as he beats Dawson to the ball, but sees the flag raised.
    • 60' Defoe is caught offside as he steals in behind Naylor to receieve Kranjcar's through ball, but replays suggest that he was okay.
    • 59' Bentley is booked for a needlessly high challenge on Naylor, and there was no doubt about that.
    • 57' Bentley prepares to dink over another corner from the right, but Naylor clears well under pressure from Crouch.
    • 56' Crouch jostles in the box with Michalik, and Marriner takes exception to the pair's grappling as we have a slight delay.
    • 55' Crouch misses a glorious chance as Kranjcar turns a loose ball across the face of goal, but the England striker cannot turn the ball home!
    • 53' Ankergren makes a dreadful hash of a clearance out on the Leeds left after racing to intercept the ball, but he has time to scamper back to his goal.
    • 51' Defoe takes the ball down and cuts inside at pace, and the striker produces a fizzing effort which flies narrowly over the crossbar!
    • 50' Gomes gets the usual abuse as he takes an age to thump his goal kick upfield to Crouch.
    • 49' Hughes delivers a long throw in to Becchio, but the Argentine cannot control the ball on this occasion.
    • 47' Bentley and Defoe confuse each other with some poor communication down the right, and that was a waste.
    • 46' The second half is underway at a raucous Elland Road, and Leeds are buoyed by how the finished the first.
    • 45+2' The half-time whistle goes at Elland Road, and there is no doubt which side has the momentum as Leeds head down the tunnel as if they have just won the match! It's 1-1 at the break!
    • 45+1' GOAL!!!! LEEDS EQUALISE ON THE STROKE OF HALF-TIME! Beckford meets a speculative long ball on the volley, and Gomes can only parry the shot into the path of Becchio, who turns the ball into an empty net to send Elland Road into delirium! It was a tight decision with Spurs protesting for offside, but the hosts are level!
    • 45' Snodgrass wins a corner for the hosts with a powerful run down the right, and there was a faint touch from Bale but he chose to stay on his feet - good to see.
    • 44' Snodgrass puts enormous pressure on Bale, who fluffs his clearance, but Dawson steps in to thump the ball clear!
    • 43' Beckford has a snap-shot saved by Gomes, and Leeds are piling on the pressure all of a sudden with Spurs looking uncomfortable.
    • 42' It is all Leeds at the end of this first half, and Spurs are firmly under the cosh as we near the break!
    • 41' Dawson makes a superb last-ditch challenge as Bromby takes the ball down in the Spurs box and prepares to unleash a close-range shot!
    • 40' Michalik wins a free header in the Spurs box as Leeds look to hit straight back, but Gomes palms his effort wide - Leeds' best chance!
    • 39' The finish may have been fortunate, but Defoe simply had to score at some point after having four glorious chances go begging.
    • 37' GOAL!!! DEFOE FINALLY OPENS HIS ACCOUNT! Bentley does superbly to wriggle past Hughes and cut a neat ball back to Defoe, who takes a touch, swivels, and slices a fortunate effort into the top corner of Ankergren's goal!
    • 37' Hughes and Becchio combine down the Leeds left, but Howson's through ball to Beckford is overhit.
    • 36' Crouch is furious as he is penalised for a feisty little exchange with Naylor, and that was anyone's guess in attributing blame.
    • 35' Defoe fires a fierce volley from the edge of the Leeds penalty area, but Ankergren makes another fine reflex stop to parry the ball to safety.
    • 34' Defoe continues to remonstrate with the referee after the incident with Michalik, as Spurs go back on the front foot through Bale.
    • 33' Leeds keep possession to ease the pressure on their goal for a few minutes, and Defoe continues to look very agitated in the aftermath of three good chances.
    • 32' Naylor dallies on the ball at the back, but benefits from a huge roar from the home fans to warn him of the onrushing Defoe.
    • 31' Spurs break at pace with Kranjcar slipping a through ball to Defoe, who goes down on the edge of the Leeds box under a challenge from Michalik, but Andre Marriner waves play on.
    • 30' Jenas breaks down the left and cuts a promising ball back to Crouch, but the striker mistimes his run and the opening comes to nothing.
    • 29' Becchio holds the ball up superbly for Leeds in the final third, but Beckford's audacious flick goes tamely wide.
    • 27' Simon Grayson is a concerned man on the touchline, but somehow his side are still on level terms.
    • 26' Bale whips over a devilish delivery from the left which deflects off Bromby and is brilliantly saved at point-blank range by Ankergren - a stunning stop!
    • 25' Howson keeps possession for the hosts, who look to settle things down after another slightly dodgy period.
    • 24' What a chance! A fluke of a through ball deflects into the path of Defoe after an inadvertent delivery from Jenas, but the striker cannot beat Ankergren with just the goalkeeper to beat!
    • 23' Bale twice gives the ball away, but Kranjcar wins it back at the expense of Howson on halfway.
    • 22' Bentley delivers a deep cross to Crouch at the back post, but his head back across the six-yard box is cleared by Bromby.
    • 21' Johnson fouls Bentley, and the midfielder can whip over a free-kick once more from out on the right.
    • 20' Spurs build once more through Bentley out on the right, and the fervent atmosphere continues to build at Elland Road!
    • 19' Bromby hurls a long throw-in into the penalty area, and Beckford beats Gomes to head against the bar, but the referee thinks the forward was over-zealous! Hmmmm.
    • 18' Dawson wins two very commanding headers to leave Beckford frustrated at how little of the ball he has seen in this first half.
    • 17' Crouch is caught by Naylor on halfway, and Spurs have another free kick which Bale will drift up to the strikers.
    • 16' Snodgrass overhits a dangerous free-kick as Spurs can finally alleviate the pressure building in their half.
    • 15' Doyle fires a low shot through a crowd of bodies, but Gomes does well to cling on and smother the ball.
    • 14' Crouch wins a header deep inside the Leeds half, and Defoe flashes a shot narrowly wide of Ankergren's far post - good effort!
    • 13' Bromby hurls a long throw-in down the line to Johnson, but Spurs regain possession through Huddlestone.
    • 12' Kranjcar whips over two corners, but both are lumped clear by Naylor as Crouch is twice beaten to the ball by the defender.
    • 11' Bentley forces his way down the right wing and drifts over a deep cross, but Hughes shepherds it away for a corner.
    • 10' Crouch wins a good flick-on in the direction of Defoe, but Leeds get the ball away and break through Howson.
    • 9' Another great chance falls to Spurs, but Bassong blasts his volley over the bar after Crouch takes two Leeds defenders away with him from Bentley's corner!
    • 8' Bentley ousts Bale as the pair argue over who should take the set-piece, and Michalik deflects the midfielder's effort away for a corner.
    • 7' Naylor hauls down Jenas 25 yards out, and Spurs have a dangerous free-kick now which Leeds will have to defend.
    • 6' Ankergren attempts to settle his side down as he bides his time over a goalkick, before thumping the ball up to Becchio.
    • 5' Doyle plays a neat inside pass to Howson, who is not closed down at all as he fires a fierce shot narrowly over Gomes's crossbar - poor defending from Spurs.
    • 4' Jenas and Bale combine effectively on halfway, but Naylor does well to read the through ball intended for Defoe.
    • 3' Defoe is usually so clinical in those areas, but Leeds have an early reprieve and build through Naylor and Howson.
    • 2' A raking pass from Niko Kranjcar is headed poorly by Andy Hughes into the path of Jermain Defoe, but he cannot capitalise with a tame scuff into the ground.
    • 1' Leeds get us underway as Spurs encounter their first match at Elland Road in six years!
    • - The players come out to a thunderous reception at Elland Road, and Tottenham will have to contend with a vociferous atmosphere in West Yorkshire as Grayson applauds the home fans!
    • - Harry Redknapp has named a very strong side from his available options, but his bench is lacking in depth.
    • - Simon Grayson makes two changes from the 2-0 victory over Colchester on Saturday as loan duo Gary McSheffrey and Shane Lowry are not eligible. Bradley Johnson and Andy Hughes come in to take their places.
    • - THE TEAMS ARE IN AT ELLAND ROAD! The referee for this evening's clash is Andre Marriner.
    • - Leeds: Ankergren, Bromby, Naylor, Michalik, Hughes, Howson, Doyle, Johnson, Snodgrass, Beckford, Becchio. Subs: Alan Martin, Crowe, Grella, Robinson, Somma, Hatfield, White
    • - Tottenham: Gomes, Corluka, Dawson, Bassong, Bale, Bentley, Huddlestone, Jenas, Kranjcar, Crouch, Defoe. Subs: Alnwick, Palacios, Modric, Rose, Dervite, Parrett, Fredericks
    • - In the 2-2 draw in North London, Roman Pavlyuchenko - who is sidelined this evening with a groin problem - and Peter Crouch were on target for Harry Redknapp's side.
    • - Jermaine Beckford inspired Leeds to victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford in the third round, and netted a brace against Spurs at White Hart Lane.
    • - Tottenham will be without Russian striker Pavlyuchenko (groin) and will rest defender Ledley King (knee). New signing Younes Kaboul is cup-tied, while on-loan Monaco forward Eidur Gudjohnsen will not feature either, so manager Harry Redknapp is set to bring a couple of youth team players into his squad. Aaron Lennon (hernia) and full-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto (hip) are also sidelined.
    • - Lubo Michalik is expected to partner Richard Naylor in central defence should Kisnorbo fail to make it, with Grayson to decide which combination to go with up front.
    • - The hosts will also be without winger Max Gradel and new loan signings Gary McSheffrey and Shane Lowry, who are all ineligible for the replay. But manager Simon Grayson could have Andrew Hughes available following illness and he could step back in at left-back for Aston Villa youngster Lowry, while Bradley Johnson, who made way for McSheffrey against Colchester, could also return.
    • - Leeds pair Patrick Kisnorbo and Neil Kilkenny are both doubtful for the clash, following the 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane. Both players missed the weekend win over Colchester through injury and face a race against the clock to prove their fitness. Defender Kisnorbo is struggling with an Achilles/calf injury and midfielder Kilkenny has an ankle problem.
    • - Leeds host Tottenham in their FA Cup fourth-round replay at Elland Road with the League One side looking to inflict another upset.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' GOAL!!!! DEFOE SEALS HIS HAT-TRICK, AND WITH IT THE MATCH! Leeds commit everyone forward, and the striker hits the hosts on the break single-handedly, before rounding Ankergren and sliding the ball into an empty net!
    • 85' The Leeds fans are still in very good voice as they urge their side on for one final push in this second half. Crouch meets Kranjcar's cross from the left with a powerful header which rebounds off the crossbar, and that could have sealed it!
    • 73' GOAL!!!! DEFOE RESTORES SPURS' LEAD! Bentley whips over a stunning cross from the right, and Defoe turns the ball past Ankergren as he steals in at the near post!
    • 65' Bentley cuts inside at pace from the right and drills a left-footed shot on target, only for Ankergren to tip the ball over the bar!
    • 55' Crouch misses a glorious chance as Kranjcar turns a loose ball across the face of goal, but the England striker cannot turn the ball home!
    • 45+1' GOAL!!!! LEEDS EQUALISE ON THE STROKE OF HALF-TIME! Beckford meets a speculative long ball on the volley, and Gomes can only parry the shot into the path of Becchio, who turns the ball into an empty net to send Elland Road into delirium! It was a tight decision with Spurs protesting for offside, but the hosts are level!
    • 40' Michalik wins a free header in the Spurs box as Leeds look to hit straight back, but Gomes palms his effort wide - Leeds' best chance!
    • 37' GOAL!!! DEFOE FINALLY OPENS HIS ACCOUNT! Bentley does superbly to wriggle past Hughes and cut a neat ball back to Defoe, who takes a touch, swivels, and slices a fortunate effort into the top corner of Ankergren's goal!
    • 35' Defoe fires a fierce volley from the edge of the Leeds penalty area, but Ankergren makes another fine reflex stop to parry the ball to safety.
    • 31' Spurs break at pace with Kranjcar slipping a through ball to Defoe, who goes down on the edge of the Leeds box under a challenge from Michalik, but Andre Marriner waves play on.
    • 26' Bale whips over a devilish delivery from the left which deflects off Bromby and is brilliantly saved at point-blank range by Ankergren - a stunning stop!
    • 24' What a chance! A fluke of a through ball deflects into the path of Defoe after an inadvertent delivery from Jenas, but the striker cannot beat Ankergren with just the goalkeeper to beat!
    • 19' Bromby hurls a long throw-in into the penalty area, and Beckford beats Gomes to head against the bar, but the referee thinks the forward was over-zealous! Hmmmm.
    • 9' Another great chance falls to Spurs, but Bassong blasts his volley over the bar after Crouch takes two Leeds defenders away with him from Bentley's corner!
    • 2' A raking pass from Niko Kranjcar is headed poorly by Andy Hughes into the path of Jermain Defoe, but he cannot capitalise with a tame scuff into the ground.
    • - Leeds: Ankergren, Bromby, Naylor, Michalik, Hughes, Howson, Doyle, Johnson, Snodgrass, Beckford, Becchio. Subs: Alan Martin, Crowe, Grella, Robinson, Somma, Hatfield, White
    • - Tottenham: Gomes, Corluka, Dawson, Bassong, Bale, Bentley, Huddlestone, Jenas, Kranjcar, Crouch, Defoe. Subs: Alnwick, Palacios, Modric, Rose, Dervite, Parrett, Fredericks

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