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Sunday, 26 November, 2000, 17:47 GMT
Clockwatch: Leeds 1-0 Arsenal

All the action from Elland Road where a deflected Olivier Dacourt free-kick consigns the Gunners to a third consecutive defeat.

Full time: Leeds United 1-0 Arsenal

92 mins The Elland Road crowd greet the final whistle with a huge roar after seeing their team win three points and, in the process, climb into the top half of the Premiership.

91 mins After throwing everbody forward Arsenal are caught on the break but despite being outnumbered two-to-one, Vieira clears the danger.

89 mins Adams becomes the latest Arsenal booking for a tackle from behind on Smith.

85 mins Wiltord and Henry combine on the edge of the area as Arsenal push for an equaliser but Henry's effort is hit straight at Robinson.

83 mins There is a break in play as Dacourt receives treatment after a clash with Vieira.

81 mins Leeds break in numbers and work the ball to Viduka who opts to play in Wilcox instead of shooting on goal from the edge of the area and the chance is wasted.

80 mins Smith escapes punishment after a tackle from behind on Luzhny.

76 mins Kanu breaks down the left flank but his cross is cleared as Leeds concede a second corner. Arsenal pile on the pressure from the corner before the ball breaks to Silvinho but Robinson is equal to the Brazilian's fierce drive.

75 mins Henry almost levels the scores from a free-kick which curls just wide of Robinson's right post.

74 mins Arsene Wenger makes a change as Arsenal look to chase the game replacing Lauren with Kanu.

72 mins Vieira makes space for himself in a crowded midfield before threading a pass through to Wiltord who beats Robinson only to see his effort rebound off the post.

71 mins Adams gifts possession to Leeds on the left edge of the area before Keown steps in to steal the ball off Viduka's toes.

69 mins Silvinho receives a lecture and final warning from referee Gallagher after tangling with Bowyer again.

68 mins Pires feeds Wiltord but from a narrow angle his effort flashes across the face of Robinson's goal.

67 mins Henry bursts into the box holding off Kelly and Woodgate but is unable to find a telling final touch and the ball runs out for a goal kick.

66 mins After losing the ball Henry commits a rash challenge on Dacourt as his frustration boils over.

63 mins Manninger gets both hands to a looped cross from the left despite being under pressure from Bakke.

61 mins Silvinho quickly follows him into the book after tangling with Bowyer.

60 mins Dacourt is the first Leeds player to join the five Arsenal names in the referee's notebook following a tackle from behind on Pires.

59 mins Leeds almost double their advantage but Manninger tips Harte's close range effort onto his post.

55 mins Dacourt takes the free-kick himself and after taking a deflection off Lauren the ball loops over Manninger into the Arsenal net.
Leeds United 1-0 Arsenal

54 mins As he bears down on goal Dacourt is met by a crunching double tackle from Parlour and Keown. Parlour receives a yellow card.

53 mins Bakke gets the better of Vieira on the right touchline but no-one is in the area to meet his whipped in cross.

51 mins Play is compressed in the middle of the pitch before Leeds release Bowyer on the left flank. His cross is almost met by Smith but the young striker is penalised for climbing all over Adams.

48 mins For the second time in the opening moments of the second half Pires and Henry combine on the edge of the Leeds area but Pires is unable to breach the last challenge.

46 mins Manninger meets a Leeds corner with a firm punch which clears any potential danger.

Half-time: Leeds United 0-0 Arsenal

44 mins Henry is the fourth Arsenal name in the referee's book for a reckless tackle from behind on Wilcox.

42 mins Woodgate almost caps a passage of pressure in the Arsenal penalty area but his header goes narrowly wide of Manninger's left post.

41 mins From the resultant free-kick the ball is rolled square to Kelly who fires in a shot which whistles wide of the Arsenal goal with Manninger beaten.

40 mins Oleg Luzhny recieves the third yellow card of the afternoon for a challenge on Dacourt.

38 mins Silvinho combines with Henry and breaks into the area. He draws Robinson out of his goal and his pull back is met by Wiltord who drags his side-footed shot wide of the goal.

36 mins After a well deserved break, in light of the fast nature of the game, play resumes with both players back on their feet.

34 mins Adams chips the ball into touch as both Lauren and Harte require treatment after clashing on the touchline.

33 mins Bowyer shapes to shoot on the edge of the Arsenal penalty area but Tony Adams steps in with a firm challenge and the ball ricochets away.

32 mins Pires runs beyond the home defence on the left flank and although Henry slides in to meet his cross it is a soft effort which Robinson saves comfortably.

28 mins Wiltord also fires in a long range effort which fizzes across the wet surface slipping wide of Robinson's right post.

27 mins Bowyer fires in a long range shot which sails high over the Arsenal crossbar

26 mins The ball breaks to Wilcox in the six yard area but he fails to get sufficient purchase on his header which Manninger saves.

25 mins Tempers flare between Martin Keown, Vieira and Smith and the Arsenal defender receives a caution.

23 mins Bowyer fires in a low free-kick from the right flank and Bakke's glancing header flashes wide of Manninger's goal.

21 mins Arsenal are beginning to impose themselves on the game without really threatening the Leeds goal.

17 mins Henry runs to the corner and checks before laying off the ball to Robert Pires, but his first touch lets him down and he shows too much of the ball to Woodgate who again clears the danger.

15 mins Henry holds the ball up and spots Ray Parlour's deep run but Woodgate steps in at the last minute to get a foot on the ball and clear the danger.

12 mins Henry bursts down the left flank, outpacing Woodgate, but none of his team-mates are in the middle to meet his pull back.

10 mins The home side again counter-attack at pace with Lee Bowyer the driving force of the break. The move ends with Bowyer firing in a long-range effort but Manninger is equal to it.

9 mins Arsenal win a free-kick on the edge of the Leeds area after Jonathan Woodgate fouls Lauren. Paul Robinson dives low to his left to keep out Thierry Henry's effort.

6 mins Leeds break at pace. This time Smith beats the offside trap but his chip over the on-rushing Alex Manninger drifts wide of the Arsenal goal.

4 mins Referee Dermot Gallagher shows the first yellow card of the game. Lauren is the recipient after a dreadful challenge on Ian Harte.

3 mins Smith is sent through on goal but the referee raises his flag for offside a moment after the Arsenal back four raise their arms.

2 mins Wiltord and Lucas Radebe chase the ball into touch at the corner flag. The South African grimaces after colliding with the advertising hoardings but jogs off the pain.

1 min Leeds win a corner from the kick-off as Alan Smith harries Martin Keown into a mistake. Arsenal comfortably clear the danger from the set piece.

Kick-off Under a damp Yorkshire sky Leeds set the ball rolling.

Prior to kick-off Peter Ridsdale presents Rio Ferdinand to the Elland Road crowd. Ferdinand is given a tumultuous welcome as he holds up his number 29 shirt.

Team news

Leeds welcome back Olivier Dacourt, Eirik Bakke and Jason Wilcox from injury.

Arsenal bring in Lauren, Sylvain Wiltord and Patrick Vieira at the expense of Nelson Vivas, Kanu and Freddie Ljungberg. The Swede, like Dennis Bergkamp, is suffering from illness.

Leeds United: Robinson, Kelly, Harte, Woodgate, Radebe, Bowyer, Bakke, Dacourt, Wilcox, Viduka, Smith.
Subs: Milosevic, Mills, Jones, Burns, Huckerby.

Arsenal: Manninger, Luzhny, Adams, Keown, Silvinho, Vieira, Parlour, Lauren, Pires, Henry, Wiltord.
Subs: Lukic, Upson, Vivas, Dixon, Kanu.

Referee: Dermot Gallagher (Banbury, England).

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