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Leeds' Bradley Johnson

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield Utd

Leeds United   1 - 0   Sheff Utd

Bradley Johnson's late goal gave Leeds their first win over Sheffield United for 17 years in front of the biggest Championship crowd of the season.

The midfielder converted substitute Robert Snodgrass's cross in the 84th minute to settle a disappointing game.

Snodgrass, in only his second appearance this season, was then sent off for a second yellow card.

And Leeds were saved by the woodwork in stoppage time when Jon Ertl's header came back off the bar.

There was still time for Blades substitute Jamie Ward to be shown a straight red card for a reckless late challenge on Neil Kilkenny.

Rival managers Simon Grayson and Gary Speed, who signed for Leeds as apprentices on the same day in 1984, have enjoyed similar results this season, and there was little to separate the two Yorkshire sides until Johnson's intervention.

Ched Evans thundered an early free-kick into the Leeds wall on the edge of the penalty area, but it was the home side who dominated the first 25 minutes without creating any clear-cut chances.

Then a sweeping Leeds move ended with Johnson hurling himself at Max Gradel's cross and directing a superb header towards the top corner, only for Blades goalkeeper Steve Simonsen to push the ball away at full stretch.

Debutant George McCartney was booked for an ill-judged challenge just before the break and then curled a right-footed shot over the crossbar after cutting inside, but neither goalkeeper was troubled again before the half-time whistle.

Former Leeds skipper Lucas Radebe received the biggest cheer thus far when introduced to the crowd during the interval, the South African relishing a return to the city to promote his book.

But the 'Chief's' presence failed to inspire Grayson's side and play was too often disrupted by niggling fouls that referee Anthony Taylor was keen to penalise.

Snodgrass replaced Lloyd Sam on the hour. However, the pattern remained much the same until he managed to wriggle free inside the area and cut the ball back for Johnson to convert from close range.

There was still time for plenty more drama and after Snodgrass was dismissed, Ertl's header hit the crossbar before Ward was shown a straight red card for a clumsy tackle on Kilkenny.

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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leeds 1-0 Sheff Utd FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Johnson 83

    Leeds United

    • 12 Higgs
    • 04 Bruce
    • 05 Collins
    • 29 McCartney yellow card
    • 07 Gradel (Kilkenny 72 yellow card)
    • 11 Sam (Snodgrass 60 two yellow cards, red card)
    • 14 Howson
    • 16 Johnson
    • 22 Hughes
    • 10 Becchio
    • 27 Somma (McCormack 76)

    Substitutes

    • 30 Brown,
    • 06 Naylor,
    • 08 Kilkenny,
    • 17 Faye,
    • 18 Watt,
    • 23 Snodgrass,
    • 44 McCormack

    Sheff Utd

    • 01 Simonsen
    • 02 Jordan
    • 03 Nosworthy
    • 06 Ertl
    • 12 Calve (De Laet 48)
    • 23 Bartley
    • 04 Montgomery
    • 08 Britton
    • 28 Quinn (Ward 58 red card)
    • 09 Evans (Yeates 81)
    • 17 Cresswell

    Substitutes

    • 29 Wright,
    • 16 Taylor,
    • 27 De Laet,
    • 34 Lowton,
    • 11 Yeates,
    • 10 Bogdanovic,
    • 18 Ward
    Ref: TaylorAtt: 33,622
    LEEDS
    SHEFF UTD

    Possession

    • Leeds 51%
    • Sheff Utd 49%

    Attempts on target

    • Leeds 2
    • Sheff Utd 5

    Attempts off target

    • Leeds 3
    • Sheff Utd 2

    Corners

    • Leeds 3
    • Sheff Utd 3

    Fouls

    • Leeds 18
    • Sheff Utd 16
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:10 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+2:39 Jamie Ward challenges Neil Kilkenny unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shane Higgs takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+2:39 Sent off Jamie Ward is shown a red card.
    • 90:00+2:19 Luciano Becchio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stephen Jordan. Nick Montgomery restarts play with the free kick.
    • 90:00+0:52 Foul by Neil Kilkenny on Ritchie De Laet, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ward. Johnny Ertl takes a shot.
    • 90:00+0:52 Booking Caution for Neil Kilkenny.
    • 89:31 Corner taken by Jamie Ward, Shane Higgs fouled by Kyle Bartley, the ref awards a free kick. Shane Higgs takes the free kick.
    • 88:17 Robert Snodgrass challenges Leon Britton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Yeates has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Luciano Becchio manages to make a clearance.
    • 88:17 Sent off Robert Snodgrass is sent off by the referee.
    • 87:03 The ball is crossed by Mark Yeates, clearance by Neill Collins.
    • 85:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Robert Snodgrass. Jamie Ward crosses the ball in from the free kick, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.
    • 84:53 Unfair challenge on Ross McCormack by Nick Montgomery results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Stephen Jordan. Direct free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
    • 82:59 The assist for the goal came from Robert Snodgrass.
    • 82:59 GOAL - Bradley JohnsonLeeds United 1 - 0 Sheff Utd Goal scored by Bradley Johnson from close range low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Sheff Utd.
    • 82:23 Corner taken by Mark Yeates from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Neill Collins.
    • 81:31 Mark Yeates fouled by Andy Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Mark Yeates.
    • 80:40 Substitution Mark Yeates replaces Ched Evans.
    • 80:08 Effort from long range by Ched Evans goes wide of the left-hand upright.
    • 78:33 George McCartney fouled by Ched Evans, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Neill Collins.
    • 77:04 Johnny Ertl is adjudged to have handled the ball. Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 76:56 Centre by Andy Hughes.
    • 75:20 Substitution Ross McCormack joins the action as a substitute, replacing Davide Somma.
    • 72:39 Alex Bruce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ched Evans. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jamie Ward from left wing, Luciano Becchio manages to make a clearance.
    • 71:18 Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
    • 71:18 Substitution Neil Kilkenny is brought on as a substitute for Max Gradel.
    • 71:18 The offside flag is raised against Davide Somma.
    • 69:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson by Johnny Ertl. Direct free kick taken by Andy Hughes.
    • 68:35 Robert Snodgrass concedes a free kick for a foul on Johnny Ertl. Stephen Jordan takes the free kick.
    • 68:35 Booking Robert Snodgrass goes into the referee's book.
    • 68:02 Foul by Ched Evans on Neill Collins, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Shane Higgs.
    • 67:00 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery by Bradley Johnson. Jamie Ward crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Neill Collins.
    • 64:13 Corner taken right-footed by Jamie Ward from the left by-line, Richard Cresswell challenges Luciano Becchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Shane Higgs.
    • 62:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Jonathan Howson. Jamie Ward crosses the ball in from the free kick.
    • 60:51 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
    • 59:41 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Ward on Robert Snodgrass. Shane Higgs restarts play with the free kick.
    • 59:06 Substitution Robert Snodgrass is brought on as a substitute for Lloyd Sam.
    • 58:59 The ball is crossed by Nick Montgomery.
    • 58:39 The ball is delivered by Ritchie De Laet, clearance by Lloyd Sam.
    • 57:54 Substitution Jamie Ward comes on in place of Stephen Quinn.
    • 56:07 Max Gradel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ritchie De Laet. Ritchie De Laet takes the free kick.
    • 55:31 Unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Ritchie De Laet results in a free kick. Neill Collins takes the free kick.
    • 49:03 The ball is sent over by Ritchie De Laet, Ched Evans produces a volleyed right-footed shot from 20 yards. Clearance by Alex Bruce.
    • 48:31 Stephen Quinn fouled by Andy Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Jordan.
    • 48:00 Substitution Ritchie De Laet comes on in place of Jean Calve.
    • 47:05 A cross is delivered by Lloyd Sam, Steve Simonsen makes a save.
    • 45:19 Unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by George McCartney results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Stephen Quinn from right wing, Neill Collins manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+2:19 The referee calls an end to the first half.
    • 45:00+2:05 Bradley Johnson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
    • Correction - 45:00+1:05 The ball is swung over by Lloyd Sam.
    • 45:00+1:05 Lloyd Sam delivers the ball.
    • 45:00+0:13 George McCartney produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 43:50 Strike comes in from Stephen Quinn from the free kick, Shane Higgs makes a comfortable save.
    • 43:50 Booking George McCartney receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
    • 43:44 George McCartney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Montgomery.
    • 41:56 Max Gradel challenges Jean Calve unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Simonsen takes the free kick.
    • 40:40 Foul by Jonathan Howson on Johnny Ertl, free kick awarded. Stephen Jordan takes the direct free kick.
    • 39:35 Jean Calve produces a cross, Andy Hughes manages to make a clearance.
    • 35:28 The ball is delivered by Richard Cresswell, Shane Higgs makes a save.
    • 34:42 Lloyd Sam crosses the ball.
    • 34:23 Foul by Nick Montgomery on Davide Somma, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Andy Hughes.
    • 33:22 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Max Gradel played to the near post, clearance by Stephen Jordan.
    • 31:11 The ball is swung over by George McCartney, save made by Steve Simonsen.
    • 30:52 George McCartney delivers the ball, Kyle Bartley makes a clearance.
    • 29:31 The ball is swung over by George McCartney.
    • 28:29 The ball is delivered by Andy Hughes, save made by Steve Simonsen.
    • 27:50 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Max Gradel, save made by Steve Simonsen.
    • 27:30 The ball is sent over by Max Gradel, Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.
    • 26:21 Max Gradel is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Jean Calve.
    • 23:55 Corner taken by Lloyd Sam from the right by-line, clearance by Leon Britton.
    • 23:48 The ball is delivered by George McCartney, Ched Evans makes a clearance.
    • 23:34 The ball is crossed by Luciano Becchio, clearance by Ched Evans.
    • 18:51 Unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Jean Calve results in a free kick. Bradley Johnson takes the direct free kick.
    • 18:17 Centre by Jean Calve, clearance by Neill Collins.
    • 17:27 Richard Cresswell crosses the ball, Stephen Quinn challenges Andy Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Shane Higgs restarts play with the free kick.
    • 14:33 A cross is delivered by Max Gradel.
    • 14:01 Max Gradel delivers the ball, clearance made by Nyron Nosworthy.
    • 12:53 A cross is delivered by Max Gradel, Stephen Jordan makes a clearance.
    • 12:39 Kyle Bartley gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio. Bradley Johnson takes the direct free kick.
    • 9:59 Richard Cresswell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Neill Collins. Free kick taken by Neill Collins.
    • 8:34 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kyle Bartley on Davide Somma. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Max Gradel.
    • 7:56 Luciano Becchio has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.
    • 7:31 Ched Evans takes a shot. Alex Bruce manages to make a clearance.
    • 6:45 Alex Bruce concedes a free kick for a foul on Stephen Quinn. Stephen Quinn restarts play with the free kick.
    • 5:20 The ball is crossed by Lloyd Sam, clearance made by Jean Calve.
    • 0:58 Unfair challenge on Stephen Quinn by Luciano Becchio results in a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ched Evans, blocked by Bradley Johnson.
    • 0:30 Richard Cresswell fouled by George McCartney, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Quinn.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 25 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 8 20 22
    2 Cardiff 8 7 16
    3 Watford 8 9 15
    4 Ipswich 8 4 15
    5 Leeds 8 1 14
    6 Norwich 8 0 13
    7 Reading 8 4 12
    8 Burnley 8 3 12
    9 Swansea 8 1 12
    10 Doncaster 8 -1 12
    11 Nott'm Forest 8 2 11
    12 Millwall 8 1 11
    13 Coventry 8 0 11
    14 Barnsley 8 -2 11
    15 Hull 8 -2 11
    16 Scunthorpe 8 1 10
    17 Middlesbrough 8 -5 10
    18 Sheff Utd 8 -6 10
    19 Derby 8 1 8
    20 Crystal Palace 8 -9 7
    21 Bristol City 8 -6 6
    22 Preston 8 -8 6
    23 Portsmouth 8 -4 5
    24 Leicester 8 -11 5


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