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Leeds United   4 - 6   Preston

Leeds United 4-6 Preston

Leeds United 4-6 Preston

Preston fought back from 4-1 down to beat Leeds in an extraordinary match.

Jon Parkin gave Preston the lead from close range, before headers by Luciano Becchio and Alex Bruce and a double from Davide Somma put Leeds in control.

Parkin then buried his second into the bottom left before Keith Treacy pulled it back to 4-3 with a powerful finish.

Preston equalised when Callum Davidson converted from the spot before Parkin slotted in his hat-trick and Iain Hume made sure of the win with a header.

The visitors arrived at Elland Road fresh after only their second win of the season at the weekend but few would have expected the turn of events in this 10-goal thriller.

It was Preston who begun in stunning fashion as Treacy tricked his way down the left before his cross fell for Parkin to tap in the opener.

Leeds stormed back as Becchio nodded in George McCartney's cross to equalise and they were soon in front as Bruce took full advantage of Sean St Ledger's poor header.

Somma's deflected effort stretched the lead and the South African made it four six minutes before the break after a fierce drive followed a clever run from the left.

But within a minute North End gave themselves a half-time boost when Parkin burst through the defence to slot home.

The comeback had officially started and when Treacy pulled another back direct from a corner, the Leeds defence looked increasingly rattled.

Parity swiftly followed as a result of Bruce hauling down Hume, and skipper Davidson made no mistake to slot home his spot-kick.

Just after the hour, the unthinkable happened as Preston regained the lead when Davidson's long throw fell to Parkin who controlled the ball before blasting in a half-volley to complete his hat-trick.

Leeds were shell-shocked and there was still time for Hume to add a sixth after nodding in from Billy Jones' fine diagonal pass.


Leeds manager Simon Grayson:
"I still had a go at the players at half-time, because we had given them far too many opportunities. When we were 4-1 up, we needed to be more professional but we gave them a chance to get back into the game.

"There were far too many errors - both individually and collectively. We made stupid mistakes and it cost us.

"To lose 6-4 at home is unbelievable really, and embarrassing."

Preston manager Darren Ferguson:
"I have never been involved in such an amazing game. But all credit to my players for their sensational comeback.

"It's brilliant to get six goals, it would have been nice if we had not conceded four. But all credit goes to my players.

"The spirit and character was remarkable, the boys were magnificent and I am incredibly proud of the team."

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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leeds 4-6 Preston FT
(HT 4-2)
  • Becchio 15
  • Bruce 20
  • Somma 27
  • Somma 39
  • Parkin 5
  • Parkin 40
  • Treacy 54
  • Davidson (pen) 58
  • Parkin 64
  • Hume 79

Leeds United

  • 12 Higgs
  • 04 Bruce
  • 05 Collins
  • 29 McCartney
  • 07 Gradel
  • 11 Sam (Kilkenny 59)
  • 14 Howson (Clayton 73)
  • 16 Johnson
  • 22 Hughes
  • 10 Becchio (Watt 73)
  • 27 Somma

Substitutes

  • 30 Brown,
  • 06 Naylor,
  • 08 Kilkenny,
  • 15 Clayton,
  • 17 Faye,
  • 33 Nunez,
  • 18 Watt

Preston

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 02 Morgan
  • 03 Davidson
  • 04 St. Ledger
  • 19 Jones
  • 07 Coutts
  • 11 Treacy (Gray 88)
  • 15 Barton
  • 20 Russell
  • 16 Hume
  • 26 Parkin yellow card (Hayes 88)

Substitutes

  • 25 Arestidou,
  • 12 Gray,
  • 37 McLaughlin,
  • 42 Wright,
  • 14 Mayor,
  • 17 Parry,
  • 08 Hayes
Ref: MillerAtt: 22,727
LEEDS
PRESTON

Possession

  • Leeds 47%
  • Preston 53%

Attempts on target

  • Leeds 10
  • Preston 8

Attempts off target

  • Leeds 7
  • Preston 4

Corners

  • Leeds 8
  • Preston 14

Fouls

  • Leeds 8
  • Preston 14
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+5:22 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
  • 90:00+4:58 David Gray decides to take the corner short.
  • 90:00+3:33 The referee blows for offside against Iain Hume. Shane Higgs takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+2:52 The ball is swung over by George McCartney, Bradley Johnson produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.
  • 90:00+2:39 The ball is crossed by George McCartney, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
  • 89:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny by Darel Russell. Neil Kilkenny restarts play with the free kick.
  • 89:15 Neill Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Iain Hume. Free kick taken by Darel Russell.
  • 88:42 Shot from just outside the area by Davide Somma goes over the bar.
  • 87:03 Substitution Paul Hayes on for Jon Parkin.
  • 87:03 Substitution Keith Treacy goes off and David Gray comes on.
  • 86:00 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Max Gradel.
  • 85:50 Andy Hughes sends in a cross, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance.
  • 83:55 Max Gradel crosses the ball.
  • 83:40 Darel Russell challenges Sanchez Watt unfairly and gives away a free kick. Neil Kilkenny restarts play with the free kick.
  • 81:50 Max Gradel crosses the ball, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.
  • 80:18 Davide Somma fouled by Sean St. Ledger, the ref awards a free kick. Strike comes in from Bradley Johnson from the free kick.
  • 78:36 Billy Jones provided the assist for the goal.
  • 78:36 GOAL - Iain HumeLeeds United 4 - 6 Preston Iain Hume finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Leeds 4-6 Preston.
  • 78:31 The ball is delivered by Billy Jones,
  • 78:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Callum Davidson by Adam Clayton. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Keith Treacy, Alex Bruce manages to make a clearance.
  • 76:53 Shot by Davide Somma from outside the box goes over the target.
  • 75:22 Billy Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sanchez Watt. George McCartney restarts play with the free kick.
  • Correction - 71:38 Corner taken by Max Gradel from the left by-line to the near post, Billy Jones manages to make a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Neil Kilkenny from the right by-line, Neill Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy Jones. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.
  • 71:38 Substitution Sanchez Watt comes on in place of Luciano Becchio.
  • 71:38 Substitution Adam Clayton replaces Jonathan Howson.
  • 71:38 Corner taken by Max Gradel played to the near post, Billy Jones makes a clearance. Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny, free kick awarded for a foul by Neill Collins on Billy Jones. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
  • 69:51 Foul by Neill Collins on Jon Parkin, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Keith Treacy from right wing, save by Shane Higgs.
  • 67:58 The ball is swung over by Bradley Johnson, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
  • 65:36 Jonathan Howson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 65:29 Centre by Max Gradel, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
  • 63:04 Assist on the goal came from Callum Davidson.
  • 63:04 GOAL - Jon ParkinLeeds United 4 - 5 Preston Jon Parkin scores a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 4-5 Preston.
  • 62:16 Keith Treacy has a drilled shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • 60:47 Unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson by Paul Coutts results in a free kick. Free kick taken by George McCartney.
  • 60:34 The ball is delivered by Andy Hughes, Andy Lonergan makes a save.
  • 60:29 The ball is sent over by Andy Hughes.
  • 58:40 Shane Higgs takes the free kick.
  • 58:40 Substitution (Leeds) makes a substitution, with Neil Kilkenny coming on for Lloyd Sam.
  • 58:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Hume on Alex Bruce.
  • 57:37 GOAL - Callum DavidsonLeeds United 4 - 4 Preston Callum Davidson scores a power penalty. Leeds 4-4 Preston.
  • 56:24 Penalty awarded for a foul by Andy Hughes on Paul Coutts.
  • 56:01 The ball is sent over by Jonathan Howson.
  • 53:31 GOAL - Keith TreacyLeeds United 4 - 3 Preston Keith Treacy finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Leeds 4-3 Preston.
  • 53:08 Corner crossed in by Keith Treacy,
  • 52:49 The ball is swung over by Keith Treacy, save by Shane Higgs.
  • 51:26 Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Barton on Bradley Johnson. Jonathan Howson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
  • 51:07 Sean St. Ledger delivers the ball, Alex Bruce manages to make a clearance.
  • 50:31 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume played to the near post, Jonathan Howson manages to make a clearance.
  • 49:50 Centre by Max Gradel.
  • 49:32 Bradley Johnson fouled by Adam Barton, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Howson takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:28 The ball is swung over by Max Gradel, Close range header by Luciano Becchio misses to the right of the goal.
  • 47:21 Inswinging corner taken by Iain Hume, Header from deep inside the area by Sean St. Ledger goes over the bar.
  • 46:20 The assistant referee flags for offside against Jon Parkin. Shane Higgs takes the direct free kick.
  • 45:33 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 45:01 The game restarts for the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:21 The referee blows for half time.
  • 45:00+3:11 A cross is delivered by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 45:00+1:31 Corner from the right by-line taken by Keith Treacy, clearance made by Andy Hughes.
  • 45:00+1:04 Iain Hume takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Alex Bruce makes a clearance.
  • 44:47 Inswinging corner taken by Iain Hume.
  • 44:21 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume, clearance made by Neill Collins.
  • 44:02 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume played to the near post, Bradley Johnson makes a clearance.
  • 43:53 Centre by Adam Barton, clearance made by Neill Collins.
  • 43:24 Inswinging corner taken by Iain Hume from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Alex Bruce.
  • 43:06 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Save by Shane Higgs.
  • 42:59 Iain Hume produces a cross, clearance made by Andy Hughes.
  • 42:17 Keith Treacy is ruled offside. Shane Higgs takes the free kick.
  • 41:13 Lloyd Sam crosses the ball, Sean St. Ledger manages to make a clearance.
  • 41:04 The ball is crossed by Andy Hughes, Craig Morgan makes a clearance.
  • 39:50 Iain Hume provided the assist for the goal.
  • 39:50 GOAL - Jon ParkinLeeds United 4 - 2 Preston Jon Parkin scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 4-2 Preston.
  • 38:25 Jonathan Howson provided the assist for the goal.
  • 38:25 GOAL - Davide SommaLeeds United 4 - 1 Preston Davide Somma finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leeds 4-1 Preston.
  • 36:29 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume, free kick awarded for a foul by Jon Parkin on Shane Higgs. Shane Higgs takes the free kick.
  • 35:28 Shot from just outside the box by Jon Parkin misses to the right of the target.
  • 34:51 Foul by Darel Russell on Jonathan Howson, free kick awarded. Shane Higgs takes the direct free kick.
  • 34:24 The ball is swung over by Callum Davidson, George McCartney manages to make a clearance.
  • 33:38 George McCartney delivers the ball, clearance by Craig Morgan.
  • 32:55 Corner taken right-footed by Jonathan Howson from the right by-line to the near post, Iain Hume manages to make a clearance.
  • 32:00 Lloyd Sam takes a shot. Adam Barton gets a block in.
  • 31:34 Max Gradel takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Jon Parkin.
  • 31:24 A cross is delivered by Lloyd Sam, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:12 George McCartney sends in a cross.
  • 30:52 Alex Bruce sends in a cross, save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 30:36 Short corner taken by Max Gradel from the left by-line.
  • 30:27 The ball is delivered by Andy Hughes, clearance by Sean St. Ledger.
  • 28:52 Free kick taken by Shane Higgs.
  • 28:52 Booking Jon Parkin shown a yellow card.
  • 28:28 Jon Parkin concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Bruce.
  • 26:59 The assist for the goal came from Lloyd Sam.
  • 26:59 GOAL - Davide SommaLeeds United 3 - 1 Preston A goal is scored by Davide Somma from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 3-1 Preston.
  • 23:31 Shot by Bradley Johnson from 25 yards. Save by Andy Lonergan.
  • 21:46 Bradley Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Coutts. Sean St. Ledger takes the free kick.
  • 19:33 GOAL - Alex BruceLeeds United 2 - 1 Preston Alex Bruce finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Leeds 2-1 Preston.
  • 19:18 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Max Gradel played to the near post, clearance made by Jon Parkin. Jonathan Howson produces a cross.
  • 18:55 Davide Somma takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • 17:32 Davide Somma takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
  • 16:52 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Iain Hume, clearance made by Bradley Johnson.
  • 16:46 Keith Treacy delivers the ball, blocked by Andy Hughes.
  • 15:49 Jon Parkin has a drilled shot. Blocked by Neill Collins. Corner taken right-footed by Iain Hume to the near post, Jonathan Howson manages to make a clearance.
  • 14:02 Assist by George McCartney.
  • 14:02 GOAL - Luciano BecchioLeeds United 1 - 1 Preston Luciano Becchio finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the area. Leeds 1-1 Preston.
  • 14:00 Centre by George McCartney,
  • 13:16 George McCartney fouled by Adam Barton, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bradley Johnson.
  • 12:34 Davide Somma has an effort at goal from 35 yards. Sean St. Ledger gets a block in.
  • 11:48 Centre by Adam Barton, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Jon Parkin goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
  • 11:04 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Keith Treacy by Andy Hughes. Free kick crossed left-footed by Keith Treacy, clearance made by Alex Bruce.
  • 10:34 Keith Treacy has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 8:37 Jonathan Howson takes a corner.
  • 7:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by Iain Hume on Max Gradel. Max Gradel delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, clearance by Craig Morgan.
  • 7:02 Lloyd Sam is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
  • 5:47 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sean St. Ledger on Davide Somma. Strike on goal comes in from Bradley Johnson from the free kick, blocked by Jon Parkin.
  • 5:35 Centre by Max Gradel, Craig Morgan manages to make a clearance.
  • 5:24 The ball is delivered by Andy Hughes.
  • 4:38 GOAL - Jon ParkinLeeds United 0 - 1 Preston Jon Parkin gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Preston.
  • 4:24 Keith Treacy takes a shot. Shane Higgs makes a save.
  • 2:14 Iain Hume takes a corner.
  • 2:00 The ball is swung over by Adam Barton.
  • 1:12 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jon Parkin by Alex Bruce. Direct free kick taken by Callum Davidson.
  • 0:43 Shot by Bradley Johnson from outside the box goes over the net.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 28 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

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


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