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Leeds   3 - 3   Portsmouth

Leeds United 3-3 Portsmouth

Leeds Utd 3-3 Portsmouth

Andy O'Brien scored two own goals as Leeds surrendered a two-goal lead and missed the chance to return to the top two in the Championship table.

Max Gradel put Leeds ahead after seven minutes before Jonathan Howson added a second three minutes later.

David Nugent pulled one back for Pompey before the break only for Bradley Johnson to score again for the hosts.

However, on-loan defender O'Brien turned the ball into his own net on 63 minutes and again in injury time.

Simon Grayson's side extended their unbeaten run to 11 matches but failed to capitalise on Cardiff's 4-1 defeat at Watford and finish 2010 fourth in the table.

Leeds had raced into a two-goal lead, right-back Paul Connolly firing a fine ball across the six-yard box in the seventh minute and Gradel steering a right-footed finish into the bottom corner, his fifth goal in four matches.

Leeds soon doubled their lead, Ross McCormack picking out Howson with a pinpoint cross from the left wing and the home skipper drilling an emphatic finish beyond Pompey goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown.

Pompey deservedly pulled a goal back in the 33rd minute when Nugent finished brilliantly following Richard Hughes' cross from the right.

But Leeds stepped up a gear at the start of the second half, with Snodgrass's blistering angled shot superbly tipped away by Ashdown, and the game burst into life again just after the hour.

Ashdown pushed Gradel's header away for a corner and when the ball was swung in by Snodgrass, Pompey failed to clear and Johnson drilled the ball into the bottom corner from inside the area.

Portsmouth hit back again within 60 seconds when substitute Nwankwo Kanu made the opening for Hughes and the Pompey midfielder's shot was deflected in off O'Brien to make it 3-2.

Leeds substitute Luciano Becchio then had a header turned away at full stretch by Ashdown before Snodgrass's 20-yard effort whistled narrowly over the crossbar.

Referee David Webb waved away Leeds' appeals for a penalty in the 78th minute when Pompey substitute Ibrahima Sonko barged into Snodgrass and Snodgrass wasted a gilt-edged chance to seal it when dragging a shot wide from inside the area.

Kasper Schmeichel denied Hughes with a fine save in the 87th minute, but the visitors snatched a point when O'Brien turned Nadir Ciftci's cross beyond Schmeichel in the 93rd minute.

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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leeds 3-3 Portsmouth FT
(HT 2-1)
  • Gradel 7
  • Howson 10
  • Johnson 62
  • Nugent 33
  • O'Brien (og) 63
  • O'Brien (og) 90+3

Leeds

  • 01 Schmeichel yellow card
  • 02 Connolly
  • 05 Collins
  • 29 McCartney yellow card
  • 40 O'Brien
  • 07 Gradel (Sam 81)
  • 14 Howson
  • 16 Johnson
  • 09 Paynter (Becchio 65)
  • 23 Snodgrass
  • 44 McCormack

Substitutes

  • 12 Higgs,
  • 04 Bruce,
  • 08 Kilkenny,
  • 11 Sam,
  • 22 Hughes,
  • 10 Becchio,
  • 27 Somma

Portsmouth

  • 01 Ashdown
  • 02 Halford
  • 03 Dickinson
  • 20 Ward (Kanu 59)
  • 33 Rocha (Sonko 60)
  • 04 Mokoena yellow card
  • 08 Mullins
  • 17 Utaka (Ciftci 88)
  • 22 Hughes
  • 10 Nugent
  • 18 Kitson yellow card

Substitutes

  • 37 Flahavan,
  • 06 Hreidarsson,
  • 25 Sonko,
  • 24 Ciftci,
  • 27 Kanu
Ref: WebbAtt: 31,556
LEEDS
PORTSMOUTH

Possession

  • Leeds 62%
  • Portsmouth 38%

Attempts on target

  • Leeds 11
  • Portsmouth 5

Attempts off target

  • Leeds 5
  • Portsmouth 5

Corners

  • Leeds 4
  • Portsmouth 8

Fouls

  • Leeds 16
  • Portsmouth 10
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+7:05 The referee brings the game to a close.
  • 90:00+6:19 The ball is delivered by George McCartney, Unfair challenge on Aaron Mokoena by Luciano Becchio results in a free kick. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+5:02 Nwankwo Kanu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on George McCartney. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.
  • 90:00+4:33 Nadir Ciftci decides to take a short corner.
  • 90:00+4:33 Booking Kasper Schmeichel goes into the referee's book for time wasting.
  • 90:00+4:20 Booking Dave Kitson shown a yellow card.
  • 90:00+2:46 The ball is swung over by Nadir Ciftci. Assist on the goal came from Nadir Ciftci.
  • 90:00+2:46 GOAL - Andrew O'BrienLeeds 3 - 3 Portsmouth Andrew O'Brien scores an own goal from 6 yards. Leeds 3-3 Portsmouth.
  • 90:00+1:03 Bradley Johnson fouled by Nadir Ciftci, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 90:00+0:10 The official flags Luciano Becchio offside. Ibrahima Sonko takes the direct free kick.
  • 89:54 Nadir Ciftci produces a cross, clearance by George McCartney.
  • 87:43 Unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
  • 87:43 Substitution (Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Nadir Ciftci coming on for John Utaka.
  • 87:09 John Utaka gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Paul Connolly. Direct free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 86:10 Richard Hughes takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel. Richard Hughes takes a short corner.
  • 84:56 Shot by Robert Snodgrass from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.
  • 83:52 John Utaka fouled by Neill Collins, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed by Greg Halford, clearance made by Luciano Becchio.
  • 82:17 George McCartney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Nugent. Aaron Mokoena restarts play with the free kick.
  • 82:17 Booking The referee cautions George McCartney for unsporting behaviour.
  • 80:05 Substitution (Leeds) makes a substitution, with Lloyd Sam coming on for Max Gradel.
  • 78:35 John Utaka takes a short corner, Effort from 25 yards by John Utaka. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 78:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nwankwo Kanu by George McCartney. Richard Hughes takes the direct free kick.
  • 78:02 Centre by Max Gradel, clearance made by Aaron Mokoena.
  • 77:55 Max Gradel crosses the ball, Aaron Mokoena manages to make a clearance.
  • 76:11 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by John Utaka from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Andrew O'Brien.
  • 75:08 A cross is delivered by Greg Halford, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 74:15 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Connolly by John Utaka. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.
  • 73:45 Effort from 20 yards by Hayden Mullins. Andrew O'Brien gets a block in.
  • 72:03 Luciano Becchio has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
  • 70:53 The referee blows for offside against David Nugent. Kasper Schmeichel takes the direct free kick.
  • 69:37 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
  • 67:34 Robert Snodgrass has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 66:35 Luciano Becchio takes a shot. Save by Jamie Ashdown. Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, Luciano Becchio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Ashdown. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
  • 64:03 Assist on the goal came from Richard Hughes.
  • 64:03 Substitution Luciano Becchio comes on in place of Billy Paynter.
  • 64:03 Richard Hughes takes a shot. Blocked by Andrew O'Brien.
  • 64:03 Booking Aaron Mokoena is cautioned.
  • 62:22 GOAL - Andrew O'BrienLeeds 3 - 2 Portsmouth Andrew O'Brien scores an own goal from 12 yards. Leeds 3-2 Portsmouth.
  • 61:06 The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, Max Gradel takes a shot. Outswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, save made by Jamie Ashdown.
  • 61:06 GOAL - Bradley JohnsonLeeds 3 - 1 Portsmouth Goal scored by Bradley Johnson from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 3-1 Portsmouth.
  • 59:51 Hayden Mullins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
  • 59:51 Substitution Ibrahima Sonko comes on in place of Ricardo Rocha.
  • 58:30 Unfair challenge on Hayden Mullins by Jonathan Howson results in a free kick. Ricardo Rocha restarts play with the free kick.
  • 58:30 Substitution Joel Ward leaves the field to be replaced by Nwankwo Kanu.
  • 57:22 A cross is delivered by Joel Ward.
  • 54:51 Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball, Ricardo Rocha makes a clearance.
  • 51:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Howson on Joel Ward. A cross is delivered by Greg Halford, Headed effort from inside the area by David Nugent misses to the left of the target.
  • 50:58 Corner taken by John Utaka from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Jonathan Howson.
  • 50:50 The ball is crossed by Dave Kitson, George McCartney makes a clearance.
  • 50:26 Ross McCormack challenges Richard Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Hayden Mullins takes the direct free kick.
  • 48:49 Greg Halford challenges Max Gradel unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ross McCormack from left wing, Greg Halford makes a clearance.
  • 47:05 The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, David Nugent makes a clearance.
  • 46:30 Effort from 12 yards by Robert Snodgrass. Save made by Jamie Ashdown. Inswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, Ricardo Rocha manages to make a clearance.
  • 46:03 Centre by Robert Snodgrass, Aaron Mokoena manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+4:02 The players leave the pitch at half time.
  • 45:00+3:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on George McCartney by Joel Ward. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
  • 44:13 Jonathan Howson fouled by Ricardo Rocha, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 42:01 Robert Snodgrass sends in a cross.
  • 38:55 The ball is crossed by Max Gradel, clearance made by Carl Dickinson.
  • 38:05 Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Ward on Bradley Johnson. Free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 37:50 The ball is sent over by Carl Dickinson, clearance made by George McCartney.
  • 37:34 Robert Snodgrass challenges Hayden Mullins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ricardo Rocha takes the direct free kick.
  • 33:49 Aaron Mokoena fouled by Billy Paynter, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Aaron Mokoena.
  • 32:45 Assist by Richard Hughes.
  • 32:45 GOAL - David NugentLeeds 2 - 1 Portsmouth Goal scored by David Nugent from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Leeds 2-1 Portsmouth.
  • 32:00 The ball is delivered by John Utaka, Jonathan Howson manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:06 The ball is swung over by Hayden Mullins, David Nugent takes a shot. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 30:10 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by John Utaka from the left by-line, George McCartney makes a clearance.
  • 29:36 Corner taken by John Utaka, clearance by George McCartney.
  • 29:29 The ball is crossed by Dave Kitson, clearance by Andrew O'Brien.
  • 28:55 Ross McCormack takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Jamie Ashdown.
  • 27:32 Max Gradel sends in a cross.
  • 27:10 Max Gradel has a drilled shot. Aaron Mokoena gets a block in.
  • 26:29 Handball by Billy Paynter. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
  • 24:34 Dave Kitson fouled by Andrew O'Brien, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Greg Halford, clearance by Neill Collins. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by John Utaka, Dave Kitson has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
  • 23:07 Dave Kitson fouled by Bradley Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Halford crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Andrew O'Brien makes a clearance.
  • 22:29 Shot on goal by Billy Paynter from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 21:13 Foul by Bradley Johnson on John Utaka, free kick awarded. Richard Hughes takes the direct free kick.
  • 19:12 Unfair challenge on John Utaka by Paul Connolly results in a free kick. The ball is crossed by Carl Dickinson, Effort on goal by Aaron Mokoena from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • 18:32 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.
  • 17:24 Dave Kitson crosses the ball, comfortable save by Kasper Schmeichel.
  • 15:24 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, David Nugent makes a clearance.
  • 13:34 Robert Snodgrass has a drilled shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a comfortable save.
  • 12:25 Unfair challenge on Ricardo Rocha by Billy Paynter results in a free kick. Jamie Ashdown takes the free kick.
  • 11:10 The referee gives a free kick against Carl Dickinson for handball. Neill Collins takes the direct free kick.
  • 10:34 Neill Collins concedes a free kick for a foul on David Nugent. Free kick taken by Greg Halford.
  • 9:19 Assist on the goal came from Ross McCormack.
  • 9:19 GOAL - Jonathan HowsonLeeds 2 - 0 Portsmouth Jonathan Howson fires in a goal from inside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 2-0 Portsmouth.
  • 8:26 A cross is delivered by Carl Dickinson.
  • 6:24 Paul Connolly provided the assist for the goal.
  • 6:24 GOAL - Max GradelLeeds 1 - 0 Portsmouth Max Gradel finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Portsmouth.
  • 5:55 John Utaka produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 5:26 Bradley Johnson takes a shot. Aaron Mokoena gets a block in.
  • 5:19 George McCartney sends in a cross, clearance by Carl Dickinson.
  • 4:53 Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, Greg Halford makes a clearance.
  • 2:58 The ball is swung over by Carl Dickinson, Bradley Johnson manages to make a clearance.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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Npower Championship table snapshot

As it stood on 28 Dec 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 QPR 23 28 47
2 Cardiff 23 12 40
3 Swansea 24 6 40
4 Leeds 24 4 40
5 Norwich 23 7 39
6 Reading 23 10 34
7 Coventry 24 0 34
8 Watford 22 8 33
9 Burnley 22 5 32
10 Millwall 23 5 32
11 Nott'm Forest 20 7 30
12 Derby 22 6 30
13 Portsmouth 22 1 30
14 Doncaster 21 -2 30
15 Hull 23 -3 30
16 Barnsley 22 -6 29
17 Leicester 24 -9 29
18 Ipswich 22 -5 27
19 Bristol City 23 -9 27
20 Sheff Utd 23 -14 25
21 Middlesbrough 23 -9 24
22 Scunthorpe 21 -10 23
23 Crystal Palace 23 -16 22
24 Preston 22 -16 19


see also
Leeds Utd 3-3 Portsmouth
29 Dec 10 |  Championship
Grayson frustrated by Leeds draw
28 Dec 10 |  Leeds
Cotterill proud of fight back
28 Dec 10 |  Portsmouth



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