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Leeds   1 - 0   Coventry

Leeds 1-0 Coventry

Leeds 1-0 Coventry

South African Davide Somma scored a second-half winner as promotion hopefuls Leeds edged past Coventry.

The hosts pushed forward from the start with Somma wasteful on four minutes after being set up by Robert Snodgrass.

Richard Wood went close for the Sky Blues when his close-range hit was deflected wide by Luciano Becchio.

Becchio missed two chances but Leeds got the crucial strike on 56 minutes when the impressive Snodgrass set up Jonathan Howson who fed Somma to score.

The three points got Leeds to within three points of an automatic promotion spot while piling on the pressure to Coventry who are 16th and without a league win in 10.

Apart from Wood's early effort for the visitors it was largely one-way traffic for Leeds as Snodgrass, who could make his Scotland debut on Wednesday, pulled the strings.

Top scorer Becchio was guilty of two bad misses from only three yards, while winger Max Gradel was also wasteful in front of goal.

After Somma had grabbed his 10th goal in as many starts just before the hour, they almost conceded an equaliser immediately with Lucas Jutkiewicz firing over.

Leeds though held on relatively comfortably to seal the spoils as they continue to drive up the table.

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Saturday, 5 February 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leeds 1-0 Coventry FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Somma 56

    Leeds

    • 01 Schmeichel
    • 02 Connolly (Bromby 83)
    • 04 Bruce yellow card
    • 29 McCartney
    • 40 O'Brien
    • 07 Gradel
    • 14 Howson
    • 16 Johnson
    • 10 Becchio (Paynter 88)
    • 23 Snodgrass
    • 27 Somma (Kilkenny 79)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Higgs,
    • 19 Parker,
    • 26 Bromby,
    • 08 Kilkenny,
    • 11 Sam,
    • 33 Nunez,
    • 09 Paynter

    Coventry

    • 01 Westwood
    • 02 Keogh
    • 03 O'Halloran
    • 15 Cranie
    • 24 Wood
    • 26 Clarke yellow card
    • 17 Gunnarsson
    • 18 Baker
    • 10 Eastwood (McSheffrey 73)
    • 11 Jutkiewicz
    • 22 Platt

    Substitutes

    • 23 Ireland,
    • 30 Cameron,
    • 07 Bell,
    • 36 Ruffles,
    • 19 McSheffrey,
    • 29 O'Donovan,
    • 31 Jeffers
    Ref: RussellAtt: 27,033
    LEEDS
    COVENTRY

    Possession

    • Leeds 55%
    • Coventry 45%

    Attempts on target

    • Leeds 5
    • Coventry 5

    Attempts off target

    • Leeds 9
    • Coventry 6

    Corners

    • Leeds 2
    • Coventry 5

    Fouls

    • Leeds 6
    • Coventry 12
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+6:13 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
    • 90:00+6:00 The offside flag is raised against Robert Snodgrass. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
    • 90:00+5:40 Robert Snodgrass decides to take a short corner.
    • 90:00+5:24 Shot by Robert Snodgrass. Richard Wood gets a block in.
    • 90:00+4:36 Shot from just outside the penalty box by Robert Snodgrass misses to the left of the target.
    • 90:00+3:05 Jonathan Howson concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Keogh. Keiren Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
    • 88:46 Corner from the left by-line taken by Carl Baker, clearance made by Leigh Bromby.
    • 88:26 Clive Platt takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 88:08 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 87:23 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson by Gary McSheffrey. George McCartney restarts play with the free kick.
    • 87:23 Substitution Luciano Becchio goes off and Billy Paynter comes on.
    • 86:25 The ball is swung over by Stephen O'Halloran, Leigh Bromby manages to make a clearance.
    • 86:16 The ball is sent over by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Alex Bruce makes a clearance.
    • 84:45 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line, Jonathan Howson makes a clearance.
    • 84:32 Shot by Gary McSheffrey. Alex Bruce makes a clearance.
    • 84:04 Gary McSheffrey fouled by Robert Snodgrass, the ref awards a free kick. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
    • 83:26 The assistant referee signals for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Direct free kick taken by Alex Bruce.
    • 82:27 Substitution Leigh Bromby on for Paul Connolly.
    • 81:09 The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 80:09 Max Gradel fouled by Jordan Clarke, the ref awards a free kick. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 80:09 Booking Jordan Clarke goes into the book.
    • 78:51 Substitution Neil Kilkenny comes on in place of Davide Somma.
    • 78:28 Shot from just outside the area by Alex Bruce misses to the right of the target.
    • 78:07 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.
    • 75:59 Max Gradel crosses the ball, Richard Wood makes a clearance.
    • 75:18 Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Kasper Schmeichel makes a comfortable save.
    • 74:22 The ball is delivered by Max Gradel.
    • 72:56 Substitution Freddy Eastwood leaves the field to be replaced by Gary McSheffrey.
    • 72:36 Jordan Clarke produces a cross, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 71:46 The assistant referee signals for offside against Davide Somma. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
    • 70:58 A cross is delivered by Max Gradel, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 69:39 Bradley Johnson crosses the ball, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.
    • 68:52 Clive Platt challenges Andrew O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Snodgrass takes the free kick.
    • 68:31 Centre by Paul Connolly, save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 67:59 George McCartney sends in a cross, Richard Wood makes a clearance.
    • 67:10 The ball is delivered by Jordan Clarke, save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 66:26 Max Gradel produces a cross, save made by Keiren Westwood.
    • 65:41 Clive Platt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Bradley Johnson. Kasper Schmeichel takes the free kick.
    • 64:15 Centre by Lukas Jutkiewicz, Effort from the edge of the area by Aron Gunnarsson goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 63:38 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Keiren Westwood makes a save.
    • 62:51 Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Cranie on Bradley Johnson. Free kick taken by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 60:49 Carl Baker delivers the ball.
    • 59:40 Corner taken by Carl Baker from the right by-line, Bradley Johnson manages to make a clearance.
    • 58:55 Shot by Lukas Jutkiewicz from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.
    • 55:37 The assist for the goal came from Jonathan Howson.
    • 55:37 GOAL - Davide SommaLeeds 1 - 0 Coventry Davide Somma fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Coventry.
    • 53:37 Richard Keogh crosses the ball, clearance made by Bradley Johnson.
    • 50:15 Max Gradel produces a cross, Richard Wood makes a clearance.
    • 48:25 Davide Somma has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 48:05 Jordan Clarke challenges Max Gradel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bradley Johnson restarts play with the free kick.
    • 47:17 The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass.
    • 46:57 Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.
    • 46:07 Richard Wood delivers the ball, Close range headed effort by Clive Platt goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 45:01 The second half begins.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:04 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 45:00+0:46 A cross is delivered by Paul Connolly, blocked by Stephen O'Halloran.
    • 45:00+0:21 The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Richard Keogh.
    • 43:43 Foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Bradley Johnson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by George McCartney.
    • 42:22 Booking Alex Bruce goes into the referee's book.
    • 41:59 The assistant referee signals for offside against Luciano Becchio. Free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 41:37 Freddy Eastwood delivers the ball, clearance by George McCartney.
    • 40:44 A cross is delivered by Max Gradel.
    • 39:28 Richard Keogh produces a cross, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 39:14 The ball is sent over by Aron Gunnarsson, Bradley Johnson gets a block in.
    • 37:09 Handball by Davide Somma. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 36:03 Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, Headed effort from inside the box by Luciano Becchio misses to the right of the target.
    • 35:39 Max Gradel crosses the ball, Richard Wood makes a clearance.
    • 33:30 Jordan Clarke challenges Max Gradel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Max Gradel shoots direct from the free kick, comfortable save by Keiren Westwood.
    • 32:40 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clive Platt on Bradley Johnson. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 30:15 Free kick awarded for a foul by Bradley Johnson on Aron Gunnarsson. Keiren Westwood takes the free kick.
    • 29:40 Effort on goal by Lukas Jutkiewicz from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 28:50 Lukas Jutkiewicz is ruled offside. Kasper Schmeichel restarts play with the free kick.
    • 28:41 Centre by Lukas Jutkiewicz, George McCartney makes a clearance.
    • 27:29 George McCartney produces a cross, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Luciano Becchio goes wide right of the goal.
    • 26:53 Carl Baker takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 22:58 Shot from just outside the box by Max Gradel misses to the right of the target.
    • Correction - 20:28 Close range shot by Max Gradel goes wide of the left-hand post.
    • 20:28 Effort from deep inside the area by Max Gradel misses to the left of the target.
    • 19:00 The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass, Shot from close in by Luciano Becchio misses to the left of the target.
    • 18:37 Lukas Jutkiewicz takes a shot. Save made by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 16:47 The referee blows for offside against Davide Somma. Keiren Westwood takes the direct free kick.
    • 16:25 Lukas Jutkiewicz has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
    • 15:41 Unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Bradley Johnson results in a free kick. Richard Keogh takes the direct free kick.
    • 15:01 George McCartney delivers the ball, Keiren Westwood makes a save.
    • 13:08 Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, Martin Cranie manages to make a clearance.
    • 12:50 Martin Cranie challenges Luciano Becchio unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Connolly takes the direct free kick.
    • 11:44 Carl Baker fouled by Jonathan Howson, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Richard Wood.
    • 11:15 A cross is delivered by Carl Baker, save by Kasper Schmeichel.
    • 8:23 Carl Baker challenges Robert Snodgrass unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from right wing, Carl Baker makes a clearance.
    • 7:25 Corner taken right-footed by Carl Baker, Jonathan Howson makes a clearance.
    • 6:20 Corner taken by Carl Baker from the right by-line, Richard Wood takes a shot. Paul Connolly gets a block in.
    • 5:44 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood by Luciano Becchio. Direct free kick taken by Keiren Westwood.
    • 3:40 Close range effort by Davide Somma clears the crossbar.
    • 3:15 Martin Cranie concedes a free kick for a foul on Max Gradel. Jonathan Howson takes the direct free kick.
    • 2:57 Lukas Jutkiewicz crosses the ball, Kasper Schmeichel makes a save.
    • 0:00 The game gets underway.

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    Npower Championship table snapshot

    As it stood on 5 Feb 2011 23:59 UK

    Position Team P GD PTS
    1 QPR 30 31 59
    2 Nott'm Forest 28 16 52
    3 Norwich 30 9 51
    4 Swansea 29 11 50
    5 Leeds 30 8 49
    6 Cardiff 28 12 48
    7 Millwall 30 9 45
    8 Leicester 30 -1 45
    9 Watford 28 12 43
    10 Burnley 29 7 43
    11 Reading 29 12 42
    12 Hull 30 3 42
    13 Barnsley 30 -8 40
    14 Ipswich 28 -2 37
    15 Doncaster 28 -5 37
    16 Coventry 30 -4 36
    17 Derby 29 -1 35
    18 Bristol City 30 -9 35
    19 Middlesbrough 29 -4 33
    20 Portsmouth 29 -7 32
    21 Crystal Palace 30 -20 31
    22 Sheff Utd 29 -21 27
    23 Scunthorpe 27 -24 24
    24 Preston 28 -24 21


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