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Brentford   0 - 0   Leeds United

Brentford 0-0 Leeds United

Brentford 0-0 Leeds United

Leeds saw their lead at the top of League One cut after being held to a goalless draw at struggling Brentford.

Leeds' top-scorer Jermaine Beckford spurned the visitors best chances, twice seeing side-foot finishes saved by home keeper Wojciech Szczesny.

Luciano Becchio almost gave Leeds the lead shortly after the break when his dipping volley skimmed off the bar.

Brentford's Sam Saunders saw a late free-kick deflected just wide and John Bostock volleyed inches past the post.


Brentford manager Andy Scott told BBC London 94.9:

"Their midfield players are very good players, and everything went through them. We wanted to get about them and stop them playing.

"I don't normally change a formation but needs must and sometimes we haven't got the results because we've been a bit naive as a team,

"But we learnt from that and every week we're learning."

Leeds United boss Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"It was a tough game, as we knew it would be. It was a difficult surface to play and a difficult team to play against.

"Sometimes over the season you have top battle away and just take a point and it was certainly a battle today.

"The pitch has taken a hammering, but we still managed to play some quality football on it, but we just lacked a bit of vital quality in the final third."


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Saturday, 12 December 2009

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Brentford 0-0 Leeds United FT
(HT 0-0)

      Brentford

      • 53 Szczesny
      • 04 Bean
      • 14 Foster
      • 20 Balkestein
      • 32 Leon Legge
      • 02 O'Connor
      • 03 Dickson
      • 13 Hunt
      • 17 Bostock (Wood 80)
      • 10 MacDonald
      • 18 Strevens (Saunders 69)

      Substitutes

      • 31 Simon Moore,
      • 06 Bennett,
      • 23 Wilson,
      • 07 Saunders,
      • 16 Wood,
      • 09 Cort,
      • 37 Murphy

      Leeds United

      • 01 Ankergren
      • 03 Kisnorbo
      • 26 Bromby
      • 30 Capaldi yellow card
      • 04 Doyle
      • 08 Kilkenny
      • 14 Howson (Crowe 84)
      • 22 Hughes
      • 28 Gradel (Ephraim 76)
      • 09 Beckford
      • 10 Becchio (Kandol 75)

      Substitutes

      • 36 Martin,
      • 02 Crowe,
      • 06 Naylor,
      • 17 Michalik,
      • 35 Ephraim,
      • 13 Grella,
      • 20 Kandol
      Ref: DeadmanAtt: 9,031
      BRENTFORD
      LEEDS UNITED

      Possession

      • Brentford 45%
      • Leeds United 55%

      Attempts on target

      • Brentford 4
      • Leeds United 5

      Attempts off target

      • Brentford 4
      • Leeds United 8

      Corners

      • Brentford 3
      • Leeds United 4

      Fouls

      • Brentford 9
      • Leeds United 12
      • Final Result
      • Full Time
      • 90:00+4:04 The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.
      • 90:00+3:17 Corner taken by Sam Saunders from the left by-line.
      • 90:00+2:45 Sam Saunders restarts play with the free kick.
      • 90:00+2:45 Booking Tony Capaldi receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.
      • 90:00+2:24 Tony Capaldi concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Saunders.
      • 90:00+0:44 Sam Wood takes a shot. Patrick Kisnorbo gets a block in.
      • 89:14 Kevin O'Connor concedes a free kick for a foul on Neil Kilkenny. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.
      • 88:21 Short corner taken by Hogan Ephraim, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Tresor Kandol misses to the right of the target.
      • 88:01 Charlie MacDonald is caught offside. Patrick Kisnorbo takes the free kick.
      • 87:05 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie MacDonald by Andy Hughes. Pim Balkestein takes the free kick.
      • 85:45 Tresor Kandol produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
      • 84:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin O'Connor on Michael Doyle. Patrick Kisnorbo takes the free kick.
      • 83:22 Substitution Jason Crowe comes on in place of Jonathan Howson.
      • 79:25 Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.
      • 79:25 Substitution Sam Wood comes on in place of John Bostock.
      • 79:25 Sam Saunders gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Capaldi.
      • 78:04 John Bostock gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tony Capaldi. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick.
      • 76:04 Leon Legge produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
      • 75:05 Substitution Hogan Ephraim joins the action as a substitute, replacing Max Gradel.
      • 74:38 Substitution Luciano Becchio leaves the field to be replaced by Tresor Kandol.
      • 74:08 Inswinging corner taken by Sam Saunders from the left by-line, Luciano Becchio manages to make a clearance.
      • Correction - 74:08 Inswinging corner taken by Sam Saunders from the left by-line, clearance by Luciano Becchio. Effort from long range by John Bostock goes wide right of the target.
      • Correction - 72:50 John Bostock fouled by Patrick Kisnorbo, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Saunders shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Michael Doyle.
      • 72:50 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on John Bostock by Patrick Kisnorbo. Sam Saunders shoots direct from the free kick, Michael Doyle gets a block in.
      • 72:34 Charlie MacDonald takes a shot. Patrick Kisnorbo gets a block in.
      • 71:30 Shot from outside the area by Max Gradel misses to the left of the target.
      • 68:08 Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick.
      • 68:08 Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Sam Saunders coming on for Ben Strevens.
      • 68:08 Charlie MacDonald is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
      • 65:57 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Pim Balkestein. Direct free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 65:37 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Patrick Kisnorbo.
      • 61:14 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Max Gradel, clearance made by Leon Legge.
      • 57:09 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 55:58 Shot from outside the box by Neil Kilkenny misses to the left of the goal.
      • 54:59 Neil Kilkenny fouled by Marcus Bean, the ref awards a free kick. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.
      • 54:12 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 52:52 Max Gradel has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
      • 52:00 Max Gradel takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Pim Balkestein.
      • 50:32 Michael Doyle challenges Ryan Dickson unfairly and gives away a free kick. John Bostock produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Neil Kilkenny gets a block in.
      • 49:26 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jermaine Beckford. Direct free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 47:55 Luciano Becchio takes a shot.
      • 45:46 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
      • Half Time
      • 45:00+0:57 The first half comes to an end.
      • 43:18 Max Gradel takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Leon Legge.
      • 42:31 Foul by Luciano Becchio on David Hunt, free kick awarded. Wojciech Szczesny restarts play with the free kick.
      • 41:25 Pim Balkestein gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Max Gradel from right channel, Marcus Bean manages to make a clearance.
      • 38:38 Jermaine Beckford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leon Legge. Free kick taken by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 37:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Neil Kilkenny on Marcus Bean. David Hunt restarts play with the free kick.
      • 35:53 Effort from deep inside the area by Max Gradel misses to the right of the goal.
      • 33:16 Tony Capaldi concedes a free kick for a foul on Charlie MacDonald. Direct free kick taken by David Hunt.
      • 25:52 The assistant referee flags for offside against Charlie MacDonald. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.
      • 25:29 Neil Kilkenny challenges Marcus Bean unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Hunt.
      • 24:51 The offside flag is raised against Marcus Bean. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.
      • 20:57 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Charlie MacDonald by Leigh Bromby. David Hunt crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Luciano Becchio.
      • 15:54 Inswinging corner taken by David Hunt, Headed effort from inside the box by Leon Legge misses to the right of the target.
      • 15:19 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin O'Connor by Michael Doyle. Free kick taken by Danny Foster.
      • 13:23 Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Save by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 12:22 Max Gradel takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.
      • 11:48 Ben Strevens challenges Max Gradel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Patrick Kisnorbo restarts play with the free kick.
      • 10:19 Header by Kevin O'Connor from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
      • 7:49 The offside flag is raised against Andy Hughes. Wojciech Szczesny takes the direct free kick.
      • 5:55 Free kick awarded for a foul by John Bostock on Jonathan Howson. Free kick taken by Jonathan Howson.
      • 4:37 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save made by Wojciech Szczesny.
      • 1:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie MacDonald on Patrick Kisnorbo. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.
      • 1:25 Corner from the right by-line taken by John Bostock, clearance made by Tony Capaldi.
      • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.

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      21 Brighton 21 -15 20
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      23 Tranmere 21 -24 17
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