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Leeds   1 - 0   Southampton

Leeds 1-0 Southampton

Leeds 1-0 Southampton

Leeds have extended their lead at the top of League One to four points after Robert Snodgrass' late goal gave them an important win over Southampton.

Snodgrass received a pass from Andrew Hughes before curling in the winner from 18 yards in the 77th minute.

Luciano Becchio had earlier headed over for the home side, for whom Jermaine Beckford missed a host of chances.

Rickie Lambert fired narrowly wide for Saints in injury time as they suffered their first defeat in eight games.


Leeds United manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"That is not far away (from being Leeds' best performance of the season) and I thought we dominated the game from start to finish.

"We competed when we needed to, battled when we needed to, but also had the quality players to pass the ball around too.

"The defence has worked ever so hard today and we closed down excellently. I'm delighted by the performance and there were some outstanding individual performances too."

"To extend our lead at the top of League One too is the icing on the cake."

Southampton manager Alan pardew told BBC Radio Solent:

"We did a lot of good things today but we didn't play enough. We didn't get a quality ball to our strikers or our wide players, which was disappointing.

"We battled, and committed and made it very difficult. On 65 minutes they took off their best player to a chorus of boos and we almost got the job done.

"The goal came at a bad time for us because we had them in a good position.

"We had a lot of positives come out of the game. The two centre-halves did well but we've got room for improvement and that's what we've got to do."


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Saturday, 19 December 2009

Npower League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leeds 1-0 Southampton FT
(HT 0-0)
  • Snodgrass 77

    Leeds

    • 01 Ankergren
    • 03 Kisnorbo yellow card
    • 06 Naylor
    • 26 Bromby
    • 04 Doyle
    • 08 Kilkenny
    • 14 Howson (Johnson 75)
    • 22 Hughes
    • 09 Beckford (Gradel 74)
    • 10 Becchio
    • 23 Snodgrass

    Substitutes

    • 36 Martin,
    • 02 Crowe,
    • 16 Johnson,
    • 28 Gradel,
    • 35 Ephraim,
    • 13 Grella,
    • 20 Kandol

    Southampton

    • 28 Bialkowski
    • 02 Harding
    • 03 Thomas (Gobern 86)
    • 05 Perry
    • 06 Jaidi
    • 23 James
    • 14 Hammond
    • 07 Lambert yellow card
    • 09 Papa Waigo (Antonio 78)
    • 20 Lallana yellow card
    • 38 Connolly (Trotman 90)

    Substitutes

    • 01 Davis,
    • 12 Trotman,
    • 18 Mills,
    • 10 Wotton,
    • 29 Gobern,
    • 35 Mellis,
    • 37 Antonio
    Ref: MillerAtt: 25,948
    LEEDS
    SOUTHAMPTON

    Possession

    • Leeds 54%
    • Southampton 46%

    Attempts on target

    • Leeds 3
    • Southampton 1

    Attempts off target

    • Leeds 6
    • Southampton 5

    Corners

    • Leeds 6
    • Southampton 4

    Fouls

    • Leeds 7
    • Southampton 10
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+5:20 The referee signals the end of the game.
    • 90:00+5:01 Effort from outside the box by Dan Harding goes wide right of the target.
    • 90:00+4:39 Corner taken right-footed by Lloyd James from the right by-line, clearance by Robert Snodgrass.
    • 90:00+2:38 Effort from inside the area by Richard Lambert misses to the left of the target.
    • 90:00+2:24 Max Gradel is ruled offside. Dan Harding takes the free kick.
    • 90:00+1:32 Leigh Bromby concedes a free kick for a foul on Neal Trotman. Direct free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.
    • 89:39 Substitution Neal Trotman on for David Connolly.
    • 88:54 Corner from the right by-line taken by Lloyd James, Headed effort from inside the box by Oscar Gobern misses to the right of the target.
    • 84:58 Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.
    • 84:58 Substitution Oscar Gobern replaces Wayne Thomas.
    • 84:58 The referee gives a free kick against Max Gradel for handball.
    • 83:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Hammond on Luciano Becchio. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.
    • 82:00 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Lloyd James from the right by-line to the near post, Bradley Johnson makes a clearance.
    • 81:37 The referee blows for offside. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the direct free kick.
    • 79:32 Robert Snodgrass takes the inswinging corner, Richard Lambert manages to make a clearance.
    • 77:58 Substitution Michail Antonio replaces Ndiaye Papa Waigo.
    • 76:22 GOAL - Robert SnodgrassLeeds 1 - 0 Southampton A goal is scored by Robert Snodgrass from the edge of the area to the top right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Southampton.
    • 74:15 Substitution Bradley Johnson replaces Jonathan Howson.
    • 73:55 Substitution Max Gradel on for Jermaine Beckford.
    • 72:44 Shot by Lloyd James. Blocked by Patrick Kisnorbo.
    • 66:14 Jonathan Howson produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
    • 64:14 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Robert Snodgrass.
    • 62:10 Wayne Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Patrick Kisnorbo takes the direct free kick.
    • 60:10 Booking Patrick Kisnorbo goes into the referee's book.
    • 59:50 Booking Richard Lambert receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
    • 57:18 The offside flag is raised against Robert Snodgrass. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:39 Free kick awarded for a foul by Luciano Becchio on Dean Hammond. Chris Perry restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny by Lloyd James. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.
    • 51:22 Luciano Becchio gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wayne Thomas. Lloyd James crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, Leigh Bromby makes a clearance.
    • 48:22 Free kick awarded for a foul by Ndiaye Papa Waigo on Andy Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
    • 45:45 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, Wayne Thomas makes a clearance.
    • 45:22 Jonathan Howson produces a volleyed left-footed shot from 18 yards. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.
    • 45:01 The second half has started.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:18 The match has reached half-time.
    • 44:48 Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.
    • 43:48 Dean Hammond has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 41:37 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.
    • 37:41 Robert Snodgrass delivers the ball, Close range header by Luciano Becchio goes over the bar.
    • 32:17 Robert Snodgrass is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.
    • 31:35 Richard Lambert produces a right-footed shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.
    • 29:48 Shot from just outside the box by Luciano Becchio goes over the target.
    • 29:25 Wayne Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Hughes. Direct free kick taken by Michael Doyle.
    • 23:38 Robert Snodgrass restarts play with the free kick.
    • 23:38 Booking Booking for Adam Lallana for unsporting behaviour.
    • 23:21 Unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Adam Lallana results in a free kick.
    • 21:58 Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass to the near post, Headed effort on goal by Luciano Becchio from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the goal.
    • 18:19 Richard Naylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richard Lambert. Chris Perry takes the free kick.
    • 15:26 Inswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Chris Perry.
    • 14:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Perry by Jermaine Beckford. Chris Perry takes the direct free kick.
    • 12:12 Adam Lallana concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Howson. Free kick taken by Leigh Bromby.
    • 10:59 Foul by Jermaine Beckford on Lloyd James, free kick awarded. Chris Perry restarts play with the free kick.
    • 9:58 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Chris Perry.
    • 8:41 Dan Harding concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Howson. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
    • 7:47 Robert Snodgrass challenges Ndiaye Papa Waigo unfairly and gives away a free kick. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the direct free kick.
    • 5:29 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.
    • 2:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Hammond on Michael Doyle. Free kick crossed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Dean Hammond.
    • 2:20 Foul by Dan Harding on Jermaine Beckford, free kick awarded. Leigh Bromby takes the direct free kick.
    • 1:59 Short corner worked by Lloyd James.
    • 0:58 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar.
    • 0:00 The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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