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Tranmere   1 - 4   Leeds United

Tranmere 1-4 Leeds

Tranmere 1-4 Leeds

Leeds boosted their hopes of automatic promotion from League One with a deserved win over struggling Tranmere.

Robert Snodgrass' angled free-kick gave the visitors a ninth-minute lead.

Jermaine Beckford's 16th-minute penalty doubled Leeds' lead before John Welsh pulled one back for Tranmere three minutes later with a low drive.

But Luciano Becchio headed in a third before Beckford expertly lobbed Rovers keeper Luke Daniels to move Leeds five points clear of third-placed Charlton.


Tranmere manager Les Parry told BBC Radio Merseyside:

"I think the first half was our poorest performance since we've taken over.

"We had a little pop at the lads at half time and I think we were unfortunate to lose the second half to be honest.

"But the game was dead by then, it was a poor performance in the first half - just a comedy of errors."

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Tuesday, 9 March 2010

League One

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Tranmere 1-4 Leeds United FT
(HT 1-3)
  • Welsh 19
  • Snodgrass 9
  • Beckford (pen) 16
  • Becchio 34
  • Beckford 65

Tranmere

  • 01 Daniels
  • 05 Goodison
  • 08 Broomes
  • 24 Bakayogo
  • 28 O'Neill (Logan 72)
  • 04 Edds (Mahon 76)
  • 06 McLaren
  • 11 Welsh
  • 09 Moore
  • 25 Curran
  • 27 Sordell (Savage 46)

Substitutes

  • 13 Collister,
  • 02 Logan,
  • 03 Cresswell,
  • 18 McCready,
  • 10 Mahon,
  • 19 Barnett,
  • 07 Savage

Leeds United

  • 01 Ankergren
  • 03 Kisnorbo
  • 06 Naylor
  • 32 White
  • 04 Doyle
  • 14 Howson
  • 15 McSheffrey
  • 22 Hughes
  • 09 Beckford (Dickov 82)
  • 10 Becchio yellow card (Kandol 76)
  • 23 Snodgrass (Gradel 76)

Substitutes

  • 25 Martin,
  • 26 Bromby,
  • 08 Kilkenny,
  • 16 Johnson,
  • 28 Gradel,
  • 07 Dickov,
  • 20 Kandol
Ref: ShoebridgeAtt: 8,346
TRANMERE
LEEDS UNITED

Possession

  • Tranmere 49%
  • Leeds United 51%

Attempts on target

  • Tranmere 5
  • Leeds United 5

Attempts off target

  • Tranmere 2
  • Leeds United 3

Corners

  • Tranmere 5
  • Leeds United 2

Fouls

  • Tranmere 11
  • Leeds United 9
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:18 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
  • 90:00+3:37 Foul by Ian Thomas-Moore on Casper Ankergren, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
  • 90:00+3:00 The ball is swung over by Zoumana Bakayogo, comfortable save by Casper Ankergren.
  • 90:00+0:31 Foul by Ian Thomas-Moore on Patrick Kisnorbo, free kick awarded. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick.
  • Correction - 89:35 Unfair challenge on Paul McLaren by Max Gradel results in a free kick. Luke Daniels takes the free kick.
  • 89:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul McLaren by Max Gradel. Direct free kick taken by Luke Daniels.
  • 87:56 Corner from the right by-line taken by Paul McLaren, comfortable save by Casper Ankergren.
  • 87:26 The ball is swung over by John Welsh, Richard Naylor makes a clearance.
  • 86:56 Floated corner taken left-footed by Alan Mahon from the left by-line, Patrick Kisnorbo makes a clearance.
  • 86:44 Drilled left-footed shot by Alan Mahon. Save by Casper Ankergren.
  • 85:57 Michael Doyle delivers the ball, clearance made by John Welsh.
  • 85:38 The ball is sent over by Aidan White, clearance by Alan Mahon.
  • 84:48 Unfair challenge on Max Gradel by Alan Mahon results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Patrick Kisnorbo.
  • 83:55 Centre by Shaleum Logan.
  • 83:32 Tresor Kandol gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Curran. Paul McLaren takes the direct free kick.
  • 82:00 Substitution Jermaine Beckford goes off and Paul Dickov comes on.
  • Correction - 80:43 The ball is delivered by Jonathan Howson.
  • 80:43 The ball is swung over by Jonathan Howson, clearance by Tresor Kandol.
  • 79:13 Ian Thomas-Moore crosses the ball.
  • 77:22 Andy Hughes delivers the ball, clearance by Shaleum Logan.
  • 75:46 Substitution Alan Mahon replaces Gareth Edds.
  • 75:04 Substitution Luciano Becchio goes off and Tresor Kandol comes on.
  • 75:04 Substitution Max Gradel joins the action as a substitute, replacing Robert Snodgrass.
  • 72:10 Patrick Kisnorbo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Thomas-Moore. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Paul McLaren.
  • 71:34 Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, Effort from 12 yards by Jermaine Beckford. Luke Daniels makes a comfortable save.
  • 71:01 Substitution Shaleum Logan comes on in place of Luke O'Neill.
  • 69:44 The ball is delivered by Andy Hughes, clearance by Marlon Broomes.
  • 68:00 The ball is sent over by John Welsh.
  • 64:48 The assist for the goal came from Michael Doyle.
  • 64:48 GOAL - Jermaine BeckfordTranmere 1 - 4 Leeds United Jermaine Beckford finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Tranmere 1-4 Leeds.
  • 64:26 The ball is sent over by Patrick Kisnorbo, Luke Daniels makes a comfortable save.
  • 64:09 Gary McSheffrey takes a floated corner from the left by-line to the near post.
  • 64:02 The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey, clearance by Marlon Broomes.
  • 58:27 Jermaine Beckford produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
  • 56:40 The ball is crossed by Andy Hughes, Luke Daniels makes a comfortable save.
  • 55:58 Foul by Craig Curran on Patrick Kisnorbo, free kick awarded. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick.
  • 53:55 John Welsh produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
  • 52:29 The ball is sent over by Luke O'Neill, clearance made by Patrick Kisnorbo.
  • 51:06 The offside flag is raised against Jermaine Beckford. Luke Daniels takes the free kick.
  • 49:00 Centre by Ian Thomas-Moore, Richard Naylor makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 46:55 Corner taken by Paul McLaren from the right by-line to the near post.
  • 46:55 Corner taken by Paul McLaren played to the near post.
  • 45:01 The second half has started.
  • 45:01 Substitution Bas Savage joins the action as a substitute, replacing Marvin Sordell.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:02 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+1:29 A cross is delivered by John Welsh.
  • 45:00+1:17 Luke O'Neill produces a cross, clearance by Andy Hughes.
  • Correction - 45:00+0:29 Foul by Richard Naylor on Ian Thomas-Moore, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul McLaren, clearance made by Richard Naylor.
  • 45:00+0:29 Richard Naylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Thomas-Moore. Paul McLaren takes the direct free kick.
  • 44:40 Drilled right-footed shot by Jermaine Beckford. Save made by Luke Daniels.
  • 41:43 Jermaine Beckford gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ian Goodison. Luke Daniels takes the free kick.
  • 40:48 Direct free kick taken by Paul McLaren.
  • 40:48 Booking Luciano Becchio is given a yellow card.
  • 39:02 Paul McLaren crosses the ball, clearance by Richard Naylor.
  • 38:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary McSheffrey on John Welsh. Free kick taken by John Welsh. The ball is swung over by Paul McLaren, clearance by Richard Naylor.
  • 37:56 Richard Naylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Sordell. Direct free kick taken by Paul McLaren.
  • 37:16 Zoumana Bakayogo sends in a cross, clearance made by Patrick Kisnorbo.
  • 36:05 Luciano Becchio takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
  • 35:33 Andy Hughes delivers the ball, save by Luke Daniels.
  • 34:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Paul McLaren on Luciano Becchio. Direct free kick taken by Richard Naylor.
  • 33:34 Jermaine Beckford provided the assist for the goal.
  • 33:34 GOAL - Luciano BecchioTranmere 1 - 3 Leeds United Luciano Becchio finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Tranmere 1-3 Leeds.
  • 33:26 Centre by Jermaine Beckford,
  • 27:43 Effort from the edge of the box by Marvin Sordell goes wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 22:59 The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Luke Daniels.
  • 21:40 The assistant referee flags for offside against Robert Snodgrass. Indirect free kick taken by Luke Daniels.
  • 21:25 Effort on goal by Gary McSheffrey from 25 yards. Save by Luke Daniels.
  • 20:47 The ball is swung over by Gary McSheffrey, Zoumana Bakayogo makes a clearance.
  • 18:30 GOAL - John WelshTranmere 1 - 2 Leeds United John Welsh grabs a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Tranmere 1-2 Leeds.
  • 17:14 John Welsh fouled by Patrick Kisnorbo, the ref awards a free kick. John Welsh has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Gary McSheffrey gets a block in. Luke O'Neill takes a shot. Save by Casper Ankergren. Corner taken short by Paul McLaren.
  • 16:35 The ball is swung over by Zoumana Bakayogo, Richard Naylor makes a clearance.
  • 15:57 GOAL - Jermaine BeckfordTranmere 0 - 2 Leeds United Jermaine Beckford scores a power penalty. Tranmere 0-2 Leeds.
  • 14:48 Penalty awarded for a foul by Paul McLaren on Gary McSheffrey.
  • 12:30 Foul by Marlon Broomes on Jermaine Beckford, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Patrick Kisnorbo.
  • 12:21 Zoumana Bakayogo delivers the ball, clearance made by Andy Hughes.
  • 11:19 Robert Snodgrass concedes a free kick for a foul on Zoumana Bakayogo. Ian Goodison takes the direct free kick.
  • 10:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Michael Doyle by Paul McLaren. Direct free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.
  • 9:52 The ball is crossed by Zoumana Bakayogo, Richard Naylor manages to make a clearance.
  • 9:40 Short corner worked by Paul McLaren.
  • 8:22 GOAL - Robert SnodgrassTranmere 0 - 1 Leeds United Robert Snodgrass grabs a goal from outside the box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Tranmere 0-1 Leeds.
  • 7:55 Ian Goodison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Beckford. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from right wing,
  • 6:54 A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, Ian Goodison manages to make a clearance.
  • Correction - 6:26 Craig Curran takes a shot. Casper Ankergren makes a save.
  • 6:26 Craig Curran takes a shot. Save made by Casper Ankergren.
  • 5:44 John Welsh challenges Robert Snodgrass unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from right wing, save by Luke Daniels.
  • 2:20 Corner from the left by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey, Luciano Becchio has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
  • 1:22 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by Paul McLaren. Robert Snodgrass takes the direct free kick.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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League One table snapshot

As it stood on 9 Mar 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Norwich 35 37 75
2 Leeds United 35 33 71
3 Charlton 35 23 66
4 Colchester 34 17 63
5 Millwall 35 17 62
6 Swindon 34 10 60
7 Huddersfield 35 18 58
8 MK Dons 35 2 55
9 Bristol Rovers 34 -3 51
10 Southampton 33 25 44
11 Walsall 34 -2 44
12 Carlisle 35 -5 41
13 Yeovil 35 -6 41
14 Brentford 31 0 39
15 Hartlepool 34 -7 38
16 Leyton Orient 35 -9 38
17 Brighton 34 -11 38
18 Gillingham 35 -11 37
19 Oldham 33 -12 36
20 Tranmere 34 -25 36
21 Exeter 34 -15 32
22 Southend 34 -16 32
23 Wycombe 35 -25 29
24 Stockport 34 -35 23