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Leeds United   5 - 1   Kettering

(After extra-time)

Luciano Becchio was on the scoresheet for Leeds
Becchio scored a header for Leeds and also struck the woodwork

Leeds were taken to extra-time against Kettering before sealing a third-round FA Cup tie against Manchester United.

Luciano Becchio headed the home team in front as Leeds dominated the first hour, with the scorer hitting the post and Lee Harper making several saves.

Former Leeds player Anthony Elding headed Kettering level after the break.

Leeds took control in the second half of extra-time, Tresor Kandol heading home between two strikes from Mike Grella before Jermaine Beckford struck.

The scoreline was harsh in the extreme on the non-league team.

There was little to choose between the two sides in the first half of extra-time but after the restart Leeds took control with four goals in 11 minutes to ensure the tie would not go to a penalty shoot-out.

The match was played in wet and blustery conditions and for the first hour it seemed as though it would be a fairly miserable experience for the visiting supporters.

Their team was completely outclassed, with Leeds creating clear-cut openings almost at will.

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Casper The Friendly Ghoulie

The gutsy Harper denied Jonathan Howson, Beckford and Neil Kilkenny, who also shot agonisingly wide.

There were also countless near misses for the home team and it seemed a matter of time before they scored a decisive second.

But Kettering, having had only one sight of goal in the opening half when Elding scuffed his shot, improved after markedly after the break.

They won more 50-50 balls and gradually showed the self-belief necessary to force their way back into the tie.

The goal came from a Partridge cross from the right and was superbly met by the unmarked Elding.

Leeds lost some of their fluency but rallied towards the end and almost stole victory deep into injury time but Andre Boucaud cleared off the line from substitute Kandol.

The home team hit the woodwork early in extra-time through Robert Snodgrass but Kettering reached the interval with few more alarms.

American substitute Grella shot beyond keeper Harper from six yards - and the match turned dramatically, three minutes into the second half of extra-time.

The goal punctured Kettering's hopes of an upset and Leeds' superior fitness told.

Kandol headed home Snodgrass' cross, Grella then twisted one way then the other before curling the ball beyond the impressive Harper and Beckford scored from close range.


Leeds United manager Simon Grayson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"I think when you look at the overall play then we deserved to win by the scoreline we did.

"We didn't take the chances when we had the opportunities in the first half, whether it was good defending or the post or bar.

"We got a little bit anxious and didn't do the same things but we kept going and we got the result I think we deserved over the course of the game."

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Tuesday, 8 December 2009

The FA Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leeds United 5-1 Kettering FT
(HT 1-0)After Extra Time
  • Becchio 20
  • Grella 108
  • Kandol 109
  • Grella 116
  • Beckford 119
  • Elding 62

Leeds United

  • 01 Ankergren
  • 17 Michalik
  • 26 Bromby
  • 32 White (Capaldi 56)
  • 04 Doyle
  • 08 Kilkenny
  • 14 Howson
  • 22 Hughes (Grella 106)
  • 09 Beckford
  • 10 Becchio (Kandol 76)
  • 23 Snodgrass yellow card

Substitutes

  • 25 Martin,
  • 02 Crowe,
  • 05 Marques,
  • 30 Capaldi,
  • 07 Prutton,
  • 13 Grella,
  • 20 Kandol

Kettering

  • 01 Harper
  • 05 Roper
  • 06 Dempster yellow card
  • 15 Noubissie (Fowler 106)
  • 23 Davis
  • 12 Taylor
  • 16 Heslop
  • 21 Partridge (Wrack 97)
  • 07 Bain (Thomas 46)
  • 17 Boucaud
  • 19 Elding

Substitutes

  • 13 Niall Cooper,
  • 31 Bussey,
  • 04 Wrack,
  • 08 Fowler,
  • 20 Thomas,
  • 24 Cherry
Ref: CrossleyAtt: 10,670
LEEDS UNITED
KETTERING

Possession

  • Leeds United 50%
  • Kettering 50%

Attempts on target

  • Leeds United 21
  • Kettering 2

Attempts off target

  • Leeds United 23
  • Kettering 4

Corners

  • Leeds United 16
  • Kettering 3

Fouls

  • Leeds United 8
  • Kettering 3
  • Final Result
  • Extra Time Complete
  • 120:00+2:20 The match has ended.
  • 120:00+1:33 Mike Grella takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
  • 120:00+1:04 Unfair challenge on Sol Davis by Mike Grella results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Harper.
  • 120:00+0:33 Jonathan Howson produces a cross, Shot from close in by Jermaine Beckford strikes the post.
  • 118:47 Tresor Kandol provided the assist for the goal.
  • 118:47 GOAL - Jermaine BeckfordLeeds United 5 - 1 Kettering Jermaine Beckford finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 5-1 Kettering.
  • 115:33 GOAL - Mike GrellaLeeds United 4 - 1 Kettering Mike Grella finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. Leeds 4-1 Kettering.
  • 115:28 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot.
  • 114:19 Simon Heslop has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 112:23 The referee blows for offside against Anthony Elding. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.
  • 111:33 Leigh Bromby challenges Danny Thomas unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sol Davis takes the free kick.
  • 110:34 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save made by Lee Harper. The assistant referee flags for offside against Tresor Kandol. Free kick taken by Lee Harper.
  • 108:50 Assist on the goal came from Robert Snodgrass.
  • 108:50 GOAL - Tresor KandolLeeds United 3 - 1 Kettering Tresor Kandol finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Leeds 3-1 Kettering.
  • 108:49 A cross is delivered by Robert Snodgrass,
  • 107:27 GOAL - Mike GrellaLeeds United 2 - 1 Kettering Mike Grella finds the net with a goal from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Leeds 2-1 Kettering.
  • 107:11 Tony Capaldi produces a cross, clearance made by Ian Roper.
  • 105:52 Robert Snodgrass produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the crossbar.
  • Extra Time Started
  • 105:01 The referee starts the second half of extra time.
  • 105:01 Substitution Lee Fowler on for Patrick Noubissie.
  • 105:01 Substitution Andy Hughes goes off and Mike Grella comes on.
  • Extra Time Half Time
  • 105:00+0:42 Robert Snodgrass has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the target.
  • 104:42 The ball is crossed by Tony Capaldi.
  • 99:26 Jonathan Howson crosses the ball, Ian Roper manages to make a clearance.
  • 98:54 Jonathan Howson sends in a cross, Greg Taylor manages to make a clearance.
  • 96:05 Substitution Darren Wrack is brought on as a substitute for Richie Partridge.
  • 96:05 Jonathan Howson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
  • 94:21 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. The ball is swung over by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 92:59 Long range shot by Lubomir Michalik goes wide right of the goal.
  • 92:33 Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball, clearance made by John Dempster.
  • 91:49 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Save by Lee Harper.
  • Extra Time Started
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:38 The referee blows for the end of normal time.
  • Correction - 90:00+2:44 Neil Kilkenny takes a floated corner. Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Lee Harper.
  • 90:00+2:44 Corner from the right by-line taken by Neil Kilkenny, Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Lee Harper.
  • 90:00+2:30 Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Sol Davis gets a block in.
  • 90:00+2:07 The assistant referee signals for offside against Anthony Elding. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.
  • 88:09 Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny, Tresor Kandol has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the target.
  • 87:10 Short corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 86:50 Robert Snodgrass takes the outswinging corner, clearance by Greg Taylor.
  • 86:40 Neil Kilkenny takes a shot. Blocked by John Dempster.
  • 84:52 Robert Snodgrass produces a left-footed shot from just outside the penalty box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 82:57 Unfair challenge on Andre Boucaud by Michael Doyle results in a free kick. Lee Harper takes the free kick.
  • 82:45 Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Greg Taylor gets a block in.
  • 80:56 Effort from outside the penalty box by Jermaine Beckford goes wide right of the target.
  • 77:31 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Lee Harper.
  • 77:00 Andre Boucaud takes a long range shot clearing the bar.
  • 76:29 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line, clearance made by Simon Heslop.
  • 76:11 Neil Kilkenny has a volleyed shot. Save by Lee Harper.
  • 75:30 Substitution Tresor Kandol on for Luciano Becchio.
  • 75:10 Jonathan Howson produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.
  • 73:41 Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Andre Boucaud. Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Blocked by John Dempster.
  • 73:20 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Blocked by John Dempster.
  • 71:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lubomir Michalik on Anthony Elding. Simon Heslop takes the free kick.
  • 67:37 The ball is swung over by Richie Partridge, save by Casper Ankergren.
  • 64:07 Greg Taylor fouled by Jermaine Beckford, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Harper takes the direct free kick.
  • 61:55 Richie Partridge provided the assist for the goal.
  • 61:55 GOAL - Anthony EldingLeeds United 1 - 1 Kettering Anthony Elding finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Leeds 1-1 Kettering.
  • 61:48 Richie Partridge delivers the ball,
  • 60:41 Effort from outside the penalty box by Andre Boucaud goes wide right of the target.
  • 59:53 Free kick crossed right-footed by Richie Partridge from right wing, Tony Capaldi manages to make a clearance.
  • 59:53 Booking Robert Snodgrass goes into the book for unsporting behaviour.
  • 59:48 Richie Partridge fouled by Robert Snodgrass, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 59:08 Corner taken right-footed by Richie Partridge, Luciano Becchio makes a clearance.
  • 58:50 Corner taken by Richie Partridge from the left by-line, clearance made by Casper Ankergren.
  • 58:38 Simon Heslop takes a shot. Blocked by Lubomir Michalik.
  • 57:19 Anthony Elding gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leigh Bromby. Lubomir Michalik takes the direct free kick.
  • 56:41 The offside flag is raised against Anthony Elding. Andy Hughes takes the free kick.
  • 55:08 Substitution Tony Capaldi joins the action as a substitute, replacing Aidan White.
  • 54:22 The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, Greg Taylor manages to make a clearance.
  • 52:59 The ball is crossed by Richie Partridge, Andy Hughes manages to make a clearance.
  • 51:54 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Lee Harper.
  • 51:03 Corner taken by Richie Partridge from the right by-line, Casper Ankergren manages to make a clearance.
  • 50:26 Effort from just outside the area by Michael Doyle goes over the target.
  • 49:54 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, clearance by Anthony Elding.
  • 49:25 Header from close in by Luciano Becchio hits the post.
  • 48:06 Shot from just outside the area by Michael Doyle misses to the left of the target.
  • 47:43 The ball is sent over by Aidan White, clearance by John Dempster.
  • 46:44 The ball is delivered by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by John Dempster.
  • 45:01 The second half kicks off.
  • 45:01 Substitution Kithson Bain goes off and Danny Thomas comes on.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+2:33 The referee calls an end to the first half.
  • 45:00+2:00 Foul by Patrick Noubissie on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 45:00+0:35 The referee blows for offside. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.
  • 41:51 Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Lubomir Michalik.
  • 41:51 Booking The referee cautions John Dempster for unsporting behaviour.
  • 41:46 Handball decision goes against John Dempster.
  • 38:33 Short corner worked by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 38:15 Effort on goal by Jonathan Howson from 20 yards. Save made by Lee Harper.
  • 34:30 Shot by Leigh Bromby from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the target.
  • 34:02 Inswinging corner taken by Neil Kilkenny from the left by-line.
  • 33:13 Robert Snodgrass takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Anthony Elding.
  • 31:54 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Lee Harper.
  • 30:47 Short corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 30:34 Robert Snodgrass decides to take a short corner.
  • 30:07 Neil Kilkenny takes a shot. Blocked by Simon Heslop.
  • 29:36 Neil Kilkenny produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and strikes the post.
  • 28:36 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Ian Roper.
  • 27:45 Jermaine Beckford has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
  • 25:08 John Dempster fouled by Jermaine Beckford, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Harper restarts play with the free kick.
  • 24:12 Shot from inside the area by Anthony Elding clears the bar.
  • 22:21 Effort from deep inside the area by Luciano Becchio misses to the right of the goal.
  • 21:47 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot. Save by Lee Harper.
  • 20:39 The official flags Kithson Bain offside. Casper Ankergren restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:33 Assist by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 19:33 GOAL - Luciano BecchioLeeds United 1 - 0 Kettering Luciano Becchio grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Leeds 1-0 Kettering.
  • 19:28 The ball is sent over by Robert Snodgrass,
  • 18:40 The referee gives a free kick against Aidan White for handball. Direct free kick taken by Greg Taylor.
  • 17:52 Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Patrick Noubissie.
  • 10:43 Lubomir Michalik takes a shot. Patrick Noubissie gets a block in.
  • 9:02 Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Snodgrass on Simon Heslop. Free kick taken by Greg Taylor.
  • 7:08 Effort from inside the area by Neil Kilkenny misses to the left of the target.
  • 6:37 Drilled left-footed shot by Luciano Becchio. Blocked by John Dempster.
  • 5:16 Outswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 3:25 Jermaine Beckford takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 1:51 Robert Snodgrass decides to take the corner short.
  • 0:41 Luciano Becchio fouled by John Dempster, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Hughes.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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