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  • English Npower Championship
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Elland Road
  • Attendance: 19,185
LeedsLeedsvIpswichIpswich
2
  • Thomas, 19
  • Green, 68
0

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Match ends, Leeds United 2, Ipswich Town 0.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Ipswich Town 0.

90+3 mins:Foul by Andy Drury (Ipswich Town).

90+3 mins:Michael Tonge (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Luke Varney replaces Luciano Becchio.

87 mins:Foul by Andy Drury (Ipswich Town).

87 mins:Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

86 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

85 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Elliott Hewitt replaces Bradley Orr.

84 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Michael Brown replaces Jerome Thomas.

84 mins:Foul by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Ipswich Town).

84 mins:David Norris (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

82 mins:Attempt saved. Michael Chopra (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

81 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Ross McCormack replaces El Hadji Diouf.

81 mins:Attempt saved. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Ipswich Town) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved. Assisted by Lee Martin.

80 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

80 mins:Attempt saved. Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

79 mins:David Norris (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79 mins:Foul by David Norris (Leeds United).

79 mins:Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

74 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Paul Green tries a through ball, but Paul Green is caught offside.

74 mins:Foul by Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town).

74 mins:Paul Green (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Daryl Murphy.

73 mins:Foul by David Norris (Leeds United).

73 mins:Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Foul by Tom Lees (Leeds United).

71 mins:Daryl Murphy (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Goal! Leeds United 2, Ipswich Town 0. Paul Green (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jerome Thomas.

66 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. Michael Chopra tries a through ball, but Michael Chopra is caught offside.

65 mins:Foul by David Norris (Leeds United).

65 mins:Andy Drury (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

62 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

62 mins:Substitution, Ipswich Town. Michael Chopra replaces DJ Campbell.

60 mins:Hand ball by Luciano Becchio (Leeds United).

56 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Jerome Thomas tries a through ball, but Jerome Thomas is caught offside.

48 mins:Attempt missed. El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is too high.

48 mins:Attempt saved. Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) header from the left side of the box is saved.

47 mins:Foul by DJ Campbell (Ipswich Town).

47 mins:Alan Tate (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Leeds United 1, Ipswich Town 0.

45+3 mins:First Half ends, Leeds United 1, Ipswich Town 0.

45 mins:Foul by David Norris (Leeds United).

45 mins:Andy Drury (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

45 mins:Alan Tate (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

44 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

44 mins:Attempt blocked. Carlos Edwards (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

41 mins:Attempt missed. Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by Sam Byram with a cross.

40 mins:Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

40 mins:Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

39 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. DJ Campbell tries a through ball, but DJ Campbell is caught offside.

37 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

35 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

34 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. DJ Campbell tries a through ball, but DJ Campbell is caught offside.

33 mins:Corner, Ipswich Town.

32 mins:Attempt blocked. Lee Martin (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

29 mins:Foul by Bradley Orr (Ipswich Town).

29 mins:Jerome Thomas (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United).

28 mins:Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Foul by Bradley Orr (Ipswich Town).

24 mins:Jerome Thomas (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Attempt blocked. Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Tonge with a cross.

19 mins:Goal! Leeds United 1, Ipswich Town 0. Jerome Thomas (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luciano Becchio with a headed pass.

18 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

16 mins:Foul by El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United).

16 mins:Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Attempt saved. El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

15 mins:Offside, Ipswich Town. Andy Drury tries a through ball, but Andy Drury is caught offside.

13 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

13 mins:Foul by Bradley Orr (Ipswich Town).

13 mins:Jerome Thomas (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

11 mins:Attempt missed. Aaron Cresswell (Ipswich Town) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

9 mins:Foul by Guirane N'Daw (Ipswich Town).

9 mins:David Norris (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Attempt missed. Tom Lees (Leeds United) header from a difficult angle on the left is too high. Assisted by El Hadji Diouf.

8 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

7 mins:Attempt missed. El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 15 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Elland Road
  • Attendance: 19,185
LeedsLeedsvIpswichIpswich
2
  • Thomas, 19
  • Green, 68
0

match report

Leeds warmed up for the midweek cup visit of Chelsea by winning 2-0 at home to Ipswich in the Championship on Saturday.

United host the Champions League winners, with whom they have a rivalry dating back decades, in the Capital One Cup quarter-final on Wednesday, and anticipation is high around Elland Road.

The gloss would have been taken off that occasion were Neil Warnock's men to have suffered a second straight defeat on Saturday, but thanks to on-loan winger Jerome Thomas they made sure they will go into their big week on a high.

Thomas, borrowed from West Brom, missed last week's loss at Derby but has now won all four of the games he has played for the Whites and had a starring role here, scoring one and setting up another for Paul Green.

The end scoreline was perhaps harsh on Ipswich, who had lots of the ball and could have done more had they been able to pick a pass in the final third, but their lack of a cutting edge cost them dearly.

El-Hadji Diouf had United's first chance, getting on the end of Green's chipped pass to get through on Stephen Henderson's goal but the stopper spread himself well to close things down.

Diouf had the next opportunity too, although it was only a half one, rising to try and make something out of Sam Byram's punt forward but only finding the palms of Henderson.

There was nothing Henderson could do as Leeds took a 19th-minute lead, though, with Thomas obscuring his view of Tom Lees' header from Diouf's corner and touching it past him at the last second, giving him no chance instead of what was going to be a routine save.

The sheer number of balls Leeds were putting in the box were causing all sorts of problems for Henderson and shortly after he was indebted to the scampering of team-mate Aaron Cresswell, who got back to hack David Norris' header off the line after he had failed to properly deal with Michael Tonge's cut-back.

Short of the odd burst of pace from DJ Campbell, Ipswich were offering little, and as they sat back they were fortunate not to be 2-0 down just before the break as Luciano Becchio - when all he had to do was find any inch of the goal - inexplicably skied a free six-yard header from Byram's cross.

The Argentinian was indebted to goalkeeper Paddy Kenny not long after as he tipped away Carlos Edwards' cross-shot, but he had his head in his hands again just after the interval as, when he managed to direct another Byram cross on target, he drew a brilliant save from Henderson.

Ipswich had found a way to stifle Leeds by this point, however, and started to dominate possession, if without any end product, and it was cruel on them when Green doubled the home side's advantage with 21 minutes remaining.

The Leeds crowd were moaning as Alan Tate hoofed a ball clear but, as Bradley Orr failed to mop it up, Diouf released Norris, he played in Thomas and in the blink of an eye his cross had been slammed into the roof of the net by Green.

Ipswich then had two glorious chances to make a game of it, with first Lee Martin and then Michael Chopra failing to beat Kenny from six yards, and that summed up their afternoon as Leeds eased it out.

team line-up

1Patrick Kenny
4Tom Lees
15Alan Tate
2Lee Peltier
18Michael Tonge
9Jerome Thomas84
7Paul Green
25Sam Byram
19David Norris
21El Hadji Diouf81
10Luciano Becchio91

substitutes

5Jason Pearce
30Ryan Hall
12Jamie Ashdown
17Michael Brown84
11Luke Varney91
14Aidan White
44Ross McCormack81

referee

Oliver Langford

team line-up

13Stephen Henderson
4Luke Chambers
24Bradley Orr85
3Aaron Cresswell
20Tommy Smith
17Andy Drury
11Lee Martin
8Guirane N'Daw
7Carlos Edwards
5DJ Campbell62
27Daryl Murphy73

substitutes

6Danny Higginbotham
21Bilel Mohsni
2Elliott Hewitt85
10Michael Chopra62
9Jay Emmanuel-Thomas73
1Scott Loach
23Nigel Reo-Coker

referee

Oliver Langford

match stats

possession %4752
shots on target43
shots off target41
corners55
tackles won00
offsides24