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  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Elland Road
  • Attendance: 25,406
LeedsLeedsvM'broughM'brough
2
  • Becchio, 45
  • Becchio, 73
1
  • Jutkiewicz, 30

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Match ends, Leeds United 2, Middlesbrough 1.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Middlesbrough 1.

90+4 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

90+4 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

90+3 mins:Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

90+3 mins:Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:David Norris (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+1 mins:Foul by David Norris (Leeds United).

90+1 mins:Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Foul by Stuart Parnaby (Middlesbrough).

90 mins:El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Attempt missed. Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

84 mins:Attempt missed. George Friend (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

84 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

84 mins:Attempt saved. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

83 mins:Attempt missed. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

81 mins:Foul by Stuart Parnaby (Middlesbrough).

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

80 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Andrew Halliday replaces Scott McDonald.

79 mins:Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

79 mins:El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Jason Pearce replaces Lee Peltier.

76 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Stuart Parnaby replaces Justin Hoyte.

76 mins:Substitution, Middlesbrough. Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma replaces Richard Smallwood.

76 mins:Offside, Middlesbrough. Lukas Jutkiewicz tries a through ball, but Lukas Jutkiewicz is caught offside.

75 mins:Attempt missed. Jonathan Woodgate (Middlesbrough) header from the left side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Grant Leadbitter.

74 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

73 mins:Goal! Leeds United 2, Middlesbrough 1. Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) header from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by El Hadji Diouf.

72 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

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

71 mins:Foul by Jonathan Woodgate (Middlesbrough).

71 mins:El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

69 mins:Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough).

69 mins:Tom Lees (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

68 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Davide Somma replaces Jerome Thomas.

68 mins:Foul by Michael Tonge (Leeds United).

68 mins:Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

66 mins:George Friend (Middlesbrough) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

66 mins:Foul by George Friend (Middlesbrough).

66 mins:Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

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

60 mins:Attempt missed. Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

60 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

60 mins:Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

56 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

56 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

55 mins:Attempt blocked. Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

54 mins:Foul by Alan Tate (Leeds United).

54 mins:Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

53 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

52 mins:Attempt blocked. Michael Tonge (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

47 mins:Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

47 mins:Attempt saved. Aidan White (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

46 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Aidan White replaces Paul Green.

Second Half begins Leeds United 1, Middlesbrough 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Leeds United 1, Middlesbrough 1.

45 mins:Goal! Leeds United 1, Middlesbrough 1. Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner.

39 mins:Foul by Lee Peltier (Leeds United).

39 mins:Joshua McEachran (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

34 mins:Foul by Lee Peltier (Leeds United).

34 mins:Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Attempt missed. Jerome Thomas (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

32 mins:Corner, Middlesbrough.

31 mins:Attempt missed. Sam Byram (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

30 mins:Goal! Leeds United 0, Middlesbrough 1. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Jason Steele.

29 mins:Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

23 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Luciano Becchio tries a through ball, but Luciano Becchio is caught offside.

20 mins:Attempt saved. Sam Byram (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved.

19 mins:Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

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

19 mins:Foul by Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough).

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

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

18 mins:Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Joshua McEachran (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

14 mins:Attempt blocked. Michael Tonge (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

13 mins:Foul by Sebastian Hines (Middlesbrough).

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

12 mins:Foul by Sebastian Hines (Middlesbrough).

12 mins:Lee Peltier (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) header from the right side of the box misses to the right.

6 mins:Foul by Paul Green (Leeds United).

6 mins:George Friend (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Offside, Leeds United. El Hadji Diouf tries a through ball, but El Hadji Diouf is caught offside.

4 mins:Foul by Grant Leadbitter (Middlesbrough).

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

2 mins:Attempt missed. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 22 December 2012, 3:00pm
  • Elland Road
  • Attendance: 25,406
LeedsLeedsvM'broughM'brough
2
  • Becchio, 45
  • Becchio, 73
1
  • Jutkiewicz, 30

match report

In-form striker Luciano Becchio continued his impressive goal scoring record against Middlesbrough to help Leeds kick off their new era with a 2-1 win over the Teessiders at Elland Road.

The day after GFH Capital confirmed their 100% buyout of the Whites, Becchio scored either side of the break to cancel out Lucas Jutkiewicz's opener and earn his side a fifth win in six Championship games.

The 28-year-old took his tally for the season to 17 in the process - just three short of his best-ever return for the club - and improved his record against Boro to five in four games.

With Leeds' new hierarchy in situ it looked as though their big day would be ruined by both the weather - the game was given the go ahead after two pitch inspections - and a Middlesbrough side who started the better.

They adapted the better to the conditions early on, with Scott McDonald fizzing a low strike just wide after 67 seconds and Jutkiewicz nodding over when he should have done better.

It took Leeds 20 minutes to get a sight of Middlesbrough's goal but when they did they thought they were ahead, with Sam Byram's downwards header from an El-Hadji Diouf free-kick looking in all the way until Team GB goalkeeper Jason Steele got down to somehow scoop it up.

That was about as good as it got for the Whites in the early stages, though, and with Boro quicker to almost everything, it was of no surprise when they took the lead 30 minutes in when Jutkiewicz raced through on Paddy Kenny's goal before netting at the second time of asking via a deflection off Alan Tate.

Leeds responded well to the goal and would have been level had Jerome Thomas squared to Diouf and not shot across goal, but the equaliser did come on the stroke of half-time, with Becchio half-volleying in via the angle of post and bar after Jonathan Woodgate failed to clean up Byram's cross.

It was perhaps slightly harsh on Middlesbrough, who had been the better side, and that carried on into the second half with Jutkiewicz turning Tate and breaking clear but failing to beat Kenny.

Regardless of his conversion rate, Jutkiewicz was getting at Kenny at will and as the hour approached he bore down on him again, this time foiled by the former QPR man's midriff as he again attacked the near post.

In a bid to shake things up, Leeds sent on South Africa striker Davide Somma for a first appearance since May 2011, but it was Becchio who remained their biggest threat and he duly proved why with 17 minutes left.

After his header from a Diouf cross was tipped over by Steele, he rose the highest from the resulting corner to beat the goalkeeper with another nod of his head, this one taking a deflection off former United defender Woodgate.

Boro's response was a frenzied one, with Emmanuel Ledesma nearly wrong-footing Kenny and even Steele going close from a corner, but Leeds hung on.

team line-up

1Patrick Kenny
4Tom Lees
15Alan Tate
2Lee Peltier77
7Paul Green46
9Jerome Thomas68
19David Norris
25Sam Byram
18Michael Tonge
10Luciano Becchio
21El Hadji Diouf

substitutes

44Ross McCormack
17Michael Brown
5Jason Pearce77
12Jamie Ashdown
14Aidan White46
11Luke Varney
28Davide Somma68

referee

Paul Tierney

team line-up

1Jason Steele
2Justin Hoyte76
15Sebastian Hines
4George Friend
39Jonathan Woodgate
16Joshua McEachran
7Grant Leadbitter
33Richard Smallwood76
9Marvin Emnes
27Scott McDonald80
17Lukas Jutkiewicz

substitutes

18Andrew Halliday80
22Luke Williams
21Stuart Parnaby76
8Kevin Thomson
25Adam Reach
32Jayson Leutwiler
11Emmanuel Jorge Ledesma76

referee

Paul Tierney

match stats

possession %5148
shots on target54
shots off target29
corners19
tackles won00
offsides21