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  • English Npower Championship
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Elland Road
  • Attendance: 22,386
LeedsLeedsvBoltonBolton
1
  • Becchio, pen 66
0

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Match ends, Leeds United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0.

90+4 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

90+2 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Andy Gray replaces El Hadji Diouf.

90+2 mins:Foul by Luciano Becchio (Leeds United).

90+2 mins:Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Foul by Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers).

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

89 mins:Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

89 mins:Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

87 mins:Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

87 mins:Foul by Zat Knight (Bolton Wanderers).

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

85 mins:Foul by Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers).

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

85 mins:Attempt saved. Paul Green (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved.

84 mins:Foul by Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers).

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

80 mins:Attempt missed. David Ngog (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

79 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Jacob Butterfield replaces Jay Spearing.

79 mins:Benik Afobe (Bolton Wanderers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78 mins:Foul by Benik Afobe (Bolton Wanderers).

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

77 mins:Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

74 mins:Attempt missed. Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by El Hadji Diouf.

73 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

70 mins:Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

69 mins:Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

68 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. David Ngog replaces Darren Pratley.

68 mins:Substitution, Bolton Wanderers. Benik Afobe replaces Lee Chung-Yong.

68 mins:Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

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

67 mins:Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

67 mins:Hand ball by David Norris (Leeds United).

66 mins:Goal! Leeds United 1, Bolton Wanderers 0. Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

64 mins:Penalty conceded by Tyrone Mears (Bolton Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

64 mins:Penalty Leeds United. Ross McCormack draws a foul in the penalty area.

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

61 mins:Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

61 mins:Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

59 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

59 mins:Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

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

57 mins:Foul by Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers).

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

55 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

52 mins:Attempt missed. Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

52 mins:Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

51 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

50 mins:Attempt missed. Sam Byram (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

50 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

48 mins:Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

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

46 mins:Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

46 mins:Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

Second Half begins Leeds United 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Leeds United 0, Bolton Wanderers 0.

45+2 mins:Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds United).

45+2 mins:Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Offside, Bolton Wanderers. Kevin Davies tries a through ball, but Kevin Davies is caught offside.

43 mins:Attempt missed. Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) header from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left. Assisted by El Hadji Diouf.

43 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

41 mins:Foul by Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers).

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

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

40 mins:Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

38 mins:Corner, Bolton Wanderers.

38 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

37 mins:Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

37 mins:Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

36 mins:Foul by Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers).

36 mins:Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

32 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

32 mins:Attempt blocked. David Norris (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

30 mins:Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by Kevin Davies (Bolton Wanderers).

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

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

27 mins:Foul by Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers).

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

25 mins:Hand ball by Paul Green (Leeds United).

23 mins:Foul by Tyrone Mears (Bolton Wanderers).

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

22 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

21 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

20 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

19 mins:Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

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

17 mins:Foul by Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers).

17 mins:Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

16 mins:Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

16 mins:Foul by Marcos Alonso (Bolton Wanderers).

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

14 mins:Attempt blocked. Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

12 mins:Attempt missed. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

12 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

11 mins:Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

11 mins:Foul by Jay Spearing (Bolton Wanderers).

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

8 mins:Attempt missed. Darren Pratley (Bolton Wanderers) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Chris Eagles with a cross.

7 mins:Sam Byram (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

7 mins:Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds United).

7 mins:Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

6 mins:Attempt missed. Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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

3 mins:Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick.

2 mins:Foul by Keith Andrews (Bolton Wanderers).

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

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 1 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Elland Road
  • Attendance: 22,386
LeedsLeedsvBoltonBolton
1
  • Becchio, pen 66
0

match report

Luciano Becchio returned to the Leeds side and immediately got back in the scoring groove as United prevailed 1-0 in a dire contest with Bolton.

The Argentinian striker was rested for Saturday's 2-0 loss at Hull in which Leeds failed to register a shot on target, but he showed his team-mates how it was done as he scored his 18th goal of the season from the spot after 65 minutes.

Bolton could stake a claim for an undeserved defeat - they had the best of a torrid first half during which they hit the post - but in the end Leeds just about edged it owing to their second-half improvements.

Becchio's goal after Tyrone Mears' clumsy foul not only earned Neil Warnock's men a fifth straight home win for the first time since 2009, it also booked him a spot in Leeds' all-time top-10 leading goalscorers on 76.

With Rodolph Austin's deflected 12th-minute free-kick skipping wide Leeds had already improved on their dismal display at Hull on Saturday where they did not register a shot, and even though the Jamaica midfielder was also off target with the next effort, they were at least showing some attacking intent.

In spite of their chances, Leeds were well off the pace in the middle of the park and should have been behind in the 20th minute.

Darren Pratley robbed Alan Tate of possession in the centre circle and he and Kevin Davies worked the ball to a clean-through Chris Eagles, but his shot clipped the post and went behind.

After more good work from Pratley, Eagles should have done better from the edge of the box, before the tricky winger brought about the best moment of an awful half when he forced Paddy Kenny to tip his 35-yard shot around the post.

In the second half Leeds built an attack with Austin going down the right and, after his cross was not cleared, David Norris' mishit pass rolled into McCormack who was ungainly bundled over by Mears, allowing Becchio to send Adam Bogdan the wrong way for the second time this season.

All of a sudden there was some energy inside Elland Road and El-Hadji Diouf sent McCormack clear but he rushed his shot and found the stand, before Becchio headed a Diouf corner over.

Bolton had to raise their own game and David N'gog shouted in vain for a penalty when he was tackled by Tate, but they had no way of getting a clear sight of Kenny's goal and were left to rue Eagles' first-half near miss.

team line-up

1Patrick Kenny
2Lee Peltier
15Alan Tate
5Jason Pearce
25Sam Byram
8Rodolph Austin
19David Norris
7Paul Green
10Luciano Becchio
44Ross McCormack
21El Hadji Diouf92

substitutes

4Tom Lees
28Davide Somma
3Adam Drury
12Jamie Ashdown
20Andy Gray92
30Ryan Hall
17Michael Brown

referee

Phil Gibbs

team line-up

1Adam Bogdan
3Marcos Alonso
2Tyrone Mears
12Zat Knight
5Tim Ream
7Chris Eagles
20Jay Spearing79
27Lee Chung-Yong68
21Darren Pratley68
8Keith Andrews
14Kevin Davies

substitutes

17Benik Afobe68
18Sam Ricketts
10Martin Petrov
9David Ngog68
19Marvin Sordell
29Jacob Butterfield79
24Andy Lonergan

referee

Phil Gibbs

match stats

possession %4852
shots on target22
shots off target96
corners73
tackles won00
offsides21