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  • English FA Cup
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Elland Road
  • Attendance: 11,447
LeedsLeedsvBirminghamBirmingham
1
  • Becchio, 60
1
  • Elliott, 32

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Match ends, Leeds United 1, Birmingham City 1.

90+7 mins:Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Birmingham City 1.

90+6 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

90+4 mins:Attempt missed. Michael Brown (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

90+3 mins:Attempt missed. Wade Elliott (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

90+3 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

90+2 mins:Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

90+2 mins:Curtis Davies (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Foul by Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City).

90+1 mins:Adam Drury (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

90 mins:Foul by Mitch Hancox (Birmingham City).

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

89 mins:Foul by Davide Somma (Leeds United).

89 mins:Curtis Davies (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

88 mins:Foul by Reece Hales (Birmingham City).

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

87 mins:Foul by Morgaro Gomis (Birmingham City).

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

87 mins:Foul by Luciano Becchio (Leeds United).

87 mins:Steven Caldwell (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

85 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Reece Hales replaces Ravel Morrison.

85 mins:Attempt missed. Chris Burke (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

84 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

79 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Davide Somma replaces Alan Tate.

79 mins:Attempt saved. Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

78 mins:Ravel Morrison (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

77 mins:Attempt missed. Ravel Morrison (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

75 mins:Attempt missed. Callum Reilly (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

74 mins:Foul by Morgaro Gomis (Birmingham City).

74 mins:Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

73 mins:Alan Tate (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

72 mins:Ravel Morrison (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

71 mins:Foul by Paul Robinson (Birmingham City).

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

70 mins:Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

66 mins:Substitution, Birmingham City. Mitch Hancox replaces Will Packwood.

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

62 mins:Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

60 mins:Goal! Leeds United 1, Birmingham City 1. Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Norris.

59 mins:Attempt saved. Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved.

59 mins:Corner, Birmingham City.

58 mins:Attempt blocked. Chris Burke (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

57 mins:Offside, Birmingham City. Nathan Redmond tries a through ball, but Nathan Redmond is caught offside.

56 mins:Foul by Morgaro Gomis (Birmingham City).

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

56 mins:Foul by Luciano Becchio (Leeds United).

56 mins:Curtis Davies (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

55 mins:Foul by Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City).

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

53 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

51 mins:Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

49 mins:Foul by Morgaro Gomis (Birmingham City).

49 mins:Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

49 mins:Attempt saved. Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

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

48 mins:Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

46 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. El Hadji Diouf replaces Aidan White.

46 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Sam Byram replaces Ryan Hall.

Second Half begins Leeds United 0, Birmingham City 1.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Leeds United 0, Birmingham City 1.

45 mins:Foul by Adam Drury (Leeds United).

45 mins:Ravel Morrison (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

43 mins:Attempt saved. Callum Reilly (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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

40 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

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

39 mins:Paul Robinson (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

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

38 mins:Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

35 mins:Offside, Birmingham City. Nathan Redmond tries a through ball, but Nathan Redmond is caught offside.

32 mins:Goal! Leeds United 0, Birmingham City 1. Wade Elliott (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

31 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Ross McCormack tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.

31 mins:Attempt missed. Morgaro Gomis (Birmingham City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

27 mins:Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

25 mins:Foul by Paul Robinson (Birmingham City).

25 mins:Ryan Hall (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

23 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

21 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

20 mins:Attempt saved. David Norris (Leeds United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved.

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

18 mins:Ravel Morrison (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

15 mins:Foul by Ryan Hall (Leeds United).

15 mins:Morgaro Gomis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

14 mins:Jason Pearce (Leeds United) hits the woodwork with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.

14 mins:Foul by Curtis Davies (Birmingham City).

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

13 mins:Attempt saved. Nathan Redmond (Birmingham City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

10 mins:Foul by Ravel Morrison (Birmingham City).

10 mins:Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

10 mins:Attempt saved. Ravel Morrison (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

10 mins:Attempt saved. Chris Burke (Birmingham City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Chris Burke with a cross.

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

5 mins:Curtis Davies (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

4 mins:Foul by Callum Reilly (Birmingham City).

4 mins:Ryan Hall (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

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

3 mins:Morgaro Gomis (Birmingham City) wins a free kick.

1 mins:Offside, Birmingham City. Will Packwood tries a through ball, but Will Packwood is caught offside.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English FA Cup
  • 5 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Elland Road
  • Attendance: 11,447
LeedsLeedsvBirminghamBirmingham
1
  • Becchio, 60
1
  • Elliott, 32

match report

Luciano Becchio scored a second-half equaliser to earn Leeds a 1-1 draw with Birmingham in the FA Cup third round at Elland Road.

The in-form Argentinian scored his 19th goal of the season on the hour to keep Leeds in with a chance of making the fourth round, although a replay was the last thing either manager would have wanted.

Neil Warnock, absent through sickness, and Lee Clark have long injury lists to deal with and could have done without another game, now in the diary after Becchio's cancellation of Wade Elliott's opener.

The goals were the only real high points on an otherwise forgettable afternoon, with clear-cut chances at a premium, although Birmingham could make a case for being the better team.

Already down to the bare bones owing to injuries and suspension, City made just three changes and started well as Elliott, Ravel Morrison and Nathan Redmond all took it in turns to work Jamie Ashdown from the edge of the box.

It was then Leeds' chance to attack and Jason Pearce's downward header from a Ross McCormack free-kick rebounded off the post, before David Norris was denied by Colin Doyle, deputising for the in-demand Jack Butland, who was rested on the bench.

The running of Morrison, improving every game for City over recent weeks, was causing Leeds a number of problems, forcing them to sit deeper and, with 33 minutes gone, they were caught out as Clark's men took the lead.

Having tried his luck earlier, Elliott ran with the ball from the halfway line and, 25 yards out, fizzed one past Ashdown and into the top-right hand corner for a quite spectacular opener.

Leeds took a while to respond and threw on El-Hadji Diouf at half-time in a bid to do so, but were not helped by leading goalscorer Becchio getting his feet mixed up as he got clear, having to settle for a volley which Doyle dealt with.

Birmingham continued to impress at the other end and Redmond was unfortunate to see his cross-shot after a jinking run loop to safety, and the near-miss came back to haunt City as Becchio found his range on the hour, neatly slotting under Doyle after Norris showed good feet to send him clear.

A nasty-looking injury to teenager Will Packwood then held play up for five minutes, although Redmond should have made their re-adjustment easier when he burst through past Pearce, only to fire wide.

That was about as good as it got from there on in, with neither side able to create the chance they needed to ensure a replay could be avoided.

team line-up

12Jamie Ashdown
4Tom Lees
5Jason Pearce
15Alan Tate79
3Adam Drury
14Aidan White46
19David Norris
30Ryan Hall46
17Michael Brown
44Ross McCormack
10Luciano Becchio

substitutes

11Luke Varney
28Davide Somma79
16Danny Pugh
21El Hadji Diouf46
25Sam Byram46
1Patrick Kenny
2Lee Peltier

referee

Chris Foy

team line-up

13Colin Doyle
30Paul Robinson
4Steven Caldwell
24Will Packwood66
6Curtis Davies
22Nathan Redmond
14Morgaro Gomis
12Ravel Morrison85
7Chris Burke
33Callum Reilly
15Wade Elliott

substitutes

1Jack Butland
16Ben Gordon
38Marcel Henry-Francis
5Pablo Ibáñez
35Reece Hales85
39Eddy Gnahore
27Mitch Hancox66

referee

Chris Foy

match stats

possession %5050
shots on target37
shots off target38
corners62
tackles won00
offsides13