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LUFC Poor home run continues for lacklustre Leeds

Leeds recent poor home form continued with a 2-1 defeat against Yorkshire neighbours Barnsley at Elland Road.

The defeat means Leeds have now picked up just two points from a possible twelve in their last four home games.

Tom Lees came back into the Leeds side for the suspendered Darren O`Dea, Lloyd Sam retained his place in the side despite the return to fitness of Danny Pugh and there was a rare start for Luciano Becchio who came in for Andy Keogh.

In a first half of very few chances for Leeds, Robert Snodgrass came closest when he shot wide.

Leeds were undone twice in the first half. The first goal came rather fortuitously. Lloyd Sam`s slip allowed Jim O`Brien time and space to pick out Ricardo Vaz Te and his scuffed shot looped over Alex McCarthy.

The lead was doubled close to half time when McCarthy couldn`t hold onto a Jacob Butterfield shot and Craig Davies was on hand to score from close range.

Leeds came out more determined in the second half and Robert Snodgrass came very close to pulling a goal back for Leeds when his shot hit the post.

Ross McCormack got Leeds back into the game just short of the hour when his free kick gave Luke Steele no chance.

The goal, McCormack`s eleventh of the season was his first in nine games.

Leeds boss Simon Grayson threw on Ramon Nunez and Andy Keogh in the search for an equaliser.

Barnsley were reduced to ten men late on when Danny Perkins was sent off for a second yellow card.

Leeds had a late chance to secure a point when Ramon Nunez found space at the back post but Steele kept out his shot.

Despite the defeat, Leeds remain in fifth place in the championship.

Leeds are quickly back in action with a trip to Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.


Team

Leeds
McCarthy, Connolly, Lees, Kisnorbo, White, Snodgrass, Howson, Clayton, Sam (Nunez 57), McCormack (Pugh 74), Becchio (Keogh 68)

Subs not used
Taylor, Bromby

Barnsley
Steele, Hassell, Foster, McEveley, McNulty, Done (Wiseman 90), Perkins, Vaz Te (Ranger 64), Butterfield, Davies (Drinkwater 64), O`Brien

Subs not used
Preece, Haynes


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Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 27 2011

Time: 8:00AM

Your Comments

What is going on inside Elland Road. Another shocking performance, quite how we are fifth is hard to work out. Not be up there for much longer. Reminds me of late November-December 2008 and we all know what happened then. Players not playing for the manager, time running out for Grayson.
dazza71
r.i.p gary.....such a loss
norwichspur
R.I.P Gary from a Stockport fan.
Mazarron Albert
Win or lose football has to be on the back boiler. R I P Gary Speed. Thoughts are with your wife,two children & your parents . A true LEEDS legend up there with the greats.
pete mc
I have to agree Pete, it puts into perspective what really matters in life.
dazza71
 

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