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Becchio brace gets Leeds back on track

Leeds United
2 - 0
Oldham Athletic

Elland Road

23/02/10 7.45pm

Attendance: 17,635

Referee:

Leeds got back to winning ways with a much better performance in a 2-0 win over Oldham thanks to two Luciano Becchio goals.

United made three changes for the game with Luciano Becchio, Robert Snodgrass and Aiden White replacing Gary McSheffrey, Neil Kilkenny and Bradley Johnson.

Beckford had Leeds first effort but his shot went wide of the post.

Pawel Abbot had the visitor`s first chance but his effort also went just wide of the post.

Leeds were playing much better than the previous two home games, Howson was next to have a shot but his long range effort cleared the bar.

Robert Snodgrass had a chance but his shot was saved by the Oldham keeper.

Snodgrass had the next effort but his shot missed the target

Mike Doyle was next to have a chance for Leeds but Brill in the Oldham goal saved his shot.

Andy Hughes was next to shoot but his shot was blocked by former Leeds player Sean Gregan.

The sides went in all square at half time but Leeds were definitely playing much better than the last two home games.

Robert Snodgrass had Leeds first effort of the first half, his free kick from just outside the area was turned around the post by Brill.

Luciano Becchio gave Leeds the lead shortly afterwards, Brill can`t keep hold of Beckford`s shot and Becchio was on hand to shoot into an empty net.

Leeds went 2-0 up inside the hour, when Snodgrass crossed for Becchio whose header gave Brill no chance.

Aidan White had played well and enjoyed a rare start for Leeds, was replaced just past the hour by Max Gradel.

Chris Taylor had Oldham`s best effort after almost 70 minutes, his shot was pushed out for a corner by Ankergren.

Jason Price almost got Oldham back into the game but Andy Hughes cleared his shot off the line.

Max Gradel had a couple of good chances in the space of a few minutes, his second effort going closest when it hit the side netting.

A good win for Leeds and a five point cushion once again over Colchester in third place.


Teams

Leeds
Ankergren, Hughes, Naylor, Kisnorbo, Lowry, Howson, Doyle, White, Snodgrass, Beckford, Becchio

Subs
Martin, McSheffrey, Grella, Kilkenny, Bromby, Johnson, Gradel

Oldham
Brill, Marrow, Hazell, Gregan, Jacobson, Smalley, Furman, Stephens, Taylor, Abbott, Price

Subs
Flahavan, Lomax, Parker, Lee, Aljofree, Eaves, Colbeck



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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Tuesday February 23 2010
Time: 9:43PM

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I am glad that all Becchio's hard work is finally getting the reward with a few more goals. That was much more like it, Charlton losing and Colchester not playing (no more game in hand) its a great three points ahead of a really tough game at the weekend. Hopefully now the lads have got their confidence back.
dazza71
23/02/2010 22:12:00
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2 good finishes
Tiny T
24/02/2010 07:57:00
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I'm glad that game is over a great win, just lets hope we can carry on and get another few wins under our belts, i'm glad for Becchio works hard every game and deserved his brace 19 goals lets hope he can get another few...This win will do the lads the world of good!! Hopefully back to winning ways now...
iwa
24/02/2010 12:29:00
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We desperately needed this, much improved performance and the table looks much healthier again now.
king billy
24/02/2010 20:29:00
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