UK time is: 18:04:01
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Tranmere Rovers 1 - Leeds United 4

Prenton Park

09/03/10 7.45pm

Attendance:

Beckford on song in Leeds romp

Leeds United returned to form with an emphatic win at Tranmere Rovers thanks to a man of the match performance by Jermaine Beckford.

Leeds made one change from the side that drew 1-1 with Brentford on Saturday

Captain Richard Naylor returned from the thigh injury that caused him to miss Saturday, he replaced Leigh Bromby in the centre of defence.

Leeds had an early chance but Becchio headed with from a corner.

Robert Snodgrass gave Leeds the lead just inside ten minutes, his free kick eluded everyone and found it`s way into the back of the net.

Leeds doubled their lead inside twenty minutes when Jermaine Beckford scored from the penalty spot after a foul on McSheffrey.

Ankergren had to make his first save just inside twenty minutes when Luke O`Neill shot at goal and Ankergren turned it out for a corner.

From the resulting corner, the ball fell to John Welsh who gave Ankergren no chance.

Leeds made it 3-1 just past the half hour after some quality play from Leeds, Beckford`s cross found Becchio and his diving header gave Daniels in the Tranmere goal no chance.

Becchio chanced his arm moments later when he spotted Daniels off his line but his chip went just over the bar.

Beckford was next to have a go, his long range shot going straight at Daniels.

The referee blew for half time shortly afterwards with Leeds looking comfortable.

Tranmere introduced Bas Savage at the start of the second half and he was quickly trying to unsettle the Leeds defence.

Tranmere had the first chance of the second half but Edds just failed to get on the end of a corner.

Beckford had Leeds first effort of the second half but his shot just drifted wide of the post.

Jermaine Beckford increased Leeds lead with a fantastic individual goal when he coolly lobbed the ball over Daniels.

Beckford had a great chance to get his hat trick after a good move involving Howson and Snodgrass, the ball was played into the middle and found Becchio, he cleverly back heeled the ball to Beckford but he couldn`t get enough power on his shot.

Jermaine Beckford was replaced inside the final ten minutes to a standing ovation from the travelling Leeds fans after an excellent performance by the leading goalscorer.

Alan Mahon brought a great save from Ankergren late on with the big Dane turning over Mahon`s shot.

A great win for Leeds which sees them increase their lead over Charlton to five points with both sides facing tricky away fixtures on Saturday.



Teams

Tranmere
Daniels, Edds, Goodison, McLaren, Broomes, Thomas-Moore, Welsh, Bakayogo, Curran, Sordell, O`Neill

Subs
Logan, Cresswell, Savage, Mahon, Collister, McCready, Barnett

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

Subs
Martin, Bromby, Gradel, Kilkenny, Johnson, Kandol, Dickov




Join Vital Leeds

Vital Leeds United is a fast growing Leeds United fan site, with the sole aim of becoming the #1 unofficial website for Leeds United fans everywhere.

The site is regularly updated with news and views regarding all the current events at Elland Road, alongside a fully interactive message forum and regularly looks at the clubs past. Vital Leeds offers everything that a Leeds United supporter could wish for. If you can think of something and suggest it, we`ll put it on the website!


With news and views, along with a forum, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!

You can even win prizes, by posting articles comments, posting on the message forum and voting on the polls.

Vital is also 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles and the forum but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.

So why not join Vital today?

It's easy to register here and enjoy getting involved

Message Board

To visit the message board, click here.

Get involved

This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital leeds .


Bookmark and Share






Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Dazza71 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 9 2010

Time: 9:42PM

Your Comments

Sounded like a good team performance, lets finish it and go on a run to the end of the season now
Tiny T
Thats just what the doctor ordered. Hopefully we can take that form into Saturdays game!
AndyCapsXI
That could really be the turning point, that result should work wonders for the players confidence.
dazza71
Great that beckford is back on song, watch him go now between now and the end of the season, 35 goals or more.
king billy
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. dazza71 441
2. bago 162
3. deslondon 128
4. erni 113
5. leeds1975 109
6. King Billy 105
7. Davey 3006 87
8. Tiny T 66
9. SimonTVW 56
10. iwa 41

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Middlesbrough 43 14 16 13 9 58
14. Bolton 43 13 16 14 -2 55
15. Sheff Wed 43 13 14 16 2 53
16. Leeds Utd 43 15 8 20 -8 53
17. Huddersfield 43 12 11 20 -9 47
18. Birmingham 42 11 10 21 -11 43
19. Doncaster 43 11 10 22 -28 43

Breaking League News

Barnsley : 19/04/2014 18:02:00
Watford : 19/04/2014 17:56:00
Middlesbrough : 19/04/2014 17:06:00
Q.P.R. : 19/04/2014 16:37:00
Rams Secure Play-offs
Derby County : 19/04/2014 16:25:00
Derby County : 19/04/2014 16:20:00
Leicester 1 QPR 0 - 19 April 2014
Leicester City : 19/04/2014 16:16:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How will Leeds do against Barnsley?
Suggested By:  
Win 50%
Lose 20%
Draw 30%