Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

Faltering Leeds drop more points

Leeds United
2 - 2

Elland Road

16/04/11 3pm

Attendance: 30,240


Leeds faltering play off hopes continue as they were held to a 2-2 home draw by Watford.

A game between two sides with the best home and away goalscoring records in the division took a long time to get going with all four goals coming inside the final twenty minutes.

In a first half with few chances Danny Graham had the visitors best chance early on when he fired under Kasper Schmeichel but the keeper got back to save at the second attempt.

Max Gradel had Leeds best chance close to half time when he somehow managed to hit the crossbar from three yards with the goal at his mercy.

Dan Cowie came closest to opening the scoring for the visitors in the opening twenty minutes of the second half when his effort came back off the upright.

The game sprung to life with the introduction of Luciano Becchio for Leeds.

The Argentinian forward rose highest to power a header past Scott Loach with just eighteen minutes remaining.

Becchio then missed a great chance to put the game beyond doubt when he fired over the bar from six yards with just the keeper to beat.

Leeds inability to defend a lead was quickly exposed when Lee Hodson ghosted in at the back post to head past Schmeichel.

Max Gradel then had a chance to restore Leeds lead when his effort from close range was somehow kept out.

It was soon worse for Leeds when Graham set up Andreas Weimann to tap in to give the visitors the lead with just four minutes remaining.

Leeds were soon level when Troy Deeney blasted the ball past his own keeper from a Barry Bannan corner.

Despite the referee, adding five minutes of added time Leeds couldn`t find a winner.

The draw moves Leeds two points clear of their nearest rivals in the hunt for the final play off place, but with the Leeds performances continuing to falter, it is only a matter of time before somebody moves ahead of them.

Leeds now face a tricky clash on Good Friday at Elland Road against the Championships inform side Reading.

Reading look a good bet for automatic promotion at the moment after winning eight games in a row to move into third place in the table.

Schmeichel, Lichaj, Bromby, O`Brien, McCartney, Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Gradel, Somma (Bannan 68), Kilkenny (Becchio 56 / McCormack 84)

Subs not used
Higgs, Naylor, Connolly, Livermore

Loach, Cowie, Hodson, Taylor, Mariappa, Doyley, Eustace, Jenkins (Drinkwater 32), Deeney, Graham (Mingoia 89), Sordell (Weimann 67)

Subs not used
Bond, Bennett, Buckley, Whichelow

Join Vital Leeds

Join The Vital Debate

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.

The site is regularly updated with news and views regarding all the current events at Elland Road, alongside a fully interactive message forum.

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

Vital Leeds is now available on both facebook and twitter, so if you are that way inclined and more importantly understand all this new fangled dangled stuff, feel free to watch us, poke us or whatever else you are meant to do there!

Vital Leeds on:

Vital Leeds on: twitter

Date:Sunday April 17 2011
Time: 7:57AM

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Bellew Wants Lebedev Next


Least they wouldn't have to wash Somma's kit he didn't do much so it won't have got sweaty
Tiny T
17/04/2011 08:45:00
Not very often I do it but I was having a drink ten minutes before half time. Shocking performance, we seem to have run out of ideas and we have no ability to defend. It was always just going to be a matter of when they scored after we took the lead.
17/04/2011 08:52:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

How do you think Leeds will do against Wolves?
Suggested By:
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 13 9 1 3 28 16
2 Norwich 13 8 3 2 27 8
3 Brighton 13 7 4 2 25 8
4 Huddersfield 13 8 1 4 25 3
5 Birmingham 13 6 5 2 23 5
6 Sheff Wed 13 6 3 4 21 0
7 Bristol City 13 6 2 5 20 5
8 Brentford 13 5 4 4 19 7
9 Q.P.R. 13 5 4 4 19 -2
10 Reading 13 5 4 4 19 -4
11 Fulham 13 4 6 3 18 -1
12 Ipswich 13 4 5 4 17 1
13 Preston 13 5 2 6 17 0
14 Leeds Utd 13 5 2 6 17 -2
15 Barnsley 13 5 1 7 16 1
16 Wolves 13 4 4 5 16 0
17 Forest 13 4 3 6 15 -2
18 Aston Villa 13 2 8 3 14 -1
19 Burton 13 3 5 5 14 -2
20 Derby County 13 3 5 5 14 -3
21 Blackburn 13 3 3 7 12 -7
22 Cardiff 13 3 3 7 12 -10
23 Wigan 13 2 5 6 11 -2
24 Rotherham 13 1 3 9 6 -18
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 25 2016 7:45PM : Norwich City (H)
Capital One Cup
Oct 29 2016 3:00PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 20 2016 1:15PM : Newcastle United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 26 2016 5:30PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

3.Tiny T40
5.King Billy24
8.Dublin White13
The Vital Football Members League