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Missed chances prove costly

Leeds United
1 - 1
Coventry City

Elland Road

18/10/11 7.45pm

Attendance: 21,526

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Leeds United were to count the cost of a host of missed chances as Coventry claimed a point deep into stoppage time in a 1-1 draw.

Simon Grayson was forced into one change to the side for the game with Paul Rachubka replacing the injured Andy Lonergan in goal.

Ross McCormack had the first chance of the evening for Leeds but his header missed the target after a good ball from Robert Snodgrass.

Leeds started strongly with Snodgrass causing all sorts of problems down the wing.

Rachubka was quickly in action for Leeds when he made a great save from Leeds target Sammy Clingan and Lucas Jutkiewicz missed the target with the follow up.

Snodgrass tested Murphy in the Coventry goal when he pushed his free kick round the post for a corner.

From the resulting corner, it eventually fell to Darren O`Dea who fired into the bottom corner for his first goal for the club.

Snodgrass was again causing the Coventry defence problems. His free kick found McCormack who saw his shot saved.

O`Dea went close again when he headed wide from a Clayton cross.

Clingan again tested Rachubka at the other end as Coventry looked for an equaliser.

McCormack then missed a great chance when he fired over from inside six yards out with the goal at his mercy.

It really should have doubled the lead for Leeds as they headed into half time one ahead.

Danny Pugh had the first real chance of the second half when Murphy saved his header following a Snodgrass corner.

Snodgrass came close to doubling the lead moments later when his shot went just wide.

Adam Clayton was next to go close for Leeds, Murphy again denying Leeds with a good save.

Clayton then saw another shot land on the roof of the net.

Grayson made a double substitution soon afterwards with Luciano Becchio and Mikael Forssell replacing McCormack and Keogh.

Coventry were still in the game and McDonald came close to equalising when his effort hit the crossbar.

Coventry equalised deep into stoppage time when Rachubka spilled the ball and Richard Wood scored for the visitors.

It was to prove the last action of the game as a host of missed chances came back to haunt Leeds United in the end.


Teams

Leeds
Rachubka, Connolly, Lees, O`Dea, White, Howson, Clayton, Pugh, Snodgrass (Vayrynen 79), McCormack (Becchio 70), Keogh (Forssell 70)

Subs not used
Cairns, Kisnorbo

Coventry
Murphy, Keogh, Wood, Hussey, Christie, Bell, Clingan, Deegan (Bigiriman 46), Thomas, Platt (McDonald 46), Jutkiewicz

Subs not used
Dunn, O`Donovan, Cameron,


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Writer:Dazza71
Date:Tuesday October 18 2011
Time: 9:43PM

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