Vital Football

Latest Leeds United News

Becchio double as Leeds bounce back

Peterborough United
1 - 2
Leeds United

London Road

25/08/12 3pm

Attendance: 10,432


Leeds United returned to winning ways with a battling 2-1 win at Peterborough United.

Leeds boss Neil Warnock made two changes from the side that lost to Blackpool in midweek. Adam Drury and El Hadji Diouf came into the side with Aidy White and Sam Byram dropping to the bench.

It was Leeds who started the brighter, Ross McCormack testing Bobby Olenjnik in the Peterborough goal with a fierce free kick.

Leeds went ahead after seven minutes when McCormack played in Luke Varney who pulled the ball back for Luciano Becchio who managed to beat the despairing attempts of Olejnik.

In an half of few chances, Paddy Kenny was forced into one fine save in the Leeds goal to deny Shaun Brisley.

Leeds started the second half in similar fashion to the first, putting Peterborough on the back foot.

It wasn`t long before Leeds had doubled their lead and it was Becchio again. McCormack found the Argentinian striker in space in the area and his header gave Olejnik no chance.

Becchio`s second of the game made it four goals in four games so far this season.

Leeds looked to be cruising to victory until a hashed clearance by David Norris eventually fell to Michael Bostwick who fired home from the edge of the area.

Warnock freshened the side up, bringing on youngsters Byram and Dominic Poleon and it was Byram, who twice came close to adding to the score for Leeds.

Despite four minutes of added time, Leeds saw out the game to claim their second win in three games and move into sixth place in the championship at this early stage in the season.

Peterborough United:
Olejnik, Alcock (Little 62), Brisley, Ntlhe, Zakuani,Bostwick, Tomlin, McCann, Frecklington (Swanson 62), Boyd, Sinclair (Taylor 64).

Subs not used:
Day, Newell, Knight-Percival, Clarke-Harris.

Leeds United:
Kenny, Peltier, Lees, Pearce, Drury, Diouf (Byram 75), Norris, Austin, McCormack (Poleon 78), Becchio (Gray 87), Varney,

Subs not used:
Ashdown, White, Brown, Pugh.

Join Vital Leeds

Join The Vital Debate

Vital Leeds are the proud sponsors of the Thames Valley Whites Regional Supporters club

The fastest growing Leeds United supporters club in the South of England, with over 200 members since its formation in April 2009, travel to all games home and away.

The branch has pick up points at Basingstoke, Reading, Didcot, Abingdon, Oxford, Bicester and Banbury and will consider other pick up points on request.

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

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: facebook

Vital Leeds on: twitter

Join Vital Leeds

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Date:Saturday August 25 2012
Time: 9:39PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Site Journalists

Editor email

Current Poll (see more polls)

Signing of the Season?
Suggested By:
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Leeds United Results (view all)

Leeds United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 5:30PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 22 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

2.King Billy90
4.Tiny T65
7.Spanky White31
Write for Vital Football