Wednesday November 2, 2011 Day 15 Finished Elland Road

Leeds United 0 - 5 Blackpool

  • Lua-Lua 13’, 65’
  • Shelvey 27’ (pen.), 31’, 78’

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    • 90+3' The full time whistle blows at Elland Road. The hosts were completely outplayed and have suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat.
    • 89' Luciano Becchio is floored by a rather heavy challenge as the board signals three added minutes at the end of this match.
    • 84' The Leeds fans are due massive credit tonight as they haven't stopped singing. Their side, in fairness, haven't given them too much to sing about but they're in full voice. Brilliant.
    • 83' Alex Bogdanovic shows a quick turn of pace deep in the Leeds half and opts to shoot rather then pass. It's not a great effort, but it doesn't really matter...
    • 82' Barry Ferguson gives the ball away cheaply and is nearly punished by Luciano Becchio who advances on goal. Stephen Crainey saves the Scot's blushes with a well-timed tackle.
    • 79' Superb effort from Martinez Angel. The substitute has been all over the park since coming on and stings the hands of Alex Cairns with a rasping drive from 22 yards.
    • 77' GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL! JonJo Shelvey has his hat-trick. Martinez Angel produces a sublime ball to feed Shelvey into the box. The youngster coolly slots the ball past Alex Cairns who has no chance.
    • 76' JonJo Shelvey attempts to grab his hat-trick with a an effort from distance. Alex Cairns isn't troubled by it and claims it with ease.
    • 70' Blackpool make a change as Keith Southern is replaced by Martinez Angel.
    • 68' Like-for-like substitution for Leeds as Mika Varynen replaces Adam Clayton.
    • 66' Lomana LuaLua won't want to be substituted as he's on a hat-trick but he does look a spent force out there. I can't see him staying on the pitch for much longer.
    • 66' Just moments before that goal, Paul Connolly was shown a yellow card for a trip on the player that tormented him seconds later.
    • 65' GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL! It's definitely game over now. Lomana LuaLua has his second of the game as he faces up to Paul Connolly on the edge of the penalty area. The striker beats his man before firing the ball into the far corner. Great effort.
    • 63' Ludovic Sylvestre floats a ball onto the penalty spot. It's met by Ian Evatt but the defender mistimes his header and it loops over the goal.
    • 58' Ludovic Sylvestre faces up to the makeshift Leeds right back and takes him on. If he goes down then he may well win a penalty but elects to cross. It's cleared and Leeds look to build a counter attack.
    • 57' Danny Pugh dinks the ball into the penalty area. Matt Gilks comes off his line and doesn't claim it. The ball falls to the feet of McCormack but the linesman's flag is up.
    • 56' Leeds are short at the back as Blackpool come forward in numbers. Paul Connoly uses his experience to get his body in front of Keith Southern and the ball to draw a foul. Very smart play.
    • 55' The visiting side are attempting intricate passes and are getting it all wrong. Leeds are very much on top in these opening minutes of this second half.
    • 54' Jonathon Howson is on the end of a neat passing move as Leeds dispossess Blackpool and build an attack. Howson gets the ball from out of his feet and looks up before firing marginally wide of the goal.
    • 51' Leeds are really knocking at the door. Blackpool haven't started this second half with the same sort of interest that they showed in the opening half. Leeds win two successive corners as the fans get really behind their side.
    • 50' The 18-year-old Alex Cairns has done well with the two touches he's had so far. The first one was when he came off his line very well to clear the danger before claiming a long ball. He's done better than Rachubka already...
    • 48' Luciano Becchio, now partnering Ross McCormack up front, attempts to hold the ball up but is dispossessed by Craig Cathcart. Leeds are really trying to get back into this match but are struggling in these opening minutes.
    • 46' Luciano Becchio is introduced into the Leeds side and youngster Alex Cairns replaces Paul Rachubka in goal.
    • 46' The referee blows the whistle to get the second half under way at Elland Road. The hosts are down to 10 men and Blackpool are three goals to the good.
    • 45' The Blackpool fans applaud their players as the referee brings the opening half to an end. There's a few boos from the Leeds fans directed towards their's, too.
    • 43' Patrick Kisnorbo fouls JonJo Shelvey 30 yards from goal. The youngster elects to take the set-piece himself but sends it some way wide of the goal.
    • 40' Robert Snodgrass makes his way into the Blackpool half from right-back and feeds Ross McCormack down the wing. Alex Baptiste backs off the midfielder but Craig Cathcart comes across to clear the danger.
    • 39' The Leeds players look very frustrated at the minute as Blackpool knock the ball around in stylish fashion. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a yellow card in the next few minutes.
    • 38' Ludovic Sylvester produces a jinking run down the wing and gets to the byline, pulling the ball back to Lomana LuaLua. The striker dwells on the ball and is possessed from 16 yards.
    • 36' As usual, the Leeds fans are in full voice despite their team being well out of this game. Alex Baptiste produces a needless backheel, and although it pays off the visitors won't want to get too comfortable.
    • 35' Danny Pugh exchanges a one-two with Ross McCormack and elects not to return the ball to his team mate, but to shoot instead. Barry Ferguson tracks back well and gets in a vital block.
    • 33' Leeds cannot get anywhere near the ball. Blackpool string at least 25 passes together as the 10 men of Leeds look to be chasing their shadows.
    • 30' GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!! Game over, surely! Paul Rachubka won't look back on this game fondly. Lomana LuaLua bursts forward and shoots from 25 yards. The keeper is down well but parries it straight into the path of JonJo Shelvey who takes the ball around the grounded keeper to stroll it into the open net.
    • 28' Jonathan Howson is now filling in at right-back and does supremely well to stop the rapid Lomana LuaLua.
    • 26' GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!! JonJo Shelvey steps up and smashes the ball into the bottom left-hand corner. It needs to be retaken though as the referee wasn't ready. Shelvey goes the same way and scores in the same corner.
    • 23' Paul Rachubka has had another nightmare and fails to deal with a cross. Tom Lees sticks his hand out to stop the shot and is given his marching orders.
    • 21' Ian Holloway has instructed his side to leave two men up front when defending free kicks which leaves Leeds looking a little short inside the opposition penalty area.
    • 18' Robert Snodgrass and Adam Clayton link up well in midfield before the ball is sent into the penalty area. Nobody is there to challenge Ian Evett who heads away with ease.
    • 17' Blackpool have started very well. They came flying out the blocks and are still playing the better football. Leeds look a little sluggish.
    • 15' The Blackpool fans are absolutely livid at the linesman who gives a throw-in to Leeds although the ball clearly came off Robert Snodgrass. Bizarre decision.
    • 14' Keith Southern bursts through the Leeds midfield and attemptsto make his way into the penalty area. Paddy Kisnorbo is across well to clear the danger.
    • 12' Patrick Kisnorbo tries his luck from distance. Matt Gilks doesn't look comfortable with the effort and opts not to catch it, beating it away to safety.
    • 10' GOAL FOR BLACKPOOL!! Jonjo Shelvey has a shot from distance that Paul Rachubka fails to deal with. Lomana Tresor LuaLua is quickest to the ball and slots home from six yards.
    • 8' Robert Snodgrass whips a dangerous free-kick into the Blackpool penalty area. Matt Gilks and Craig Cathcart leave it for each other and it nearly ends up as a goal. It's cleared. Just.
    • 3' Callum McManaman cuts inside from the left and lashes a fierce effort on goal. It flies over Paul Rachubka's goal.
    • 2' Blackpool's Ludovic Sylvestre swings in a dangerous corner but it's cleared well by the home side's defence.
    • 1' The game is under way.
    • 19:30 Leeds manager Simon Grayson has recalled Patrick Kisnorbo back to his starting XI for the first time since September with the Aussie international replacing Darren O'Dea, who is still suffering from the effects of a head injury.
    • 19:24 Leeds United: Rachubka, Connolly, Lees, Kisnorbo, White, Snodgrass, Howson, Clayton, Pugh, McCormack, Keogh. Subs: Cairns, O'Brien, Vayrynen, Becchio, Sam. /// Blackpool: Gilks, Baptiste, Cathcart, Crainey, Evatt, Southern, Ferguson, Shelvey, McManaman, Lua Lua, Sylvestre. Subs: Eardley, Phillips, Bogdanovic, Angel, Ince /// Referee: R East
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