English FA Cup

January 23, 2010


Tottenham Hotspur

2 - 2

Leeds United

English FA Cup

17:15 +00:00, January 23, 2010

White Hart Lane, England

Referee: A Wiley

  • 97'

    FULL TIME! Leeds have battle back and win a replay that they may well fancy winning. Spurs had more chances and probably deserved to win but Leeds never gave up, and have ruffled the big boys again. Brilliant.

  • 97'

    A quite brilliant penalty under pressure, high into the net and Leeds have reward for their endeavours. What a superb game.

  • 96'

    GOAL! Beckford!

  • 95'

    Dawson got a brush on the ball and cannot believe Alan Wiley has given it. Beckford was the man who went down and he is the man who can get a replay for Leeds.

  • 95'


  • 94'

    Crowe peels off at the back post and Crowe's cross falls to him but he neglects to hit it first time and is then crowded out. Then as Beckford looks like he's about to get to a Snodgrass ball Dawson slides in with a perfect challenge.

  • 93'

    Leeds seem reluctant to get it into the box but Spurs waste a breakaway when they were three on three.

  • 92'

    Hutton delays Beckford's progress and gets a yellow card for his efforts.

  • 91'

    Five added minutes...

  • 90'

    Becchio collected the ball from Beckford inside the box but though he had his back to goal he couldn't find a way to get a shot off.

  • 89'

    Leeds throwing everything forward now.

  • 88'

    Great first run from White who cuts inside Jenas but Dawson flies in with a good tackle.

  • 88'

    Johnson goes off and Aidan White comes on in his place.

  • 87'

    Johnson fouls Hutton and Leeds look like they are running on empty now. Free kick is to the right, 25 yards out. Bale standing over it.

  • 86'

    Keane has a go from the edge of the box but Angkergren gets behind it.

  • 85'

    Another brilliant run from Bale who skips inside two players but can't find the final ball.

  • 84'

    Bale skips round Howson and pulls the ball back and Bromby clears off the line after it gets a touch from Kisnorbo.

  • 83'

    A lung-busting run from Jenas who has an age to find a pass but chooses to hit one instead. Its deflected behind by Kisnorbo.

  • 82'

    Kilkenny is the fifth Leeds player to get a booking after a clash with Palacios. Didn't look there was much contact.

  • 81'

    Spurs have the ball in the net but its been ruled out for offside. Pavlyuchenko was offside when he got the ball so Keane's subsequent header won't count.

  • 80'

    Doyle goes off and Becchio comes on as Leeds go two up front.

  • 79'

    There could well be more goals here, Leeds are looking pretty open at the back as they seek an equaliser.

  • 77'

    Leeds have to go hell for leather in the last 15 minutes or so now.

  • 76'

    Harry's change does the trick and that was a quality goal. It'll probably add a few more zero's on the end of his transfer fee in the next week or so.

  • 75'

    A sublime move as Bale fed Palacios, he stroked it towards Pav who dummied it, got the return from Defoe and slotted into the corner.

  • 75'

    GOAL! Pavlyuchenko!

  • 72'

    Poor decision making from Defoe as Spurs break upfield. He spurns Keane's run and tries to dribble towards goal instead. He didn't get far.

  • 71'

    Hutton jumps into the back of Johnson and Leeds have a free kick on the left flank.

  • 70'

    Pavlyuchenko and Keane are coming on and Crouch and Kranjcar are coming off.

  • 69'

    Spurs' fans howl their disapproval after two passes are misplaced. They haven't been at it in this second half at all.

  • 68'

    Jenas finds Defoe who finds half a yard and hits but Angkergren gets down to save.

  • 67'

    Beckford completes a Zidane turn in possession. The lad's full of confidence.

  • 65'

    Good move from Spurs as Kranjcar and Modric combine but Bromby is there to clear on the edge of his six yard box.

  • 65'

    Kisnorbo gets a yellow card after handling the ball. He was convinced Defoe fouled him and grabbed the ball anticipating a free kick. Angkergren claims.

  • 64'

    Superb move from Leeds as Snodgrass is played into the area, he is off balance and reaching for the ball so his effort goes wide.

  • 63'

    Spurs force a corner. Bassong wins the header but it is right at Angkergren.

  • 61'

    Snodgrass whips in a devilish ball but sPurs clear, then Defoe charges down Angkergren's clerance. That could have gone anywhere.

  • 60'

    Beckford chases Bale down and makes a cracking tsackle. Leeds' fan roar their approval.

  • 58'

    Crowe and Bale race for a ball and the Leeds defender lunges in. He gets a yellow and he can have few complaints.

  • 57'

    Beckford gets behind Dawson and very nearly gets to the ball in front of Gomes. He is quick that lad. Shame Newcastle didn't get him.

  • 56'

    Danny Rose comes off for Palacios.

  • 55'

    Palacios is going to come on for SPurs.

  • 54'

    Kilkenny has a pop from distance but Gomes holds firm.

  • 53'

    Poor defending from Spurs it has to be said. Bromby shouldn't have been allowed to get a touch, Jenas could have maybe done better with the ball and Beckford wasn't closed down quick enough. Nice turn and poke though.

  • 52'

    The corner from Snodgrass is touched goalwards by Bromby and during a scramble Beckford manages to squeeze the ball past Gomes and over the line. Game on.

  • 52'

    GOAL! Beckford!

  • 49'

    Nice ball from Beckford into Johnson but he tries to hit it first time and gets it all wrong.

  • 48'

    Bale gets past Bromby, who birngs him down, and the centre back gets a booking.

  • 47'

    What an error from Jenas! His back pass is woefully short and Beckford gets there ahead of Gomes but his touch is far too heavy and the ball runs out of play. What a start that nearly was for Leeds in this second half.

  • 46'

    We begin again...

  • 45'

    Oh dear me, Jenas has blazed over from the penalty spot after a lovely move. He stepped inside Kisnorbo but can't even hit the target. Poor. And that is half time. An entertaining 45 minutes.

  • 44'

    It's over 500 minutes since Tottenham conceded at home would you believe.

  • 43'

    A great chance for Leeds to level as Beckford finds himself two on two. He gives it left to Snodgrass who gets the return all wrong. If he'd been more composed Beckford would have had a tap in.

  • 42'

    Bale nipped round the back and crossed, Kranjcar's effort was hacked away by Angkergren and Crouch turns the rebound back into the net.

  • 42'

    GOAL! Crouch!

  • 41'

    Howson looks for Beckford but Bassong stepped in to intercept.

  • 39'

    A spell of Spurs pressure ends when Kranjcar's ball into the area found Defoe but he was leant on by Kisnorbo and its a goal kick.

  • 37'

    More good work from Johnson who robs Hutton of the ball, then spoils it by trying a hugely ambitious effort with his weaker, right foot.

  • 36'

    Good work from Johnson who gets his cross in and Dawson nods behind for a Leeds corner.

  • 35'

    A slight lull in the game after a frantic half an hour.

  • 33'

    Another chance for Beckford and a great save from Gomes! It was a carbon copy of the first chance but Gomes flies across his net to keep it out.

  • 32'

    Bassong's header back to Gomes is risky with Beckford lurking but the 'keeper claims.

  • 30'

    Excellent work from Hughes as he nudges Defoe out of the way as he neared the byline and wins a free kick.

  • 29'

    What a chance for Beckford! He robs Dawson then gives himself a yard past Bassong before rifling a shot just wide of the far post.

  • 28'

    Kisnorbo and Rose go for a ball but Rose throws himself to the deck theatrically. Never a penalty.

  • 27'

    Snodgrass looks lively, he turned Crouch twice then had a go but Bale's chest gets in the way. Another corner.

  • 26'

    Good move from Leeds as Snodgrass cuts inside and has a pop with his right from the edge of the area. Gomes turns it behind.

  • 25'

    Bale goes for goal and Angkergren punches clear. Then Doyle prevents Hutton's ball from getting into the area. Corner.

  • 24'

    Kisnorbo tugs Defoee this time and its another free kick. Leeds have to cut these needless fouls out or they will get punished.

  • 23'

    They are being ripped apart at the back but when Leeds get down the other end Spurs look anything but secure. It's a good cup tie.

  • 22'

    Defoe gets round the back and is just about to shoot when Crowe lunges in and gets a little nick on the ball. Leeds hanging on in here.

  • 21'

    Snodgrass drops the shoulder on Modric but his cross for Beckford is overhit.

  • 20'

    Leeds survive after Angkergren spills Kranjcar's effort. It bounced just in front of him, Defoe struck it but Kisnorbo got a vital, goal-saving block in.

  • 19'

    Crowe is the latest to smother Crouch in an aerial challenge. Another Spurs free kick, on the left side of the penalty area.

  • 18'

    Howson makes a monkey of Bale as he clips the ball over the left back, Dawson clears his cross then a horrible touch from Johnson leads to the move breaking down.

  • 17'

    That's better from Leeds as they string a few passes together and look to get Beckford in. Bassong mops up.

  • 16'

    Nice skill from Modric who back-heels into Bale's path. Johnson clears his cross and Leeds breathe again.

  • 15'

    Leeds clear the corner and Beckford can't connect properly with a ball aimed for Snodgrass. If it had made it Snodgrass was through on goal.

  • 15'

    Bale gets his effort up and over the wall but Angkergren gets across to save well.

  • 14'

    Kisnorbo and Crouch are having a right old tussle. The Leeds defender is punished there and Spurs have a free kick 25 yards out just to the right of centre.

  • 12'

    Spurs have had six efforts on target already, four of them on target. A belting chorus of Leeds' anthem 'Marching on Together' is roundly booed by the Lane's faithful.

  • 11'

    Another great chance for Defoe as he gets into the area. Kisnorbo's deflection takes it over the bar and from the corner Crouch loops a header well over the bar.

  • 10'

    A great save from the 'keeper as he goes down to his right to parry Defoe's spot kick away. From the corner Rose tries to hook the ball in but Angkergren is there again.

  • 9'

    Angkergren saves Defoe's lame penalty!

  • 9'

    Penalty. Rose is clattered in the box and Defoe steps up...

  • 8'

    Angkergren is at it again, saving Kranjcar's powerful shot from the edge of the area. Good reactions from the Dane. Leeds are hanging on here as Spurs pile on the pressure.

  • 7'

    A great effort from Edofe, who spots Angkergren off his line and only an important touch from the 'keepoer turns it over the bar and prevents the opener.

  • 6'

    There are 4,200 Leeds fans in the away end and they are making a right old racket, just as they did at Old Trafford.

  • 5'

    Hutton bursts down the right but Hughes gets a foot in. Throw in by the corner flag.

  • 4'

    Leeds win a free kick but Bromby can't beat Crouch in the air.

  • 3'

    Some confusion in the Spurs box as Beckford looked to latch on to a through ball. Bassong dallied and Beckford nearly swept the ball past Gomes.

  • 2'

    Two good balls into the box early on for Spurs and though Crouch wins the first, Leeds clear their lines.

  • 1'

    We're off..


    Leeds: Ankergren, Crowe, Kisnorbo, Bromby, Hughes, Howson, Doyle, Kilkenny, Johnson, Snodgrass, Beckford. Subs: David Martin, Prutton, Becchio, Grella, Michalik, Robinson, White.


    Tottenham: Gomes, Hutton, Bassong, Dawson, Bale, Kranjcar, Modric, Jenas, Rose, Defoe, Crouch. Subs: Alnwick, Pavlyuchenko, Keane, Palacios, Naughton, O'Hara, Dervite.


    Leeds vanquished Manchester United at Old Trafford in the last round, and after Tottenham's limp showing in midweek at Anfield, maybe they'll sniff an upset at The Lane.


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