MATCHDAY LIVE: Leeds United 1 Bolton Wanderers 5
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It's all over. 5-1. Memories of Leicester City and Filbert Street!
Matt Smith pulls one back for Leeds. Have to admit, I had my head buried in statistics.
Oh my word. Moritz rockets one in from the angle after Leeds failed to defend another set piece.
Smith heads over the top for Leeds, whose fans are filing out quick style.
Presumably that means Trotter plays a bit deeper than he has been doing.
Moritz on for Spearing
Same player heads over from Danns' corner. So close.
Butland makes an excellent save from Jutkiewicz. Could have been five.
4:32pm Sat 8 Mar 14
Beyond News Forum says
We want 5... we want 5...
Erm it will be 5-0 Marc!
Davies for Chungy
Unbelievable. Quick break from Wanderes, Jutkiewicz crossing for Davies to head home. Brilliant move.
Wanderers fans singing to sign up Joe Mason. Short memories...
Trotter on for Mason
Murphy shot saved well by Bogdan. Rebound was clattered in, think it was Mowatt but blocked.
Leeds have been much more positive since making those substitutions.
Matt Smith and Alex Mowatt on for Kebe and Stewart. Fans very happy about that...
4:18pm Sat 8 Mar 14
Beyond News Forum says
Marc it's going to be 4-0 again \o/ Mason, Juke x2 and Knight *facepalm*
McCormack flashes a free kick just wide. Close.
Zat Knight's last goal was against Manchester United in September 2010.
Zat Knight scores for Wanderers!
Jutkiewicz won the header from Spearing's dead ball again, and it landed kindly for the big man who scuffed it into the net.
That's four in six for Juke. What an addition he's been...
They've done it again! Spearing curls a free kick into the box and Jutkiewicz heads home from close range.
A very good spot. Dougie particularly reluctant to venture near that puddle with that suit on.
4:09pm Sat 8 Mar 14
Is flooding the technical area a way to stop Dougie doing a "Pardew"?
3:53pm Sat 8 Mar 14
Beyond News Forum says
Now for the Juke 2 goals and it's on Marc \o/
Second half underway.
Byram for Peltier
Well, the half time view was that the game needed a goal?
Mark Davies attempted to foul Austin but the Jamaican rode his challenge and Kebe lost the ball.
Danns threaded a ball through and with Leeds players asking for offside/foul, Mason drifted through to slip the ball past Butland.
Warnock races into space on left but blasts a shot high and wide.
My match report so far consists of
Leeds United v Bolton Wanderers
by Marc Iles
Time to change that, of course. But it's been pretty dull for 35mins.
As a spectacle, the drive up the M62 was more entertaining.
Jimmy Kebe having a comedically poor game on the Leeds right, barely bettered by Peltier behind him.
Wickham shot deflected for a corner. Pressure on.
Wow. Some of the abuse being dished out by the Leeds fans to my left is something to behold...
Peltier drags a left footed effort, easily gathered by Bogdan. Shooting tame, much like the game so far.
Wanderers' first effort - Danns low into Butland's arms.
On the basis of the first 20 minutes, there will be a lot of 6/10s handed out today.
Austin puts in a massive challenge on Spearing on half way. Got the home crowd going.
Murphy tries his luck from edge of the box. His shot loops just over the bar. Closest either side has got so far.
Twelve mins and no real chances. Both sides just testing each other out so far.
Mason's low cross almost finds Jutkiewicz. Challenge by Lees just puts him off.
3:09pm Sat 8 Mar 14
liss white says
Elland Road is always a difficult place to go and I'd take a point today!
Leeds throwing a lot of crosses in. So far so good for Whites.
Scrappy couple of minutes as Wanderers deal with a bit of Leeds pressure on the left
Keble gets the home fans in their feet by beating Ream. Poor cross though.
Mark Davies has the first effort, collecting the ball on the edge of the box after Danns laid it off. Dragged it just wide.
Wanderers go into their huddle.
Tim Ream also still sporting his eerie white mask.
"We are Leeds" chant the home fans. It's not grammatically correct, but whatever...
Players in the tunnel.
Couple of minutes to kick off. Atmosphere building up nicely. Can't see the Wanderefs fans from where I am sat (in a dank refrigerator) but can hear them.
Big screen showing just about every Leeds goal from this season. They have scored some good ones - but almost all of them have been from McCormack.
Decent crowd building up here too.
I'd take that...
2:47pm Sat 8 Mar 14
Beyond News Forum says
3-0 Clean sheet and a third win on the bounce today Marc.
Juke (x2) and Mason to score
Last if the Leeds subs still warming up - Wanderers' having disappeared down the tunnel a few minutes ago as I was waffling on about food.
Sprinklers on in one half of the pitch. Looks in decent condition from way up here.
It was shepherd's pie today, well I say that, it was meatier. Suggestions o a postcard.
The chicken kebabs served in the press room saved my bacon that day, I don't mind telling you.
Last time I was here was New Year's Day 2013, with a major hangover.
No Jermaine Beckford in the squad, which either indicates another injury problem or a change of heart from Doigie Freedman, who assured everyone he was in the squad earlier this week.
If they were thawed out...
Thee are still journalists cryogenically frozen in here that can remember Leeds winning trophies regularly.
It was shirt sleeve weather when I came into Elland Road today but I know this press box of old... It is basically refrigerated.
Working so far, so keep your fingers crossed.
Now switched to iPad in the hope of keeping Matchday Live going today.
LEEDS to face BWFC (4-4-2): Butland; Peltier, Lees, Wooton, Warnock; Kebe, Austin, Murphy, Stewart; McCormack, Wickham.
Subs: Carins, Hunt, Brown, Smith, Zaliukas, Byram, Mowatt.
BWFC to face Leeds (4-4-2): Bogdan; Baptiste, Knight, Wheater, Ream; Davies, Spearing, Medo, Danns, Jutkiewicz, Mason.
Subs: Lonergan, Hutton, Eagles, Hall, Moritz, Trotter, Chung-Yong.
Very slow going in the press box, connection wise.
Few wi-fi problems holding me up at the moment - will try and fix asap.
And NO Jermaine Beckford in the squad...
Same team for Wanderers, I hear.
@AndyGartside @MarcIles I agree but I think Boggy will keep a clean sheet! #bwfc— @DavidJ_Roberts 08 March 2014
@MarcIles donna and nicks prediction for today is 3-1 to the whites the feel good factor has arrived in the dressing room— @nicholascoop1 08 March 2014
@MarcIles 2-1 Bolton Juke and Danns— @DannyW91 08 March 2014
@MarcIles confident of the win today. Keeping the momentum going. A very hopeful 1-3 to #bwfc— @voiceofbolton 08 March 2014
@MarcIles @TheJackDearden Optimistic today after last week, 2-1 to BWFC, Juke, Mason and McCormack, shame i'm not there with my notepad.— @BenReardon1 08 March 2014
@MarcIles 2-2, mark davies with the first #BWFC #COYWM— @JamesBWFC22 08 March 2014
@MarcIles 2-1 Bolton— @boltonfan09 08 March 2014
@MarcIles 2-1 Bolton Jukey and Mason— @JasonBurrow2 08 March 2014
Score predictions on their way in a moment - I'm going for 1-1, Neil Danns scoring for Wanderers.
Can't imagine it will be a lot of changes considering last weekend's masterclass against Blackburn.
Teams shouldn't be far away - just seen part of the Wanderers press team go scurrying downstairs for information.
Will Abbott scored twice for David Lee's men - who led 2-0 at half time.
Congrats to the Under-18s, who beat Wolves 3-2 this morning.
Currently down in the press room with a few of the local journos - and being treated to a lovely bit of shepherd's pie. Excellent stuff.
My name is Marc Iles - and I'll be your guide through the next few hours here at Elland Road.
Good afternoon folks. Welcome to Matchday Live!
Leeds 0 Wanderers 1
JUST a week on from an embarrassing 6-0 home defeat by neighbours Manchester United, Wanderers bounced back with their first win at Elland Road since 1958.
Gudni Bergsson scored the winner in front of more than 30,000 fans in West Yorkshire, also giving Colin Todd’s side a measure of revenge for their FA Cup exit at the same venue a few weeks earlier.
Wanderers briefly raised hopes that they would fight their way out of relegation, winning two of their next three games, but ultimately finished bottom of the pile.
Wanderers 5 Leeds 3
Wanderers put five past Leeds in front of more than 25,000 fans at Burnden Park, with Nat Lofthouse helping himself to two goals on the day.
Bill Ridding’s side moved into seventh position with a hard-fought victory, with Doug Holden and Ralph Gubbins also getting on the scoresheet.
Unfortunate Leeds full-back Jimmy Dunn also put through his own net as Wanderers turned round a 3-1 deficit to take the points.
FOOT IN BOTH CAMPS
Solid defender who won The Bolton News’ player of the year in 2008 for his role in helping Gary Megson’s side avoid the drop.
He signed for Leeds on loan after Owen Coyle’s arrival at the Reebok and later turned the deal permanent. He is now playing in the MLS for Vancouver Whitecaps.
Made more than 200 appearances for Leeds and helped the side finish fourth in the Second Division in 1987 and reach the FA Cup semi-finals.
Sheridan added a touch of class to the Wanderers midfield as Colin Todd’s side romped to the title in with 100 goals and 98 points before leaving on the club’s relegation back to the second tier.
Won the League championship with Leeds in his second full season after arriving at Elland Road for a hefty £1.6million.
Wallace signed for Wanderers from Glasgow Rangers and made 19 appearances in his single season at the Reebok, scoring three goals including one on his debut against Blackburn Rovers.
ONE TO WATCH
Powerhouse Jamaica international who has been outstanding in his last two games against Wanderers.
The 28-year-old sits in front of his back four as a protection policy but has suffered since the turn of the year, giving up his captaincy to Ross McCormack to try and recapture his best form.
He remains a key player for his side, however, and has featured in all but the first two games of this season in all competitions.
SELECTION UPDATE (WANDERERS)
JERMAINE Beckford comes back into the squad for the first time since January 11 - but is likely to start on the bench.
Marc Tierney and Joe Riley have returned to training but will not feature, while Matt Mills (knee), Stuart Holden (knee), and Darren Pratley (shoulder).
LEEDS are still searching for one more loan signing ahead of their game against Wanderers after capturing big names Connor Wickham and Jack Butland in recent weeks.
Key man Sam Byram is fit again after a hamstring injury but McDermott is expected to keep faith with Lee Peltier at right back after an encouraging performance against QPR last time out.
Keepers Paddy Kenny (ankle) and Jamie Ashdown (toe) are out long-term, as is former Wanderers trainee David Norris.
Likely line-up (4-4-2): Butland; Peltier, Lees, Pearce, Warnock; Kebe, Austin, Murphy, Stewart; McCormack, Wickham.
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