Luke Varney and David Norris both scored on their debut as Leeds United cruised into the second round of the League Cup with a professional victory over League One side Shrewsbury Town.

Luciano Becchio struck home the opener after Shrews keeper Chris Weale parried Rodolph Austin's shot, and Varney fired in a second.

Shrewsbury matched Leeds before the break but did not cope after half-time.

And an 18-yard Norris shot and Ross McCormack's penalty secured the win.

Shrewsbury created a number of chances, notably for Marvin Morgan and Michael Hector, and were unfortunate to be trailing at the break.

But Leeds, who also handed a debut to El Hadji Diouf hours after announcing his signing, were far more clinical in the final third and were in control without having to play to their best after the interval.

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Saturday, 11 August 2012

League Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leeds 4-0 Shrewsbury FT
(HT 2-0)
  • Becchio 20
  • Varney 26
  • Norris 66
  • McCormack (pen) 70

    Leeds

    • 01 Kenny
    • 02 Peltier yellow card
    • 05 Pearce
    • 07 Green (Poleon 77)
    • 08 Austin
    • 11 Varney (Brown 86)
    • 14 White
    • 19 Norris
    • 25 Bryam
    • 10 Becchio
    • 44 McCormack (Diouf 76)

    Substitutes

    • 12 Ashdown,
    • 03 Drury,
    • 06 Kisnorbo,
    • 17 Brown,
    • 18 Gray,
    • 21 Diouf,
    • 26 Poleon

    Shrewsbury

    • 01 Weale
    • 02 Grandison
    • 03 Jacobson (Wildig 80)
    • 23 Hector
    • 04 Summerfield (Hall 79)
    • 06 Purdie
    • 07 Wright
    • 08 Richards
    • 17 Parry
    • 10 Morgan
    • 24 Gornell (Bradshaw 86)

    Substitutes

    • 25 Anyon,
    • 12 Hazell,
    • 18 Goldson,
    • 11 Taylor,
    • 14 Hall,
    • 20 Wildig,
    • 17 Bradshaw
    Ref: HaywoodAtt: 18,194
    LEEDS
    SHREWSBURY

    Possession

    • Leeds 44%
    • Shrewsbury 56%

    Attempts on target

    • Leeds 4
    • Shrewsbury 2

    Attempts off target

    • Leeds 6
    • Shrewsbury 6

    Corners

    • Leeds 1
    • Shrewsbury 8

    Fouls

    • Leeds 12
    • Shrewsbury 11
    • Final Result
    • Full Time
    • 90:00+4:00 The referee blows his whistle to end the game.
    • 90:00+0:29 Corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry to the near post, Michael Brown makes a clearance.
    • 84:57 Substitution (Leeds) makes a substitution, with Michael Brown coming on for Luke Varney.
    • 84:57 Substitution Tom Bradshaw comes on in place of Terry Gornell.
    • 82:32 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Wright to the near post, Jason Pearce makes a clearance. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Wright, save made by Patrick Kenny.
    • 80:45 Corner taken by Mark Wright, Jason Pearce manages to make a clearance.
    • 78:47 Lee Peltier crosses the ball, Robert Purdie manages to make a clearance.
    • 78:47 Substitution Joe Jacobson leaves the field to be replaced by Aaron Wildig.
    • 78:47 Substitution Asa Hall comes on in place of Luke Summerfield.
    • 78:47 Joe Jacobson challenges El-Hadji Diouf unfairly and gives away a free kick.
    • 78:09 The referee penalises Terry Gornell for handball. Lee Peltier takes the free kick.
    • 76:34 Effort from inside the area by Marvin Morgan misses to the right of the goal.
    • 75:01 Substitution Dominic Poleon comes on in place of Paul Green.
    • 75:01 Substitution El-Hadji Diouf replaces Ross McCormack.
    • 73:46 The assistant referee flags for offside against Luke Varney. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Purdie.
    • 69:46 GOAL - Ross McCormackLeeds 4 - 0 Shrewsbury Placed penalty scored by Ross McCormack. Leeds 4-0 Shrewsbury.
    • 67:49 Mark Wright gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Samuel Bryam. Free kick crossed by Ross McCormack, clearance by Jermaine Grandison. Michael Hector is adjudged to have handled the ball.
    • 66:52 Effort from just outside the area by Samuel Bryam goes over the bar.
    • 65:06 Luke Varney provided the assist for the goal.
    • 65:06 GOAL - David NorrisLeeds 3 - 0 Shrewsbury David Norris scores a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leeds 3-0 Shrewsbury.
    • 64:22 Foul by Matthew Richards on Luciano Becchio, free kick awarded. Jason Pearce takes the indirect free kick.
    • 61:23 Paul Parry delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Shot from inside the area by Marvin Morgan clears the bar. Save by Patrick Kenny.
    • 61:23 Booking Lee Peltier booked for unsporting behaviour.
    • 61:10 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Terry Gornell by Lee Peltier.
    • 57:51 Samuel Bryam produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the goal.
    • 56:25 Samuel Bryam handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Mark Wright restarts play with the free kick.
    • 55:11 David Norris takes a shot. Chris Weale makes a save.
    • 54:34 The assistant referee flags for offside against Terry Gornell. Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 51:08 Foul by Ross McCormack on Joe Jacobson, free kick awarded. Joe Jacobson takes the indirect free kick.
    • 48:27 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Varney by Luke Summerfield. Free kick crossed left-footed by Aidan White, save by Chris Weale.
    • 46:09 Unfair challenge on Luke Summerfield by David Norris results in a free kick. Robert Purdie crosses the ball in from the free kick, Rodolph Austin manages to make a clearance.
    • 45:17 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Purdie by Luke Varney. Robert Purdie takes the free kick.
    • 45:01 The match restarts for the second half.
    • Half Time
    • 45:00+1:07 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
    • 41:56 Effort on goal by David Norris from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
    • 39:56 Luciano Becchio fouled by Michael Hector, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Ross McCormack, save made by Chris Weale.
    • 37:49 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Norris on Terry Gornell. Free kick taken by Joe Jacobson. Unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio by Terry Gornell results in a free kick. Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
    • 35:48 Rodolph Austin concedes a free kick for a foul on Joe Jacobson. The ball is sent over by Mark Wright, Jermaine Grandison has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the goal.
    • 33:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Hector on Paul Green. Ross McCormack restarts play with the free kick.
    • 32:58 Luke Varney delivers the ball, Header on goal by Luciano Becchio from just inside the area goes over the target.
    • 31:49 Luciano Becchio challenges Joe Jacobson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.
    • 30:28 Unfair challenge on Chris Weale by Luke Varney results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Chris Weale.
    • 28:23 The offside flag is raised against Terry Gornell. Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
    • 27:52 Luke Summerfield has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 27:18 Inswinging corner taken by Mark Wright, clearance made by Luciano Becchio.
    • 25:47 Assist on the goal came from Ross McCormack.
    • 25:47 GOAL - Luke VarneyLeeds 2 - 0 Shrewsbury Luke Varney fires in a goal from close range low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 2-0 Shrewsbury.
    • 22:21 Luciano Becchio concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Grandison. Robert Purdie restarts play with the free kick. Marvin Morgan takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
    • 20:21 Rodolph Austin takes a shot.
    • 19:35 Rodolph Austin provided the assist for the goal. Mark Wright takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Samuel Bryam manages to make a clearance.
    • 19:35 GOAL - Luciano BecchioLeeds 1 - 0 Shrewsbury Luciano Becchio fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Shrewsbury.
    • 18:32 Free kick awarded for a foul by David Norris on Michael Hector. Paul Parry restarts play with the free kick.
    • 17:45 Unfair challenge on Jermaine Grandison by Luke Varney results in a free kick. Robert Purdie restarts play with the free kick.
    • 15:12 Samuel Bryam concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Morgan. Joe Jacobson delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, clearance made by Jason Pearce. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Paul Parry from the right by-line, Luciano Becchio makes a clearance.
    • 13:52 Foul by Jermaine Grandison on Luciano Becchio, free kick awarded. Ross McCormack has an effort direct from the free kick.
    • 13:17 Effort on goal by Jermaine Grandison from long range goes harmlessly over the target.
    • 12:14 Paul Parry has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
    • 9:54 Marvin Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Pearce. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 8:58 Foul by Terry Gornell on Samuel Bryam, free kick awarded. Patrick Kenny takes the indirect free kick.
    • 5:35 Foul by Matthew Richards on Luciano Becchio, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
    • 4:37 Corner taken by Paul Parry played to the near post, clearance made by Luciano Becchio.
    • 3:38 Corner taken right-footed by Ross McCormack from the right by-line, Michael Hector manages to make a clearance.
    • 2:41 Mark Wright takes a shot. Save by Patrick Kenny.
    • 1:28 The official flags Ross McCormack offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jermaine Grandison.
    • 0:00 The game begins.

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