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Leeds United 2-0 Yeovil Town

Ross McCormack's second-half goals lit up an otherwise drab Leeds performance against Yeovil at Elland Road.

Scotland forward McCormack opened the scoring from six yards after captain Rodolph Austin's powerful run and pass.

McCormack doubled the lead with a delightful finish from 18-yards after more good work by Austin, who also saw a shot deflected over the bar.

Yeovil, who are now bottom of the Championship, struggled to test Leeds despite some promising approach play.

Brian McDermott's Leeds move up to eighth spot after a third straight home win.

They were never seriously troubled after taking the lead in the 48th minute.

Austin made a storming run through the midfield and McCormack finished from just outside the right corner of the six-yard box.

Leeds had some desperate defending to do as their opponents forced a series of corners but the struggling visitors failed to make them count and McCormack sealed victory with his fourth goal in five games.

Austin's pass found McCormack whose 18-yard shot flew past Wayne Hennessey.

Defeat for Yeovil sees them replace Sheffield Wednesday at the bottom of the table after the Owls' 5-2 victory against Reading lifted them out of the Championship relegation zone.

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott:

"It was a tough game and there was not much football played in the first half. In the Championship you have to grind it out at times and we did that. After the second goal we could have gone on to double our score but we are happy with a clean sheet.

"If we can be there or thereabouts at Christmas it will be interesting. We have some good young players who are learning all the time and we are close to where we want to be."

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson:

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Post-match: Yeovil boss Johnson

"We lived with the opposition for much of the time and didn't park the bus, but we need that killer instinct.

"We just have to hope our boys learn and improve quickly.

"We lack experience but that is something we will gain all the time so hopefully we will have a great second half of the season."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Kenny
  • 2Peltier
  • 15WarnockSubstituted forZaliukasat 41'minutes
  • 5Pearce
  • 22Wootton
  • 4Lees
  • 8Austin
  • 6Murphy
  • 20SmithSubstituted forBlackstockat 58'minutes
  • 44McCormack
  • 36Mowatt

Substitutes

  • 9Blackstock
  • 11Varney
  • 17Brown
  • 18Tonge
  • 21Diouf
  • 24Zaliukas
  • 33Cairns

Yeovil

  • 27Hennessey
  • 4Edwards
  • 3McAllister
  • 8UpsonBooked at 72mins
  • 5Webster
  • 15DuffyBooked at 77mins
  • 7DawsonSubstituted forMooreat 68'minutes
  • 19Ralls
  • 23Grant
  • 14HoskinsSubstituted forFoleyat 79'minutes
  • 21DavisSubstituted forMaddenat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Ayling
  • 9Hayter
  • 10Foley
  • 13Moore
  • 17Madden
  • 20Fontaine
  • 24Dunn
Referee:
Richard Clark
Attendance:
25,351

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamYeovil
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home13
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away8
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 2, Yeovil Town 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Yeovil Town 0.
Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).
Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Leeds United).
Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie McAllister with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Dexter Blackstock.
Attempt blocked. Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked.
Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Leeds United).
Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).
Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Dexter Blackstock (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Foley replaces Sam Hoskins.
Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).
Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Patrick Madden (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie McAllister.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jason Pearce.
Attempt blocked. Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieffer Moore.

Booking

Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) because of an injury.
Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Edward Upson.
Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil Town).
Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

Booking

Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Edward Upson (Yeovil Town).
Luke Murphy (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).
Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Byron Webster.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Shane Duffy.
Attempt blocked. Dexter Blackstock (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Patrick Madden replaces Liam Davis.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kieffer Moore replaces Kevin Dawson.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 2, Yeovil Town 0. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Rodolph Austin.
Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Scott Wootton (Leeds United).
Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ross McCormack.
Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).
Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Patrick Kenny.
Attempt saved. Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jamie McAllister.
Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Dexter Blackstock replaces Matt Smith.
Offside, Yeovil Town. Shane Duffy tries a through ball, but Sam Hoskins is caught offside.
Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).
Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Matt Smith.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Tom Lees.
Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lee Peltier (Leeds United).
goal

As It Stood

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1Burnley1410311733
2Leicester1410221132
3QPR14941931
4Blackpool14761627
5Reading14653523
6Nottm Forest14653523
7Watford14644722
8Leeds14626220
9Blackburn14545419
10Wigan13544419
11Derby14545319
12Brighton14464118
13Ipswich14455217
14Huddersfield14455217
15Bournemouth14527-917
16Middlesbrough14365115
17Charlton13355-414
18Millwall14356-1114
19Bolton14275-713
20Doncaster13337-1112
21Sheff Wed13184-311
22Birmingham14329-711
23Barnsley14248-1510
24Yeovil14239-129
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