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Leeds United 2-0 Yeovil Town

Leeds United's Ross McCormack celebrates scoring

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:

"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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 2, Yeovil Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Yeovil Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

  5. Post update

    Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Leeds United).

  7. Post update

    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.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Dexter Blackstock.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked.

  10. Post update

    Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Leeds United).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

  13. Post update

    Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Post update

    Delay in match Dexter Blackstock (Leeds United) because of an injury.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Foley replaces Sam Hoskins.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

  18. Post update

    Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Patrick Madden (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie McAllister.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jason Pearce.