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Yeovil Town 1-2 Leeds United

Leeds striker Ross McCormack (right) celebrates after his goal at Yeovil

Leeds United recovered from a goal down to beat hosts Yeovil and secure only their second win in 10 games.

Ishmael Miller headed Yeovil, who are bottom of the Championship, in front, but failed to extend his side's advantage when he missed a penalty.

Leeds equalised when Ross McCormack curled in an excellent 22-yard strike.

And the visiting side's winner came when Stephen Warnock's 40-yard free-kick was caught by the wind and flew over goalkeeper Marek Stech.

The defeat was Yeovil's seventh in their past eight Championship games, while the visitors will be setting their sights on the play-off positions.

Manager Brian McDermott was back in the Leeds dugout after missing the 5-1 win over Huddersfield amid confusion over his position, with the Elland Road club in the midst of a proposed takeover.

But the visitors went behind when Miller scored his third goal in as many league games, heading home at the near post following a corner.

The home side were playing with a strong wind behind them and almost went further ahead when a clearance by goalkeeper Paddy Kenny was charged down by Joel Grant before drifting over.

Leeds rarely threatened until McCormack found himself with a clear sight of goal only to send an attempted chip straight at Stech.

And it almost got worse for the visitors but, after Sam Byram fouled Kevin Dawson, Miller skied his spot-kick.

The miss was punished almost immediately after the break as Leeds took control of the match.

Stech, now kicking with the wind against him, struggled to get any distance on his clearance and the ball fell for McCormack, who curled in a delightful strike.

The wind also played a part in the second Leeds goal as Warnock's long-range free-kick was misjudged by Stech and flew in.

Jimmy Kebe shot over when clean through and McCormack had a shot saved as Leeds went close to adding to their lead in a dominant second half.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson:

"We've got to move onto the next game and not try to drag them down too far.

"The first half was really in our favour and we really should have gone in 2-0 up. In the second half it was in their favour and unfortunately we made the mistakes they didn't into the wind.

"Marek Stech has been a great goalkeeper over the weeks and years but for him I'd put them down as two mistakes. We had only just said in the dressing room not to let that missed penalty affect us."

Leeds manager Brian McDermott:

"What we want to avoid now is drama off the pitch. On the pitch we want drama but if we can avoid that for the last 17 games I'll be very happy.

"From what I can gather [prospective owner Massimo Cellino] is coming to the game against Brighton. Hopefully we will sit down and have a conversation and maybe a meal together and see where we go from there.

"I've had one meeting with [Cellino] when we sat down and talked but he knows what an important club Leeds United is and what it is all about."

Line-ups

Yeovil

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Stech
  • 2Ayling
  • 3McAllister
  • 31LundstramSubstituted forHayterat 89'minutes
  • 5Webster
  • 15Duffy
  • 7DawsonSubstituted forLawrenceat 83'minutes
  • 4EdwardsBooked at 67mins
  • 13Moore
  • 27Miller
  • 23GrantSubstituted forMorganat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Hayter
  • 10Foley
  • 11Lawrence
  • 18Lanzoni
  • 24Dunn
  • 26Ofori-Twumasi
  • 29Morgan

Leeds

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Kenny
  • 25Byram
  • 15Warnock
  • 8AustinBooked at 51mins
  • 4Lees
  • 5Pearce
  • 6Murphy
  • 36MowattSubstituted forSmithat 45'minutes
  • 44McCormack
  • 38Kebe
  • 28Stewart

Substitutes

  • 2Peltier
  • 10Hunt
  • 16Pugh
  • 17Brown
  • 20Smith
  • 22Wootton
  • 33Cairns
Referee:
Paul Tierney
Attendance:
7,984

Match Stats

Home TeamYeovilAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away21
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Leeds United 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Leeds United 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. James Hayter (Yeovil Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Yeovil Town. Shane Duffy tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).

  8. Post update

    Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Matt Smith (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Hayter replaces John Lundstram.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

  13. Post update

    Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Jimmy Kébé (Leeds United).

  15. Post update

    Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Marek Stech.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Matt Smith.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Adam Morgan replaces Joel Grant.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town. Tom Lawrence replaces Kevin Dawson.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jimmy Kébé (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester30214554302467
2Burnley291511345242156
3QPR28168436201656
4Derby29157757401752
5Nottm Forest291312447301751
6Reading30138947351247
7Ipswich30111184334944
8Brighton29111083125643
9Blackburn30111093735243
10Leeds29126114338542
11Wigan28117103028240
12Middlesbrough3091294135639
13Huddersfield29107123838037
14Watford2881194237535
15Bournemouth2998123649-1335
16Blackpool30810122842-1434
17Sheff Wed2871293634233
18Birmingham2989123637-133
19Bolton29611123447-1329
20Doncaster3078152645-1929
21Millwall2968152957-2826
22Charlton2859142338-1524
23Barnsley28410142747-2022
24Yeovil2855182546-2120
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