Elland Road, England

Referee: K Friend | Attendance: 29943

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Leeds United

  • Luke Varney 15'
  • Ross McCormack 50'

2 - 1


Tottenham Hotspur

  • Clint Dempsey 58'
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  • 90'

    And it's all over - Leeds win 2-1 with the final whistle going as the ball trundled towards an unguarded Tottenham goal. A deserved win for an excellent home side - it's the end of the FA Cup road for Spurs.

  • 90'

    Brown is booked for a foul on Parker. Dangerous free-kick to Spurs. Friedel is up. Last chance...

  • 90'

    Byram makes a fine challenge on Bale. Throw to Spurs. Long from Bale, and Byram is again there to clear for Leeds.

  • 90'

    A minute or so of injury time remains as Friedel plays it long. Leeds, again, stand firm.

  • 90'

    Ross McCormack, the man who may well have got the winner, comes off and Davide Somma is on in his place.

  • 90'

    ...Assou-Ekotto tries to play the ball in, but it drifts behind for a goal-kick.

  • 90'

    Four minutes is the answer to that. Bale crosses, Lees clears, but Green can't keep the ball and Spurs will come again...

  • 90'

    We're heading towards injury time, and Leeds make a change: Diouf is off, and Jason Pearce is on. We'll soon find out how much added time we'll get at Elland Road.

  • 90'

    Obika is in after an Assou-Ekotto pass - but a great block by Byram means all Tottenham get is a corner.

  • 89'

    A booking for Assou-Ekotto as Spurs' frustrations begin to show.

  • 88'

    Dempsey attempts to feed the ball through into the area, but feeds it only to Ashdown, who gathers gratefully.

  • 87'

    But they can move forward now - Obika gets a free-kick after a Green foul. Bale plays a deep cross in, and Ashdown is in the right place to claim that one.

  • 86'

    What is certain is that they're running out of time in which to find one and, as Leeds win a corner, they're in completely the wrong place.

  • 85'

    You have to say that a Spurs equaliser isn't looking massively likely here - although, given the quality they have at their disposal, you never know...

  • 84'

    Bale overruns the ball down the right and it's played to Diouf. He draws a challenge from Parker. It's a rash one, and Leeds have a free-kick in midfield.

  • 83'

    Parker wins the ball and has a blast at goal from the edge of the area. Peltier, who has had a good game today, is the man in the way for Leeds.

  • 82'

    Byram does well to win the ball back after Leeds had lost it again. Eight minutes and counting at Elland Road.

  • 81'

    As Spurs' need to get forward becomes more pressing, Leeds can break - and they're trying to do that here with the hard-working McCormack...

  • 80'

    Lennon runs at Leeds. He's crowded out and Varney, back helping out, is happy just to hack that one into the crowd.

  • 79'

    Booking for Diouf - possibly for dissent before the kick is taken - before another good challenge by Brown, this time on Obika, stops the visitors in their tracks.

  • 78'

    That's a booking for the Spurs man, and a free-kick to Leeds.

  • 78'

    Dembele gives it away to McCormack, who tangles with Vertonghen.

  • 77'

    It's still a bit tasty in midfield, and Brown gives away another free-kick. Assou-Ekotto plays it in, and a firm header clear buys Leeds some time.

  • 76'

    Parker tries to feed Obika inside the area, and Lees plays his clearance off the Tottenham man and behind for a Leeds goal-kick.

  • 75'

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  • 75'

    Dempsey fires in a shot that hits Byram. He wants a handball decision and a penalty for that, but doesn't get them.

  • 74'

    McCormack and Varney link up again for Leeds, but Spurs get the ball clear. We're heading towards the last 15 minutes of what has been a pretty decent game at Elland Road.

  • 73'

    As it comes in, Dembele fouls Brown and the home side have a free-kick.

  • 73'

    That could have sealed a win for Leeds, who are soon under pressure at the other end, where Lees does well to deflect a Dempsey effort away for a corner.

  • 72'

    Suddenly McCormack is in again, in the same way as he was for the second Leeds goal. He bears down on Friedel, and the keeper does well to deflect the effort away.

  • 71'

    Walker plays it in dangerously, but Leeds stand firm again.

  • 71'

    Great skill by Bale down the left leaves two defenders in his wake. Dembele picks up the pieces from his cross, but his shot is deflected wide for a corner.

  • 70'

    Twenty minutes remaining for Spurs to find the equaliser that would keep them in the competition.

  • 69'

    Leeds deserve plenty of credit for the way they have responded to the Tottenham goal - now it's Diouf on the attack, and then Green, but their crosses are cleared.

  • 68'

    ...and it'll come straight back out again, but Leeds come again with McCormack, who gets a cross in. Spurs scramble it away.

  • 67'

    Leeds free-kick, midway inside Tottenham territory. This will go into the area...

  • 66'

    Kyle Naughton off and Kyle Walker on as AVB makes Spurs' third and final change of the afternoon.

  • 65'

    Bale goes on a run and attempts to thread a ball through to Clint Dempsey. It's too far in front of him, and Ashdown gathers safely.

  • 64'

    Well played by Varney, who chases down a hopeful ball, flicked on by McCormack, before Spurs hack it clear.

  • 63'

    Another throw for Spurs, deep inside the Leeds half. Peltier rises high to get it away.

  • 62'

    Good footwork by Lennon on the right, but then he scuffs his shot and all that build-up counts for nought.

  • 61'

    A Tottenham throw, deep inside their own half. Brown clashes with Parker, and it's a free-kick to the visitors.

  • 60'

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  • 60'

    Brown deals with it well but, with half an hour to play, Spurs have been given an injection of confidence by that Dempsey strike.

  • 59'

    Sigurdsson is off for Dembele, Huddlestone for Obika. Spurs make their switches, and immediately win a corner...

  • 58'

    GOAL: He does - it's a cracker of a ball, met by a fine header from Clint Dempsey. They're back in it.

  • 57'

    Bale gets down the right and can cross here...

  • 56'

    Spurs will need to up their tempo to find a way back into this game, and it looks as though a substitution or two could be about to be made.

  • 55'

    Michael Brown plays the ball forward for Leeds, but this time Spurs deal with it. The home side are much the better team in this half.

  • 53'

    Lennon again - he gets down the right, and the stretching Dempsey is only able to steer his cross wide. Best chance of the game for Tottenham.

  • 52'

    Plenty of noise from the home fans. Parker finds Lennon, and the flag is up. Cue another cheer.

  • 51'

    AVB looks concerned in the away dugout. How can he, and Tottenham, change things?

  • 50'

    An absolute cracker of a goal from McCormack, and Spurs have a big problem on their hands now.

  • 50'

    GOAL: He turns his defender and lashes a wonderful shot high past Friedel. Leeds, in some style, have doubled their lead.

  • 49'

    Bale and Sigurdsson lead a charge forward: the latter attempts to cross. Leeds defend well and play it long to McCormack...

  • 48'

    Warnock ushers his team forward, and Diouf tries to oblige, twisting and turning on the right but seeing his attempted cross charged down.

  • 47'

    Assou-Ekotto just lumps the ball into the air. And when Spurs win it back, Vertonghen has to look lively to stop Diouf getting in.

  • 47'

    Then Varney breaks into the area and takes a tumble under a challenge - no penalty, says the referee.

  • 47'

    There's a scramble inside the area, and Spurs eventually hack it away with very little ceremony.

  • 46'

    We're under way in the second half - Leeds make an early raid with Byram, and win themselves an early corner.

  • 45'

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  • 45'

    And that is the final action of the half - Championship Leeds have a 1-0 advantage over Tottenham at the break.

  • 45'

    Bale comes forward to cross, and Byram clears.

  • 45'

    Good running by McCormack, who covers an awful lot of ground to make something of a long ball forward. It's a Leeds throw, and possibly the last action of the half.

  • 45'

    Spurs in control in terms of territory, but Leeds in charge in the only way that matters - they have the game's only goal so far.

  • 45'

    A couple of minutes of stoppage time at the end of this half, and we're into that added time now.

  • 45'

    Ashdown plays another long ball - Varney flicks and McCormack is in but can't steer it past Friedel. Good stop by the Spurs man - that could have been 2-0.

  • 44'

    The physio has a quick look, and it seems the midfielder will be fine.

  • 43'

    Sigurdsson is down after a midfield challenge, and looks in some pain. Looks like a potential ankle/heel problem.

  • 42'

    Peltier plays it forward, McCormack is beaten to the ball in the air inside the area and the Leeds crowd want a foul and a penalty. They're not getting either.

  • 41'

    Leeds throw, inside the Tottenham half. They again compete well in midfield, and Brown wins them a free-kick on halfway.

  • 40'

    Austin hoists the ball forward for Leeds. Diouf will keep on chasing, but he can't make anything of that one.

  • 40'

    Nearly a lovely link-up between Varney and Diouf, but the former's backheel inside the area just eludes the latter.

  • 39'

    Dempsey turns on the edge of the area and makes himself a shooting chance. Ashdown pushes it away before the ball is ushered safely back to him by a defender.

  • 38'

    A long ball from Leeds finds McCormack, who prods an effort wide. The player, and his shy, retiring manager Neil Warnock, both seemed to feel there was an infringement by a Spurs defender there. The referee, however, doesn't.

  • 37'

    Spurs on the ball once more. Good pressure from Varney means they end up having to play it all the way back to Friedel.

  • 36'

    Bale tries to do that, and gets into another race with White. Deja vu as he barges into him and concedes a free-kick.

  • 35'

    They have ten minutes in which to conjure an equaliser before the break.

  • 35'

    Spurs are still completely in control of possession... and they're still 1-0 down.

  • 34'

    Bale chases a ball down the right, and barges over Leeds' White. Free-kick, says the referee. Bale looks incredulous.

  • 33'

    Lennon works his way into a crossing position - but Ashdown, whose handling has been rock-solid, holds on well again.

  • 32'

    Scrappy and bitty in midfield, and then the referee says free-kick Spurs. It's safe to say the home fans weren't in agreement with that one.

  • 31'

    He might have been better off looking for a colleague's run there - a good chance gone begging for Spurs.

  • 30'

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  • 30'

    ...he skips away from Peltier but tries to beat Ashdown with a low shot from a tight angle, and the 'keeper blocks.

  • 29'

    Coming up to the half-hour mark and still Spurs are playing it patient, probing and waiting for a chance. Leeds haven't been as blood and thunder as you might have expected. Here comes Bale...

  • 28'

    Huddlestone clips the ball towards ex-Leeds man Lennon on the left, but Green snuffs out the danger.

  • 27'

    ...Diouf takes it towards Lees, whose header was never going to trouble Friedel, sailing over his crossbar.

  • 26'

    Free-kick Leeds after a Diouf-Parker tangle inside the Tottenham half...

  • 25'

    A roar greets good harrying from the Leeds midfield - but then Lennon finds Dempsey, whose effort is saved well by Ashdown.

  • 24'

    Spurs have yet to translate their territorial superiority into anything more tangible. Bale can't keep a ball forward in and Leeds will go long with another goal-kick.

  • 23'

    Again, a lull in the volume at Elland Road. Spurs are enjoying a clear majority of the possession, with Leeds happy to try and do things on the break - as they managed to great effect through Varney.

  • 22'

    But there is none to be found on this occasion - Leeds defend well.

  • 21'

    The ball's with Tottenham on half way: they patiently play it around, waiting for an opening.

  • 20'

    Another half-chance for Leeds: Diouf gets a cross in and the ball is worked to Varney on the edge of the box, whose first-time effort flies over.

  • 20'

    Assou-Ekotto is found in space on the edge of the area, but can only balloon his effort high and wide.

  • 19'

    A deep Naughton cross looks for Sigurdsson, but the ball is too high for him to be able to direct his header on target.

  • 18'

    Lennon tries to get Spurs moving, but Peltier - not standing on any ceremony at all - steams in to win it.

  • 17'

    White takes it, and Leeds promptly win another one.

  • 16'

    And that has woken the crowd up - a quick burst of Marching On Together rings out as Ashdown takes a long free-kick and Leeds win an attacking throw from it.

  • 15'

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  • 15'

    Spurs try to hit back with Lennon. They had been having so much possession before the goal, but were undone by a failure to defend what was no more than a hopeful punt forward.

  • 15'

    GOAL: And he scores, taking the ball on and putting it confidently past Friedel. Out of nothing, Leeds lead.

  • 14'

    Varney has found space for Leeds - he's bearing down on goal on the left of the area after a ball over the top...

  • 13'

    Byram tries to wake the crowd up by putting a cross in, but Friedel plucks it smartly out of the air.

  • 12'

    It's all rather quiet inside Elland Road as Naughton takes a throw for Spurs. Sigurdsson can't get on the end of that one, though, and Leeds have a goal-kick.

  • 12'

    The ball finds Dempsey totally unmarked, but he can only steer his header over the top.

  • 11'

    Corner to Spurs, which Huddlestone will take. The visitors are monopolising the ball just at the moment.

  • 10'

    ...Leeds clear, but Parker feeds Bale and the home side are forced to scramble his cross away.

  • 9'

    A foul by Austin on Parker gives Spurs a free-kick which Assou-Ekotto will cross...

  • 8'

    Friedel wanders out of his area with the ball, looking like a man enjoying a short stroll in the sunshine. He then whacks it downfield towards Dempsey.

  • 7'

    Spurs free Dempsey on the right of the area, but he pulls a neither one thing nor the other type of effort miles wide.

  • 7'

    Then a great cross from Vertonghen, a flick header from Sigurdsson and Ashdown gathers. That was good quality by Spurs.

  • 6'

    ...and Peltier puts the ball behind for a corner, which is played deep and cleared.

  • 5'

    White takes a throw for Leeds inside his own half, and Spurs win that back. Bale gets into the area...

  • 4'

    Long downfield from Friedel. Again, a Leeds head is first to the ball.

  • 4'

    Decent start from Leeds, on a very decent pitch at Elland Road.

  • 3'

    Spurs have a throw inside the Leeds half, but McCormack is there for Leeds and goes long looking for Byram. He can't find him, though.

  • 2'

    And now Spurs: Friedel, Naughton, Caulker, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Huddlestone, Lennon, Parker, Sigurdsson, Bale, Dempsey. Subs: Gomes, Dembele, Dawson, Walker, Livermore, Townsend, Obika.

  • 2'

    The teams in full, then. First Leeds: Ashdown, Byram, Lees, Peltier, White, Green, Austin, Brown, Varney, Diouf, McCormack. Subs: Kenny, Pearce, Tonge, Norris, Somma, Hall, Dawson.

  • 2'

    Spurs clear, and then Assou-Ekotto takes the ball off Diouf as he tries to spark danger again.

  • 1'

    Leeds come forward down their left, and Luke Varney is in a crossing position. His effort is blocked and it's an early Leeds corner.

  • 1'

    Spurs kick off, but Leeds skipper Michael Brown is quickly into his stride, harrying and hustling.


    Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has made five changes to his side, bringing back 'keeper Brad Friedel, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Tom Huddlestone, Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen.


    Juyst like the old days at Elland Road: a full house and a big noise. Marching On Together blasts out of the tannoy - but want-away Leeds striker Luciano Becchio is not part of the occasion.

Goal Shot Video
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • Leeds United

  • 7(2)

  • -

  • 12

  • 44%


  • Tottenham Hotspur

  • 18(12)

  • -

  • 13

Leeds United

POS No Name


12 Jamie Ashdown


2 Lee Peltier


4 Tom Lees


7 Paul Green


8 Rodolph Austin


11 Luke Varney


14 Aidan White


17 Michael Brown


25 Samuel Bryam


21 El-Hadji Diouf
5 Jason Pearce


44 Ross McCormack
28 Davide Somma
POS No Name
G 1 Patrick Kenny
D 5 Jason Pearce
M 18 Michael Tonge
M 19 David Norris
M 30 Ryan Hall
M 32 Chris Dawson
F 28 Davide Somma

Match Stats

  • Leeds United
  • Tottenham Hotspur
7(2) Shots (on goal) 18(12)
12 Fouls 13
3 Corner kicks 7
2 Offsides 1
44% Time of Possession 56%
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
7 Saves 5

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