Goals from Robert Snodgrass, Ross McCormack and Luciano Becchio saw Leeds defeat 10-man Ipswich and move to within a point of the play-off zone.

Ipswich opened the scoring with Andy Drury finding the bottom corner of the net from 20 yards for the visitors.

Keeper Alex McCarthy was red carded for handling outside his area before Snodgrass levelled from close range.

Leeds took the lead when McCormack tapped into an empty net before Becchio's third from a tight angle.

The visitors took a deserved lead when Lee Martin played the ball across the penalty area from the left and Drury swept the ball into the bottom corner from 20 yards.

McCarthy did not make his first save until turning away Leeds defender Zac Thompson's cross on the hour. But Leeds were handed their first gift 10 minutes later when Ipswich were reduced to 10 men.

Ipswich's keeper handled the ball outside his penalty area following a hopeful punt forward and three minutes later replacement keeper Arran Lee-Barrett was picking the ball out of his net.

Leeds substitute Aidan White crossed the ball from the right and Ibrahima Sonko, under pressure in the six-yard box, could only play the ball to Snodgrass, who duly converted.

Another mistake from Ipswich, this time from Lee-Barrett, handed Leeds their second goal.

Adam Clayton crossed from the right and McCormack took advantage of Lee-Barrett's indecision to pinch the ball and roll it into an empty net.

Becchio stole in to add a third from a tight angle after Smith had failed to clear the danger in time added on.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Leeds

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 16 Pugh
  • 22 Lees
  • 29 Thompson
  • 48 O'Dea
  • 15 Clayton
  • 17 Townsend (White - 58' )
  • 25 Delph
  • 18 Forssell (Becchio - 58' Booked )
  • 23 Snodgrass
  • 44 McCormack

Substitutes

  • 24 Taylor
  • 04 Bruce
  • 28 White
  • 08 Brown
  • 10 Becchio

Ipswich

  • 32 McCarthy Dismissed
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 07 Edwards
  • 20 Smith
  • 31 Sonko
  • 09 E'-Thomas
  • 11 Martin
  • 17 Drury
  • 19 Hyam Booked (Bullard - 85' )
  • 27 Murphy (Chopra - 83' )
  • 14 Scotland (Lee-Barrett - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Lee-Barrett
  • 05 Delaney
  • 06 Leadbitter
  • 21 Bullard
  • 10 Chopra
Ref: Geoff Eltrigham
Att: 22,844

Match Stats

Shots

7 7

On target

5 4

Corners

5 7

Fouls

7 6

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:29

Ibrahima Sonko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luciano Becchio. Free kick taken by Adam Clayton.

90:00 +2:32

The assistant referee signals for offside against Ross McCormack. Carlos Edwards takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:11

Centre by Jimmy Bullard.

90:00 +1:59

The ball is crossed by Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, clearance made by Luciano Becchio.

90:00 +0:39

The assist for the goal came from Andy Lonergan.

90:00 +0:39 Goal scored

Goal! - Luciano Becchio - Leeds 3 - 1 Ipswich Luciano Becchio finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 3-1 Ipswich.

88:49 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

88:28

Luciano Becchio is caught offside. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

87:44

Robert Snodgrass produces a cross.

84:32 Substitution

Substitution Jimmy Bullard on for Luke Hyam.

83:48

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lee Martin.

82:43 Substitution

Substitution Michael Chopra replaces Daryl Murphy.

81:25

Assist on the goal came from Adam Clayton.

81:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross McCormack - Leeds 2 - 1 Ipswich A goal is scored by Ross McCormack from inside the six-yard box low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 2-1 Ipswich.

80:28

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass.

79:06

Outswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass, Darren O'Dea takes a shot. Save made by Carlos Edwards.

78:44

Daryl Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Adam Clayton takes the free kick.

75:24

Adam Clayton restarts play with the free kick. Adam Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Aaron Cresswell. Free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

75:24 Booking

Booking Luke Hyam booked for unsporting behaviour.

75:14

Luke Hyam challenges Fabian Delph unfairly and gives away a free kick.

73:18

Assist by Aidan White.

73:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Robert Snodgrass - Leeds 1 - 1 Ipswich Robert Snodgrass finds the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 1-1 Ipswich.

70:09

Robert Snodgrass produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

70:09 Substitution

Substitution Arran Lee-Barrett comes on in place of Jason Scotland.

70:09 Dismissal

Dismissal Alex McCarthy is sent off by the referee for deliberate handball.

70:04

The referee penalises Alex McCarthy for handball.

67:51

Daryl Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Fabian Delph. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

66:56

Ibrahima Sonko takes a shot. Darren O'Dea gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury from the right by-line.

66:30

Corner taken right-footed by Andy Drury.

66:17

Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Adam Clayton gets a block in.

64:45 Booking

Booking Luciano Becchio is given a yellow card.

63:19

Zac Thompson sends in a cross, Ibrahima Sonko manages to make a clearance.

61:50

Zac Thompson crosses the ball, save by Alex McCarthy.

61:03

Aidan White produces a cross, Headed effort on goal by Robert Snodgrass from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.

60:36

The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance made by Carlos Edwards.

57:24 Substitution

Substitution Luciano Becchio joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mikael Forssell.

57:24 Substitution

Substitution Aidan White comes on in place of Andros Townsend.

56:30

Fabian Delph concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Drury. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

54:05

Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, Tommy Smith manages to make a clearance.

53:07

The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Emmanuel-Thomas. Direct free kick taken by Danny Pugh.

45:01

The referee gets the second half started.

45:00 +1:12 Half time

Half Time The whistle is blown to end the first half.

45:00 +0:25

Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

37:51

Foul by Darren O'Dea on Lee Martin, free kick awarded. Andy Drury takes the free kick.

35:57

Andy Drury delivers the ball.

33:19

Assist by Lee Martin.

33:19 Goal scored

Goal! - Andy Drury - Leeds 0 - 1 Ipswich Andy Drury scores a goal from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Ipswich.

32:40

Andy Drury takes a short corner.

29:47

Lee Martin takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

28:33

Unfair challenge on Fabian Delph by Andy Drury results in a free kick. Adam Clayton restarts play with the free kick.

27:39

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, Alex McCarthy makes a save.

27:25

Fabian Delph takes a shot. Andy Drury gets a block in.

26:30

The ball is swung over by Ross McCormack.

24:31

Tom Lees concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Martin. Carlos Edwards takes the free kick.

21:33

The ball is delivered by Aaron Cresswell.

19:39

Jason Scotland concedes a free kick for a foul on Tom Lees. Direct free kick taken by Tom Lees.

18:29

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass.

18:23

The ball is swung over by Ross McCormack, clearance by Aaron Cresswell.

17:31

Corner taken left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, clearance by Ibrahima Sonko.

17:07

The ball is swung over by Lee Martin, Tom Lees manages to make a clearance.

16:17

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Clayton on Lee Martin. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

13:14

Ibrahima Sonko fouled by Mikael Forssell, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carlos Edwards.

11:24

Corner taken left-footed by Andy Drury from the right by-line, Daryl Murphy takes a shot. Darren O'Dea manages to make a clearance.

11:08

Fabian Delph challenges Jason Scotland unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luke Hyam takes the direct free kick.

10:12

Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball, Darren O'Dea manages to make a clearance.

8:19

Inswinging corner taken by Andy Drury, save made by Andy Lonergan.

5:48

The assistant referee flags for offside against Ross McCormack. Free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

5:35

The ball is crossed by Lee Martin, clearance made by Darren O'Dea.

2:17

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass.

0:42

Andy Drury takes a corner.

0:30

Centre by Daryl Murphy, clearance made by Darren O'Dea.

0:00

The referee gets the game started.

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