Leeds United
No. Name
  1 Paul Robinson
  21 Dominic Matteo
  22 Michael Duberry
  34 Frazer Richardson
  36 Matthew Kilgallon
  3 Ian Harte
  19 Eirik Bakke  36'
  70' 10  Lamine Sakho
  23 David Batty
  38 James Milner
  84' 25  Aaron Lennon
  17 Alan Smith  42'
  9 Mark Viduka  8'
  40 Scott Carson
  20 Seth Johnson
  24 Salomon Olembe
  • 8
    • Mark Viduka Goal
  • 26
    • Thierry Henry Goal
  • 33
    • Edu Goal
  • 36
    • Eirik Bakke Yellow Card
  • 42
    • Alan Smith Yellow Card
  • HT
    • Halftime
  • 70
    • On: Lamine Sakho | Off: Eirik Bakke
  • 80
    • On: Ray Parlour | Off: Edu
  • 81
    • On: Kolo Touré | Off: Freddie Ljungberg
  • 81
    • On: Robert Pires | Off: Nwankwo Kanu
  • 84
    • On: Aaron Lennon | Off: James Milner
  • 84
    • Gilberto Silva Yellow Card
  • 87
    • Robert Pires Goal
  • 90
    • Kolo Touré Goal
  • FT
    • End Regular Time
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Match Commentary

90' Arsenal seemed capable of ripping into Leeds at will, and in truth they could have won by a far greater margin
90' Leeds may have started well and got the lucky break, but as soon as Arsenal settled down there was only ever going to be one winner
90' And there goes the final whistle
90' Toure ghosted in to place the ball past Robinson, who was again left helpless by poor defending. Arsenal are rampant, Leeds are in tatters
90' GOAL!!!!!
90' Pires is fed in on the left, and he chips a superb ball over the top for the run of Toure...
90' The game appear dead an buried down. Leeds a beaten side, Arsenal happy to pass the ball around
90' Two minutes to be added on for stoppages
89' A mix-up between Cole and Campbell gifts the ball to Viduka on the edge of the box. He slips on the shot and it goes well wide
88' Pires has the simple task of sidefooting past Robinson. So quick, so clinical. Game over.
87' GOAL!!!!!
86' Henry turns Kilgallon with ease just inside the box and squares it for the onrushing Pires...
85' Lennon does well to hold up Cole as he tries to break down the left
84' Pires finds Henry, and a combination of Lennon and Richardson is needed to win the ball back
83' Harte takes the free-kick. It's awful, and Lehmann collects
82' James Milner will have to be replaced after picking up that knock, the 16-year-old Aaron Lennon comes on
81' Sakho breaks forward, only to be brought down crudely by Gilberto. That's another caution
80' Corner for Leeds, Milner takes but again it's headed clear by the first defender
79' A treble change for Arsenal. Ray Parlour, Robert Pires and Kolo Toure are on for Freddie Ljungberg, Nwankwo Kanu and Edu
78' Edu feeds Kanu on the left, and the Nigerian shows fantastic foot work to get round Richardson, to the byline but can't get the ball past Robinson. It should have been a corner, but a goal-kick is given
77' Milner chases down a long ball, forcing Lehmann to come out of his area. The German is there first to clear but Milner picks up a knock in the process. He'll be okay
76' Henry's flick sends Ljungberg through, he's too quick for Matteo and bursts into the box - only to hit the sidenetting with his effort
75' Smith tries to find Viduka through the centre but Cole does well to read it and intercept
74' Harte delivers, Lehmann flaps at it once again but gets fingertips to it. Referee Styles misses that and gives the goal-kick
73' Milner finds acres of space on the right and wins a corner as Campbell puts his cross behind.
72' Edu is caught on the ankle by the challenge from Duberry, and the Brazilian midfielder needs some treatment
71' Henry does well, and finds Ljungberg on the edge of the box. The pass lacks a little weight and Matteo's challenge is enough to thwart the Swede as he tries to turn
70' Smith shows a turn of pace on the right and finds Viduka on the edge of the six-yard box. But he finds himself with his back to go and his shot on the turn it blocked by Keown
69' Lamine Sakho comes on in place of Eirik Bakke
68' Campbell shows a calm head to hold of Viduka on the edge of his own box and bring it clear
67' Smith tries a speculative effort from 25-yards, and finds row Z
66' Arsenal look to be taking control of the game again now, but will they rue all the missed chances?
65' Kanu shows a little trickery on the edge of the box, but his shot is blocked well by Kilgallon
64' Smith wins the ball off Cole with a strong challenge, he's looking a little hot-headed again
63' Cole gets ino the box, and a lucky break sees the ball fall to Kanu, he nips it round Matteo but sees his powerful effort beaten away by Robinson. He should have scored
62' Henry takes the corner, Robinson punches clear
61' Henry gets in behind Richardson, it suddenly opens up. He looks for Ljungberg coming in at the back stick only for Duberry to get in with a superb challenge
60' Harte takes the corner from the rigth again, and again it's Edu who's first with the header
59' Free-kick to Leeds. Harte lofts it in towards Bakke in the box, he looks to be getting there ahead of Campbell, but the England defender gets there to head behind
58' Edu heads clear from Harte's corner kick
57' Bakke finds space on the right and his first time cross is aimed for Matteo - Keown gets there first and puts it behind
56' Corner to Arsenal following Kilgallon's clearance. Henry takes from the left only for Duberry to win the header and clear
55' Bakke looks for Viduka with a little chip over the top, Lehman rushes out to claim the loose ball
54' Leeds are still battling, but it's hard to see them breaking through
53' Lauren does well against the run of Milner but has to give away a corner. Milner takes, only to find the gloves of Lehmann
52' Edu delivers from the right, Campbell is left totally unmarked but puts his header over the bar. That should have been game over
51' Arsenal win a free-kick 25 yards out. Henry takes, his shot flicks off the head of Viduka and behind for a corner
50' Kanu plays Henry through the centre. He chases the ball, takes a touch and finds Kanu in the box. Kanu twists past Harte and lays it off for Edu, who see's his shot cleared off the line by Kilgallon. Almost a third
49' It's a good start from Leeds as they look to get back on level terms
48' Leeds win another free-kick, ten yards outside the box, for Ljungberg's trip on Smith. It's Harte who swings it into the box only for Edu to clear
47' Henry is penalised for holding back Batty, free-kick
46' Arsenal get us underway in the second period
45' The goals from Henry and Edu were worked in sublime fashion, and Arsenal look good for the victory. Leeds, on the other hand, will be glad of half-time - it may have saved Smith from a red card
45' Leeds were lucky to get the opening goal in the way they did, but after Arsenal had found their feet they dominated totally
45' There goes the half-time whistle
45' One minutes to be added on
44' Smith is again in late on Edu, referee Styles says Smith won the ball but he's walking a tightrope with tackles like that
43' Edu is penalised for backing into Duberry, possession back with Leeds
42' Cole needs a bit of treatment on his shin, the Leeds fans unhappy and th boos ring out
41' Smith goes in late on Cole and catches him on the shin with his studs - that's a yellow card for the fiery tempered striker
40' Arsenal are passing it around now, looking for another opening
39' Batty tries to find Milner with a raking long pass, but there's too much on it and the ball runs out
38' Robinson is sporting a new hair style, shaved round the sides. I don't know, the young 'uns these days...
37' The Leeds fans burst into 'Marching on Together' in another show of solidarity
36' Bakke goes into the book for a lunging challenge on Vieira, he gave referee Styles no option
35' It's a long way back for Leeds now, they have barely seen the ball in the last ten minutes - Arsenal are dominant
34' Edu slid and stuck out a leg to poke the ball past a helpless Robinson. Leeds were again opened up with ease and the game has been turned on its head
33' GOAL!!!!!
32' Vieira spots Henry in space on the left. He picks him out and the Frenchman finds Edu in the box with an inch perfect pass...
31' Arsenal are taking control, the early attacking impetus of Leeds now a thing of the past
30' Henry tires to get past Duberry, the defender does well to win it and hack clear
29' Smith tries to burst through the Arsenal defence and it's Henry, of all people, who sprints back to thwart the Leeds forward
28' Bakke is caught late by Vieira - he's lucky not to go into the book
27' Although Arsenal had not been ripping Leeds apart, they had been allowed far too much of the ball. Eventually, the Gunners will open you up and they did just that with speed and accuracy
26' The unmarked Henry had the simple task of sidefooting the ball past Robinson to being Arsenal back on level terms. The goal was crisp and clincal, an indication of the rask Leeds face today
25' GOAL!!!!!
24' Kanu nips forward and plays a superb ball to Ljungberg, completely unmarked on the right flank. His cross is perfect for Henry...
23' Bakke's challenge on Lauren is late, and he's spoken to by Rob Styles but there's no card
22' Arsenal are enjoying a lot of the ball but look slightly sluggish in the final third - whereas Leeds look lively when they do get it into Arsenal's half
21' Bakke is dragged down by Keown, another free-kick for the home team. Harte plays it deep to Smith, whose nod to the edge of the box is met first time by Viduka - so close, inches wide of the right-hand post
20' Ljungberg brings it forward as Leeds defend in numbers - snuffing out the threat of Edu in the box
19' Henry blocks Richardson's run up the flank - free-kick to the home side, who are still edging this tie
18' Keown makes a real mess of his attempt to clear ahead of Milner and the young Leeds midfielder takes control. He gets into the box but sees his effort saved low down to his right by Lehamnn
17' Lauren tries to get into the box but hesitates too long and loses the ball
16' Ljungberg is fouled on the right flank, providing Arsenal with a great chance to create something. Henry takes, Duberry heads clear and Ljungberg drags his effort from the edge of the box well wide
15' The strong challenges are flying in, this has the makings of a classic cup tie
14' This time it's Milner from the left, and Lehmann comes to claim the ball successfully
13' Harte delivers from the right, Lehmann flaps but escapes with another corner
12' Richardson does well and finds Bakke on the right - who wins a corner off Cole
11' Cole feeds in Edu on the left, his first time cross finds Henry free in the box but he can't keep his effort down
10' It's all Leeds now. Their tails are up and look hungry for a second
9' Lehmann was rushed into the clearance, Viduka stuck out a leg and the ball flew into the back of the net off the Australian's boot. A horrendous error by Lehmann - Leeds take the lead!
8' GOAL!!!!!
8' Campbell plays the ball back to Lehmann, he's got time. But his first touch is heavy and Viduka closes him down
8' Harte lines up the set-piece and floats one into the box only for Campbell to head it clear as far as Batty. He chips it back into the box but the offside flag is up
7' Campbell pushes Viduka and Leeds win the free-kick on the right wing
6' More joy for the home fans as Vieira fails to pick out a yellow shirt. It's scrappy early doors
5' Smith does well up against Henry as the Frenchman tried to make progress up the left flank
4' Milner turns brilliantly on the left to beat Lauren and crosses into the box - Cole is there to head to safety
3' The Leeds fans give a cheer of delight as Keown's attempted pass runs out of play
2' Leeds start quickly, and Smith's early snap shot flies well over the bar
1' Leeds get the game underway
- Arsene Wenger makes six changes to his side, the most significant being at left back with Ashley Cole returning from a three-match suspension in favour of Gael Clichy, while Martin Keown, Lauren, Edu, Gilberto Silva and Kanu are also recalled
- James Milner returns to the starting line-up on his 18th birthday. Milner is one of three changes made to the side following last Sunday's 3-1 defeat at Wolves, with David Batty returning from suspension and Frazer Richardson handed his first start for the club in place of Gary Kelly who is out with a foot injury
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