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                                                    Leeds
                                                    Luciano Becchio (83 mins)
                                                    1-1
                                                    West Ham
                                                    Danny Collins (90 mins)

                                                    npower Championship , Mar 17, 2012
                                                    Ground: Elland Road , Kickoff: 15:00 , Att 33,366

                                                    Team news

                                                    Same again for Warnock Leeds manager Neil Warnock is expected to pick his starting line-up from an unchanged squad for the home clash with West Ham.

                                                    Warnock has no new injury or suspension problems while defenders Alex Bruce (hamstring) and Leigh Bromby (knock), who have both returned to light training, remain sidelined.

                                                    Paul Robinson, on loan from Bolton, made his debut in the win at Middlesbrough and is likely to resume at left-back, with Aidy White pushed forward into the left-wing position, but Danny Pugh, who started on the bench on Sunday, provides an alternative option down the left side.

                                                    Winger Lloyd Sam has joined Notts County on loan until the end of the season, so skipper Robert Snodgrass will continue on the right wing, with Michael Brown and Adam Clayton expected to continue in central midfield.

                                                    Teenage defender Zac Thompson, Danny Webber and strikers Ramon Nunez, Mikael Forssell and Billy Paynter are all hoping to be involved as Leeds bid to cut the four-point gap between themselves and the play-offs.

                                                    Ravel Morrison is in line to make his West Ham debut.

                                                    The January signing from Manchester United has so far been held back by manager Sam Allardyce, but was an unused substitute against Doncaster last weekend and then scored twice in an eye-catching display for the club's reserves in midweek.

                                                    Morrison could go straight into the starting line-up in place of winger Ricardo Vaz Te, who suffered a hamstring injury in the 1-1 draw with Rovers.

                                                    Right-back Joey O'Brien, centre-half Winston Reid and winger Julien Faubert were sidelined last weekend with knocks and will be checked over, while defender Guy Demel (thigh) and midfielder Papa Bouba Diop (hamstring) will miss out again.

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                                                    Collins resuces Hammers Loan defender Danny Collins scored a vital last-minute equaliser to earn West Ham what could prove to be a vital point at Leeds, as they extended their unbeaten run to eight games with a 1-1 draw.

                                                    When Luciano Becchio nodded Leeds ahead with seven minutes to go, the ever-changing npower Championship promotion picture was not looking too favourable for the Hammers, with top two rivals Southampton and Reading both winning.

                                                    But, right on cue, Collins rose the highest to head in a Mark Noble corner and peg Leeds back in an act of damage limitation for Sam Allardyce's men, who are now five points off the lead and three points shy of second.

                                                    It was just the second goal Leeds have conceded under new manager Neil Warnock and perhaps one of their most costly of the season.

                                                    Since the veteran replaced Simon Grayson a month ago, a renewed play-off push had seemed a possibility. A win was needed today, though, and until Collins struck, it seemed they had got it.

                                                    Warnock had succeeded in his wish to see Elland Road sold out for the game, but those inside had little to cheer about in a chanceless opening 10 minutes.

                                                    Things livened up after that, with Leeds defender Tom Lees' scuffed effort scraping just wide and Robert Snodgrass jinking his way into a shooting position, only to be crowded out.

                                                    West Ham's players were then angered by Paul Connolly's tackle on Kevin Nolan - deemed legal by referee Peter Walton - but had more to be concerned about moments later when Nicky Maynard missed the game's first genuine chance.

                                                    The striker nipped in ahead of Darren O'Dea to find himself through on Andy Lonergan's goal with 22 minutes gone, but his first touch was heavy and the goalkeeper was able to get out and smother the ball at his feet.

                                                    More clever play from Snodgrass then saw him create an angle to set Ross McCormack free but Matt Taylor nicked possession from him, before Snodgrass flashed a free-kick from the corner of the box just wide of the post.

                                                    Maynard's chance remained the best going into the break, though, but both sides had cause for complaint when the whistle was blown, with West Ham claiming a handball in the box against Michael Brown and Leeds confused as to why Snodgrass' touch beyond Robert Green was ruled out for apparent pushing by Becchio.

                                                    The Hammers had to replace James Tomkins, so effective in the sweeper position, at half-time, and his replacement, Gary O'Neil, skimmed an effort just wide within 60 seconds of his introduction.

                                                    With Maynard isolated and getting little change out of Lees and O'Dea, Allardyce opted to replace him with the more physical Carlton Cole and the former England striker nearly made an immediate impact, putting a ball across the six yard box that evaded everyone.

                                                    A couple of thundering tackles from loan defender Paul Robinson then helped whip up the home crowd, but it was West Ham who continued to probe with greater intent - Abdoulaye Faye nodding wide from a corner and Lonergan denying O'Neil after Jack Collison's shot flew loose.

                                                    Cole then arched a header over the bar from a Noble free-kick, before Green was forced to make his first save in the 70th minute when he showed terrific reactions to turn away a Connolly header.

                                                    Connolly rarely ventures into opposition territory but, when he did again with 83 minutes on the clock, it created the opening goal.

                                                    Snodgrass' cross got to the back post, Connolly headed against the bar and the ball fell to Becchio who did the rest.

                                                    Team Line-ups

                                                    LeedsRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Substitution Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Rating
                                                    1 Andy Lonergan
                                                    2 Paul Connolly
                                                    22 Tom Lees
                                                    48 Darren O'Dea
                                                    33 Paul Robinson
                                                    23 Robert Snodgrass
                                                    8 Michael Brown
                                                    15 Adam Clayton
                                                    28 Aidan White(sub 75)
                                                    44 Ross McCormack(sub 75)
                                                    10 Luciano Becchio Goal
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    16 Danny Pugh
                                                    18 Mikael Forssell(sub 75)
                                                    20 Ramon Nunez
                                                    25 Danny Webber(sub 75)
                                                    29 Zac Thompson
                                                    West HamRating
                                                    Player rating out of ten Player name Did they score? Player's disciplinary record Substitution Rating
                                                    1 Robert Green
                                                    17 Joey O'Brien
                                                    25 Danny Collins Goal
                                                    15 Abdoulaye Faye
                                                    3 George McCartney
                                                    16 Mark Noble
                                                    4 Kevin Nolan
                                                    10 Jack Collison(sub 80)
                                                    5 James Tomkins(sub 45)
                                                    14 Matthew Taylor
                                                    8 Nicky Maynard(sub 55)
                                                    Substitutes
                                                    13 Stephen Henderson
                                                    7 Sam Baldock
                                                    9 Carlton Cole(sub 55)
                                                    23 Ravel Morrison(sub 80)
                                                    32 Gary O'Neil(sub 45)

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