Leeds and Warnock mugged again

Last updated : 12 November 2012 By Tony Scholes

Nothing went right for them with the boiling Kettle refereeing the game. He yellow carded five Leeds players and also sent off Jason Pearce for a foul on Almen Abdi. That left Leeds to play with ten men for the second half and that was reduced to nine when Rodolph Austin was stretchered off with a potential serious injury.

Is Warnock close to the end at Leeds? I'm beginning to think that might be the case. The takeover remains imminent but it would not come as a surprise if they didn't dispense with his services once it's completed.

Another manager under pressure is Derek McInnes. Tipped by some to get the Burnley job in January 2011, McInnes went to Bristol City soon afterwards. I got the impression during our recent trip to Ashton Gate that he's not that popular.

That night we inflicted on them a third successive defeat and extended their run without a win to six games. Those runs have continued with four more defeats since.

Their last win came in mid-September at Peterborough and such has been their poor form that they've now well and truly in bottom place, a point behind Peterborough. The latest defeat came yesterday, a 2-0 reverse against Charlton at home and alongside everything else they are the only club not to have kept a single clean sheet all season.

Assistant manager Tony Docherty was sent to face the media after this latest defeat but we can confirm that on this occasion their former St. Johnstone manager had not had to go back to Scotland to visit his mum but was talking to his players.

They are behind Peterborough now but all is not well at London Road. Today they issued a statement that read: "Peterborough United are disappointed to report that Gabriel Zakuana, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, Emile Sinclair and Tyrone Barnett have been transfer listed and fined by the football club following an internal investigation into a breach of club discipline."

They wouldn't confirm what had happened and said there would be no further comment but the BBC have reported that two of those players have been cautioned for an incident in the centre of Peterborough in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Those two now occupy the bottom two places with Ipswich moving up to 22nd following their win against us.

Crystal Palace, winners with two late goals against Peterborough, remain top although they lost that place to Middlesbrough for a few hours after they'd beaten Sheffield Wednesday on Friday night.

Cardiff, Hull, Leicester and Huddersfield are in the play off positions with Huddersfield moving in after a 1-0 win at Barnsley, replacing Blackburn who could only draw at home in Agent Berg's first home game in charge.

Finally, and of great importance, it was good to see all the clubs in the Championship, along with clubs from all other divisions, paying their respects ahead of Remembrance Day. At Ipswich, as at Burnley a week earlier, the minute's silence was impeccably observed.

It's a free midweek with the next Championship games this coming weekend. The latest results can be found along with the next fixtures and all the usual information.

The Results
Friday 9th November
Middlesbrough 3 Sheffield Wednesday 1  
Saturday 10th November
Barnsley 0 Huddersfield Town 1 Leeds United 1 Watford 6
Blackburn Rovers 1 Birmingham City 1 Leicester City 2 Nottingham Forest 2
Blackpool 2 Bolton Wanderers 2 Millwall 2 Derby County 1
Cardiff City 2 Hull City 1 Peterborough United 1 Crystal Palace 2
Ipswich Town 2 Burnley 1 Wolverhampton W 3 Brighton & HA 3
Sunday 11th November
Bristol City 0 Charlton Athletic 2  


The Stats
Biggest Win Watford 6-1 v Leeds United (away)
Total Goals Scored 42 (19 home - 23 away)
Player Scoring Most Goals 2 - Matej Vyrda (Watford)
Highest Attendance 28,229 - Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday
Lowest Attendance 9,691 - Peterborough United v Crystal Palace
Total Yellow Cards 24
Total Red Cards 2
Most Cards in a Game Leeds Unitedv Watford (7Y 1R) Ref: Trevor Kettle


Leading Goalscorers (League Only)
17 Charlie Austin (Burnley) - includes 2 penalties
13 Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) - includes 6 penalties
9 Tom Ince (Blackpool) - includes 1 penalty
Craig Mackail-Smith (Brighton & Hove Albion) - includes 2 penalties
8 Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) - includes 3 penalties
Marlon King (Birmingham City) - includes 2 penalties
Jordan Rhodes (Blackburn Rovers) - 2 with Huddersfield Town
7 Craig Davies (Barnsley) - includes 1 penalty
Darius Henderson (Millwall)
David Nugent (Leicester City)
Matej Vydra (Watford) - includes 1 penalty
Pete Whittingham (Cardiff City) - includes 3 penalties
6 Sone Aluko (Hull City)
Steven Davies (Bristol City) - includes 1 penalty
Chris Eagles (Bolton Wanderers)
Heidar Helguson (Cardiff City)
Theo Robinson (Derby County) - includes 1 penalty
Liam Trotter (Millwall) - includes 1 penalty
Chris Wood (Millwall)


Hat Tricks
 Date Player & Game
01/09/12 3: Pete Whittingham - CARDIFF CITY v Wolverhampton Wanderers
15/09/12 3: Charlie Austin - BURNLEY v Peterborough United
22/09/12 3: Glenn Murray - CRYSTAL PALACE v Cardiff City
22/09/12 4: Craig Davies - Birmingham City v BARNSLEY
23/09/12 3: David Nugent - LEICESTER CITY v Hull City
29/09/12 3: Emile Sinclair - Hull City v PETERBOROUGH UNITED
02/10/12 3: Charlie Austin - BURNLEY v Sheffield Wednesday
23/10/12 3: Marlon King - Millwall v BIRMINGHAM CITY
06/11/12 3: Glenn Murray - CRYSTAL PALACE v Ipswich Town


Disciplinary Record (League and Cup)
Club Y R Y R Club Y R Y R
  League   Total   League  Total 
Barnsley 21 1 24 2 Huddersfield Town 27 2 28 2
Birmingham City 17 2 19 2 Hull City 12 0 12 1
Blackburn Rovers 20 0 20 0 Ipswich Town 23 0 23 0
Blackpool 19 0 19 0 Leeds United 32 1 37 1
Bolton Wanderers 31 1 33 1 Leicester City 17 1 17 1
Brighton & Hove Albion 22 0 23 0 Middlesbrough 21 0 24 0
Bristol City 20 0 22 0 Millwall 29 1 31 1
Burnley 28 0 34 0 Nottingham Forest 29 3 29 3
Cardiff City 24 0 26 0 Peterborough United 31 0 32 0
Charlton Athletic 25 0 25 0 Sheffield Wednesday 28 1 31 1
Crystal Palace 21 1 25 1 Watford 31 4 32 4
Derby County 15 1 16 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 16 1 18 1


Highest and Lowest Attendances
Highest Lowest
Att Fixture Att Fixture
28,707 Nottingham Forest v Derby County (30/09) 5,435 Peterborough United v Bristol City (18/09)
28,582 Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United (19/10) 6,188 Peterborough United v Millwall (21/08)
28,229 Middlesbrough v Sheffield Wednesday (09/11) 6,348 Peterborough Utd v Huddersfield Town(23/10)
27,437 Derby County v Sheffield Wednesday (18/08) 8,088 Barnsley v Bristol City (01/09)
26,598 Sheffield Wed v Bolton Wanderers (22/09) 8,195 Barnsley v Crystal Palace (23/10)
26,594 Brighton & HA v Sheffield Weds (14/09) 8,319 Barnsley v Peterborough United (02/10)
26,402 Brighton & Hove Albion v Leeds United (02/11) 8,427 Peterborough Utd v Derby County (29/10)
26,293 Brighton & HA v Middlesbrough (20/10) 8,571 Barnsley v Ipswich Town (29/09)
26,185 Charlton Athletic v Barnsley (20/10) 9,258 Millwall v Birmingham City (23/10)
26,121 Brighton & HA v Birmingham City (29/09) 9,280 Peterborough Utd v Wolves (22/09)


The Next Fixtures
Saturday 17th November
Birmingham City v Hull City Huddersfield Town v Brighton & Hove Albion
Bolton Wanderers v Barnsley Leicester City v Ipswich Town
Bristol City v Blackpool Nottingham Forest v Sheffield Wednesday
Burnley v Charlton Athletic Peterborough United v Blackburn Rovers (17:20)
Cardiff City v Middlesbrough Watford v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Crystal Palace v Derby County  
Sunday 18th November
Millwall v Leeds United (13:15)