Managerless Leeds claimed a first away win in five matches with a comfortable victory over nine-man Bristol City.

Robert Snodgrass gave Leeds the lead with a low shot, before City's James Wilson was shown red for bringing down Scottish striker Ross McCormack.

City were down to nine men when Yannick Bolasie was shown a second yellow.

McCormack added a second for Leeds when he struck home an angled shot before Luciano Becchio completed the scoring by converting Aidan White's cross.

Against a Leeds side playing their first game since the midweek sacking of Simon Grayson, City were the first to provide excitement following a scrappy opening period.

Leeds keeper Andy Lonergan went full stretch to keep out Bolasie's strike, before being tested by a powerful drive from Elland Road old boy Neil Kilkenny.

Lonergan was again called into action to keep out Albert Adomah's angled drive.

However, the tide turned once Snodgrass had given Leeds the lead, against the run of play in their first meaningful attack just before the break, wrongfooting home keeper David James after a swift break involving Becchio, Danny Pugh and McCormack.

Leeds were then not only a goal up at half-time, but a man up too, when City had Wilson sent off.

And he was followed down the tunnel by Bolasie, in the 57th minute, for two challenges on loan signing Adam Smith.

Leeds then dominated the rest of the game, striking twice in the final 11 minutes to secure a victory which lifts them to ninth in the Championship, just four points adrift of a play-off spot.

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (3)

Bristol City

  • 01 James
  • 04 Fontaine
  • 18 Wilson Dismissed
  • 26 Foster
  • 08 Kilkenny (McGivern - 46' )
  • 14 Skuse
  • 17 Bolasie Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 21 Cisse Booked (Campbell-Ryce - 85' )
  • 27 Adomah
  • 37 Pearson
  • 39 Wood (Stead - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 22 Gerken
  • 36 McGivern
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 09 Stead
  • 34 Pitman

Leeds United

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 14 Smith
  • 22 Lees
  • 28 White
  • 48 O'Dea
  • 15 Clayton Booked
  • 16 Pugh
  • 25 Delph
  • 10 Becchio
  • 23 Snodgrass Booked
  • 44 McCormack

Substitutes

  • 24 Taylor
  • 04 Bruce
  • 08 Brown
  • 17 Townsend
  • 06 Rogers
Ref: Linington
Att: 15,257

Match Stats

Shots

9 11

On target

6 9

Corners

6 4

Fouls

12 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:19 Full time

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

90:00 +2:11

Aidan White provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +2:11 Goal scored

Goal! - Luciano Becchio - Bristol C 0 - 3 Leeds Luciano Becchio scores a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Bristol City 0-3 Leeds.

90:00 +1:25

Richard Foster takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.

89:04

Ross McCormack takes a shot. Richard Foster gets a block in.

88:30

Jamal Campbell-Ryce sends in a cross, clearance by Tom Lees.

88:09

The offside flag is raised against Luciano Becchio. Richard Foster takes the direct free kick.

86:55

Danny Pugh takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in. Robert Snodgrass decides to take a short corner.

86:06

Robert Snodgrass takes a short corner.

83:51

Shot on goal comes in from Albert Adomah from the free kick, save by Andy Lonergan.

83:51 Substitution

Substitution (Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Jamal Campbell-Ryce coming on for Kalifa Cisse.

83:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Darren O'Dea on Jon Stead.

80:02

Jon Stead fouled by Adam Smith, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is sent over by Cole Skuse, Liam Fontaine takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan. Corner taken by Albert Adomah from the left by-line to the near post, Adam Smith manages to make a clearance.

78:46

The assist for the goal came from Adam Clayton.

78:46 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross McCormack - Bristol C 0 - 2 Leeds Ross McCormack grabs a goal from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bristol City 0-2 Leeds.

75:58

Aidan White takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in. Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass played to the near post, clearance made by Jon Stead.

74:55

Danny Pugh is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David James restarts play with the free kick.

74:17

Unfair challenge on Aidan White by Richard Foster results in a free kick. Adam Clayton takes the free kick.

73:03

Stephen Pearson concedes a free kick for a foul on Adam Smith. Tom Lees takes the free kick.

70:41 Substitution

Substitution Chris Wood goes off and Jon Stead comes on.

70:10

Unfair challenge on Stephen Pearson by Fabian Delph results in a free kick. Richard Foster delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Luciano Becchio manages to make a clearance.

69:15

Robert Snodgrass produces a cross, Darren O'Dea takes a shot. Comfortable save by David James.

69:15 Booking

Booking Kalifa Cisse booked for unsporting behaviour.

68:53

Foul by Kalifa Cisse on Fabian Delph, free kick awarded.

67:49

The ball is crossed by Adam Smith, David James makes a save. Corner taken short by Robert Snodgrass.

65:29

The official flags Ross McCormack offside. David James restarts play with the free kick.

64:12

Robert Snodgrass takes a shot. Liam Fontaine gets a block in.

63:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam Smith by Ryan McGivern. Free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.

60:35

Foul by Stephen Pearson on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Fabian Delph.

59:21

Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball.

56:52

Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, save made by David James.

56:52 Dismissal

Dismissal Yannick Bolasie sent from the field by the ref for second bookable offence.

56:47

Yannick Bolasie gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Smith.

55:09

Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

55:09 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Yannick Bolasie for unsporting behaviour.

54:51

Foul by Yannick Bolasie on Adam Smith, free kick awarded.

53:16

Centre by Robert Snodgrass. The assistant referee flags for offside against Ross McCormack. David James restarts play with the free kick.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Ryan McGivern comes on in place of Neil Kilkenny.

45:00 +2:41 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to signal half-time.

45:00 +2:12

The ball is sent over by Albert Adomah, Close range header by Chris Wood misses to the right of the target.

45:00 +0:59

Corner taken short by Neil Kilkenny.

45:00 +0:14

Neil Kilkenny takes a shot. Danny Pugh gets a block in. Neil Kilkenny takes the outswinging corner, Tom Lees manages to make a clearance.

43:39

Ross McCormack shoots direct from the free kick.

43:39 Dismissal

Dismissal James Wilson is shown a red card.

43:30

James Wilson challenges Ross McCormack unfairly and gives away a free kick.

43:05

Handball by Luciano Becchio. David James restarts play with the free kick.

42:16

Adam Smith delivers the ball, Kalifa Cisse manages to make a clearance.

39:45

Assist by Ross McCormack.

39:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Robert Snodgrass - Bristol C 0 - 1 Leeds Robert Snodgrass finds the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Bristol City 0-1 Leeds.

38:09

The ball is crossed by Stephen Pearson, Andy Lonergan makes a save.

37:28

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan. Corner taken short by Stephen Pearson.

36:31

Shot by Fabian Delph went wide right of the target.

29:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Neil Kilkenny by Luciano Becchio. Cole Skuse takes the free kick.

27:39

Liam Fontaine takes the direct free kick.

27:39 Booking

Booking The referee books Adam Clayton for unsporting behaviour.

27:30

Adam Clayton challenges Neil Kilkenny unfairly and gives away a free kick.

25:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie by Adam Smith. Free kick taken by Neil Kilkenny.

25:25

Neil Kilkenny has a drilled shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.

23:16

Kalifa Cisse challenges Aidan White unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robert Snodgrass from left wing, Kalifa Cisse makes a clearance.

20:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Yannick Bolasie on Adam Smith. Direct free kick taken by Robert Snodgrass.

17:56

A cross is delivered by Albert Adomah, Liam Fontaine has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide left of the goal.

17:56 Booking

Booking Caution for Robert Snodgrass.

17:42

Foul by Robert Snodgrass on Neil Kilkenny, free kick awarded.

16:08

The assistant referee flags for offside against Albert Adomah. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.

14:37

Stephen Pearson decides to take the corner short.

13:54

The referee gives a free kick against Fabian Delph for handball. Cole Skuse restarts play with the free kick.

12:52

Stephen Pearson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Clayton. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.

10:27

Albert Adomah fouled by Fabian Delph, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Cole Skuse.

9:31

Foul by Danny Pugh on Albert Adomah, free kick awarded. Cole Skuse restarts play with the free kick.

8:35

A cross is delivered by Yannick Bolasie.

4:51

Yannick Bolasie takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan. Inswinging corner taken by Stephen Pearson from the right by-line, clearance by Ross McCormack.

2:20

Albert Adomah gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack. Robert Snodgrass shoots direct from the free kick.

0:00

The game kicks-off.

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