Leeds 2-1 Bristol City

Ross McCormack's 86th-minute winner snatched victory for 10-man Leeds against Bristol City at Elland Road.

Adam Clayton had given the Yorkshire side an early lead but Neil Kilkenny curled in an equaliser against his former club eight minutes later.

Leeds defender Patrick Kisnorbo was sent off for fouling Nicky Maynard in the 64th minute, but Maynard could not convert the resulting penalty.

And the home team won it when McCormack swept in Luciano Becchio's flick-on.

Leeds had made a dream start with Robert Snodgrass breaking free down the right in the third minute. His cut-back from the byeline picked out Clayton, whose shot from 12 yards found the top corner.

City's quick response came when midfielder Cole Skuse played the ball inside after making headway down the right. Kilkenny kept his composure 25 yards from goal and curled a fine shot into Andy Lonergan's top right-hand corner.

McCormack went close for Leeds when his angled drive was tipped away at full stretch by David James in the 26th minute.

But City gave as good as they got as half-time approached. Forward Albert Adomah forced Lonergan to hold his stinging shot and winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce fired inches over after cutting inside from the right.

McCormack and Snodgrass both lifted shots over the crossbar early in the second half, but City soon wrestled the lion's share of possession. The visitors were rewarded in the 64th minute when they were awarded a penalty and Leeds were reduced to 10 men.

Maynard wriggled clear in the penalty area and was blatantly hauled down by Kisnorbo, who was shown a straight red by referee Fred Graham. Maynard picked himself up to take the spot kick, but Lonergan guessed correctly and saved low to his left.

City midfielder Marvin Elliott sent a 25-yard shot fizzing wide and then headed straight at Lonergan as the visitors threatened to make their one-man advantage count.

Elliott was off-target with another header as Leeds battled gamely to weather the storm and substitute Becchio helped snatch the points. The Argentine headed the ball on in the area then McCormack pounced.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Leeds

  • 01 Lonergan
  • 03 Kisnorbo Dismissed
  • 22 Lees
  • 28 White
  • 48 O'Dea
  • 14 Howson
  • 15 Clayton
  • 20 Nunez (Becchio - 58' )
  • 23 Snodgrass (Forssell - 70' )
  • 38 Keogh (Bromby - 68' )
  • 44 McCormack

Substitutes

  • 12 Rachubka
  • 26 Bromby
  • 08 Brown
  • 10 Becchio
  • 18 Forssell

Bristol City

  • 01 James
  • 02 Spence (Stead - 89' Booked )
  • 05 Nyatanga
  • 18 Wilson
  • 36 McGivern
  • 07 Elliott
  • 08 Kilkenny (Pitman - 75' )
  • 14 Skuse
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce
  • 27 Adomah Booked (Bolasie - 87' )
  • 10 Maynard

Substitutes

  • 22 Gerken
  • 06 Carey
  • 17 Bolasie
  • 09 Stead
  • 34 Pitman
Ref: Graham
Att: 22,655

Match Stats

Shots

10 10

On target

6 5

Corners

4 6

Fouls

11 11

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +3:56 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Jon Stead for dissent.

90:00 +3:25

Unfair challenge on Andy Lonergan by Jon Stead results in a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

90:00 +1:50

Jon Stead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tom Lees. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.

90:00 +1:30 Full time

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

89:44

Short corner taken by Yannick Bolasie.

88:39 Substitution

Substitution Jordan Spence goes off and Jon Stead comes on.

86:19

Corner taken right-footed by Brett Pitman, clearance by Tom Lees.

86:01 Substitution

Substitution (Bristol City) makes a substitution, with Yannick Bolasie coming on for Albert Adomah.

85:03

The assist for the goal came from Luciano Becchio.

85:03 Goal scored

Goal! - Ross McCormack - Leeds 2 - 1 Bristol C Ross McCormack fires in a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 2-1 Bristol City.

83:53

Corner taken right-footed by Adam Clayton from the left by-line, Jordan Spence makes a clearance.

82:07

The offside flag is raised against Brett Pitman. Leigh Bromby takes the indirect free kick.

77:31

Foul by Albert Adomah on Adam Clayton, free kick awarded. Darren O'Dea takes the direct free kick.

76:49

The referee blows for offside. Andy Lonergan takes the free kick.

75:03

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Marvin Elliott misses to the left of the goal.

74:21 Substitution

Substitution Neil Kilkenny leaves the field to be replaced by Brett Pitman.

72:38

Ryan McGivern gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aidan White. Direct free kick taken by Darren O'Dea.

71:25

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marvin Elliott on Darren O'Dea. Direct free kick taken by Darren O'Dea.

69:42

Direct free kick taken by Lewin Nyatanga.

69:42 Substitution

Substitution Robert Snodgrass goes off and Mikael Forssell comes on.

69:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Cole Skuse by Luciano Becchio.

69:12

Marvin Elliott takes a shot. Comfortable save by Andy Lonergan.

67:01 Substitution

Substitution Leigh Bromby joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andrew Keogh.

66:52

Shot from outside the box by Marvin Elliott misses to the left of the target.

65:54

Luciano Becchio challenges James Wilson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lewin Nyatanga.

64:19 Penalty

Penalty taken by Nicky Maynard is saved by Andy Lonergan. Leeds 1-1 Bristol City.

63:34 Dismissal

Dismissal Patrick Kisnorbo shown a red card for violent conduct.

63:07

Penalty awarded for a foul by Patrick Kisnorbo on Nicky Maynard.

58:23

Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny played to the near post, Patrick Kisnorbo makes a clearance.

58:01

Corner taken by Neil Kilkenny, clearance by Aidan White.

57:50

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Patrick Kisnorbo gets a block in.

56:55

David James restarts play with the free kick.

56:55 Substitution

Substitution Luciano Becchio joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ramon Nunez.

56:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ross McCormack on Lewin Nyatanga.

52:40

Ramon Nunez produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick.

52:40 Booking

Booking Albert Adomah is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

52:36

Unfair challenge on Aidan White by Albert Adomah results in a free kick.

51:09

Effort on goal by Robert Snodgrass from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

49:24

Effort on goal by Ross McCormack from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +2:05 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +1:45

Unfair challenge on Ramon Nunez by Nicky Maynard results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ramon Nunez.

45:00 +1:34

Albert Adomah takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a comfortable save.

45:00 +0:10

Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.

44:33

Neil Kilkenny fouled by Ross McCormack, the ref awards a free kick. Neil Kilkenny takes the free kick.

43:45

Robert Snodgrass concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan McGivern. Ryan McGivern takes the free kick.

39:10

Corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, save by David James.

36:40

The referee blows for offside against Nicky Maynard. Darren O'Dea takes the indirect free kick.

31:58

Shot from just outside the area by Albert Adomah goes over the bar.

31:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Aidan White on Albert Adomah. Neil Kilkenny crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Adam Clayton.

28:50

Ramon Nunez takes a shot. David James makes a comfortable save.

28:26

Short corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line.

27:55

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tom Lees by Ryan McGivern. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by Marvin Elliott.

26:52

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Neil Kilkenny.

26:14

Darren O'Dea takes a shot. Save by David James.

25:52

Inswinging corner taken by Robert Snodgrass from the right by-line, clearance by Jordan Spence.

25:41

Ross McCormack takes a shot. Save by David James.

25:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nicky Maynard on Adam Clayton. Free kick taken by Adam Clayton.

24:07

Unfair challenge on Patrick Kisnorbo by Marvin Elliott results in a free kick. Andy Lonergan takes the direct free kick.

23:06

Ramon Nunez takes a shot.

17:56

Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Andy Lonergan makes a save.

15:49

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ramon Nunez on Marvin Elliott. Lewin Nyatanga takes the direct free kick.

12:19

The assistant referee signals for offside against Andrew Keogh. David James takes the free kick.

10:15

Cole Skuse provided the assist for the goal.

10:15 Goal scored

Goal! - Neil Kilkenny - Leeds 1 - 1 Bristol C Neil Kilkenny finds the back of the net with a goal from long range high into the middle of the goal. Leeds 1-1 Bristol City.

9:47

Andrew Keogh takes a shot. David James makes a save.

7:19

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Neil Kilkenny, Marvin Elliott has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

6:48

Foul by Patrick Kisnorbo on Marvin Elliott, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed by Neil Kilkenny, Jonathan Howson manages to make a clearance.

5:28

Aidan White fouled by Marvin Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Patrick Kisnorbo takes the free kick.

4:57

Adam Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Albert Adomah. David James takes the direct free kick.

2:44

Robert Snodgrass provided the assist for the goal.

2:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam Clayton - Leeds 1 - 0 Bristol C A goal is scored by Adam Clayton from inside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Leeds 1-0 Bristol City.

0:56

Foul by Robert Snodgrass on Neil Kilkenny, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by David James.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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