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Bristol City 1-0 Leeds United

By Ben FisherBBC Sport at Ashton Gate
Marlon Pack
Marlon Pack's last goal for Bristol City was in March

Bristol City midfielder Marlon Pack scored his first goal of the season to condemn Leeds United to their first defeat in five matches.

City's third win in a row moves them up to fifth in the Championship.

Pack won the ball before slotting home from close range after a neat one-two with Lee Tomlin.

Leeds, who had boss Garry Monk sent to the stands late on, had not lost away from home since the opening day of the season.

Leeds winger Hadi Sacko missed the visitors' best chances while City striker Tammy Abraham failed to net for only the fifth time this season.

Lee Tomlin and Chelsea loanee Abraham, the Championship's top-scorer, squandered first-half chances for the hosts.

Dallas' pass found Sacko, who forced a good save from Bristol City goalkeeper Frank Fielding after evading defender Aden Flint.

Sacko turned provider moments earlier, finding Leeds midfielder Pablo Hernandez who drilled wide.

Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green then saved well from Robins forward Jamie Paterson, after being slid through by Mark Little on the brink of half-time.

After the break, Fielding made a smart stop from Leeds striker Chris Wood after the former Robins loanee seized on a mistake by Iceland defender Hordur Magnusson.

The visitors' misery was compounded when Monk was sent off late on by referee Keith Stroud, apparently for comments to the fourth official.

City midfielder Bobby Reid almost doubled the scoreline in injury time but his low effort was saved by the legs of Green.

Lee Johnson told BBC Radio Bristol:

"It's a feeling of relief. It was a physical battle. I'm really delighted with a team performance of true grit and heart. I thought we kept trying to do the right things.

"They are a good side and we have to respect that. To be fair to Leeds United in the first half they administered their plan against us really well.

"I'm delighted with all of the group because a lot of the players were on their last legs the last five minutes.

"I am not going to discredit the position we are in. It's tight but we are ahead of schedule."

Garry Monk told BBC Radio Leeds:

"I think we're growing all the time. I thought our performance deserved a lot more than we got tonight - I thought it warranted at least a point.

"We had the best clear-cut chances in the game. We did not always make the right decisions in the final third and we need to be more clinical.

"We're growing. The players are growing. We have to bounce back now but we win and lose together.

"We are disappointed with the result but we are not going to get too down about the performance."

Line-ups

Bristol City

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fielding
  • 2LittleSubstituted forMooreat 53'minutes
  • 4Flint
  • 23Magnusson
  • 3Bryan
  • 21PackBooked at 34mins
  • 14Reid
  • 20Paterson
  • 10TomlinBooked at 45minsSubstituted forO'Neilat 70'minutes
  • 15Freeman
  • 9AbrahamSubstituted forWilbrahamat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6O'Neil
  • 8Brownhill
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 12O'Donnell
  • 13Golbourne
  • 17Moore
  • 18Wilbraham

Leeds

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Green
  • 2Ayling
  • 5Bartley
  • 18JanssonBooked at 44minsSubstituted forCooperat 45'minutes
  • 21TaylorBooked at 88mins
  • 23Phillips
  • 14O'Kane
  • 24Sacko
  • 19HernándezBooked at 59mins
  • 15DallasBooked at 45minsSubstituted forRoofeat 68'minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 6Cooper
  • 7Roofe
  • 10Antonsson
  • 12Silvestri
  • 16Grimes
  • 27Mowatt
  • 31Coyle
Referee:
Keith Stroud
Attendance:
19,699

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home12
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 1, Leeds United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City 1, Leeds United 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jamie Paterson (Bristol City) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Leeds United. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

  7. Post update

    Chris Wood (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jamie Paterson.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kyle Bartley (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a cross following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Aden Flint.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Joe Bryan.

  14. Booking

    Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Charlie Taylor (Leeds United).

  16. Post update

    Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Taylor Moore (Bristol City).

  19. Post update

    Chris Wood (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Gary O'Neil (Bristol City).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Huddersfield10712138522
2Norwich96211610620
3Brighton10532126618
4Brentford10523189917
5Bristol City105231711617
6Birmingham10451139417
7Sheff Wed105231212017
8Reading105231114-317
9Newcastle95131771016
10Barnsley105142014616
11Wolves104331412215
12Fulham10352911-214
13Ipswich1034388013
14Leeds104151012-213
15Nottm Forest103341820-212
16QPR103341216-412
17Aston Villa101721010010
18Burton102441416-210
19Preston103161014-410
20Derby1023559-49
21Wigan102261214-28
22Blackburn102261219-78
23Cardiff10226817-98
24Rotherham101361124-136
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