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Leeds United 2-1 Bristol City

Pablo Hernandez
Pablo Hernandez's strike deflected off Aden Flint to put Leeds 2-0 ahead in the second half

Chris Wood scored his 22nd goal of the season as promotion hopefuls Leeds United beat Championship strugglers Bristol City at Elland Road.

Wood converted Pablo Hernandez's quick free-kick before half-time, although the visitors felt defender Bailey Wright had been fouled in the build-up.

Hernandez doubled Leeds' advantage when his deflected shot beat Fabian Giefer.

Milan Djuric scored a last-gasp consolation for City, who lost striker Tammy Abraham to a first-half injury.

But Garry Monk's side were worthy winners, ending their two-game losing run to strengthen their position in the play-off places.

Their margin of victory may have been even greater if Wood had not wasted a fine opportunity after rounding Giefer, while Leeds also had strong appeals for a penalty against Aden Flint turned down.

The Robins' misery was compounded when top goalscorer Abraham, on loan from Premier League leaders Chelsea, limped off injured during the opening period.

City have now won just two of their last 17 Championship matches and remain 20th, while Leeds are fifth, six points clear of seventh-placed Norwich City.

Leeds head coach Garry Monk:

"It was a good response and pleasing to get the three points. There was a little bit more pressure and expectancy on us to get the result tonight.

"It was the first time we had suffered back-to-back defeats since the start of the season, so we are happy to get the win.

"I thought we did very well in the first half in particular and we are pleased to get back on track."

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson:

"The first goal is always going to be big, especially at a big away club like this. The first goal is a clear foul. Wood has clipped Bailey Wright's heels and pushed him in the back."

"Tammy Abraham has done something to his thigh. He'll have a scan over the next day or two.

"Tammy is gutted because he feels like it might be a bad one but hopefully that won't be the case."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Green
  • 2AylingBooked at 52mins
  • 5Bartley
  • 18Jansson
  • 28Berardi
  • 25VieiraBooked at 71mins
  • 14O'KaneSubstituted forPhillipsat 77'minutes
  • 24Sacko
  • 19HernándezSubstituted forDoukaraat 83'minutes
  • 7RoofeSubstituted forBarrowat 63'minutes
  • 9Wood

Substitutes

  • 6Cooper
  • 11Doukara
  • 12Silvestri
  • 15Dallas
  • 23Phillips
  • 27Barrow
  • 29Pedraza Sag

Bristol City

  • 33Giefer
  • 2LittleSubstituted forDjuricat 45'minutes
  • 4Flint
  • 42WrightBooked at 66mins
  • 13GolbourneSubstituted forO'Neilat 86'minutes
  • 32CotterillBooked at 44mins
  • 31Hegeler
  • 8Brownhill
  • 3Bryan
  • 10TomlinBooked at 29mins
  • 9AbrahamSubstituted forTaylorat 37'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fielding
  • 6O'Neil
  • 12Taylor
  • 20Paterson
  • 21Pack
  • 22Djuric
  • 27Matthews
Referee:
Jeremy Simpson
Attendance:
22,402

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home15
Away20
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 2, Bristol City 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Bristol City 1.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 2, Bristol City 1. Milan Djuric (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Robert Green.

Attempt saved. Matty Taylor (Bristol City) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aden Flint.

Aden Flint (Bristol City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the centre of the box following a set piece situation.

Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Matty Taylor (Bristol City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Gary O'Neil (Bristol City).

Modou Barrow (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bailey Wright (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gaetano Berardi.

Attempt missed. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Gary O'Neil replaces Scott Golbourne.

Foul by Scott Golbourne (Bristol City).

Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Souleymane Doukara replaces Pablo Hernández.

Attempt saved. David Cotterill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joe Bryan.

Bailey Wright (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Modou Barrow (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ronaldo Vieira.

Attempt missed. Jens Hegeler (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lee Tomlin.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Kalvin Phillips replaces Eunan O'Kane.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

Attempt saved. Milan Djuric (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by David Cotterill with a cross.

Hand ball by Hadi Sacko (Leeds United).

Attempt blocked. Aden Flint (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jens Hegeler with a cross.

Attempt saved. David Cotterill (Bristol City) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Lee Tomlin (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United).

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Booking

Bailey Wright (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Newcastle31213760253566
2Brighton31198452262665
3Huddersfield3119484235761
4Reading3218684741660
5Leeds321831144331157
6Sheff Wed31167839291055
7Norwich321561157451251
8Fulham311310852371549
9Barnsley32147115145649
10Preston32139104440448
11Derby31138103629747
12Cardiff32126144047-742
13Ipswich321010123340-740
14Birmingham321010123344-1140
15Brentford31107144445-137
16Aston Villa31812113036-636
17Nottm Forest32106164556-1136
18Wolves3198143842-435
19QPR3197153044-1434
20Bristol City3195174246-432
21Burton3187163145-1431
22Wigan3178162938-929
23Blackburn3178163649-1329
24Rotherham3245233068-3817
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