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Leeds United 2-2 Bristol City

Kemar Roofe
Kemar Roofe converted with 10 minutes left to earn Leeds a point

Bristol City threw away a lead for the second game running as Leeds came from 2-0 down to draw Paul Heckingbottom's first home game as manager.

City, who drew 3-3 after leading Sunderland 3-0 last week, netted twice in the first 16 minutes at Elland Road.

Leeds twice failed to deal with long throw-ins, allowing Famara Diedhiou and Bobby Reid to score from close range.

But Pierre-Michel Lasogga made it 2-1 before Kemar Roofe's far-post finish rescued a point for the hosts.

Lasogga may even have snatched it in the very final moments, heading against the crossbar as Leeds poured forward in search of a dramatic late winner.

It was a familiar tale for Lee Johnson's side, who, like last Saturday, were comfortably in front and looking in relative control with 20 minutes left.

But Lasogga's ninth goal of the season changed the whole atmosphere inside the ground and, once Roofe had levelled from Pablo Hernandez's corner, Leeds appeared the only team likely to go on and win the match.

Despite the morale-boosting fightback, the Whites are still without a victory in 2018 and remain 11th in the Championship - eight points adrift of the play-off spots.

The Robins, who play fifth-placed Fulham and second-placed Cardiff in their next two fixtures, remain sixth.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson:

"We were excellent in the first half. We played probably more direct than normal. We could even have gone 3-0 up.

"We dropped too deep in the second half. I won't chastise my players and in the end we could have lost it.

"We're still a young group and work in progress - coming to an atmosphere like this will help them learn. We saw the momentum swing in that second half.

"My disappointment is that we didn't score the third and kill them off."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 13Wiedwald
  • 8Anita
  • 5PenningtonBooked at 44mins
  • 18Jansson
  • 12De Bock
  • 15DallasSubstituted forSackoat 64'minutes
  • 4Forshaw
  • 14O'KaneSubstituted forPhillipsat 73'minutesBooked at 75mins
  • 19Hernández
  • 45EkubanSubstituted forRoofeat 64'minutes
  • 9Lasogga

Substitutes

  • 1Lonergan
  • 7Roofe
  • 10Alioski
  • 23Phillips
  • 24Sacko
  • 25Vieira
  • 33Denton

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 5WrightBooked at 55mins
  • 4Flint
  • 23Magnusson
  • 3Bryan
  • 8BrownhillBooked at 79minsSubstituted forPatersonat 79'minutes
  • 21PackBooked at 86mins
  • 7Smith
  • 40Kent
  • 14Reid
  • 9DiedhiouSubstituted forWoodrowat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Walsh
  • 15Steele
  • 18Woodrow
  • 19Eliasson
  • 20Paterson
  • 25Kelly
  • 39Diony
Referee:
Simon Hooper
Attendance:
28,004

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home13
Away11
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 2, Bristol City 2.

Full Time

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

Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Leeds United) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a cross.

Attempt missed. Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high following a set piece situation.

Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Joe Bryan (Bristol City).

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Vurnon Anita.

Attempt missed. Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Adam Forshaw following a corner.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Bobby Reid.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Bailey Wright.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Marlon Pack.

Attempt missed. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Matthew Pennington with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Adam Forshaw (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Cauley Woodrow replaces Famara Diedhiou.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 2, Bristol City 2. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jamie Paterson replaces Josh Brownhill.

Booking

Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Josh Brownhill.

Booking

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) has gone down, but that's a dive.

Offside, Bristol City. Joe Bryan tries a through ball, but Aden Flint is caught offside.

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Leeds United).

Ryan Kent (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

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

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 1, Bristol City 2. Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Pablo Hernández with a cross.

Vurnon Anita (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City).

Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Pontus Jansson (Leeds United).

Ryan Kent (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Leeds United).

goal

As It Stood

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6Bristol City32141174738953
7Preston32121463931850
8Sheff Utd31154124437749
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10Brentford32121194540547
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15QPR32109133544-939
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17Nottm Forest32113183550-1536
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19Birmingham3286182244-2230
20Bolton3279162851-2330
21Hull31611144247-529
22Barnsley31610153045-1528
23Sunderland32511163457-2326
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