Leeds United 1-0 Bristol City: the guys from Marcelo Bielsa finish the three-game winless run with crucial victory
Leeds United 1-0 Bristol City: the guys from Marcelo Bielsa finish a three-point winless run while Leeds benefits from promotional rivals that drop important points
Leeds United has claimed a crucial win over promotional rivals Bristol City to end a series of three non-win games.
Luke Ayling sealed the win after a 16-minute strike and moved home after the ball was whistled around the box.
Lee City, manager of Bristol, felt sad when the Robins were denied a penalty for handball in the second half.
The result means that Leeds has stolen ground on frontrunner West Brom who dropped points earlier against Nottingham Forest.
Luke Ayling opened the score in the crucial game against Bristol City on Elland Road
The defender celebrated scoring his second goal of the season to give Leeds a half-lead
Patrick Bamford thought he had added another, but it was out of control
Lee Johnson reacts furiously after Bristol City was denied a penalty for handball
MATCHING FACTS AND LEADING LIST
LEEDS (4-1-4-1): Casilla; Ayling, White, Cooper (c), Dallas; Phillips 5; Costa, Hernandez (Shackleton 90), Klich, Harrison; Bamford (Augustin 75)
Subs not used: Meslier, Douglas, Alioski, Roberts, Berardi
goal scorers: Ayling 16
booked: Dallas, Klich
BRISTOL CITY (4-4-2): Bentley; Kalas, Williams (c), Baker, Dasilva; Eliasson (Palmer 74), Massengo, Henriksen, Paterson (Diedhiou); Weimann (O’Dowda 34), Wells
Subs not used: Hunt, Rowe, Benkovic, Wollacott
Referee: Tim Robinson
- League One
- League Two
- Scottish premiership
- Scottish Div 1
- Scottish Div 2
- Scottish Div 3
- Ligue 1
- Series a
- La Liga
Marcelo Bielsa watched and hoped to stop the rotting after a series of two wins from 11 outings
Patrick Bamford of Leeds United is challenged by Nathan Baker of Bristol City
Leeds had played three games without a win and promotion rivals ran in
Nakhi Wells was unable to make it to Bristol City in the crunch game