Leeds United recovered from a goal down to beat hosts Yeovil and secure only their second win in 10 games.

Ishmael Miller headed Yeovil, who are bottom of the Championship, in front, but failed to extend his side's advantage when he missed a penalty.

Leeds equalised when Ross McCormack curled in an excellent 22-yard strike.

And the visiting side's winner came when Stephen Warnock's 40-yard free-kick was caught by the wind and flew over goalkeeper Marek Stech.

Struggling Yeovil

Yeovil have the worst home record in the Championship this season, having taken only eight points from their 13 home games

The defeat was Yeovil's seventh in their past eight Championship games, while the visitors will be setting their sights on the play-off positions.

Manager Brian McDermott was back in the Leeds dugout after missing the 5-1 win over Huddersfield amid confusion over his position, with the Elland Road club in the midst of a proposed takeover.

But the visitors went behind when Miller scored his third goal in as many league games, heading home at the near post following a corner.

The home side were playing with a strong wind behind them and almost went further ahead when a clearance by goalkeeper Paddy Kenny was charged down by Joel Grant before drifting over.

Leeds rarely threatened until McCormack found himself with a clear sight of goal only to send an attempted chip straight at Stech.

And it almost got worse for the visitors but, after Sam Byram fouled Kevin Dawson, Miller skied his spot-kick.

The miss was punished almost immediately after the break as Leeds took control of the match.

Stech, now kicking with the wind against him, struggled to get any distance on his clearance and the ball fell for McCormack, who curled in a delightful strike.

The wind also played a part in the second Leeds goal as Warnock's long-range free-kick was misjudged by Stech and flew in.

Jimmy Kebe shot over when clean through and McCormack had a shot saved as Leeds went close to adding to their lead in a dominant second half.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson:

"We've got to move onto the next game and not try to drag them down too far.

"The first half was really in our favour and we really should have gone in 2-0 up. In the second half it was in their favour and unfortunately we made the mistakes they didn't into the wind.

"Marek Stech has been a great goalkeeper over the weeks and years but for him I'd put them down as two mistakes. We had only just said in the dressing room not to let that missed penalty affect us."

Leeds manager Brian McDermott:

"What we want to avoid now is drama off the pitch. On the pitch we want drama but if we can avoid that for the last 17 games I'll be very happy.

"From what I can gather [prospective owner Massimo Cellino] is coming to the game against Brighton. Hopefully we will sit down and have a conversation and maybe a meal together and see where we go from there.

"I've had one meeting with [Cellino] when we sat down and talked but he knows what an important club Leeds United is and what it is all about."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Yeovil Town

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 03 McAllister
  • 31 Lundstram (Hayter - 89' )
  • 05 Webster
  • 15 Duffy
  • 07 Dawson (Lawrence - 83' )
  • 04 Edwards Booked
  • 13 Moore
  • 27 Miller
  • 23 Grant (Morgan - 83' )

Substitutes

  • 09 Hayter
  • 10 Foley
  • 11 Lawrence
  • 18 Lanzoni
  • 24 Dunn
  • 26 Ofori-Twumasi
  • 29 Morgan

Leeds United

  • 01 Kenny
  • 25 Byram
  • 15 Warnock
  • 08 Austin Booked
  • 04 Lees
  • 05 Pearce
  • 06 Murphy
  • 36 Mowatt (Smith - 45' )
  • 44 McCormack
  • 38 Kebe
  • 28 Stewart

Substitutes

  • 02 Peltier
  • 10 Hunt
  • 16 Pugh
  • 17 Brown
  • 20 Smith
  • 22 Wootton
  • 33 Cairns
Ref: Paul Tierney
Att: 7,984

Match Stats

Shots

11 21

On target

1 5

Corners

7 6

Fouls

14 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Leeds United 2.

90:00 +4:41 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Leeds United 2.

90:00 +4:12

Attempt missed. James Hayter (Yeovil Town) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Lawrence with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +3:36

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

90:00 +3:35

Attempt blocked. Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +2:23

Offside, Yeovil Town. Shane Duffy tries a through ball, but James Hayter is caught offside.

90:00 +2:01

Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).

90:00 +2:01

Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:18

Matt Smith (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:18

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

88:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. James Hayter replaces John Lundstram.

86:37

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

86:37

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:33

Foul by Jimmy Kébé (Leeds United).

84:33

Tom Lawrence (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:11

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Marek Stech.

83:07

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Matt Smith.

82:33 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Adam Morgan replaces Joel Grant.

82:24 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Tom Lawrence replaces Kevin Dawson.

80:40

Attempt missed. Jimmy Kébé (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

79:54

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Tom Lees.

79:52

Attempt blocked. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

79:05

Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Murphy.

79:00

Attempt blocked. Cameron Stewart (Leeds United) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by Luke Murphy.

78:01

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Byron Webster.

77:50

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross following a corner.

77:19

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

76:46

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Byron Webster.

74:15

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

74:13

Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

72:44

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Sam Byram.

70:19

Attempt missed. Luke Murphy (Leeds United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick Kenny.

69:39

Offside, Yeovil Town. Jamie McAllister tries a through ball, but Luke Ayling is caught offside.

68:49

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

67:57

Offside, Leeds United. Luke Murphy tries a through ball, but Jimmy Kébé is caught offside.

66:42 Booking

Booking Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

66:36

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

66:36

Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

65:53

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Stephen Warnock with a cross following a set piece situation.

65:21

Hand ball by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

61:34 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Leeds United 2. Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

61:02

Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).

61:02

Jimmy Kébé (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:05

Foul by Joel Grant (Yeovil Town).

60:05

Luke Murphy (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:37

Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:37

Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

56:21

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

55:35

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

55:35

Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:52

Offside, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

53:00

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Joe Edwards.

52:58

Attempt blocked. Cameron Stewart (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

52:12

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:12

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

51:20

Offside, Leeds United. Ross McCormack tries a through ball, but Stephen Warnock is caught offside.

50:23 Booking

Booking Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

50:17

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

50:17

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

50:06

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

50:02

Attempt saved. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Matt Smith.

49:35

Attempt blocked. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

45:29 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Leeds United 1. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

45:00

Second Half begins Yeovil Town 1, Leeds United 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Matt Smith replaces Alex Mowatt.

45:00 +2:25 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Leeds United 0.

45:00 +2:17

Attempt blocked. John Lundstram (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:00 +1:19

Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

45:00 +1:19

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

44:55

Offside, Yeovil Town. Joe Edwards tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

43:08

Penalty missed! Still Yeovil Town 1, Leeds United 0. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) hits the bar with a left footed shot.

42:08

Penalty Yeovil Town. Kevin Dawson draws a foul in the penalty area.

42:08

Penalty conceded by Sam Byram (Leeds United) after a foul in the penalty area.

41:35

Attempt missed. Cameron Stewart (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

41:10

Foul by Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town).

41:10

Jimmy Kébé (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:58

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

40:58

Stephen Warnock (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:49

Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Byram.

36:50

Kevin Dawson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

36:50

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

35:44

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Tom Lees.

35:33

Attempt blocked. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Edwards with a headed pass.

35:02

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Ayling following a set piece situation.

34:30

Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:30

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

31:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Leeds United 0. Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by John Lundstram with a cross following a corner.

31:15

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Sam Byram.

30:27

Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:27

Foul by Tom Lees (Leeds United).

29:42

Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

29:42

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

28:07

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

28:07

Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

26:33

Foul by Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town).

26:33

Cameron Stewart (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:56

Attempt blocked. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

20:46

Offside, Yeovil Town. Ishmael Miller tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

19:51

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

19:51

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:38

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

14:43

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

14:05

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cameron Stewart.

12:44

Dangerous play by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town).

12:44

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:06

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Stephen Warnock.

11:38

Offside, Leeds United. Jason Pearce tries a through ball, but Jimmy Kébé is caught offside.

10:53

John Lundstram (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:53

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

10:10

Foul by Ishmael Miller (Yeovil Town).

10:10

Luke Murphy (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

8:26

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

8:26

Ross McCormack (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

5:58

Offside, Leeds United. Jason Pearce tries a through ball, but Ross McCormack is caught offside.

4:36

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Luke Ayling with a cross.

1:53

Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Rodolph Austin.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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