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Bristol City 2-2 Leeds United

By Nabil HassanBBC Sport
Ryan Fredericks of Bristol City battles with Charlie Taylor of Leeds United
Bristol City had lost their opening two games in the Championship

Bristol City scored two late goals to come from 2-0 down against Leeds United and earn their first point of the new Championship campaign.

Leeds took the lead from Mirco Antenucci's penalty and their second came when Chris Wood cut inside and netted with a low finish.

Kieran Agard pulled one back with two minutes left with a shot off the post.

And, in the fifth minute of injury time, Aden Flint bundled the ball home from close range following a corner.

City's late fightback leaves Leeds seeking their first victory of the season.

The Robins, meanwhile, will hope to complete the £9m signing of Brentford striker Andre Gray after a night on which their forwards failed to capitalise on several decent chances.

The hosts dominated the first half, with Jonathan Kodjia having one effort saved and also dragging a shot wide.

Flint had a header cleared off the line by Stuart Dallas and the lively Joe Bryan shot straight at Marco Silvestri before Leeds took the lead from the penalty spot.

Antenucci ran onto Wood's pass and drew a foul from Ben Hamer. The Italian smashed the subsequent penalty straight down the middle.

Seven minutes after the break Leeds played on with Aaron Wilbraham down injured, and Antenucci caught City on the break before feeding Wood, who cut in and fired home.

With two minutes remaining, substitute Agard netted a low strike from just outside the six-yard box after Bobby Reid's through-ball.

And, after Leeds failed to clear a late corner, Flint was on hand to backheel home from close range.

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill: "I'm disappointed. We battered them tonight, we were excellent. For the penalty we made a mistake and the referee has made a mistake, he has not touched him.

"The one thing our players have is fantastic spirit and we deservedly got something out of the game.

"Our football tonight was fantastic and that is how we want to play. Once we rid ourselves of those errors we will be a force. There is nothing more to talk about on Andre Gray."

Leeds manager Uwe Rosler: "I don't know where six minutes came from. Everyone in the stadium got very excited when they scored in the 88th minute.

"The fans could not believe it when they saw six minutes. It was like a carnival, it gave them a boost. It was our third away game in six days. My boys gave it their all and we are disappointed we did not see it out.

"We did our homework on Bristol City. It was an honest performance, nothing should take away from that. I'm very happy and very proud."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 19HamerBooked at 39mins
  • 12FredericksBooked at 3minsSubstituted forBurnsat 55'minutes
  • 5Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3Williams
  • 23Bryan
  • 7Smith
  • 8RobinsonSubstituted forReidat 57'minutes
  • 21Pack
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 22KodjiaSubstituted forAgardat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Little
  • 6El-Abd
  • 10Agard
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 14Reid
  • 20Burns
  • 24O'Leary

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 4WoottonBooked at 90mins
  • 5Bellusci
  • 3BambaBooked at 53mins
  • 21Taylor
  • 24AdeyemiBooked at 37mins
  • 27Phillips
  • 2ByramBooked at 70minsSubstituted forBerardiat 84'minutes
  • 7AntenucciSubstituted forMowattat 65'minutes
  • 15Dallas
  • 9WoodBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 6Cooper
  • 8Murphy
  • 10Mowatt
  • 11Doukara
  • 19Erwin
  • 22Turnbull
  • 28Berardi
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
14,712

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home64%
Away36%
Shots
Home18
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City 2, Leeds United 2.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Marlon Pack (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

  5. Goal!

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

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bobby Reid with a cross.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Sol Bamba.

  8. Booking

    Chris Wood (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  9. Post update

    Ben Hamer (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Chris Wood (Leeds United).

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) header from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Wes Burns with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Bristol City. Bobby Reid tries a through ball, but Aaron Wilbraham is caught offside.

  14. Booking

    Scott Wootton (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Goal!

    Goal! Bristol City 1, Leeds United 2. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bobby Reid with a through ball.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Taylor.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aden Flint (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marlon Pack with a cross.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Gaetano Berardi replaces Sam Byram.

  19. Post update

    Bobby Reid (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ipswich32106337
2Hull32105237
3Brighton32104227
4MK Dons32015236
5Middlesbrough31204135
6Charlton31203125
7Preston31201015
8Brentford21106424
9Birmingham21104314
10Sheff Wed31114314
11Wolves31115504
12Nottm Forest31112204
13QPR311156-14
14Cardiff30304403
15Leeds30303303
16Derby30302203
17Blackburn302134-12
18Reading302123-12
19Burnley302135-22
20Huddersfield302124-22
21Fulham301235-21
22Bristol City301248-41
23Rotherham301226-41
24Bolton301204-41
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