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Leeds United 1-1 Brentford

Mirco Antenucci
All three of Antenucci's goals this season have been in games that Leeds have drawn

Mirco Antenucci's second-half strike saw Uwe Rosler's Leeds rescue a point against his old club Brentford.

Bees debutant Marco Djuricin had given his side the lead when he found the net with a curling strike.

And the Austria international almost doubled his tally after the break when his first-time shot clipped the post.

But, after Chris Wood saw his attempt turned onto the woodwork at the other end, substitute Antenucci dispossessed Ryan Woods before firing in to level.

Leeds have now scored just twice against Brentford in five matches, having failed to win any of the games dating back to the 2009-10 season.

The visitors took the lead when Djuricin, who joined on loan from Red Bull Salzburg on 31 August, found the net midway through the first half.

Jake Bidwell then went close to doubling the lead when his second-half header bounced across goal, before another Djuricic attempt hit the post.

Leeds striker Wood also saw a deflected effort hit the woodwork, when his shot was turned onto the post by Bees goalkeeper David Button.

But, just when it looked like it might turn out to be a first defeat of the season for the hosts, Brentford's debutant substitute Woods - who had only been on the pitch for two minutes - was easily dispossessed by Antenucci and the Italian, who had come on at half-time, fired home the equaliser into the corner with his left foot.

The result means Leeds remain unbeaten this season, having drawn five of their six opening games in the Championship.

Leeds manager Uwe Rosler:

"We lost our fearlessness and we made a mistake. When you do that against Brentford they can find the holes.

"Then we were down on confidence and they scored. We looked like we were afraid to get on the ball, that can happen. We deserved to trail at half-time.

"In the second half we started 0-0 and the substitutes helped us. The last 25-30 minutes we battered them in a football sense and could have won the game. I think it was a fair result for two teams who wanted to win."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1Silvestri
  • 28Berardi
  • 3Bamba
  • 6Cooper
  • 21Taylor
  • 23L Cook
  • 24AdeyemiSubstituted forMurphyat 57'minutes
  • 10MowattSubstituted forAntenucciat 45'minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 2Byram
  • 9Wood
  • 15DallasBooked at 45mins

Substitutes

  • 4Wootton
  • 5Bellusci
  • 7Antenucci
  • 8Murphy
  • 11Doukara
  • 22Turnbull
  • 27Phillips

Brentford

  • 27Button
  • 2ColinBooked at 5minsSubstituted forWoodsat 74'minutes
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 6Dean
  • 3Bidwell
  • 17Kerschbaumer
  • 12McCormack
  • 20DiagouragaBooked at 82mins
  • 21Vibe
  • 8DjuricinSubstituted forHofmannat 63'minutesSubstituted forCanosat 85'minutes
  • 18JudgeBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 11Hofmann
  • 15Woods
  • 16Bonham
  • 22O'Connell
  • 29Barbet
  • 35Udumaga
  • 47Canos
Referee:
Nigel Miller
Attendance:
25,126

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBrentford
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home17
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 1, Brentford 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Brentford 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Alan Judge (Brentford) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Konstantin Kerschbaumer.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a headed pass.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Murphy (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Byram.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lewis Cook.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lasse Vibe (Brentford) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Harlee Dean with a headed pass.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chris Wood (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Alan McCormack.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Alan McCormack (Brentford).

  11. Post update

    Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Harlee Dean (Brentford).

  13. Post update

    Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Luke Murphy (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Byram with a headed pass.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Brentford. Sergi Canos replaces Philipp Hofmann because of an injury.

  16. Booking

    Alan Judge (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Alan Judge (Brentford).

  18. Post update

    Charlie Taylor (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Booking

    Toumani Diagouraga (Brentford) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.