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Leeds United 2-1 Blackburn Rovers

Kyle Bartley
Kyle Bartley has not scored a goal since 7 December 2013

Kyle Bartley scored his first goal for Leeds to hand them their first home win since the middle of April.

The on-loan Swansea defender headed home a free-kick to deny bottom-placed Blackburn their second successive draw.

Substitute Chris Wood had put Leeds ahead when he tapped home Hadi Sacko's right-wing cross from close range.

But Marvin Emnes equalised from the edge of the area with his first Rovers goal after good work by Ben Marshall and Craig Conway down the left.

There was little hint of the excitement to come during a first half which was only notable for a long injury stoppage after a clash between Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green and Blackburn's Sam Gallagher.

Wood changed all that only five minutes after coming on when he gave Leeds the lead with his fourth goal of the season.

Blackburn, rooted to the bottom of the Championship table and without a win, equalised thanks to a spectacular finish from deadline-day signing Emnes.

But poor marking allowed Bartley to snatch the winner and earn Leeds their first home victory in five games.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk: "We've had a frustrating few games here at Elland Road where we've been disappointed. The character tonight was excellent, that's what stood out for me.

"As well as other things. Some good quality football, good style, the way we've played. Even without the ball I thought we were excellent.

"But the character shone through, that sheer will to win. It was right there to the very end."

Blackburn Rovers manager Owen Coyle: "I'm keeping very calm because I witnessed the same performance you did at 1-0.

"We picked ourselves up, scored a wonderful goal and had two fantastic chances to get in front and win the game.

"Rob Green has made two unbelievable saves at that point. Whether he should have been on the pitch, I think that's a big debate.

"If that's not endangering an opponent when I've got Sam Gallagher in my dressing room with stitches in his head, then I don't know what is."

Line-ups

Leeds

  • 1GreenBooked at 6mins
  • 2AylingBooked at 79mins
  • 5Bartley
  • 18Jansson
  • 21Taylor
  • 26BridcuttSubstituted forPhillipsat 49'minutes
  • 14O'KaneSubstituted forMowattat 83'minutes
  • 24SackoBooked at 44mins
  • 19Hernández
  • 15Dallas
  • 10AntonssonSubstituted forWoodat 61'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Cooper
  • 9Wood
  • 11Doukara
  • 12Silvestri
  • 23Phillips
  • 27Mowatt
  • 31Coyle

Blackburn

  • 1Steele
  • 6Lowe
  • 3GreerBooked at 26mins
  • 4HobanSubstituted forLenihanat 76'minutes
  • 5Williams
  • 32Conway
  • 21AkpanSubstituted forFeeneyat 71'minutes
  • 29EvansBooked at 81mins
  • 10MarshallBooked at 90mins
  • 12GrahamSubstituted forEmnesat 61'minutes
  • 19Gallagher

Substitutes

  • 7Feeney
  • 8Byrne
  • 11Samuelsen
  • 17Emnes
  • 23Guthrie
  • 26Lenihan
  • 33Raya
Referee:
James Adcock
Attendance:
19,009

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away8
Fouls
Home9
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 2, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Craig Conway.

Booking

Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Hadi Sacko.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 2, Blackburn Rovers 1. Kyle Bartley (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross following a set piece situation.

Chris Wood (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Robert Green.

Attempt saved. Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Marvin Emnes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Marshall.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Eunan O'Kane because of an injury.

Booking

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Booking

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Ayling (Leeds United).

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Corry Evans tries a through ball, but Sam Gallagher is caught offside.

Offside, Leeds United. Pontus Jansson tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Leeds United 1, Blackburn Rovers 1. Marvin Emnes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Conway.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Darragh Lenihan replaces Tommie Hoban because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tommie Hoban (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Liam Feeney replaces Hope Akpan.

Attempt missed. Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

Attempt blocked. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Marshall.

Attempt blocked. Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hope Akpan.

goal

As It Stood

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1Huddersfield751195416
2Newcastle75021641215
3Barnsley7502189915
4Norwich7421118314
5Birmingham733185312
6Fulham733186212
7Brighton732296311
8Ipswich732287111
9Sheff Wed732289-111
10Reading732279-211
11Brentford631274310
12Bristol City73131110110
13Nottm Forest63121313010
14QPR7313912-310
15Burton7232121119
16Wolves723289-19
17Leeds7214711-47
18Aston Villa61327706
19Preston72057706
20Derby712416-55
21Cardiff7124612-65
22Rotherham6123514-95
23Wigan71151012-24
24Blackburn7025615-92
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