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Bristol City 0-3 Leeds United

Samuel Saiz
Leeds' first goal since September came in the fourth minute at Ashton Gate

Leeds United returned to winning ways as they emphatically ended hosts Bristol City's 12-match unbeaten run.

Samuel Saiz's early double put Leeds in control, his first shot deflecting past Frank Fielding before he capitalised on poor defending to make it 2-0.

Striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga headed in a third from Kalvin Phillips' second-half corner as the visitors dominated.

Both sides were reduced to 10 men late on after Leeds' Gaetano Berardi and the Robins' Matty Taylor clashed.

Victory ended Leeds' run of three straight defeats, while Bristol City lost for the first time since 12 August.

Saiz's seventh and eighth goals in English football came in the opening 15 minutes, as first he collected Lasogga's pass to fire in with the help of a deflection, then, 10 minutes later, Bristol City failed to clear and he drilled the ball home.

The Spaniard could have had a hat-trick after the break but he missed the target after Ronaldo Vieira's square ball, while the hosts were also grateful to Aden Flint's block which prevented Lasogga adding to the scoreline.

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson had made five changes, with winger Jamie Paterson unwell and both Korey Smith and centre-back Nathan Back injured, and his side could not find the form that had seen them go 10 league games without defeat.

Bristol City boss Lee Johnson:

"I have seen the [sending off] incident again and as far as I am concerned Matty was blameless other than to register a complaint over being fouled.

"My player has a broken nose so it was a nasty clash. We will definitely appeal the decision and I think the film evidence backs our case.

"Overall, it was a bad day at the office for us. We were weak today and that is not usually the case.

"We were off it in the first 20 minutes and that's is when the game was decided. Some key players were missing through injury and illness, but those selected were capable of better."

Leeds United head coach Thomas Christianson who dedicated the win to midfielder Stuart Dallas:

"Our thoughts are with Stewy and we wanted to put in a performance for him following the bad news that his mother had passed away.

"On behalf of myself, the players and staff, we send our condolences and assure him that this win was for him.

"I was very happy with the performance of the team. It is the same players who put us in the position we were in going into the match and today the difference was the intensity of our play.

"We knew we were up against a good side and that probably helped. We needed to be brave and believe in ourselves. The early goals were important and today we took our chances."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 5WrightBooked at 75mins
  • 4Flint
  • 31HegelerBooked at 65minsSubstituted forMagnussonat 68'minutes
  • 3Bryan
  • 45LekoSubstituted forTaylorat 57'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 8Brownhill
  • 21Pack
  • 11O'Dowda
  • 14ReidBooked at 82mins
  • 18WoodrowSubstituted forDiedhiouat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Diedhiou
  • 10Taylor
  • 15Steele
  • 19Eliasson
  • 23Magnusson
  • 25Kelly
  • 26Vyner

Leeds

  • 1Lonergan
  • 2Ayling
  • 5PenningtonBooked at 35mins
  • 6Cooper
  • 28BerardiBooked at 79mins
  • 25VieiraBooked at 53mins
  • 14O'Kane
  • 23PhillipsBooked at 82mins
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forSackoat 71'minutes
  • 9LasoggaSubstituted forGrotat 90'minutes
  • 21SáizSubstituted forAnitaat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Roofe
  • 8Anita
  • 11Grot
  • 13Wiedwald
  • 18Jansson
  • 19Hernández
  • 24Sacko
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
24,435

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 0, Leeds United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Leeds United 3.

Attempt missed. Bailey Wright (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Callum O'Dowda with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Vurnon Anita.

Foul by Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City).

Vurnon Anita (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Bristol City. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson tries a through ball, but Josh Brownhill is caught offside.

Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matthew Pennington (Leeds United).

Attempt missed. Aden Flint (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Bailey Wright with a cross.

Attempt missed. Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Jay-Roy Grot replaces Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

Foul by Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City).

Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Bailey Wright (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Attempt saved. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Bailey Wright.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Vurnon Anita replaces Samuel Sáiz.

Booking

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Bobby Reid (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Kalvin Phillips.

Dismissal

Matty Taylor (Bristol City) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Dismissal

Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) is shown the red card for violent conduct.

Delay in match Matty Taylor (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Matty Taylor (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Bailey Wright (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Foul by Bailey Wright (Bristol City).

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joe Bryan.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Hadi Sacko replaces Ezgjan Alioski.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Bristol City).

Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Famara Diedhiou (Bristol City).

Matthew Pennington (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Hördur Bjorgvin Magnusson replaces Jens Hegeler.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City 0, Leeds United 3. Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Leeds United) header from the left side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Kalvin Phillips with a cross following a corner.

goal

As It Stood

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1Wolves1392224131129
2Cardiff138321810827
3Sheff Utd139041811727
4Leeds137242112923
5Aston Villa136431913622
6Bristol City135622014621
7Preston135621711621
8Derby125431713419
9Norwich125431214-219
10Ipswich116052017318
11Fulham134631714318
12Nottm Forest136071721-418
13Middlesbrough134541512317
14Hull134452420416
15Millwall134451614216
16Sheff Wed134451616016
17QPR133641617-115
18Brentford132741718-113
19Barnsley123361518-312
20Reading123361114-312
21Birmingham13328821-1311
22Burton13247625-1910
23Sunderland131661625-99
24Bolton13139724-176
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