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Burton Albion 1-2 Leeds United

Kemar Roofe
Kemar Roofe won it for Leeds with his 10th goal of the season

In-form Leeds United earned a fourth consecutive victory as they came from behind to beat Burton Albion.

The Brewers took the lead against the run of play when defender Tom Naylor scored for the second successive game, tapping in a Lucas Akins cross.

Pablo Hernandez levelled with a beautifully measured free-kick before Kemar Roofe put Leeds in front with a fine finish three minutes later.

Defeat means Burton have now lost their past eight home matches.

Prior to Tuesday's win, Leeds had not managed to come from behind to claim all three points since a 3-2 success at Norwich in November 2016.

They started brightly but trailed when Naylor slid in to deflect Akins' low ball home at the back post.

However, they continued to dominate play thereafter and once they had turned the game around they never looked troubled at the back.

Leeds men travel to bottom side Birmingham on Saturday, while the Brewers host Norwich.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough:

"We had three or four good chances to go 2-0 up and didn't take them.

"And then there is a needless challenge on the edge of the box and we are punished by the free-kick. We tell them to stay on their feet and not give free-kicks away.

"Until we stop doing that we are going to keep losing games. Leeds are that good they will punish you. Until we can play error free it is going to be the same old story."

Leeds United boss Thomas Christiansen:

"We are doing quite well at the moment. It is very satisfying. That was the idea, the wish, to do that (win four successive games) but it is not always given what we would like it to be.

"Today is a good example. In the first half we have played very well with more opportunities, had the possession clearly but at half-time we have gone in 1-0 down, but this is football.

"It (Pablo Hernandez's goal) was very well executed. But everyone did their bit in that one. It brought us into the game again and from that moment the confidence was there and grew in the team believing we could change the game."

Line-ups

Burton

  • 1BywaterBooked at 60mins
  • 10Akins
  • 2Brayford
  • 23Buxton
  • 6Turner
  • 12FlanaganBooked at 63mins
  • 9ScannellSubstituted forMillerat 87'minutes
  • 15NaylorBooked at 50mins
  • 4Allen
  • 11Dyer
  • 17Sordell

Substitutes

  • 3Warnock
  • 5McFadzean
  • 13Ripley
  • 18Miller
  • 19Palmer
  • 21Akpan
  • 26Sbarra

Leeds

  • 13Wiedwald
  • 2Ayling
  • 18Jansson
  • 6CooperBooked at 58mins
  • 28BerardiBooked at 45mins
  • 14O'Kane
  • 25VieiraSubstituted forPhillipsat 77'minutes
  • 22CibickiSubstituted forLasoggaat 75'minutes
  • 19Hernández
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forPenningtonat 90'minutes
  • 7Roofe

Substitutes

  • 1Lonergan
  • 5Pennington
  • 8Anita
  • 9Lasogga
  • 11Grot
  • 23Phillips
  • 35Shaughnessy
Referee:
Darren Bond
Attendance:
5,612

Match Stats

Home TeamBurtonAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home13
Away12
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home0
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Burton Albion 1, Leeds United 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burton Albion 1, Leeds United 2.

Attempt blocked. Lloyd Dyer (Burton Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United).

Lucas Akins (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Matthew Pennington replaces Ezgjan Alioski.

Substitution

Substitution, Burton Albion. Will Miller replaces Sean Scannell.

Offside, Burton Albion. Ben Turner tries a through ball, but Tom Naylor is caught offside.

Offside, Leeds United. Eunan O'Kane tries a through ball, but Ezgjan Alioski is caught offside.

Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Akins (Burton Albion).

Offside, Burton Albion. Jake Buxton tries a through ball, but Marvin Sordell is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gaetano Berardi.

Offside, Leeds United. Kalvin Phillips tries a through ball, but Ezgjan Alioski is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Kalvin Phillips replaces Ronaldo Vieira.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Sean Scannell.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Pierre-Michel Lasogga replaces Pawel Cibicki.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

Attempt blocked. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Foul by Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United).

Jamie Allen (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Naylor (Burton Albion).

Attempt missed. Ezgjan Alioski (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Offside, Leeds United. Felix Wiedwald tries a through ball, but Kemar Roofe is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Leeds United 2. Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ronaldo Vieira with a through ball.

Booking

Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Goal!

Goal! Burton Albion 1, Leeds United 1. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Booking

Stephen Bywater (Burton Albion) is shown the yellow card.

Kemar Roofe (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion).

Booking

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

Sean Scannell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luke Ayling (Leeds United).

Tom Flanagan (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Tom Naylor (Burton Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lloyd Dyer.

Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

Marvin Sordell (Burton Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

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