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  • English Npower Championship
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Elland Road
  • Attendance: 18,156
LeedsLeedsvBristol CBristol C
1
  • McCormack, 67
0

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Match ends, Leeds United 1, Bristol City 0.

90+5 mins:Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Bristol City 0.

90+4 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Luciano Becchio tries a through ball, but Luciano Becchio is caught offside.

90+4 mins:Foul by Steve Davies (Bristol City).

90+4 mins:Michael Brown (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

90+3 mins:Wes Burns (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90+2 mins:Foul by Wes Burns (Bristol City).

90+2 mins:Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

90+1 mins:Foul by Ryan Taylor (Bristol City).

90+1 mins:El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

89 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Michael Tonge replaces Ross McCormack because of an injury.

88 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

88 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

83 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Luciano Becchio tries a through ball, but Luciano Becchio is caught offside.

81 mins:Substitution, Leeds United. Paul Green replaces Ross Barkley.

81 mins:Foul by Cole Skuse (Bristol City).

81 mins:Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

79 mins:Attempt missed. Steve Davies (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

78 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Steve Davies replaces Stephen Pearson.

77 mins:Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

77 mins:Jon Stead (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

76 mins:Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

72 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Neil Kilkenny.

72 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Ross Barkley tries a through ball, but Ross Barkley is caught offside.

71 mins:Foul by Cole Skuse (Bristol City).

71 mins:Aidan White (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

70 mins:Foul by Stephen Pearson (Bristol City).

70 mins:Ross Barkley (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

67 mins:Goal! Leeds United 1, Bristol City 0. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross Barkley with a cross.

66 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

65 mins:Attempt blocked. Tom Lees (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

65 mins:Substitution, Bristol City. Jon Stead replaces Paul Anderson because of an injury.

64 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

63 mins:Attempt missed. Paul Anderson (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

62 mins:Attempt saved. El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by Sam Byram with a cross.

60 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

58 mins:Attempt missed. Ross Barkley (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

56 mins:Attempt saved. Tom Lees (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved. Assisted by El Hadji Diouf.

56 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

55 mins:Attempt saved. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

48 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

48 mins:Corner, Bristol City.

46 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Second Half begins Leeds United 0, Bristol City 0.

45+2 mins:First Half ends, Leeds United 0, Bristol City 0.

45+1 mins:Foul by Aidan White (Leeds United).

45+1 mins:Liam Kelly (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

45 mins:Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved. Assisted by Ross Barkley with a cross.

43 mins:Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

43 mins:Ross Barkley (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

42 mins:Attempt saved. Richard Foster (Bristol City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

40 mins:Attempt saved. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved.

37 mins:Attempt missed. El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

36 mins:Attempt missed. Liam Kelly (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

34 mins:Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds United).

34 mins:Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

31 mins:Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

31 mins:Greg Cunningham (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

28 mins:Foul by Ryan Taylor (Bristol City).

28 mins:Tom Lees (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

24 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

19 mins:Foul by Louis Carey (Bristol City).

19 mins:El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

18 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Luciano Becchio tries a through ball, but Luciano Becchio is caught offside.

17 mins:Foul by Lee Peltier (Leeds United).

17 mins:Ryan Taylor (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

17 mins:Offside, Bristol City. Cole Skuse tries a through ball, but Cole Skuse is caught offside.

16 mins:Attempt saved. Ross Barkley (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is saved.

14 mins:Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards from a direct free kick.

13 mins:Foul by Greg Cunningham (Bristol City).

13 mins:Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

12 mins:Offside, Leeds United. Ross Barkley tries a through ball, but Ross Barkley is caught offside.

11 mins:Attempt missed. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right misses to the left from a direct free kick.

10 mins:Neil Kilkenny (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

10 mins:Foul by Neil Kilkenny (Bristol City).

10 mins:Tom Lees (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

9 mins:Foul by Louis Carey (Bristol City).

9 mins:Tom Lees (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Foul by Liam Fontaine (Bristol City).

8 mins:Luciano Becchio (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

8 mins:Corner, Leeds United.

7 mins:Attempt missed. Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

6 mins:Liam Kelly (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

6 mins:Foul by Liam Kelly (Bristol City).

6 mins:Aidan White (Leeds United) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Foul by Michael Brown (Leeds United).

3 mins:Cole Skuse (Bristol City) wins a free kick.

3 mins:Attempt saved. El Hadji Diouf (Leeds United) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved.

First Half begins.

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

  • English Npower Championship
  • 19 January 2013, 3:00pm
  • Elland Road
  • Attendance: 18,156
LeedsLeedsvBristol CBristol C
1
  • McCormack, 67
0

match report

Sean O'Driscoll's first game in charge of Bristol City ended in a 1-0 defeat at Leeds courtesy of Ross McCormack's second-half header at Elland Road.

O'Driscoll took over at Ashton Gate this week, less than a month after his acrimonious departure from Nottingham Forest, and for 65 minutes watched his new charges hold their own against a Leeds side who were barracked by their own fans for an anaemic performance in front of goal.

McCormack's second strike of the week changed the mood, though, putting Leeds on their way to a sixth successive home league win, a statistic that goes against the sarcastic cheers that have started to accompany every shot they have at goal.

They remain in touching distance of the promotion hopefuls, however, and manager Neil Warnock will now look to new owners GFH Capital to provide him with what he needs to try and close the gap.

Neil Kilkenny caused havoc in Leeds' box with a chipped free-kick early on and Liam Fontaine looked to have got in on goal until Sam Byram scrambled the ball away.

Leeds' first open-play effort, a 37th-minute shot over from El-Hadji Diouf brought about a sarcastic standing ovation from the home crowd, although they nearly had something genuine to bemoan as half-time approached, with Ryan Taylor denied by Paddy Kenny from 10 yards.

It took some brilliance from Kenny to keep his side in it immediately after half-time too, throwing himself to his left at the last second as Sam Byram sliced Richard Foster's cross toward his own goal.

After that it was a cocktail of errant crosses and ambitious long-range efforts from both sides, Paul Anderson going closest for the visitors, before Leeds carved a decent chance and with it a goal.

Loan midfielder Ross Barkley had been their biggest spark all afternoon and when he stood up a 65th-minute cross, McCormack made sure he got above Foster to plant a header past Tom Heaton.

There had been little to shout about before the goal and the game quickly reverted back to type, with neither side doing little to prove that the goal was anything other than a one-off moment of excellence.

team line-up

1Patrick Kenny
2Lee Peltier
4Tom Lees
8Rodolph Austin
14Aidan White
25Sam Byram
17Michael Brown
20Ross Barkley81
21El Hadji Diouf
10Luciano Becchio
44Ross McCormack89

substitutes

12Jamie Ashdown
5Jason Pearce
28Davide Somma
19David Norris
11Luke Varney
7Paul Green81
18Michael Tonge89

referee

Darren Sheldrake

team line-up

1Tom Heaton
4Liam Fontaine
6Louis Carey
17Greg Cunningham
2Richard Foster
15Stephen Pearson78
14Cole Skuse
21Paul Anderson65
10Liam Kelly
8Neil Kilkenny72
18Ryan Taylor

substitutes

9Jon Stead65
12James Wilson
22Dean Gerken
25Marvin Elliott
16Steve Davies78
29Wes Burns72
5Lewin Nyatanga

referee

Darren Sheldrake

match stats

possession %4851
shots on target81
shots off target65
corners54
tackles won00
offsides51