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Match Recap: Leeds United 1-0 Bristol City

The Whites got back to winning ways at Elland Road, as Luke Ayling scored against his former side.

Leeds United v Bristol City - Sky Bet Championship
Luke Ayling celebrates his goal in front of the south stand and his former supporters.
Photo by George Wood/Getty Images

Leeds United took all three points at home to Bristol City, with Luke Ayling scoring in the first-half to win the match for Leeds.

Leeds owned the entire match, starting well and barely giving the visitors a touch of the ball. On 16 minutes, Leeds started a scramble in the box, started and finished by Ayling, with the ball eventually coming out to Klich, who controlled and found Ayling, who spun into the ball to take the lead.

Leeds soon had the ball in the net again, however the flag was raised, as Costa’s shot was saved before Dallas’ rebound took a deflection before making it’s way to Bamford, who finished, but was offside.

The break came and went, and the away side came out with a bit more zip about them, but Leeds kept pushing for a second. Many times did Leeds find room for Costa and Harrison in the wide areas, but they could rarely find their man in the middle in this match.

When Costa did find his man having been released by Ben White, Bamford was denied by the keeper after a poor finish to a good chance.

Leeds United v Bristol City - Sky Bet Championship
It was a big result for Leeds today, against another promotion rival.
Photo by George Wood/Getty Images

Costa then had a chance of his own, after being put through on goal before taking it round the keeper, who somehow recovered to make a brilliant stop as Costa had the goal at his mercy.

Wells then had a chance at the other end which he put onto the roof of the net, before Jack Harrison hit the crossbar from a tight angle.

In the end, Leeds earned a vital three points from this match, thanks to Luke Ayling’s first-half goal.