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Four straight defeats – Robins pile pressure on McClaren at QPR

Matty Taylor scores Bristol City's first goal against QPR

Bristol City registered their first Championship win of the season to consign struggling QPR to a fourth straight league defeat.

After Robins keeper Niki Maenpaa had denied Conor Washington the opening goal from close range, Matty Taylor cut in from the right to send a low shot into the bottom corner from a narrow angle four minutes before half-time.

Andreas Weimann was left unmarked at the back post to head in Niclas Eliasson’s left-wing cross five minutes after the break, and Josh Brownhill cut the ball back for Austria forward Weimann to tap in a third in the 90th minute.

Rangers, who lost 7-1 at West Brom on Saturday, have made their worst-ever start to a league season and sit bottom of the Championship table, still waiting to pick up their first league point under new boss Steve McClaren.

The former England boss made four changes to the side which lost at The Hawthorns, and the hosts started brightly as Ebere Eze and Josh Scowen tested Maenpaa.

But Lee Johnson’s City were largely untroubled after taking the lead and, after taking two points from their first three games of the campaign, ended a run of seven Championship matches without a win stretching back to April.

Rangers striker Matt Smith sent a header over the bar after Eze had spurned a glorious chance to pull a goal back with 25 minutes left, seeing his effort blocked on the line by Adam Webster after Washington had rounded Maenpaa and cut the ball back.

Victory at Loftus Road gave the Robins their first win in 16 attempts away from home in all competitions – with their previous success on the road coming at Sheffield United on 8 December last year.

Rangers have now conceded 13 times in the Championship this season, scoring just twice, and were booed off by home fans.

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Ingram
  • 22RangelSubstituted forSyllaat 76′minutes
  • 37Leistner
  • 15Baptiste
  • 3Bidwell
  • 21LuongoSubstituted forCousinsat 60′minutes
  • 11ScowenBooked at 56mins
  • 7Freeman
  • 23WszolekSubstituted forSmithat 60′minutes
  • 9Washington
  • 10Eze

Substitutes

  • 8Cousins
  • 13Lumley
  • 17Smith
  • 19Chair
  • 24Kakay
  • 38Smyth
  • 40Sylla

Bristol City

  • 33Mäenpää
  • 32Hunt
  • 2PisanoBooked at 38mins
  • 4Webster
  • 17Kelly
  • 15WatkinsSubstituted forO’Dowdaat 76′minutes
  • 8BrownhillBooked at 48mins
  • 21PackBooked at 70mins
  • 19Eliasson
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forEisaat 90+1′minutes
  • 14Weimann

Substitutes

  • 3Dasilva
  • 11O’Dowda
  • 12Walsh
  • 20Paterson
  • 23Moore
  • 24O’Leary
  • 40Eisa
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
11,739

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away10

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Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Bristol City 3.

Full Time

Posted at 90’+5′

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Bristol City 3.

Posted at 90’+3′

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Eberechi Eze with a headed pass.

Posted at 90’+2′

Mohamed Eisa (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 90’+2′

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Posted at 90’+1′

Substitution, Bristol City. Mohamed Eisa replaces Matty Taylor.

Goal!

Posted at 90′

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Bristol City 3. Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.

Posted at 90′

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Posted at 85′

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Toni Leistner tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

Posted at 84′

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Toni Leistner tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

Posted at 82′

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Luke Freeman.

Posted at 82′

Attempt blocked. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum O’Dowda.

Posted at 81′

Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 81′

Foul by Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers).

Posted at 79′

Foul by Andreas Weimann (Bristol City).

Posted at 79′

Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 77′

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Scowen with a cross.

Substitution

Posted at 76′

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Idrissa Sylla replaces Angel Rangel.

Substitution

Posted at 76′

Substitution, Bristol City. Callum O’Dowda replaces Marley Watkins.

Posted at 74′

Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 74′

Foul by Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers).

Posted at 73′

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at 73′

Delay in match Marley Watkins (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Posted at 71′

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Posted at 70′

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 70′

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Posted at 70′

Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 68′

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol City).

Posted at 68′

Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 67′

Foul by Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City).

Posted at 67′

Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 65′

Jack Hunt (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 65′

Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

Posted at 65′

Attempt blocked. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Washington.

Posted at 63′

Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

Substitution

Posted at 60′

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jordan Cousins replaces Massimo Luongo.

Substitution

Posted at 60′

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Pawel Wszolek.

Posted at 60′

Jack Hunt (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 60′

Foul by Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers).

Posted at 58′

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

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Four straight defeats – Robins pile pressure on McClaren at QPR

Matty Taylor scores Bristol City's first goal against QPR

Bristol City registered their first Championship win of the season to consign struggling QPR to a fourth straight league defeat.

After Robins keeper Niki Maenpaa had denied Conor Washington the opening goal from close range, Matty Taylor cut in from the right to send a low shot into the bottom corner from a narrow angle four minutes before half-time.

Andreas Weimann was left unmarked at the back post to head in Niclas Eliasson’s left-wing cross five minutes after the break, and Josh Brownhill cut the ball back for Austria forward Weimann to tap in a third in the 90th minute.

Rangers, who lost 7-1 at West Brom on Saturday, have made their worst-ever start to a league season and sit bottom of the Championship table, still waiting to pick up their first league point under new boss Steve McClaren.

The former England boss made four changes to the side which lost at The Hawthorns, and the hosts started brightly as Ebere Eze and Josh Scowen tested Maenpaa.

But Lee Johnson’s City were largely untroubled after taking the lead and, after taking two points from their first three games of the campaign, ended a run of seven Championship matches without a win stretching back to April.

Rangers striker Matt Smith sent a header over the bar after Eze had spurned a glorious chance to pull a goal back with 25 minutes left, seeing his effort blocked on the line by Adam Webster after Washington had rounded Maenpaa and cut the ball back.

Victory at Loftus Road gave the Robins their first win in 16 attempts away from home in all competitions – with their previous success on the road coming at Sheffield United on 8 December last year.

Rangers have now conceded 13 times in the Championship this season, scoring just twice, and were booed off by home fans.

Line-ups

QPR

  • 1Ingram
  • 22RangelSubstituted forSyllaat 76′minutes
  • 37Leistner
  • 15Baptiste
  • 3Bidwell
  • 21LuongoSubstituted forCousinsat 60′minutes
  • 11ScowenBooked at 56mins
  • 7Freeman
  • 23WszolekSubstituted forSmithat 60′minutes
  • 9Washington
  • 10Eze

Substitutes

  • 8Cousins
  • 13Lumley
  • 17Smith
  • 19Chair
  • 24Kakay
  • 38Smyth
  • 40Sylla

Bristol City

  • 33Mäenpää
  • 32Hunt
  • 2PisanoBooked at 38mins
  • 4Webster
  • 17Kelly
  • 15WatkinsSubstituted forO’Dowdaat 76′minutes
  • 8BrownhillBooked at 48mins
  • 21PackBooked at 70mins
  • 19Eliasson
  • 10TaylorSubstituted forEisaat 90+1′minutes
  • 14Weimann

Substitutes

  • 3Dasilva
  • 11O’Dowda
  • 12Walsh
  • 20Paterson
  • 23Moore
  • 24O’Leary
  • 40Eisa
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
11,739

Match Stats

Home TeamQPRAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home2
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away10

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Match ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Bristol City 3.

Full Time

Posted at 90’+5′

Second Half ends, Queens Park Rangers 0, Bristol City 3.

Posted at 90’+3′

Attempt missed. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Eberechi Eze with a headed pass.

Posted at 90’+2′

Mohamed Eisa (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 90’+2′

Foul by Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers).

Substitution

Posted at 90’+1′

Substitution, Bristol City. Mohamed Eisa replaces Matty Taylor.

Goal!

Posted at 90′

Goal! Queens Park Rangers 0, Bristol City 3. Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Josh Brownhill.

Posted at 90′

Attempt saved. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Posted at 85′

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Toni Leistner tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

Posted at 84′

Offside, Queens Park Rangers. Toni Leistner tries a through ball, but Matt Smith is caught offside.

Posted at 82′

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Luke Freeman.

Posted at 82′

Attempt blocked. Josh Brownhill (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Callum O’Dowda.

Posted at 81′

Callum O’Dowda (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 81′

Foul by Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers).

Posted at 79′

Foul by Andreas Weimann (Bristol City).

Posted at 79′

Jake Bidwell (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 77′

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Josh Scowen with a cross.

Substitution

Posted at 76′

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Idrissa Sylla replaces Angel Rangel.

Substitution

Posted at 76′

Substitution, Bristol City. Callum O’Dowda replaces Marley Watkins.

Posted at 74′

Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 74′

Foul by Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers).

Posted at 73′

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at 73′

Delay in match Marley Watkins (Bristol City) because of an injury.

Posted at 71′

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Posted at 70′

Marlon Pack (Bristol City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 70′

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Posted at 70′

Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 68′

Foul by Matty Taylor (Bristol City).

Posted at 68′

Toni Leistner (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 67′

Foul by Lloyd Kelly (Bristol City).

Posted at 67′

Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 65′

Jack Hunt (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 65′

Foul by Matt Smith (Queens Park Rangers).

Posted at 65′

Attempt blocked. Eberechi Eze (Queens Park Rangers) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Washington.

Posted at 63′

Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Andreas Weimann.

Substitution

Posted at 60′

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Jordan Cousins replaces Massimo Luongo.

Substitution

Posted at 60′

Substitution, Queens Park Rangers. Matt Smith replaces Pawel Wszolek.

Posted at 60′

Jack Hunt (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 60′

Foul by Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers).

Posted at 58′

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

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Pablo Hernández puts Leeds on top of table after draw with Swansea

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Unbeaten Leeds go top with comeback draw at Swansea

Oli McBurnie's header had put Swansea 2-1 ahead before Pablo Hernandez rescued a point for Leeds

Leeds United fought back to preserve their unbeaten start to the season with an exhilarating draw at Swansea City.

Oli McBurnie finished a fine team move to give the vibrant hosts a deserved lead but Kemar Roofe tapped in to level before half-time.

McBurnie restored Swansea’s lead with a superb arcing header.

But Leeds substitute Patrick Bamford set up former Swan Pablo Hernandez to sweep in a low equaliser, taking his side to the top of the Championship.

The draw also maintains Swansea’s unbeaten record and lifts them to third in the table.

And while their effervescent performance will have encouraged manager Graham Potter, the result will be tinged with the disappointment that the Swans were unable to turn their dominance into victory.

As it was, ending Leeds’ perfect start to the season was a commendable achievement in itself, given the Yorkshire club’s form before this fixture.

Leeds had won all three of their previous matches with a swagger, scoring nine goals and playing with the high-octane intensity which has defined the career of their world-renowned manager Marcelo Bielsa.

Swansea, however, had ground their way to two victories and a draw, an impressive feat under Potter considering his limited resources after a summer of stunted transfer activity which prompted strong criticism of the club’s owners.

The Swans continued to confound their off-field concerns with a strident display here, forcing Leeds into mistakes and keeping possession with quick, crisp passing.

Both those qualities were evident for the opening goal, sparked by Leroy Fer – starting for the first time since an Achilles injury in February.

The Dutch midfielder dispossessed Kalvin Phillips before initiating a flowing move, which included passes from Barrie McKay and Bersant Celina and ended with a prodded finish from McBurnie.

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Phillips, already booked, was then substituted for Lewis Barker after just 27 minutes as Bielsa readjusted his rattled side.

The bold move was effective, as Leeds settled and equalised against the run of play as Jamie Shackleton’s low cross was converted by Roofe from close range.

The Liberty Stadium was momentarily silenced but, once Swansea started the second half with the same adventure with which they had approached the first, the atmosphere crackled once more.

McBurnie, a tall and rangy nuisance of a striker, led the attack brilliantly.

The Scotland international’s endeavour was rewarded when he stretched backwards to meet Martin Olsson’s excellent cross and loop his header over Bailey Peacock-Farrell and into the far corner.

The 22-year-old was close to a hat-trick against the city of his birth but was thwarted by Peacock-Farrell’s fingertip save – and it was to prove crucial.

When the ball later spun loose on the left wing, Leeds substitute Bamford beat Mike van der Hoorn and raced into the penalty area before crossing for Hernandez, who finished smartly but showed little sign of celebration against his former side.

Swansea still had time for a late chance to win but the electric Bersant Celina saw his shot well saved by Peacock-Farrell.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa said:

“We didn’t defend very well and this did not allow us to dominate the game with regularity. In the first half Swansea dominated the game.

“It took us almost 25 minutes to get into the game. After their second goal we had greater stability. After we scored again at 2-2 we dominated the game.

“We have won this game and we have lost it too. It was a nice game to watch. There are some important aspects we have to correct.”

Line-ups

Swansea

  • 25Mulder
  • 26Naughton
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 22Rodon
  • 3OlssonSubstituted forAsoroat 83′minutes
  • 27Fulton
  • 8FerSubstituted forCarrollat 74′minutes
  • 23Roberts
  • 10Celina
  • 19McKaySubstituted forMonteroat 64′minutes
  • 9McBurnie

Substitutes

  • 7Montero
  • 13Benda
  • 14Carroll
  • 16Asoro
  • 20James
  • 21Grimes
  • 30Dhanda

Leeds

  • 1Peacock-Farrell
  • 46Shackleton
  • 28Berardi
  • 2Ayling
  • 3Douglas
  • 23PhillipsBooked at 13minsSubstituted forBakerat 28′minutesBooked at 37mins
  • 19Hernández
  • 14SáizBooked at 89mins
  • 43Klich
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forHarrisonat 45′minutes
  • 7RoofeBooked at 27minsSubstituted forBamfordat 64′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Bamford
  • 20Pearce
  • 22Harrison
  • 27Blackman
  • 34Baker
  • 35Shaughnessy
  • 49Rey
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
20,860

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away17

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Match ends, Swansea City 2, Leeds United 2.

Full Time

Posted at 90’+5′

Second Half ends, Swansea City 2, Leeds United 2.

Posted at 90’+5′

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at 90’+4′

Delay in match Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) because of an injury.

Posted at 90’+3′

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 90’+3′

Foul by Jay Fulton (Swansea City).

Posted at 90’+2′

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Kyle Naughton.

Posted at 90’+2′

Jack Harrison (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 90’+2′

Foul by Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City).

Booking

Posted at 89′

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Posted at 89′

Foul by Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United).

Posted at 89′

Jay Fulton (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 88′

Attempt saved. Bersant Celina (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver McBurnie with a headed pass.

Posted at 87′

Offside, Leeds United. Gaetano Berardi tries a through ball, but Patrick Bamford is caught offside.

Posted at 87′

Barry Douglas (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 87′

Foul by Joel Asoro (Swansea City).

Posted at 86′

Attempt missed. Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Bersant Celina with a cross following a set piece situation.

Posted at 85′

Foul by Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United).

Posted at 85′

Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Posted at 83′

Substitution, Swansea City. Joel Asoro replaces Martin Olsson.

Goal!

Posted at 79′

Goal! Swansea City 2, Leeds United 2. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Patrick Bamford with a cross.

Posted at 77′

Foul by Luke Ayling (Leeds United).

Posted at 77′

Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 77′

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Connor Roberts.

Posted at 76′

Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).

Posted at 76′

Bersant Celina (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Posted at 74′

Substitution, Swansea City. Tom Carroll replaces Leroy Fer.

Posted at 72′

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jay Fulton.

Posted at 70′

Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 70′

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City).

Posted at 67′

Foul by Barry Douglas (Leeds United).

Posted at 67′

Connor Roberts (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Posted at 64′

Substitution, Leeds United. Patrick Bamford replaces Kemar Roofe.

Posted at 64′

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Posted at 64′

Substitution, Swansea City. Jefferson Montero replaces Barrie McKay.

Posted at 63′

Delay in match Lewis Baker (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Posted at 63′

Lewis Baker (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 63′

Foul by Jay Fulton (Swansea City).

Posted at 61′

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Posted at 61′

Attempt saved. Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Barrie McKay.

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Unbeaten Leeds go top with comeback draw at Swansea

Oli McBurnie's header had put Swansea 2-1 ahead before Pablo Hernandez rescued a point for Leeds

Leeds United fought back to preserve their unbeaten start to the season with an exhilarating draw at Swansea City.

Oli McBurnie finished a fine team move to give the vibrant hosts a deserved lead but Kemar Roofe tapped in to level before half-time.

McBurnie restored Swansea’s lead with a superb arcing header.

But Leeds substitute Patrick Bamford set up former Swan Pablo Hernandez to sweep in a low equaliser, taking his side to the top of the Championship.

The draw also maintains Swansea’s unbeaten record and lifts them to third in the table.

And while their effervescent performance will have encouraged manager Graham Potter, the result will be tinged with the disappointment that the Swans were unable to turn their dominance into victory.

As it was, ending Leeds’ perfect start to the season was a commendable achievement in itself, given the Yorkshire club’s form before this fixture.

Leeds had won all three of their previous matches with a swagger, scoring nine goals and playing with the high-octane intensity which has defined the career of their world-renowned manager Marcelo Bielsa.

Swansea, however, had ground their way to two victories and a draw, an impressive feat under Potter considering his limited resources after a summer of stunted transfer activity which prompted strong criticism of the club’s owners.

The Swans continued to confound their off-field concerns with a strident display here, forcing Leeds into mistakes and keeping possession with quick, crisp passing.

Both those qualities were evident for the opening goal, sparked by Leroy Fer – starting for the first time since an Achilles injury in February.

The Dutch midfielder dispossessed Kalvin Phillips before initiating a flowing move, which included passes from Barrie McKay and Bersant Celina and ended with a prodded finish from McBurnie.

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Phillips, already booked, was then substituted for Lewis Barker after just 27 minutes as Bielsa readjusted his rattled side.

The bold move was effective, as Leeds settled and equalised against the run of play as Jamie Shackleton’s low cross was converted by Roofe from close range.

The Liberty Stadium was momentarily silenced but, once Swansea started the second half with the same adventure with which they had approached the first, the atmosphere crackled once more.

McBurnie, a tall and rangy nuisance of a striker, led the attack brilliantly.

The Scotland international’s endeavour was rewarded when he stretched backwards to meet Martin Olsson’s excellent cross and loop his header over Bailey Peacock-Farrell and into the far corner.

The 22-year-old was close to a hat-trick against the city of his birth but was thwarted by Peacock-Farrell’s fingertip save – and it was to prove crucial.

When the ball later spun loose on the left wing, Leeds substitute Bamford beat Mike van der Hoorn and raced into the penalty area before crossing for Hernandez, who finished smartly but showed little sign of celebration against his former side.

Swansea still had time for a late chance to win but the electric Bersant Celina saw his shot well saved by Peacock-Farrell.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa said:

“We didn’t defend very well and this did not allow us to dominate the game with regularity. In the first half Swansea dominated the game.

“It took us almost 25 minutes to get into the game. After their second goal we had greater stability. After we scored again at 2-2 we dominated the game.

“We have won this game and we have lost it too. It was a nice game to watch. There are some important aspects we have to correct.”

Line-ups

Swansea

  • 25Mulder
  • 26Naughton
  • 5van der Hoorn
  • 22Rodon
  • 3OlssonSubstituted forAsoroat 83′minutes
  • 27Fulton
  • 8FerSubstituted forCarrollat 74′minutes
  • 23Roberts
  • 10Celina
  • 19McKaySubstituted forMonteroat 64′minutes
  • 9McBurnie

Substitutes

  • 7Montero
  • 13Benda
  • 14Carroll
  • 16Asoro
  • 20James
  • 21Grimes
  • 30Dhanda

Leeds

  • 1Peacock-Farrell
  • 46Shackleton
  • 28Berardi
  • 2Ayling
  • 3Douglas
  • 23PhillipsBooked at 13minsSubstituted forBakerat 28′minutesBooked at 37mins
  • 19Hernández
  • 14SáizBooked at 89mins
  • 43Klich
  • 10AlioskiSubstituted forHarrisonat 45′minutes
  • 7RoofeBooked at 27minsSubstituted forBamfordat 64′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Bamford
  • 20Pearce
  • 22Harrison
  • 27Blackman
  • 34Baker
  • 35Shaughnessy
  • 49Rey
Referee:
Andy Davies
Attendance:
20,860

Match Stats

Home TeamSwanseaAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home12
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away5
Fouls
Home13
Away17

Live Text

Posted at

Match ends, Swansea City 2, Leeds United 2.

Full Time

Posted at 90’+5′

Second Half ends, Swansea City 2, Leeds United 2.

Posted at 90’+5′

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at 90’+4′

Delay in match Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) because of an injury.

Posted at 90’+3′

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 90’+3′

Foul by Jay Fulton (Swansea City).

Posted at 90’+2′

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Kyle Naughton.

Posted at 90’+2′

Jack Harrison (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 90’+2′

Foul by Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City).

Booking

Posted at 89′

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card.

Posted at 89′

Foul by Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United).

Posted at 89′

Jay Fulton (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 88′

Attempt saved. Bersant Celina (Swansea City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oliver McBurnie with a headed pass.

Posted at 87′

Offside, Leeds United. Gaetano Berardi tries a through ball, but Patrick Bamford is caught offside.

Posted at 87′

Barry Douglas (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 87′

Foul by Joel Asoro (Swansea City).

Posted at 86′

Attempt missed. Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Bersant Celina with a cross following a set piece situation.

Posted at 85′

Foul by Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United).

Posted at 85′

Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Posted at 83′

Substitution, Swansea City. Joel Asoro replaces Martin Olsson.

Goal!

Posted at 79′

Goal! Swansea City 2, Leeds United 2. Pablo Hernández (Leeds United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Patrick Bamford with a cross.

Posted at 77′

Foul by Luke Ayling (Leeds United).

Posted at 77′

Mike van der Hoorn (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 77′

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Connor Roberts.

Posted at 76′

Foul by Mateusz Klich (Leeds United).

Posted at 76′

Bersant Celina (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Posted at 74′

Substitution, Swansea City. Tom Carroll replaces Leroy Fer.

Posted at 72′

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jay Fulton.

Posted at 70′

Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at 70′

Foul by Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City).

Posted at 67′

Foul by Barry Douglas (Leeds United).

Posted at 67′

Connor Roberts (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Posted at 64′

Substitution, Leeds United. Patrick Bamford replaces Kemar Roofe.

Posted at 64′

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Posted at 64′

Substitution, Swansea City. Jefferson Montero replaces Barrie McKay.

Posted at 63′

Delay in match Lewis Baker (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Posted at 63′

Lewis Baker (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 63′

Foul by Jay Fulton (Swansea City).

Posted at 61′

Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Posted at 61′

Attempt saved. Oliver McBurnie (Swansea City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Barrie McKay.

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