Bristol City 0 Leeds United 2: Snodgrass wins Grayson praise

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Leeds extended their unbeaten run in the npower Championship to five matches with a 2-0 victory over Bristol City at Ashton Gate.

Davide Somma failed to retain his place in the starting line-up after following four goals in as many league outings for Leeds with his first international goal for South Africa in midweek.

Loanee Eric Lichaj took the place of Paul Connolly, the right-back having suffered a groin strain last week. Sanchez Watt again misses out with a hamstring problem.

Robert Snodgrass put United ahead with a superb solo effort with 17 minutes gone before Max Gradel doubled their lead with a clinical finish five minutes into the second half.

The home side pressed for a way back into the game and hit the bar twice in a matter of seconds but it was not to be their day and Leeds held on for the win.

Leeds went in front after 17 minutes through a fine goal from Snodgrass.

The Scot collected a pass from Gradel and turned superbly before fashioning some space and slipping the ball past Bristol City goalkeeper David James.

With 50 minutes gone Leeds delivered another sucker punch when Snodgrass’ shot was deflected into the path of Gradel who swivelled and finished well past James.

Manager Simon Grayson said: “It has been a huge week for Robert, with his first game for Scotland and now this excellent performance.

“He is a lad who deserves everything that comes his way because he works so hard at his game.”