Bristol City 2 Leeds United 3: El-Hadji Diouf scores twice

Bristol City 2 Leeds United 3: Diouf double hands Warnock's men the win

By
Sportsmail Reporter

PUBLISHED:

17:08 GMT, 29 September 2012

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UPDATED:

17:08 GMT, 29 September 2012

El-Hadji Diouf's second-half double helped Leeds register their third straight win and back-to-back successes in the npower Championship.

The controversial Senegalese striker raised eyebrows when teaming up with Leeds manager Neil Warnock in the summer, but has been grabbing the attention for all the right reasons in recent weeks.

Thunderbolt: Michael Tonge (right) set the seal on Leeds' victory with the third goal

Thunderbolt: Michael Tonge (right) set the seal on Leeds' victory with the third goal

Match facts

BRISTOL CITY: Heaton, Foster, Fontaine, Wilson, Elokobi (Bryan 43, Carey 61), Kilkenny, Woolford, Pearson, Adomah, Stead (Baldock 64), Taylor.

Subs Not Used: Gerken, Morris, Elliott, Davies

Goals: Adomah 79, Austin 90 (o.g)

Booked: Bryan, Kilkenny

LEEDS: Kenny, Peltier, Lees, Pearce, Byram, Austin, White, Brown, Tonge, Becchio (Gray 89), Diouf.

Subs Not Used: Ashdown, Drury, Varney, Pugh, Norris, Poleon.

Goals: Diouf 63, 80, Tonge 83

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Att: 15,692

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Diouf, instrumental in the Yorkshire
side's midweek Capital One Cup win over Everton, opened the scoring just
after the hour, and although Albert Adomah equalised, he struck again
nine minutes from time as Leeds regained the lead.

Midfielder Michael Tonge's
thunderbolt clinched Leeds a two-goal advantage with seven minutes
remaining and although Adomah's corner deflected off Leeds defender Sam
Byram in the 90th minute for an own goal, Warnock's men saw out the
remaining minute.

City were dealt a blow just before
half-time when defender George Elokobi, making his debut after signing
on loan from Wolves on Wednesday, required medical attention following
an awkward landing while blocking a cross and was later carried off on a
stretcher. Teenager Joe Bryan replaced him.

Striker Jon Stead was the second of three changes for City, while midfielder Neil Kilkenny was back to face his former club.

Goalkeeper Paddy Kenny and skipper
Lee Peltier returned to Leeds' starting line-up. Leeds winger Aidy White
tested City goalkeeper Tom Heaton with an early header and Kenny did
well to hold Robins striker Ryan Taylor's 20-yard shot in a see-saw
opening.

The home side went closest to taking
the lead in the 15th minute when Liam Fontaine lashed a close-range
volley off target and Kenny was in the right place again soon after to
catch Stead's header from Martyn Woolford's free-kick.

Stead fired a 20-yard shot straight
at the Leeds goalkeeper and miscued from six yards in the 35th minute
either side of Leeds midfielder Rudy Austin's textbook volley, which was
comfortably snaffled by Heaton.

Woolford went closest to breaking the deadlock when he headed Richard Foster's inch-perfect cross just wide from eight yards.

But it was Leeds who twice threatened to forge ahead shortly after the restart through Austin.

The Jamaica international first
headed Diouf's free-kick against the woodwork with Heaton well beaten
and then forced the City keeper into a fine save with another header
moments later.

Leeds were not to be denied in the
64th minute however. Byram drilled in a superb low cross from the right
and Diouf steered the ball into the far corner.

But the Robins refused to buckle and were back on level terms within six minutes.

Right-back Foster swung over another telling cross and Adomah flung himself at the ball to head powerfully home.

Leeds continued to carry the greater
threat though and regained the lead in the 81st minute when Diouf
pounced in the penalty area to lash home his second following good work
by Luciano Becchio.

The visitors effectively put the game
to bed two minutes later when Tonge stepped on to the ball 25 yards
from goal and unleashed an unstoppable shot into Heaton's top left-hand
corner.

There was still time for City to pull one back when Adomah's corner flew into the net off Byram's head, but Leeds held on.