Leeds United 2-1 Blackburn Rovers

14 Sep

Kyle Bartley


Kyle Bartley has not scored a goal since 7 December 2013

Kyle Bartley scored his first goal for Leeds to hand them their first home win since the middle of April.

The on-loan Swansea defender headed home a free-kick to deny bottom-placed Blackburn their second successive draw.

Substitute Chris Wood had put Leeds ahead when he tapped home Hadi Sacko’s right-wing cross from close range.

But Marvin Emnes equalised from the edge of the area with his first Rovers goal after good work by Ben Marshall and Craig Conway down the left.

There was little hint of the excitement to come during a first half which was only notable for a long injury stoppage after a clash between Leeds goalkeeper Rob Green and Blackburn’s Sam Gallagher.

Wood changed all that only five minutes after coming on when he gave Leeds the lead with his fourth goal of the season.

Blackburn, rooted to the bottom of the Championship table and without a win, equalised thanks to a spectacular finish from deadline-day signing Emnes.

But poor marking allowed Bartley to snatch the winner and earn Leeds their first home victory in five games.

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 2, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Craig Conway.

Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. Hadi Sacko (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Hernández.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) because of an injury.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Hadi Sacko.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.

Attempt missed. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Feeney with a cross.

Goal! Leeds United 2, Blackburn Rovers 1. Kyle Bartley (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Mowatt with a cross following a set piece situation.

Chris Wood (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers).

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Robert Green.

Attempt saved. Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Marvin Emnes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Marshall.

Substitution, Leeds United. Alex Mowatt replaces Eunan O’Kane because of an injury.

Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers).

Luke Ayling (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Luke Ayling (Leeds United).

Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Blackburn Rovers. Corry Evans tries a through ball, but Sam Gallagher is caught offside.

Offside, Leeds United. Pontus Jansson tries a through ball, but Chris Wood is caught offside.

Goal! Leeds United 1, Blackburn Rovers 1. Marvin Emnes (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Craig Conway.

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Darragh Lenihan replaces Tommie Hoban because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Tommie Hoban (Blackburn Rovers) because of an injury.

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Liam Feeney replaces Hope Akpan.

Attempt missed. Corry Evans (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Luke Ayling.

Attempt blocked. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Marshall.

Attempt blocked. Sam Gallagher (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hope Akpan.

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