Paul Heckingbottom took control of Leeds for the second game today, his first game in charge of the Whites at Elland Road.

His first game in charge, the Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane last weekend, saw him suffer a début loss. This came from a brace from ex-White Billy Sharp that was enough to see the Blades cut it enough for the 2-1 win with Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s precision header Leeds’ only consolation.

Lax defending was to blame for Sharp’s second minute opener, the striker being left unmarked on the penalty spot and his sumptuous volley reward enough for his 200th professional goal. Lax defending is something that Leeds United have become renowned for of late – often gifting sides scoring opportunities and, indeed, goals.

So it was against the Robins this afternoon, who didn’t really have to peck away at Leeds to make inroads. All it took were a couple of long throws from Hordur Magnusson and a soupçon of panic and City were two goals to the good and looking good for it.

In essence it was a half of few chances for Leeds United and one where, unfortunately for Whites fans, they were schooled by a more organised, indeed superior-looking Bristol City side. The 45 minutes, for Leeds United fans, was summed up perfectly by match commentator Adam Pope.

Leeds United fans weren’t as forgiving nor as kind with their summary of a half of football that saw their side go in 2-0 down.

Leeds United fans react to shocking half of football vs Bristol City

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