Leeds United have enjoyed their visits to Ashton Gate in recent times. Of the previous five encounters, the Whites have only tasted defeat in one of these matches.
Here we look back at these games ahead of tonight’s clash between the two sides.
Bristol City 2 Leeds United 3 (September 29, 2012, npower Championship)
Neil Warnock led his Leeds United side to their third win in eight days, including an impressive victory over Everton in the Capital One Cup. They saw off a Bristol City side who eventually finished bottom of the table. El-Hadji Diouf grabbed the opener, a lead which lasted all of seven minutes - Albert Adomah bringing the home side back on level terms. It only took ten minutes for Leeds to go back in front thanks to another Diouf finish. Michael Tonge followed this up shortly after with a powerful shot. Leeds held on for the victory despite a late own goal from Rodolph Austin.
Bristol City 0 Leeds United 3 (February 4, 2012, npower Championship)
Leeds United easily beat the home side after City’s lack of discipline saw them go down to nine men. Robert Snodgrass opened the scoring with a low shot, before the Bristol City centre-back James Wilson was shown a straight red card. After the break another home player saw red, with Yannick Bolasie receiving his second yellow card in as many minutes. From this point on, managerless Leeds, who had sacked Simon Grayson in the week, coasted to victory. Ross McCormack got the second goal while Luciano Becchio completed the scoring with a late header.
Bristol City 0 Leeds United 2 (February 12, 2011, npower Championship)
In Leeds’ first season back in the Championship, they were able to beat a struggling City side.
The Whites took the lead after Max Gradel found Robert Snodgrass who coolly found the net. Gradel then scored a goal of his own, blasting a shot through the legs of David James. Kasper Schmeichel stood firm for the rest of the game with three fine saves which preserved the Yorkshire team’s lead.
Bristol City 2 Leeds United 1 (September 30, 1997. Coca-Cola League Cup, round two second leg)
This was the last time City beat Leeds at Ashton Gate. The victory however didn’t stop them from going out of the League Cup, 4-3 on aggregate. The away side scored first with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink netting only eight minutes into the game. This left City with a mountain to climb, having to score three goals to bring the tie back level. Although they battled hard, with goals from Greg Goodridge and Shaun Taylor, they were ultimately unable to claw their way back into the two legged affair.
Bristol City 2 Leeds United 2 (August 18, 1979, Division One)
Nothing could separate the two teams in the opening game of the Division One 1979-80 season. Thomas Ritchie put the home side one up with a penalty before they were pegged back by an Alan Curtis equaliser. City then looked on course for victory when Pertti Jantunen put them ahead again before Curtis got his second equaliser of the match. After this game the two teams had contrasting fortunes in the league. Leeds finished solidly in mid-table, however City struggled and were relegated to the second tier at the end of the season.