Video: Third goal was always going to be crucial, says Leeds United boss

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Paul Heckingbottom hailed his Leeds United side as they came from 2-0 down to claim a point against top-six rivals Bristol City.

The Elland Road crowd made their feelings known at half-time, booing the team off following a lacklustre performance which included gifting goals to Famara Diedhiou and Bobby Reid inside 16 minutes.

Leeds head coach Paul Heckingbottom

Leeds head coach Paul Heckingbottom

But the home faithful continued to support their team after the break and were rewarded when Pierre-Michel Lasogga and substitute Kemar Roofe scored in the final 18 minutes to secure a point.

"The third goal (in the match) was going to be vital," Heckingbottom said.

"We stressed that at half-time, although I did say the team who got the third goal would go on to win the game.

"Once we got the goal and got back in it I felt that was the minimum we were going to do.

"And we had chances at the death to win it. We know three points got away from us."