Match report: MFK Kosice v Leeds United

Leeds United claimed their first pre-season victory as the club's tour of Slovakia ended with a 1-0 win over MFK Kosice.

A Billy Paynter strike early in the second half saw off United's top-flight opponents and sent Leeds home to England with a first positive result behind them.

Simon Grayson's squad were beaten 1-0 by MFK Ruzomberok in the first of their two games in Slovakia but they dominated tonight's match in Kosice and deservedly secured a narrow win.

A low-key first half produced few chances with Davide Somma's header over Kosice's crossbar a rare opportunity to open the scoring.

Neil Kilkenny's booking for dissent was the only other moment of note, though manager Simon Grayson saw a performance which greatly improved on United's display against Ruzomberok.

Leeds began to control the match after half-time and Paynter struck on 55 minutes with a clinical volley at the end of Robert Snodgrass' cross.

Snodgrass had the chance to secure a more comfortable victory but saw his 75th minute penalty saved by substitute keeper Darko Tofiloski.