Late equaliser denies Brentford victory at Leeds

Brentford manager Marinus Dijkhuizen

Leeds 1 Brentford 1

New signing Marco Djuricin scored on his debut but Brentford had to settle for a point at Elland Road.

The on-loan Red Bull Salzburg striker took just 30 minutes to open his Bees account, providing the finishing touch from an Alan Judge pass.

Both sides hit the woodwork in the second half before Leeds levelled 14 minutes from time.

Brentford substitute Ryan Woods, also making his first appearance, was dispossessed and Mirco Antenucci clipped a shot beyond David Button.

Austria international Djuricin had been involved from the off and Brentford went close in the opening minute, Gaetano Berardi clearing off the line to deny Konstantin Kerschbaumer.

At the other end, Bees keeper David Button saved from Charlie Taylor from distance and former Brentford midfielder Sturt Dallas curled a right-footed shot well over.

After the break, Jake Bidwell nodded across the face of goal while Djuricin clipped the post as the Bees started the second half strongly.

Leeds hit back, though, and Chris Wood’s deflected effort was pushed against the woodwork by Button.

Lasse Vibe went close for Brentford as he fired just over from 25 yards but the home side, managed by ex-Bees boss Uwe Rosler, equalised when Woods was robbed of the ball and Antenucci planted his shot past Button.

Both sides could have won it, as Bees substitute Philipp Hofmann poked wide while Antenucci forced Button into an injury-time save.

Brentford: Button; Colin (Woods 74), Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell; McCormack, Diagouraga, Kerschbaumer; Vibe, Djuricin (Hofmann 63 (Canos 85)), Judge.
Subs not used: Bonham, O’Connell, Barbet, Udumaga.