Pritchard strike earns Bees win at Leeds

Leeds United 0 Brentford 1

Alex Pritchard’s close-range second-half strike earned a stunning win and took Brentford up to fourth in the Championship table.

The Bees more than matched an improving Leeds side and secured a deserved victory when Pritchard was able to turn in a Toumani Diagouraga cross from six yards.

Leeds always posed a threat – and had three appeals for a penalty waved away.

Rudy Austin twice went down in the box and Billy Sharp felt he should have been given a penalty before Pritchard broke the deadlock.

On-loan Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral almost doubled the Bees’ lead when he smashed a shot against the post.

And as Brentford withstood pressure late on, Sharp went close to equalising with a shot that flew narrowly wide.

Brentford: Button, Odubajo, Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell, Diagouraga, Douglas, Pritchard (Smith 83), Dallas, Jota (Toral 58), Gray (Long 67).
Subs not used: Bonham, Craig, Saunders, Yennaris.

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