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Grayson hails matchwinner McCormack

Grayson hails matchwinner McCormack (©PAphotos)
Grayson hails matchwinner McCormack (©PAphotos).

Leeds manager Simon Grayson hailed Ross McCormack's attacking instincts after the striker scored the winning goal four minutes from time in their 2-1 victory over Bristol City.

McCormack stole in at the far post to snatch Leeds' winner and leave Bristol City second from bottom with just one win.

Grayson said: "Ross was in the right place at the right time and showed a striker's instinct."

He added: McCormack's seventh goal in nine matches settled a match of many fluffed chances, including a penalty miss by City's Nicky Maynard, whose shot struck Andy Lonergan's legs.

Patrick Kisnorbo was sent off for bringing down Maynard, leaving Leeds to battle from the 65th minute with 10 men.

Grayson added: "We could have been two or three goals up in the opening minutes but in the end we ground out the result. Andy's penalty save came at a vital time of the match and I had no quarrel with Paddy's sending-off.

"He's the fourth player we've had dismissed this season but we are not a dirty team. We were unfortunate with the other three."

City manager Keith Millen admitted Jamal Campbell-Ryce's disallowed goal just before the end came after Jon Stead had fouled Lonergan, but he added: "We made the worst start possible by conceding a third-minute goal but Neil Kilkenny's goal got us back into it.

"When they went down to 10 men we should have scored from the resultant penalty and that's two we've now missed this season.

"I wasn't happy with the way we conceded the late goal, either. If you give away goals like that you don't win football matches."

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Topics:
Patrick Kisnorbo
Neil Kilkenny
Andy Lonergan
Bristol City
Football
Jamal Campbell-Ryce
Ross McCormack
Championship
Nicky Maynard
Leeds United

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