2018/19 English League Championship, Regular Season
  • Oliver McBurnie (24', 51')
  • Kemar Roofe (40')
  • Pablo Hernández (79')

Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds battle back at Swansea to stay unbeaten

Leeds United fought back for a 2-2 draw at Swansea City in the Championship on Tuesday as Marcelo Bielsa's side maintained their unbeaten start to the season in an enthralling game.

Leeds's Spanish midfielder Pablo Hernandez equalised in the 79th minute against his former club with a smart finish after nice work from substitute Patrick Bamford.

Swansea took the lead through their Leeds-born forward Oliver McBurnie but his 24th minute opener was cancelled out by Kemar Roofe's fourth goal in as many games just before halftime.

McBurnie grabbed his second goal shortly after the break to put the Welsh team back in front before Hernandez equalised.

The Yorkshire side had goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell to thank, however, as he pulled off a fine save to deny Bersant Celina a late winner for the Swans.

Leeds, who had won their opening three games, are top of the Championship table, level on 10 points with Middlesbrough, while Swansea, also unbeaten, are third on eight points.

"We both had spells where we dominated and we had chances to take it, both of us. A draw is a fair result," said McBurnie.

"When you score two you expect to win the game. But it's a good point, they're a great team and we'll take that."

Former Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard claimed his first home win as Derby County manager in a 2-0 triumph thanks to fine strikes by Welshmen Joe Ledley and Tom Lawrence.

Ipswich have yet to win under new manager Paul Hurst.

Queens Park Rangers suffered their fourth straight defeat with a 3-0 loss at home to Bristol City, who claimed their first victory of the campaign.

Matty Taylor put City ahead in the 41st before two second-half goals from Austrian Andreas Weimann as the pressure mounts on the west London side's ex-England manager Steve McClaren.

Hull City also recorded their first league win this season with a 3-2 victory at Rotherham United thanks to a double from Australian Jackson Irvine. (Reporting by Simon Evans; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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