First Home Win for Beattie and Leeds

  • First home win of the season for Leeds as they beat Blackburn 2-1
  • Goals from Wood and Bartley for Leeds, Emnes for Blackburn
  • First win at Elland Road for new coaching team of Monk, Clotet & Beattie

POINTING THE WAY: Chris Wood celebrates his goal

Leeds United picked up their first home win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers- much to the delight of Sport Careers Agency director and Leeds first team coach James Beattie.

A late winner from Kyle Bartley sealed an important 2-1 win for the hosts, who had taken the lead in the second half through substitute Chris Wood, only for Rovers to level through Marvin Emnes.

The victory is the first at Elland Road for the new management team of Garry Monk, Pep Clotet and Beattie since they took over in the summer.

A delighted Monk paid tribute both the home support and the character of his team, telling the club website:

""I'm very pleased for the fans, their support has been tremendous and they've deserved this

"I'm also pleased for the players and the staff, who have worked extremely hard every day since I've come into the club.

"Tonight we deserved that. Our character, our performance, the way we stuck at it, we played some good football and we deserved it.

"We've been wanting to get those three points a lot earlier and I felt we should have, maybe in the Birmingham game, but I'm very pleased for them.

"The support's been great through this period, especially here. They've turned out in huge numbers and it was very pleasing to give them a performance and a win.

"We've had a frustrating few games here at Elland Road where we've been disappointed, but the character tonight was excellent - that's what stood out for me."

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