Sky Bet Championship
Leeds United 3 (Hernandez 34, 83, Ayling 71)
Millwall 2 (Thompson 11, Marshall pen 56)
Leeds: Peacock-Farrell, Ayling, Cooper, Jansson (Clarke 67), Alioski (Douglas 45), Phillips, Klich (Forshaw 75), Roberts, Harrison, Hernandez, Bamford. Subs not used: Miazek, Dallas, Berardi, Shackleton.
Millwall: Martin, Meredith (O'Brien 84), Cooper, Wallace, Thompson (Elliott 87), Gregory, Romeo, Pearce, Tunnicliffe (Morison 86), Leonard, Marshall. Subs: McLaughlin, Hutchinson, Williams, Archer.
Booked: Meredith, Cooper, Marshall, Martin(Millwall), Cooper, Jansson, Clarke (Leeds)
Referee: D. Bond
Venue: Elland Road
Attendance: 34,910 (975 Millwall)
Pablo Hernandez scored a brace as Leeds twice came from behind to defeat Millwall at Elland Road, to move back into the automatic promotion spots in the Sky Bet Championship.
Ryan Marshall had the first chance of the game, but he saw his effort well blocked by Pontus Jansson when well placed.
Millwall then broke up the pitch and Ben Thompson fed Jed Wallace who was denied by a really good stop from Bailey Peacock-Farrell.
The visitors took the lead in the 11th minute. Mahlon Romeo did well to keep the ball alive, sliding in and crossing and Thompson headed home.
Seven minutes later, Leeds were awarded a penalty, when Ezgjan Alioski was felled by Wallace in the Millwall box. However the Whites were unable to level, as Patrick Bamford saw his spot kick saved.
The Whites then had another great chance to equalise when a wonderful through pass from Pablo Hernandez put Jack Harrison one-on-one with David Martin, but he couldn’t beat the Millwall goalkeeper.
Leeds did level the score though, 11 minutes from the interval. Following some good build up, Luke Ayling found Hernandez just inside the Millwall box and his superb first time strike found the bottom left corner, to erupt Elland Road.
Tyler Roberts then went close for Leeds, with a curling strike from the edge of the box, which was well saved by Martin.
Kalvin Phillips then couldn’t keep an effort down following a corner, as the two sides headed in all square.
Half time: Leeds United 1-1 Millwall
Leeds picked up where they left off at the end of the first half, Roberts struck a volley from 20 yards, but his effort went wide.
The Whites then broke up the pitch well, Pontus Jansson laid the ball off to Hernandez who struck from the edge of the box, but he couldn’t find the target.
It was Millwall who regained the lead against the run of play though, 11 minutes into the second half. The Lions caught the Whites on the counter attack and Wallace played in Marshall who was felled by Liam Cooper in Leeds box, with Marshall going on to convert the spot kick.
Leeds tried to hit straight back, Hernandez played a neat one-two, before striking on goal, but his attempt couldn’t beat Martin.
Hernandez then weaved his way into the Millwall box before shooting and he saw his attempt bounce agonisingly wide of the post.
Leeds levelled the scores in the 71st minute. Harrison did well to keep the ball alive and Luke Ayling met substitute Barry Douglas’ cross with a bullet header.
The Whites then pushed on for a winner, first Hernandez worked his way into the Millwall box following a short corner before seeing a strike blocked, before Adam Forshaw struck from range and Martin nearly fumbled the ball into his own net.
From the resulting corner of Forshaw’s effort, Leeds had another good opportunity, Hernandez whipped in and Kalvin Phillips met it with a thunderous header at the near post, but couldn’t keep it down.
With seven minutes, Leeds did find the all important winner. Roberts fired the ball across the face of goal and Hernandez was on hand to slot home, to send the home support crazy.
Roberts saw a curling effort go wide in the closing stages and Leeds saw out five minutes of added time to come away with all three points. There was another huge roar following the whistle, as results from elsewhere arrived, ensuring Leeds moved back into second spot.
Full time: Leeds United 3-2 Millwall