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LUFC Warnock - We deserved the win

Leeds United boss Neil Warnock felt the side deserved the win after an enthralling second half at Bristol City on Saturday.

After a dour first half, the game sprang to life when El Hadji Diouf scored from close range.

Bristol were quickly on level terms before a second for Diouf and a first for the club by Michael Tonge, gave Leeds breathing space.

Despite a late own goal, Leeds held on for a 3-2 win and Warnock felt it was a deserved victory. Speaking on Yorkshire Radio, Warnock said, "It was a bit nerve wracking but I thought we deserved it. At half time, I thought if we could step up a gear I thought we would win.

"In all fairness, it took us forty-five minutes to get going. We had a tough game against Everton and we took time to get rid of the rustiness and all the aches and pains.

"I thought we coped well and we were much better in the second half.

"It was a great three points for us and I would have been disappointed had we only come away with a draw."

The win ends a great week for Leeds having beaten Nottingham Forest and Everton earlier in the week. The Bristol game also saw the return of a number of injured players. Paddy Kenny and Lee Peltier both started and there was also a place on the bench for David Norris who was not expected to return until after the international break. Warnock reflected on a great week. "It has been a great for us as a football club beating Nottingham Forest and Everton and it has just continued with the win over Bristol City."

Leeds now face Bolton Wanderers at the Reebok on Tuesday night before going into the international break with a home game against Barnsley on Saturday.

Warnock admitted in the week that after a tough start to the season and with all the injuries, he was hoping to hang on in there but after another win, Leeds could go into the international break in a better position than expected.

Leeds are now in ninth place but they are just three points behind league leaders Brighton and Hove Albion.

The championship is once again looking wide open this season and just six points separate top and eighteenth place in the division.

The third win in the week for Leeds was the first time they had achieved three wins in a row since December 2010 when wins over Burnley, Crystal Palace and league leaders QPR saw Leeds go second in the championship.

You have to go back to November 2009 for the last time Leeds won four in a row and that is what they will be aiming for when they travel to Bolton in great form on Tuesday night.

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Date:Sunday September 30 2012

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