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Bristol City boss Derek McInnes lambasted his sides poor defending against Leeds United and admitted he thought they should have won the game.

After a first half with very few clear-cut chances, the game came to life in the second half with Leeds winning by the odd goal in five.

The four games at Ashton Gate this season have now seen 24 goals and McInnes says they cannot keep conceding the amount of goals they are and expect to win games.

Speaking on the Bristol City official website, McInnes said, "We`re killing ourselves in terms of trying to get a result.

"We shouldn`t be totally dependent on scoring a barrel-load of goals to win a game.

"The game plan was to try and go toe to toe with Leeds physically, knowing we had players on the bench who could come on once Leeds tired and potentially win us the game.

"I`m extremely disappointed, because I feel it is a game we could have and should have probably won."

The warning sides were evident at the start of the second half for McInnes. Rodolph Austin twice found himself with time and space to head at goal. The first came back off the bar before Tom Heaton did well to deny him in the Bristol goal with the second.

Leeds eventually went ahead when Sam Byram got in behind the Bristol defence and his cut back found El Hadji Diouf with time and space to pick his spot.

Diouf was again given time and space to pick his spot for his second after Luciano Becchio had won a header in the area.

There was little the Bristol centre backs could do about Michael Tonge`s goal that proved to be the winner for Leeds. Tonge cut inside the Bristol left back before firing an unstoppable shot past Heaton.

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Date:Sunday September 30 2012
Time: 10:58AM

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