2015-16 English League Championship, 2015/2016 English League Championship
  • Sam Saunders (27')
  • Mustapha Carayol (84')

Mustapha Carayol goal earns Leeds a point at Brentford

Mustapha Carayol's second-half goal earned Leeds a 1-1 draw at Brentford in the Sky Bet Championship.
The on-loan winger scored the second goal of his spell with the club with six minutes to go, curling in from the edge of the box.
Sam Saunders had put Brentford ahead after 28 minutes, cashing in from 20 yards after he was afforded the run of the midfield.
Brentford's approach play was a delight at times but they lacked the cutting edge to put Leeds to the sword and were made to pay for their profligacy.
Saunders' goal came as Leeds' midfielders allowed him through to get a decent sight of goal and he duly did the rest.
Two minutes after the deadlock was broken Mirco Atenucci, who replaced the injured Chris Wood early on, tested Bees keeper David Button with a 25 yard effort.
Minutes later Alan Judge fired inches over as Brentford teased and probed but failed to create too many clear cut chances.
Leeds boss Steve Evans was furious midway through the half as Harlee dean outmuscled Antenucci inside the box and the referee waved away Leeds' penalty shouts.
Brentford's John Swift looked lively with the ball and caused the visitors' uncompromising back four problems in a first half played mainly between the two boxes.
After the break Leeds came into it more and Button had to be at his best to thwart first Antenucci and then former Bee Stuart Dallas with a brave double save.
At the other end Judge's dipping free-kick forced a similarly spectacular full length stop from Leeds keeper Marco Silvestri.
Just before the hour mark John Swift the ball to Souleymane Doukara and the striker's audacious lob from 20 yards had Button back-pedalling as it drifted just past the upright.
Judge again tested Silvestri with a free-kick as Brentford's precision passing football all too often ended with a loose ball.
The home side's lack of cutting edge came back to haunt them late on when sloppy defending handed Carayol space in the box and he made them pay with a clinical finish.
The winger might have pinched all three points late on but his 30-yard effort was palmed clear at full stretch by Button.
A point apiece was about the right result as Leeds stayed in the game despite falling short technically of their hosts.