Leeds win best of five...
COVENTRY 2 (Jutkiewicz 52, Turner 64), UNITED 3 (Howson 4, Snodgrass 40, Gradel 61 pen)
Coventry: Westwood, Keogh, Cranie (Baker 85), Wood, Turner, Carsley, Clingan, Gunnarsson Platt (King 32), Jutkiewicz, McSheffrey. Subs: Doyle, McPake, O'Donovan, Ireland, Clarke.
United: Brown, Connolly, Collins, O'Brien, McCartney, Kilkenny (Somma 84), Faye (Johnson 61), Howson, Gradel (Hughes 70), Becchio, Snodgrass. Subs: Higgs, Bruce, Sam, Nunez.
Referee: K Stroud
Att: 28184 (6366 Leeds)
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United boss Simon Grayson made two changes from the side which beat Scunthorpe United last weekend. New father Kasper Schmeichel missed the game, following the birth of his son, with Jason Brown stepping in. Neill Collins also returned in place of Alex Bruce.
United were backed by over 6,000 noisy fans and following last week's hat-trick by Jonny Howson the youngster was it again inside four minutes. Robert Snodgrass pulled the ball back at the back post delightfully teeing up Howson to head home from close range to make it 1-0.
The goal rocked the Ricoh Arena's biggest crowd in over two years and, given the noise, it was almost like a home game for Leeds. Lukas Jutkiewicz did head wide for the home side, but Leeds responded with Neil Kilkenny firing wide.
Grayson stuck with the system that was so successful at Scunthorpe, with Kilkenny and Amdy Faye almost sitting behind Howson, and the skipper was an early threat, linking up well with wide man Snodgrass.
One time United loan man Gary McSheffrey was on the wrong end of a couple of early heavy challenges as well, the latter seeing a free-kick headed wide of the mark.
Paul Connolly also made a great block to deny McSheffrey as Coventry started to enjoy a spell of pressure.
But it was golden boy Howson who almost made it 2-0 on 20 minutes. Snodgrass was again the provider, but this time Howson's header was wide of the target.
Leeds also shouted for a penalty before the half-hour when Snodgrass failed to get on the end of a Gradel cross while under pressure from a home defender.
George McCartney also tried his luck before Jutkiewicz was adjudged to be offside at the other end after missing a decent chance.
But it was 2-0 on 40 minutes when Snodgrass scored a blinder. The Scot picked up the ball just inside the box, looked up and delivered a sweet curling strike beyond Keiren Westwood to double United's advantage.
As the game entered stoppage time at the end of the first period, United had to defend well to deny Richard Wood with a number of bodies getting in the way before Jason Brown smothered the ball on the line.
Leeds started the second period on the front foot, Gradel felt he was fouled while looking to break and the persistence of Snodgrass won a corner which the hosts cleared.
But Coventry pulled a goal back on 52 minutes. Jutkiewicz was the man who headed home after a McSheffrey ball from deep was knocked back across goal.
McSheffrey also had the ball in the net moments later, but was in an offside position and the assistant referee was quick to raise flag.
United swiftly had a chance to restore the two-goal advantage though when Max Gradel was brought down by Richard Keogh and Keith Stroud pointed to the spot. Gradel stepped up to take the kick and converted with ease prompting a mass team celebration.
But the two-goal lead lasted barely three minutes before Ben Turner stabbed home a cross from deep beyond Brown to make it 3-2.
It was certainly end to end stuff and on 67 minutes Luciano Becchio was denied a certain goal by the outstretched leg of a home defender after he had rounded Westwood and taken aim with a goalbound shot.
With 20 minutes left on the clock, Grayson was forced into a shuffle with Gradel limping out of the game to be replaced by Andrew Hughes. McCartney moved into a left midfield role.
Coventry were still looking to attack with purpose and put the pressure on and McSheffrey had an effort deflected for a corner before Aaron Gunnarsson headed the set-play into the Leeds fans behind the goal.
United were playing on the counter and Snodgrass tested Westwood with an effort from distance after one such break. The hosts enjoyed some decent pressure and Marlon King fired across the face of goal after working himself a good opening.
Brown was also tested by McSheffrey with an 89th minute free-kick, but the keeper was equal to the curling strike. Another free-kick followed before the announcement that there would be five minutes of additional time. And in the first of those, Brown made another good save to deny the hosts.
The United fans did their best to sing the team to victory during those final minutes as Leeds picked up another memorable away success.