United come from behind to draw with Brentford at Elland Road...
UNITED 1 (Antenucci 76), BRENTFORD 1 (Djuricin 29)
United team: Silvestri, Berardi, Bamba, Cooper, Taylor, Adeyemi (Murphy 57), Cook, Mowatt (Antenucci 46), Byram, Dallas, Wood. Subs: Turnbull, Wootton, Bellusci, Phillips, Doukara.
Brentford team: Button, Colin (Woods 73), Dean, Tarkowski, Bidwell, Diagouraga, McCormack, Vibe, Kerschbaumer, Judge, Djuricin (Hofmann 63, Canos 85). Subs: Bonham, O'Connell, Barbet, Udumaga.
Referee: N Miller
Booked: Dallas, Antenucci (United), Colin, Diagouraga, Judge (Brentford)
Att: 25,126 (621 Brentford)
United returned from the two-week international break to face Brentford at Elland Road, and head coach Uwe Rosler named an unchanged team from the one victorious last time out at Derby County.
United, having made an unbeaten start in league, entered the game buoyed by that late iPro Stadium victory, but it was the visitors Brentford who were first to threaten as Gaetano Berardi was forced to hack Konstantin Kerschbaumer’s low strike off the line inside the opening minute.
Leeds soon started to apply some pressure and Bees ‘keeper David Button was called upon to unconvincingly push away Charlie Taylor’s curling effort from range.
The hosts were the ones seeing more of the ball and looked the more likely of the two to open the scoring without really threatening. Stuart Dallas, facing his former club for the first time, curled a right-footed effort over on 22 minutes, but both goalkeepers remained untested.
At the opposite end, Alan Judge cut inside from the left before lashing high and wide, but the Bees managed to break the deadlock inside the 29th-minute, turning free inside the area before slotting beyond Silvestri.
Rosler’s side pushed forward in search of a response but a frustrating first half was brought to a close with Brentford on top.
Mirco Antenucci was introduced in place of Alex Mowatt at the start of the second half as Rosler switched to a more attack-minded 4-4-2 formation.
But it was Brentford who forced the first opening after the restart as Jake Bidwell’s back-post header bounced across the face of goal, but Chris Wood was alert to turn the ball behind for a corner.
Antenucci’s introduction appeared to have given Leeds an added impetus going forward, though, and he was inches away from poking home Dallas’ low cross after the winger had weaved his way towards the byline.
Rosler’s second change of the afternoon then saw Luke Murphy replace Tom Adeyemi in midfield. United were showing signs of improvement and Byram curled over the bar from 20 yards after Lewis Cook had glided forward in trademark fashion.
Brentford continued to look dangerous with their pace on the break, and opening goalscorer Djuricin really should have doubled their lead when he was found unmarked inside the area, only to clip the base of the post with a casual, first-time effort.
Leeds then hit the woodwork themselves on 65 minutes as Wood’s deflected effort from close-range was tipped onto the post by Button before Brentford managed to scramble clear.
The game was starting to open up with the hosts pushing forward, and Lasse Vibe drilled over the bar from 20 yards out following a quick Bees counter-attack.
But Leeds pulled level in the 76th minute courtesy of Antenucci’s third goal of the season. Wood found the Italian on the right of the area and – similar to his opening day equaliser against Burnley – he cut inside before curling a delightful strike beyond the helpless Button.
The goal put the hosts on the front foot and Byram twice threatened with strikes from distance as the game headed towards four minutes of added time. Taylor then looped a header into Button's arms, but the golden opportunity to win it fell to Antenucci in the final minute of stoppage time, racing through on goal before Button held his low effort as it ended honours even.