Leeds United beat Bristol City 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.

Samu Saiz of Leeds United(C) celebrates against Bristol City

Leeds United got back to winning ways on Saturday afternoon, beating Bristol City 3-0 at Ashton Gate to snap a poor run of recent form.

The Whites had lost three of their previous four games heading into their trip to Bristol City, with manager Thomas Christiansen needing to find an answer.

Christiansen saw his side excel against the Robins, with Spanish playmaker Samu Saiz opening the scoring with a deflected strike, before he pounced on a loose ball inside the penalty area to score a second.

Leeds kept pushing for more, and did seal three goals and three points when Pierre-Michel Lasogga headed home at the near post from a corner, sending Whites fans away happy on their long trip home.

Gaetano Berardi’s red card for a headbutt on Matty Taylor – who was also sent off – was a blot on Leeds’ copy book, as they enjoyed a superb away day on Saturday afternoon.

Christiansen switched his system to a 4-3-3, bringing Ronaldo Vieira into midfield alongside Kalvin Phillips and Eunan O’Kane, and that worked a treat as Vieira turned in a superb performance.

Thomas Christiansen, Manager of Leeds United

Vieira, 19, hadn’t started a league game this term before Saturday having nursed tendonitis, but his performance summed up just why he is so highly rated, especially by Leeds fans.

Those fans took to Twitter during and after Saturday’s game to hail Vieira, claiming he is now undroppable after a quality performance, with some wondering just why it took him so long to be given a chance – but fans now want Christiansen to keep Vieira in the team, calling him ‘a machine’ in midfield.

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