HALF-TIME: Bristol City 0, Leeds United 0
In buoyant mood after dumping Everton out of the Capital One Cup in midweek, Leeds started the brighter of the two sides and threatened an early goal, Aidan White jinking his way past centre-backs James Wilson and Liam Fontaine and letting fly with a shot that flashed beyond the far post.
In equally confident mood after scoring 11 goals in three previous games at Ashton Gate, City demonstrated their new-found attacking prowess when Albert Adomah sent over a cross from the right flank and Ryan Taylor arrived a split-second too late to head in.
Their partnership restored, Robins strikers Jon Stead and Taylor then combined to open up the visitors, the latter testing fit-again Whites keeper Paddy Kenny with a stinging drive that he gathered at the second attempt.
Debutant George Elokobi was to the fore in City's next attack, the on-loan defender hooking his shot across the face of goal after Leeds failed to clear an Adomah free kick.
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If Leeds had plenty of possession without particularly going anywhere, City were prepared to shoot on sight and Paddy had to be alert to hold Stead's drive from the edge of the penalty area.
Defences continued to hold sway and Robins keeper Tom Heaton proved equal to a shot on the turn from El Hadji Diouf.
Making his first start of the season, Neil Kilkenny was a real driving force for City in the middle of the park and his pass invited Richard Foster to whip in a cross from the right. Martyn Woolford stole a march on his marker, only for his flicked header to drift wide of the target.
Elokobi was just 40 minutes into his debut when his involvement was unfortunately cut short by injury. He collapsed while attempting to block a cross and was stretchered off to be replaced by teenage left-back Joe Bryan.