Leeds United will leave Australia with a victory after a scrappy 2-1 win against A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday.

The Championship side lost 4-0 on Wednesday night to Manchester United in Perth, and only just secured a win in Sydney after an eleventh-hour goal from Pablo Hernandez.

In what was the Wanderers' first pre-season fixture, they were gritty in their performance against a Leeds side that went close to a return to the English Premier League for the upcoming season.


On the sidelines: Epic Western Sydney Wanderers vs Leeds United gallery

Bankwest Stadium finally turned into Wanderland last night as the RBB and Western Sydney Wanderers arrived at their new home after three years in the wilderness. Oh and they played Leeds United too...holding them to a draw for 95 minutes until Pablo Hernandez sealed the win with a solo effort on goal after earlier strikes by Mateusz Bogusz for Leeds and Kweame Yeboah for WSW. check out our epic gallery for the action on and off the field.

The visitors took an early advantage in front of a boisterous and packed crowd, as space opened up for Jack Harrison on the left before he cut it back in to 17-year old Mateusz Bogusz who finished brilliantly in the ninth minute.

Leeds dominated the opening 45 minutes, creating plenty of chances but failed to capitalise on the majority of them meaning they would head to the break with just a one-goal buffer.

The hosts restored parity only three minutes after halftime as a pin-point ball from Keanu Baccus found Kwame Yeboah, who finished off a lovely counter attack with ease.

Some key saves from Wanderers keeper Daniel Lopar kept them in the hunt for an upset victory, but the 95th minute winner from the Spaniard ensured the better side came away with the result.

After the game Wanderers striker Mitch Duke said he was hugely impressed with the result as his side kicked off their preparation for the 2019/20 season.

"It's tough to see a goal like that at the end but but I'm very happy with the boys," he said.

"I loved the atmosphere; it was unbelievable for both sides and it really speaks to the fans.

"It's still early doors but it's definitely an exciting time to be a part of the club."


In pics: Leeds United vs Western Sydney Wanderers

Western Sydney Wanderers held Leeds United to a 1-1 draw until the last minute of injury time as the red and black made their long-awaited return to Wanderland and the all-new glorious Bankwest Stadium