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Elland Road (ATT 21,692) 22nd August 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: E Ilderton

Leeds Leeds United vs Tranmere Rovers Tranmere

Leeds 3

B Johnson (14)
J Beckford (35)
L Becchio (86)

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Leeds stroll past Rovers

United go second on goal difference after win

Last Updated: 22/08/09 7:52pm

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Johnson: Opened the scoring

Johnson: Opened the scoring

Leeds continued their perfect record this season with a comfortable 3-0 win over struggling Tranmere at Elland Road.

First-half goals by Bradley Johnson and Jermaine Beckford and Luciano Becchio's late header saw Leeds extend their run of home wins in League One to 13.

With Rovers' defence in disarray, Beckford hit a post and missed three other opportunities before Johnson opened the scoring in the 14th minute.

Becchio leapt to meet Jonny Howson's right-wing cross and although Daniels parried the Argentine's header, Johnson despatched the ball past him first time from a tight angle.

Howson was running the game from central midfield as chances continued to be created for Beckford and he eventually capitalised with his fourth of the season.

On 35 minutes Ian Goodison headed towards his own goal, allowing Beckford to nip in and send his shot in off the foot of the far post.

The blameless Luke Daniels made a superb save to prevent Johnson grabbing his second shortly before half-time.

Beckford then fired against the crossbar in the 54th minute, Becchio's header struck a post and when Johnson hit the woodwork, Becchio headed in the rebound for Leeds' third.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 34 73
2 Preston North End 33 63
3 Milton Keynes Dons 34 62
4 Swindon Town 34 61
5 Sheffield United 33 53
6 Doncaster Rovers 34 49
7 Chesterfield 34 48
8 Bradford City 33 48
9 Peterborough United 34 47
10 Barnsley 34 47
11 Oldham Athletic 33 46
12 Gillingham 34 45
13 Port Vale 34 45
14 Fleetwood Town 34 45
15 Rochdale 32 44
16 Walsall 34 44
17 Scunthorpe United 33 42
18 Notts County 33 41
19 Crewe Alexandra 34 39
20 Coventry City 33 36
21 Leyton Orient 33 35
22 Colchester United 34 34
23 Crawley Town 34 34
24 Yeovil Town 34 30

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