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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 20 42
2 Swindon Town 20 41
3 Milton Keynes Dons 19 38
4 Preston North End 20 38
5 Sheffield United 20 32
6 Rochdale 20 30
7 Notts County 19 30
8 Oldham Athletic 20 30
9 Peterborough United 20 30
10 Bradford City 20 29
11 Fleetwood Town 20 26
12 Walsall 20 26
13 Chesterfield 20 25
14 Coventry City 20 24
15 Barnsley 20 23
16 Port Vale 20 23
17 Doncaster Rovers 19 23
18 Gillingham 20 22
19 Scunthorpe United 19 22
20 Crawley Town 20 22
21 Yeovil Town 20 20
22 Leyton Orient 20 19
23 Colchester United 20 17
24 Crewe Alexandra 20 16

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