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Glanford Park (ATT 8,315) 9th August 2008 - Kick off 12:00 Ref: L Probert

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Beckford earns Leeds win

Promotion favourites come from behind to take three points

Last Updated: 09/08/08 2:12pm

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Beckford: Leeds' match-winner

Beckford: Leeds' match-winner

Leeds United started their push for promotion by coming from behind to win 2-1 at Scunthorpe United.

Gary McAllister's side are favourites to take a place in the Championship at the end of the season and claimed the points at Glanford Park courtesy of Jermaine Beckford's 80th minute winner.

There was an end-to-end feel to the opening stages of the League One contest and Scunthorpe had a goal disallowed on 28 minutes after Izzy Iriekpen had headed home Grant McCann's free-kick.

The visitors responded with debutant Enoch Showunmi grazing the post before the striker claimed Josh Lillis had dropped the ball over his own line after the Iron keeper had fumbled Robert Snodgrass' shot.

Scunthorpe grabbed the first goal of the campaign on 57 minutes when new signing Gary Hooper escaped from Rui Marques' attentions and fired past Casper Angerkren.

But Leeds were level just four minutes later when Showunmi rose to meet fellow debutant Snodgrass' free-kick to head beyond Lillis.

Chances arrived at both ends before Leeds struck decisively 10 minutes from time when Beckford converted the rebound after David Prutton's shot had come back off the crossbar.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 15 33
2 Preston North End 14 31
3 Swindon Town 14 26
4 Notts County 14 26
5 Peterborough United 15 26
6 Sheffield United 14 26
7 Oldham Athletic 15 25
8 Milton Keynes Dons 13 24
9 Rochdale 14 23
10 Fleetwood Town 15 19
11 Chesterfield 15 19
12 Bradford City 15 19
13 Crawley Town 15 18
14 Colchester United 15 17
15 Barnsley 14 16
16 Port Vale 15 16
17 Coventry City 15 16
18 Walsall 15 15
19 Leyton Orient 15 15
20 Doncaster Rovers 13 15
21 Gillingham 15 14
22 Yeovil Town 15 13
23 Crewe Alexandra 15 13
24 Scunthorpe United 15 12

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