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

Scunthorpe Scunthorpe United vs Leeds United Leeds

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

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