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Elland Road (ATT 24,921) 28th February 2009 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: I Williamson

Leeds Leeds United vs Scunthorpe United Scunthorpe

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Whites into the top six

Beckford on song as Leeds scrape home

Last Updated: 28/02/09 6:58pm

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Beckford: Crucial brace

Beckford: Crucial brace

Jermaine Beckford grabbed two goals to condemn Scunthorpe to a 3-2 defeat against 10-man Leeds.

The 25-year-old striker, who had a spell on loan at Glanford Park two seasons ago, haunted his old club in an ill-tempered match which saw Leeds midfielder Jonny Howson sent off in the 80th minute for his second bookable offence.

Beckford, back from suspension, opened the scoring in the 32nd minute. Howson crossed from the right and keeper Joe Murphy failed to stop the striker's tame 10-yard shot going in off the near post.

Two-up

Six minutes later Leeds were two-up. Robert Snodgrass took a short free-kick to Bradley Johnson, whose low shot deflected into the net off Grant McCann.

A misunderstanding between Rui Marques and goalkeeper Casper Ankergren allowed Gary Hooper to nip in for his first goal after 42 minutes and seven minutes after the break the Scunthorpe forward made an unchallenged run to equalise.

Beckford, though, fired an unstoppable 69th-minute shot past Murphy from close to the penalty spot for his 25th goal of the season before Howson saw red late on.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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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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