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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 Scunthrpe

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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
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 23 48
2 Swindon Town 23 47
3 Preston North End 23 45
4 Milton Keynes Dons 22 44
5 Bradford City 23 36
6 Sheffield United 22 33
7 Chesterfield 23 32
8 Rochdale 23 31
9 Notts County 22 31
10 Peterborough United 23 31
11 Fleetwood Town 23 30
12 Walsall 23 30
13 Oldham Athletic 22 30
14 Doncaster Rovers 22 30
15 Port Vale 23 29
16 Barnsley 22 26
17 Coventry City 23 26
18 Scunthorpe United 21 26
19 Gillingham 23 25
20 Crawley Town 23 23
21 Crewe Alexandra 23 23
22 Leyton Orient 22 22
23 Colchester United 23 21
24 Yeovil Town 22 20

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