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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 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24

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