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Turf Moor (ATT 17,789) 5th February 2005 - Kick off 12:30 Ref: C Webster

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Einarsson sinks Clarets

By James Pearson.   Last Updated: 05/02/05 2:23pm

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Icelandic midfielder Gylfi Einarsson struck his first goal for Leeds United as The Whites secured a fully-deserved 1-0 win over 10-man Burnley at Turf Moor.

The first chance of the contest fell to the visitors in the opening exchanges, but David Healy's lobbed effort was easily caught by Brian Jensen.

The former Preston man continued to be the likely avenue for a goal, but firstly his shot was blocked after finding space in the box before his volley flashed just wide.

Healy had the ball in the back of the net from Aaron Lennon's cross, although the striker was deemed offside much to the home supporters' relief.

Jensen kept the scores level at the break when he tipped Brian Deane's header over the bar from Jermaine Wright's free kick on the stroke of half time.

Einarsson tested Jensen from distance after the break, while Deane had a shot that resembled more of a defender's clearance after blazing well wide of target.

The visitors finally took the lead when Lennon's superb cross from the right was bravely headed home by Einarsson in the middle for his first goal for Leeds.

A miserable day for Burnley was completed when Frank Sinclair kicked out at Einarsson and received his second yellow card with 12 minutes remaining.

The Clarets had a chance of securing an unlikely point when Clarke Carlisle brought down Ian Moore in the penalty area, however Neil Sullivan saved the striker's spot kick.

Burnley finished the contest in fine style, despite being down a man, and Sullivan did fantastically well to tip over Moore's goal-bound back post header.

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Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
1 Leicester City 42 90
2 Burnley 42 83
3 Derby County 42 75
4 Queens Park Rangers 42 73
5 Wigan Athletic 41 67
6 Reading 42 64
7 Brighton and Hove Albion 42 64
8 Ipswich Town 42 64
9 Bournemouth 42 62
10 Blackburn Rovers 42 60
11 Nottingham Forest 42 59
12 Middlesbrough 42 58
13 Watford 41 57
14 Bolton Wanderers 42 54
15 Sheffield Wednesday 42 50
16 Leeds United 42 50
17 Huddersfield Town 42 46
18 Birmingham City 41 43
19 Doncaster Rovers 42 43
20 Blackpool 42 42
21 Charlton Athletic 41 41
22 Millwall 42 40
23 Barnsley 42 39
24 Yeovil Town 42 36

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