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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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1 Bournemouth 39 73
2 Watford 39 72
3 Middlesbrough 39 72
4 Norwich City 39 70
5 Derby County 39 67
6 Ipswich Town 39 67
7 Brentford 39 66
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 39 65
9 Nottingham Forest 39 57
10 Blackburn Rovers 39 54
11 Charlton Athletic 39 54
12 Sheffield Wednesday 39 53
13 Leeds United 39 52
14 Cardiff City 39 51
15 Birmingham City 38 47
16 Brighton and Hove Albion 39 45
17 Bolton Wanderers 39 45
18 Huddersfield Town 39 44
19 Reading 38 44
20 Fulham 39 43
21 Rotherham United 39 40
22 Wigan Athletic 39 35
23 Millwall 39 33
24 Blackpool 39 23

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