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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 44 96
2 Burnley 44 89
3 Derby County 44 81
4 Queens Park Rangers 44 76
5 Wigan Athletic 43 70
6 Reading 44 67
7 Brighton and Hove Albion 44 66
8 Nottingham Forest 44 65
9 Ipswich Town 44 65
10 Blackburn Rovers 44 64
11 Bournemouth 44 63
12 Watford 43 60
13 Middlesbrough 44 58
14 Bolton Wanderers 44 55
15 Sheffield Wednesday 44 53
16 Leeds United 44 53
17 Huddersfield Town 44 50
18 Charlton Athletic 43 45
19 Doncaster Rovers 44 44
20 Millwall 44 44
21 Birmingham City 43 43
22 Blackpool 44 43
23 Barnsley 44 39
24 Yeovil Town 44 37

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