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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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Pos Team P Pts
1 Bournemouth 22 42
2 Ipswich Town 22 41
3 Brentford 22 40
4 Middlesbrough 22 39
5 Derby County 22 39
6 Watford 22 38
7 Norwich City 22 34
8 Blackburn Rovers 22 34
9 Nottingham Forest 22 31
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 22 31
11 Cardiff City 22 30
12 Charlton Athletic 22 30
13 Fulham 22 28
14 Sheffield Wednesday 22 28
15 Birmingham City 22 28
16 Bolton Wanderers 22 26
17 Reading 22 25
18 Leeds United 22 24
19 Rotherham United 22 24
20 Huddersfield Town 22 24
21 Millwall 22 23
22 Brighton and Hove Albion 22 19
23 Wigan Athletic 22 17
24 Blackpool 22 13

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