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

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