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Elland Road (ATT 21,318) 22nd November 2005 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: T Bates

Leeds Leeds United vs Burnley Burnley

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Blake bullet for Leeds

By Alex Dunn.   Last Updated: 22/11/05 5:12pm

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Robbie Blake haunted his former club Burnley as his superb free-kick helped Leeds to a 2-0 win at Elland Road.

Just two places separated the two sides at the onset but it was Leeds who cemented their position in the top four, after first David Healy broke the deadlock from the penalty spot and then Blake added a personal touch to proceedings.

Burnley had started the brighter, with Nathan Dyer impressing on his first start, but Leeds soon signalled their intent on 14 minutes when Matthew Kilgallon's header struck the bar from Eddie Lewis' left wing delivery.

Thereafter and it was all Burnley as Neil Sullivan denied James O'Connor with a fine save before Frank Sinclair, Dyer and John McGreal all went close to opening the scoring.

Ten minutes after the interval Leeds made the breakthrough when the tricky Lewis was dumped in the penalty area by Burnley defender Michael Duff.

Healy dispatched with customary calm, although Brian Jensen did get his hand to the ball, as it sneaked into the bottom right corner.

Burnley were unfortunate not to find a leveller when Jon Harley's free-kick was ordered to be taken again, after the former Chelsea man had netted with a quickly taken set piece.

Dyer was again denied by an in-form Sullivan, leaving Blake to settle matters when he arched a 25 yard free-kick home in some style.

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Table

Sky Bet Championship

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

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