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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.

Matches

Table

Sky Bet Championship

Sky Bet Championship
Pos Team P Pts
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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