Showing posts from March, 2009 28/3/09 BECKS DOUBLE SINKS DONS UNITED 2 (Beckford 37, 54), MK DONS 0 United boss Simon Grayson gave a debut to new loan signing Sam Sodje in place of the injured Rui Marques, and Jermaine Beckford returned from suspension to take the place of Liam Dickinson. United were looking for an eighth straight league success at Elland Road, and knew that a victory would close the gap on fourth-placed MK Dons to just one point. Elland Road housed its biggest crowd since Boxing Day, and the fans were rewarded with an enterprising opening to the contest. The visitors certainly opted an attacking approach and after Jason Puncheon fired high over the top from distance, Casper Ankergren was called upon to make a good save from an 11th minute free-kick. Leeds also played some bright football with some good approach play, Luciano Becchio almost profiting inside the opening 20 minutes. Beckford was next to try his luck after he showed real quality to beat Sean O'Hanlon and Shaun
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Sunday Times 1/3/09 Leeds back in top six Leeds 3 Scunthorpe 2 Duncan Hamilton Even after two years, it seems incongruous to find Leeds locked in Division One. It is stranger still to see them straining to break out of it rather than promenading at the very top of the table. But any notion that Leeds are now resurgent must be accompanied by a squadron of caveats, among them questions about form and temperament. The point was driven in spectacularly yesterday as Jermaine Beckford rescued them with two goals, which took his season’s tally to 25. Leeds, who played the final 10 minutes with ten men after Howson was sent off for two yellow cards, looked certain to squander a 2-0 lead. Beckford saved them from such ignominy by picking his way like a expert locksmith through Scunthorpe’s defence in the 69th minute for his fine winner, struck from 18 yards. While it enabled Leeds to claw their way back into the top six - before facing promotion rivals Oldham on Monday night - it was hardly con