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Jermaine Beckford's brace pushes Leeds forward over Peterborough

Jermaine Beckford came off the bench to provide Leeds two late goals in route to a 3-1 victory over Peterborough at Elland Road. With the victory Leeds jumps to seventh position but stand a five full points behind Millwall, Scunthorpe and Peterborough, all tied with forty-seven points.

The match started with both clubs unwilling to risk going forward early and Peterborough's 'keeper Joe Lewis why he has seen international duty for the Three Lions U21 with a series of top shelf saves to keep Leeds off the score sheet. Following a scoreless half, attacking intent was clearly on both clubs mind with Aaron Mclean and George Boyd coming close in the first ten minutes of the re-start. However the deadlock was broken at the sixty-second minute when Jermaine Beckford, who had entered four minutes earlier for Luciano Becchio, poached a rebound from a Bradley Johnson free-kick into the net. Nine minutes later a well weighted through ball by Lee Trundle found Jermaine Beckford free, with last years League One player of the year dispatching the ball into the net. Celebrations of a victory were premature as with ten minutes remaining when Peterborough came within one as Craig Mackail-Smith latched onto a close range rebound and sent it past Casper Ankergren. Finally in the third minute of added-time, Robert Snodgrass provided Jonny Howson, with the hometown hero making no mistake to bring the match to a 3-1 conclusion.