Trio fire Whites to Rovers win

Jermaine Beckford, Neil Kilkenny and Luciano Becchio netted as Leeds all but secured their play-off place with a 3-1 home win over Tranmere.

Last Updated: 18/04/09 at 19:52 Post Comment

Beckford: Celebrates his strike

Beckford: Celebrates his strike

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

United's win made it 10 successive home league wins for the first time in 40 years - and put a dent in Tranmere's own play-off ambitions.

Beckford returned from injury to net his 32nd goal of the season after 15 minutes, delivering a cool finish after trading passes with Robert Snodgrass in a sweeping move started by Andy Robinson deep inside the former Tranmere winger's own half.

Kilkenny, looking suspiciously offside, latched on to a long pass from Jonathan Douglas to fire home a low shot from 15 yards for the second but a minute later Leeds defender Sam Sodje headed over keeper Casper Ankergren for an embarrassing own goal.

Anthony Kay and Edrissa Sonko both went close for Tranmere and Ankergren made a stunning double save from Kay and Ryan Shotton.

But Leeds scored a third shortly after half-time when Beckford helped on a free-kick from Snodgrass and the ball went in off Becchio's shin.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

More Match Results

Saturday, 13 December 2014
15:00
Bristol C 1-0 Crawley Report
Chesterfld 0-1 Bradford Report
Colchester 1-4 Rochdale  
Doncaster 1-2 Gillingham Report
Fleetwood 1-1 Sheff Utd Report
Leyton Or 1-2 Peterboro Report
Notts Co 0-3 Swindon Report
Oldham 0-4 Yeovil  
Port Vale 0-2 Coventry Report
Preston 1-1 MK Dons Report

Footer 365

Raheem Sterling can play as a striker, says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Raheem Sterling has the qualities needed to play as a striker on a regular basis.

Capital One Cup: Tottenham thump Newcastle 4-0 to reach the semi-finals

Tottenham thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 at White Hart Lane to reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals.

Premier League: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to be treated by Boston Red Sox staff

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is set to spend Christmas in Boston as he continues to receive treatment on a thigh injury.

Mail Box

Pulis To Liverpool Might Just Work

One Mailboxer believes that Tony Pulis managing Liverpool isn't as silly as you might think. Plus Bournemouth aren't that romantic and we're all guilty of ignoring Everton...

It's Not As Simple As Losing Luis Suarez...

That's the view of Liverpool fans in the mailbox as the Reds continue to struggle without their talisman. Suarez isn't doing particularly well at Barca either, it should be said...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property