Leeds United 2-0 Yeovil Town

Leeds United's Ross McCormack celebrates scoring

Ross McCormack's second-half goals lit up an otherwise drab Leeds performance against Yeovil at Elland Road.

Scotland forward McCormack opened the scoring from six yards after captain Rodolph Austin's powerful run and pass.

McCormack doubled the lead with a delightful finish from 18-yards after more good work by Austin, who also saw a shot deflected over the bar.

Yeovil, who are now bottom of the Championship, struggled to test Leeds despite some promising approach play.

Brian McDermott's Leeds move up to eighth spot after a third straight home win.

They were never seriously troubled after taking the lead in the 48th minute.

Austin made a storming run through the midfield and McCormack finished from just outside the right corner of the six-yard box.

Leeds had some desperate defending to do as their opponents forced a series of corners but the struggling visitors failed to make them count and McCormack sealed victory with his fourth goal in five games.

Austin's pass found McCormack whose 18-yard shot flew past Wayne Hennessey.

Defeat for Yeovil sees them replace Sheffield Wednesday at the bottom of the table after the Owls' 5-2 victory against Reading lifted them out of the Championship relegation zone.

Leeds United manager Brian McDermott:

"It was a tough game and there was not much football played in the first half. In the Championship you have to grind it out at times and we did that. After the second goal we could have gone on to double our score but we are happy with a clean sheet.

"If we can be there or thereabouts at Christmas it will be interesting. We have some good young players who are learning all the time and we are close to where we want to be."

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson:

Gary Johnson

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Post-match: Yeovil boss Johnson

"We lived with the opposition for much of the time and didn't park the bus, but we need that killer instinct.

"We just have to hope our boys learn and improve quickly.

"We lack experience but that is something we will gain all the time so hopefully we will have a great second half of the season."

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burnley1410311733
2Leicester1410221132
3QPR14941931
4Blackpool14761627
5Reading14653523
6Nottm Forest14653523
7Watford14644722
8Leeds14626220
9Blackburn14545419
10Wigan13544419
11Derby14545319
12Brighton14464118
13Ipswich14455217
14Huddersfield14455217
15Bournemouth14527-917
16Middlesbrough14365115
17Charlton13355-414
18Millwall14356-1114
19Bolton14275-713
20Doncaster13337-1112
21Sheff Wed13184-311
22Birmingham14329-711
23Barnsley14248-1510
24Yeovil14239-129
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