Match ends, Leeds United 2, Yeovil Town 0.
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:
"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."
- 15WarnockSubstituted forZaliukasat 41'minutes
- 20SmithSubstituted forBlackstockat 58'minutes
- 8UpsonBooked at 72mins
- 15DuffyBooked at 77mins
- 7DawsonSubstituted forMooreat 68'minutes
- 14HoskinsSubstituted forFoleyat 79'minutes
- 21DavisSubstituted forMaddenat 68'minutes
- Richard Clark
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Leeds United 2, Yeovil Town 0.
Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).
Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Leeds United).
Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jamie McAllister with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Dexter Blackstock.
Attempt blocked. Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is blocked.
Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Marius Zaliukas (Leeds United).
Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).
Rodolph Austin (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Dexter Blackstock (Leeds United) because of an injury.
Substitution, Yeovil Town. Sam Foley replaces Sam Hoskins.
Foul by Jamie McAllister (Yeovil Town).
Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Patrick Madden (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie McAllister.
Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jason Pearce.