Apr 14, 2012 at 3pm UK at ‚ÄčElland Road
Leeds United
4-1
Peterborough United
McCormack (47', 48'), Paynter (45', 73')
FT(HT: 1-0)

McCann (22'), Brisley (43')

Result: Leeds United 4-1 Peterborough United

Ross McCormack
© PA Photos
Ross McCormack and Billy Paynter score braces as Leeds come from behind to overcome Peterborough.

Leeds United came from behind to defeat Peterborough comprehensively at Elland Road this afternoon.

Early on, Shaun Brisley threw himself in front of a Robert Snodgrass shot to deny the home side taking the lead.

Neil Warnock's men continued to press but couldn't find a way past Paul Jones in the Peterborough goal. Leigh Bromby watched his header fly past the Boro keeper only to rattle the crossbar.

Soon after, the visitors took the lead when Joe Newell capitalised on some sloppy defending and found a way past Andy Lonergan from a narrow angle.

The lead didn't last long, however, as on the stroke of half time Billy Paynter pounced after Jones fumbled a free kick.

Leeds came out firing after the interval and soon had a two-goal lead as Ross McCormack scored his 18th and 19th goals of the season soon after the resumption.

Paynter joined McCormack in notching a brace by scoring his second 17 minutes from time to put the result beyond doubt.

Three points for Leeds sees them climb two places to 12th while Peterborough drop a place to 18th.

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4Middlesbrough4625101168373185
5Brentford462391478591978
6Ipswich TownIpswich4622121272541878
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves4622121270561478
8Derby CountyDerby4621141185562977
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn461716136659767
10Birmingham CityBirmingham461615155464-1063
11Cardiff CityCardiff461614165761-462
12Charlton AthleticCharlton461418145460-660
13Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461418144349-660
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16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield451315175875-1754
17Fulham461410226283-2152
18Bolton WanderersBolton461312215467-1351
19Reading461311224869-2150
20Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton461017194454-1047
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham461116194667-2146
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