Grayson frustrated with Beckford dismissal

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Matchwinner Jermaine Beckford earned a ticking off from Leeds manager Simon Grayson for a "needless" sending off in injury time in the victory against Swindon.

Beckford's 86th-minute header was enough to break Swindon's stubborn resistance, his 29th goal of the season earning Leeds a seventh successive home win - their best home run in the league for 10 years.

But he was given his marching orders for getting booked for the second time in injury time, and Grayson said:

"Jermaine scored the goal and then left us down to 10 men for a few minutes.

"I don't mind players being booked for a mis-timed tackle, but dissent is a disappointing way to be sent off when you've already been booked.

"I thought the first booking was a bit harsh because he got a bit of the ball, but the second was needless and now he has to serve a one-match ban, which is disappointing."

Grayson added: "It is a nice achievement to set our best home record for 10 years. Now we want to extend it and keep going forward until the end of the season.

"We are looking very happy and comfortable at Elland Road, though Danny Wilson's team came here very well organised and we had to break them down. We had to be patient and their keeper made some good saves."

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