Foxes race back to the top

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Leicester regained the lead at the top of League One after beating Scunthorpe 2-1 in their top of the table clash at Glanford Park.

Matthew King raced through the Scunthorpe defence with nine minutes left to place the ball past Paul Henderson to seal the win which moves the visitors one point clear at the top.

The visitors went ahead minutes after 22 when striker Lloyd Dyer latched on to a Matt Fryatt through ball and slotted past Henderson. The hosts hit back with a low drive from Paul Hayes 10 minutes later but the travelling fans went home the happier thanks to King's late finish.

Jermain Beckford scored twice as Leeds ran riot at Elland Road where they put four past a hapless Hartlepool.

Beckford opened the scoring with a glancing header after 15 minutes before Joel Porter headed Pool back into the game.

Second-half goals from Fabian Delph and Luciano Becchio put Gary McAllister's side ahead before Beckford secured the win which moves the Whites up to sixth in the table.

MK Dons condemned Walsall to their third successive defeat with a 3-0 victory at the Bescot Stadium .

Jemal Johnson and Ali Gerba opened up a two-goal lead before Mark Wright tapped home Alan Navarro's cross from close-range to round off the win in with three minutes left.

Peterborough stretched their unbeaten league run to 13 matches by beating Colchester 2-1 at London Road.

Craig Mackail-Smith gave the hosts the lead with a 45th-minute strike. Former Posh striker Clive Platt then levelled before George Boyd secured all three points for Darren Ferguson's side.

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