Beckford could face punishment

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Two-goal hero Jermaine Beckford could face further punishment despite seeing his brace earn Leeds three vital points as they ran out 2-0 winners against fellow League One promotion hopefuls Millwall.

The striker was accused of elbowing Millwall goalkeeper David Forde in the face, causing bruising and a cut. Beckford was booked in the 65th minute by referee Alan Wiley after the offence had been pointed out by his assistant.

Millwall manager Kenny Jackett said: "I didn't see the offence but I've seen my goalkeeper's jaw and eye and they don't look good. Some key decisions didn't go our way."

Leeds manager Simon Grayson said: "I will await the referee's report before deciding whether to take any action against Jermaine. I didn't see an elbow so I can't comment on it. I would need to see the video, but Jermaine was booked so the referee must have seen something."

A goal in each half by Beckford took his tally for the season to 23 and left Leeds just two points off the top six - as well as delivering a blow to Millwall's hopes of automatic promotion.

Grayson added: "Becks was a mixed bag in the game. He made one or two wrong decisions but he is always capable of scoring quality goals like the two he put away. Hopefully there will be more like that to come.

"That's three home wins on the bounce and a clean sheet. It was a big game and a big test for us. Millwall showed their quality but we matched them and were delighted with the win."

Jackett however felt his side performed well enough but lacked a vital cutting edge.

He complained: "We had a lot of the ball and felt we were in charge, but we didn't work their keeper enough. We need to find some goals to go with all that possession.

"Dave Martin was a threat down our left and it was a big effort from him but Beckford's two goals made the difference."

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