Late show gets Leeds another win as they see off Burton
Two late goals helped Leeds maintain their play-off push with a 2-0 win over Burton Albion.
Chris Wood converted from the spot after Souleymane Doukara had been fouled with eight minutes to play.
Doukara made the points secure in the sixth minute of stoppage time as Leeds caught the visitors on the break.
It was the Yorkshireman's fifth win in nine matches as they stretched their unbeaten home run to six games.
The Yorkshireman enjoyed the lion share of the chances with Wood and Kemar Roofe going close either side of the break.
Burton's best chance of the match came when Ben Turner crashed a header against the Leeds crossbar on 35 minutes.
The game started brightly with Roofe and Pablo Hernadez causing the Burton defence bother.
The home side then missed a great chance to take the lead when they blew a three on two after Hadi Sacko failed to spot Wood in space on 17 minutes.
Turner hacked the ball behind for a corner after McLaughlan dropped Sacko's cross on 25 minutes.
Burton were inches away from hitting the front when Turner headed Matt Palmer's cross against the bar on 35 minutes.
At the other end Kalvin Phillips' long-range effort deflected into McLauglin's hands five minutes later.
Sub Stuart Beavon headed over after combining well with Chris O'Grady just after the restart
The towering Turner headed over the bar from close range as Burton began to grow in confidence.
Shots in quick succession from O'Grady and Palmer were blocked on 55 minutes as Leeds frantically clung on.
Roofe fired just wide on the hour mark after a superb pass from Luke Ayling carved open the Burton rearguard.
Turner continued to dominate in the air as he beat his man to nod Palmer's cross just over a minute later.
McLaughlan pulled off a superb save to keep Roofe's crisp low effort out on 66 minutes as Leeds upped the pressure.
Hernandez and O'Grady both fired over from set-pieces as Leeds began to build up momentum.
And Leeds finally took the lead with eight minutes to go when Wood rifled home from the spot.
Doukara won the penalty after he was tripped when he cut past his defender.
He then got in on the act in the sixth minute of stoppage time by converting a sweeping Leeds counter attack.
Source : PA