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Leicester City were the only team among the Championship’s three promoted newcomers to start the season on a happy note. While Scunthorpe and Peterborough were beaten, City came from behind to record a dramatic 2–1 win over Swansea.
The turning point was when Martyn Waghorn, the striker on loan from Sunderland, and Dany N’Guessan, the French winger who was signed from Lincoln City, were brought on as substitutes for their debuts. Until then, Swansea, ahead through an Ashley Williams header, seemed likely to stay in front, especially when their keeper Dorus de Vries brilliantly saved a Steve Howard penalty. But Leicester were transformed by Waghorn and N’Guessan and appropriately these were the players who scored their goals .
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Leeds’s decision not to sell Jermaine Beckford, even though he will be out of contract next summer and has refused to sign a new agreement with the club, certainly seemed a wise one against Exeter. Leeds, who are hoping that Beckford will stay if they gain promotion to the Championship, won 2–1; and Beckford scored both of the goals.
Beckford had missed two good chances before he coolly opened the scoring, and then headed against the bar. Despite Exeter’s Barry Corr, a former Leeds trainee, being Authentic Prada Factory Outlet Online shown a red card for elbowing Michael Doyle, the Devon team got back on level terms through Alex Russell. However, Beckford capitalised on good build-up play by Robert Snodgrass and Jason Crowe to get the winner two minutes from the end.
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