Leeds United midfielder Paul Green struck for the second time in two games to seal a 2-0 victory over Ipswich Town.
Green drilled a shot into the roof of the net on 69 minutes to ease United’s nerves and kill Ipswich off against the run of play.
Town toiled in the first half and fell behind to Jerome Thomas’ 19th-minute tap-in but they were starting to gather momentum when United struck again on the break.
Having missed an outstanding chance to make Leeds more comfortable late in the first half, Luciano Becchio was denied by a diving save from Stephen Henderson early in the second but Ipswich looked more dangerous than they had in the opening 45 minutes.
DJ Campbell narrowly failed to turn home close-range header and Bradley Orr beat Paddy Kenny’s far post with a dinked finish across goal on 52 minutes but the visitors were stung by another soft concession.
Orr miscontrolled a poor clearance from Alan Tate and Leeds broke away, with Thomas setting up Green for a clinical 10-yard finish, and two brilliant saves from Paddy Kenny prevented any possibility of a comeback.