United slip at home to Millwall...
UNITED 0, MILLWALL 2 (Morison 11, Batt 80)
United: Ankergren, Bromby, Naylor, Kisnorbo (White 8), Hughes, Snodgrass, Howson, Doyle (Kilkenny 63), Johnson (Gradel 69), Becchio, Dickov. Subs: Higgs, Crowe, Grella, McSheffrey.
Millwall: Forde, Robinson, Craig, Ward, Dunne, Trotter, Abdou, Schofield, Hackett, Morison, Harris (Batt 74). Subs: Obika, Smith, Frampton, Laird, Barron, Sullivan.
Referee: C Foy
United manager Simon Grayson made changes, both enforced and not, in readiness for the visit of in-form Millwall. Paul Dickov replaced the injured Jermaine Beckford (hamstring) while Bradley Johnson came in on the left side of midfield, Gary McSheffrey dropping down to the bench, and Leigh Bromby replaced Aidy White at the back with Andrew Hughes moving to left-back.
Millwall welcomed back their all-time leading goalscorer Neil Harris to their front-line and the striker was involved in a clash with Paddy Kisnorbo inside the opening five minutes as players from both sides came racing in to join the fray.
Kisnorbo pulled up with an Achilles injury just moments later - Steve Morison almost taking advantage to shoot narrowly wide from an acute angle - and the Aussie was stretchered from the field. Aidy White was his replacement in the eighth minute.
Things got worse for Leeds in the 11th minute when Morison arrived at the far post to tap the ball home after some great build-up play down the left by Millwall.
The visitors looked every inch the form side the way they started the game and they dominated the opening 20 minutes as Leeds looked shell-shocked by the early double whammy.
Grayson's first men fashioned out an opening on 27 minutes when Dickov was involved and Robert Snodgrass sent a shot across the face of goal. The Scot also forced David Forde to come off his line to collect an inswinging cross.
Leeds did start to come into the game more as the game edged past the half-hour mark, and Luciano Becchio headed wide from a free-kick.
White also embarked on a strong run forward that was ended by a good block by experienced centre-back Darren Ward.
Two minutes before the interval, Jonny Howson came within a whisker of snatching an equaliser after he worked himself an opening on the edge of the box.
But it was the visitors who again went close in first half stoppage time when skipper Paul Robinson headed a corner against the woodwork.
Leeds started the second half on the front-foot and Dickov was denied by a marginal offside decision after a good ball from Snodgrass. Dickov also provoked a reaction from Millwall goalkeeper Forde as United prepared to take a corner and, suddenly, it was Leeds who were applying the pressure.
Dickov was involved again, latching onto a long ball forward before delivering a good cross, when Snodgrass lifted a shot over the bar. But, at the other end, Jimmy Abdou headed high and wide after Morison broke down the Millwall right.
As the game entered the final 30 minutes, Grayson replaced Micky Doyle with Neil Kilkenny as his side looked to force a way back into the contest.
Kilkenny was involved when Snodgrass and Dickov combined, but Millwall were defending superbly well when under pressure and blocked the effort. The visitors were also finding space on the break and Morison wasted a chance to kill the game off when he shot wide after being clear on goal.
On 69 minutes, Grayson made another change when he introduced Max Gradel in place of Johnson, but after Snodgrass had another shot charged down, Chris Hackett wasted another good chance for the visitors following more good work by Morison.
But it was effectively game over in the 80th minute. Sean Batt picked up the ball on the left flank and weaved his way inside before tucking the ball inside Ankergren's near post to make it 2-0 to the visitors.
Save a Howson shot which was screwed wide of the mark, United didn't look like salvaging from the contest as the last rites were played out.