Becchio makes Bluebirds sweat
Luciano Becchio's second-half equaliser secured a 1-1 draw for Leeds but Cardiff remain on course for a play-off spot.
Becchio headed home his 11th goal of the season in the 73rd minute to cancel out Joe Mason's opener for Cardiff just before half-time and leave the Welsh side with a solitary point from their final home game of the season. It was no less than Leeds deserved for a spirited second-half display and Cardiff, unbeaten now in their last nine matches - albeit with six draws - face a nerve-jangling last-day finale at Crystal Palace in their bid to make it a hat-trick of top-six finishes. An injury to Leeds defender Leigh Bromby appeared to distract the visitors and Cardiff caught them napping to take the lead four minutes before the break. Mason raced on to Peter Whittingham's raking pass from inside his own half and held his nerve to lob the ball over the advancing Andy Lonergan. But Leeds levelled when substitute Paul Connolly swung over a fine cross from the right and Becchio rose above the home defence to head beyond Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall into the bottom corner.