Leeds, March 23:
A late penalty from Mark Viduka brought Leeds a victory on the pitch to match financial victory off it as it rose from the bottom of the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Manchester City on Monday.
Leeds overtook Wolves to take 19th spot. Belgian defender Daniel Van Buyten was sent off in the 75th minute for the foul which conceded the decisive penalty.
Leeds took the lead on 22 minutes when Stephen McPhail curled a right-wing free kick in off the right-hand post of the unsighted City goalkeeper David James.
City responded perfectly to the touchline urgings of manager Kevin Keegan. Michael Tarnat had a free kick deflected against a post and Robbie Fowler had a shot deflected over the bar before Nicolas Anelka levelled in the 43rd minute.
City edged control in midfield the longer the match went on but Sibierski had a header saved by Paul Robinson then Anelka shot wastefully over the bar. The Belgian then played a crucial role in the decisive goal at the other end. His push on Alan Smith prompted both the award of a penalty and a red card.