Burnley was denied a first home win by Patrick Bamford’s late equalizer to prevent one of the surprising football results in the Premier League. Burnley took the game to Leeds in the first half and the pressure of the attack finally told when Chris Wood scored from a Matt Lowton corner. Leeds played on the counter-attack with Raphinha missing a golden chance before the break. With just a few minutes to the end, Bamford broke Burnley’s hearts and extended their winless run at home to 11 Premier League games.
Burnley: Pope (6), Lowton (6), Tarkowski (7), Mee (7), Taylor (6), Gudmundsson (7), Brownhill (7), Westwood (6), McNeil (7), Wood (7), Barnes (6).
Subs: Lennon (6), Vydra (n/a).
Leeds: Meslier (6), Ayling (5), Cooper (7), Llorente (6), Struijk (7), Raphinha (6), Dallas (7), Phillips (6), Harrison (6), Rodrigo (5), Bamford (7).
Subs: Shackleton (7), Roberts (6).
Man of the match: Dwight McNeil
Burnley manager Sean Dyche: “I’m not overly disappointed, our overall performance was decent. Leeds are a tricky side to play against.” he added. “Our energy was good, our shape was really good, we took the pace and fire out of their game in spells, which is important. It’s just the goal, that’s where we are at the moment – Taylor gets tripped, Mee gets a deflection on it, and it’s a goal.”
Leeds head coach Marcelo Bielsa: “Apart from two segments in the middle of each half, we were able to manage the game.” he added. “They had three resources that were important – the capacity to force errors and take advantage of them through their two center-forwards, the management of the set-pieces, and they have a very distinct style of play.
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