Leeds 1-1 Burnley


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Leeds Utd:

1 Marco Silvestri

28 Gaetano Berardi

5 Guiseppe Bellusci

3 Sol Bamba

21 Charlie Taylor

23 Lewis Cook (Wootton – 90’)

24 Tom Adeyemi

10 Alex Mowatt (Doukara – 89’)

2 Sam Byram

9 Chris Wood

15 Stuart Dallas (Antenucci – 70’)


22 Ross

4 Scott Wootton

6 Liam Cooper

7 Mirco Antenucci

11 Souleymane Doukara

19 Lee Erwin

27 Kalvin Phillips


1 Tom

27 Tendayi Darikwa

4 Michael Duff

5 Michael Keane

6 Ben Mee

21 George Boyd

37 Scott Arfield

14 David Jones

11 Michael Kightly (Taylor – 89’)

19 Lukas Jutkiewicz (Vokes – 70’)

10 Jelle
Vossen (Sordell – 69’)


22 Matt Gilks

9 Sam Vokes

15 Matt Taylor

17 Marvin Sordell

23 Stephen Ward

34 Tom Anderson

38 Cameron Dummigan


Leeds United v Burnley - Sky Bet Championship

Both teams appeared unable to find their legs in the first
half hour of the match, with the ball pinging across the centre pitch like an
overzealous game of ping pong, and defenders hoofing the ball clear – right
back to the opposition, but on the 25 minute mark, Burnley sprung forward. The
Claret side showed the effort and determination that won them promotion just a
season ago: pressing high and passing forward, taking their chances on goal.
Frenzied appeals came from fans and players as a penalty appeal was turned
down, Jutkiewicz on the floor of the box. Frustration began to show when
another appeal, following a clear handball inside the area by a panicking
Guiseppe Bellusci, was also ignored, and The Clarets seemed to fall back into
inadequacy, ending a disappointing first half with mediocrity, and effort only
seeming to come in extra time.

Leeds United v Burnley - Sky Bet Championship

After the break, an efficient Leeds seemed to run circles
around a Burnley side that seemed to be expecting lesser opposition, but one
thing appeared to remain elusive – that vital goal. Some 70th minute
substitutions failed to help a flagging Burnley – who seemed to lack an
attacking edge – but the introduction of Antenucci for Leeds proved decisive.
The 30 year old proved that he is still capable, getting forward and placing
himself well, before scoring with a magnificent left-footed shot from outside
the box – even for Burnley’s new captain, Tom Heaton, there was no saving this
shot as it drove fast and high into the top left corner.

Leeds United v Burnley - Sky Bet Championship

It looked to be the winner for a Leeds side which had been
the better team for most of the second half, but the shock kicked Burnley into
action – substitute Sam Vokes headed Darikwa’s cross past Silvestri to equalise
within 3 minutes. From then on, it was all to play for, but the score was kept
level by some excellent goalkeeping and wayward strikes, to end this match 1-1.

Best players:


The Leeds substitute made a
difference immediately upon entering the pitch. Leeds’ forward drive was
amplified, and his stunning goal was the moment of quality the Whites needed as
the match drew quickly towards its end


The Burnley midfielder outplayed
his marker entirely, skipping past to repeatedly win corners or give himself
room to cross, creating chances down the wing constantly and consistently.

Heaton and Silvestri

Both keepers deserve a mention
here due to some fantastic saves, and general good decisions.

Worst players:


Whether he’s changed his mind
about planning to score goals for Leeds, or simply had a bad game, the Whites’
new striker certainly didn’t impress today. He managed to miss several good
opportunities on goal, including one in which he was free on the ball with the
net 6ft away.


The Burnley striker still hasn’t
scored as we enter his second season with the club, and failed to win multiple
challenges for the ball. At 6’1”, you’d expect him to win some aerial tackles –
not so, as the arcing balls which made their way toward him consistently ended
up at a defender’s feet.