Two late goals secure a precious three points for
Leeds United 3 – 1 Burnley
This was a frantic game throughout and Burley could have taken the lead early on whenWood forced Meslier into a super stop from close range. However, the hosts opened the scoring when Harrison capitalised on a mistake from Tarkowski to roll it in. Burnley recovered after the break when they brought on Cornet.
The exciting attacker quickly won a free-kick before whipping in a superb strike to level the scores. Bielsa’s side grew as the game continued though and regained the lead when Dallas steered in a brilliant 20-yard strike.
And the crucial win was wrapped up in stoppage time when James headed beyond Hennessey to make the game safe.
Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa:
“Yes it was very necessary to get the win and it was a relief for us to be able to get it. We dominated the game, created danger, they created not too much danger against us, but the game was very difficult to sustain. They managed to make it very difficult. I thought it was going to be difficult to go again [after Burnley’s goal] but we managed to get back and dominate the game again. We played a lot like how I want us to play.”
Burnley boss Sean Dyche:
“Leeds were decent, they were strong, they got after it. They had an edge that we didn’t have. We had our moments but overall they played with an edge we couldn’t find. Leeds play so open, they’re so unpredictable at times, but we were pretty much going okay when we’d scored – we made a few moments today, but not enough. Not a million miles away from where we’ve been performance-wise. Your eyes don’t lie sometimes, they were hungrier, they had more desire.”
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