Burnley sent Leeds to their second Championship defeat of the week with a narrow win at Elland Road.

The Clarets took a two-goal advantage into the break after Scott Arfield beat Paddy Kenny at his near post and Sam Vokes followed up his own header to score a second.

Substitute Matt Smith headed in an El-Hadji Diouf free-kick to give Leeds hope but the visitors held out.

Victory for Sean Dyche's side moves them second in the table.

Burnley were good value for their win and could have taken the lead earlier than they did as Arfield and Dean Marney both went close before Vokes forced a superb save from Kenny.

Vokes in form

Wales international Vokes has now scored four goals in 12 games this season. Last season he struck five times in 53 appearances.

The former Republic of Ireland keeper could do nothing to stop Arfield opening the scoring when he reacted quickest to Sam Byram blocking his initial attempt.

Luke Varney had a great chance for Leeds but he hit his shot from six yards straight at visiting keeper Tom Heaton.

The hosts were made to pay for their wastefulness when Kightly picked out Vokes, and, after Kenny saved his first header, he doubled Burnley's lead.

Diouf and Dominic Poleon both found Heaton in excellent form before Brian McDermott's side gave themselves a chance when Smith headed home.

Captain Rodolph Austin and Poleon both had late efforts but Leeds have now lost three of their last four matches to lie 12th.

Leeds boss Brian McDermott said:

"We need someone to grasp the nettle and take up the responsibility of scoring.

"We haven't scored enough goals, especially at Elland Road. It's a worry because someone has to try and take that responsibility.

"I said to the players, the worst thing that can happen has happened. They lost. That's it. I give them the license to make things happen."

Burnley boss Sean Dyche said:

"In the first half we were very good, we kept the ball well. It's a tough place to come and we dealt with the feel and emotion of the place.

"We scored two good, effective goals and in the second half we expected a reaction. We had a brilliant chance, Paddy Kenny made a terrific save which revived them, and in the last 20, 25 minutes they got it forward and it was hard to play against.

"I thought our lads stood strong and when needed, Tom Heaton made a truly awesome save."

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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Leeds 1-2 Burnley FT
(HT 0-2)
  • Smith 79
  • Arfield 18
  • Vokes 42

Leeds

  • 01 Kenny
  • 05 Pearce
  • 14 White
  • 22 Wootton
  • 25 Byram (Green 57)
  • 06 Murphy (Poleon 57 yellow card)
  • 08 Austin
  • 18 Tonge yellow card
  • 11 Varney (Smith 75)
  • 21 Diouf
  • 44 McCormack

Substitutes

  • 33 Cairns,
  • 07 Green,
  • 17 Brown,
  • 36 Mowatt,
  • 10 Hunt,
  • 20 Smith,
  • 26 Poleon

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell
  • 06 Mee
  • 08 Marney
  • 10 Ings
  • 14 Jones yellow card (Edgar 70)
  • 19 Kightly (Stock 83)
  • 37 Arfield
  • 09 Vokes

Substitutes

  • 12 Cisak,
  • 03 Lafferty,
  • 15 Edgar,
  • 28 Long,
  • 11 Stanislas,
  • 22 Stock,
  • 26 Treacy
Ref: ProbertAtt: 26,465
LEEDS
BURNLEY

Possession

  • Leeds 63%
  • Burnley 37%

Attempts on target

  • Leeds 5
  • Burnley 8

Attempts off target

  • Leeds 17
  • Burnley 8

Corners

  • Leeds 6
  • Burnley 6

Fouls

  • Leeds 10
  • Burnley 12
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+6:09 The final whistle goes and the game is over.
  • 90:00+5:28 El-Hadji Diouf restarts play with the free kick.
  • 90:00+5:07 Dean Marney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ross McCormack.
  • 90:00+4:33 Clearance made by David Edgar.
  • 90:00+1:58 Rodolph Austin takes a shot and went wide right of the target.
  • 90:00+1:53 The ball is crossed by Michael Tonge.
  • 90:00+1:01 Ben Mee manages to make a clearance.
  • 90:00+0:58 Clearance made by Brian Stock.
  • 90:00+0:26 Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
  • 90:00+0:18 Foul by Danny Ings on Scott Wootton, free kick awarded.
  • 90:00+0:09 Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
  • 89:32 Jason Shackell fouled by Rodolph Austin, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 89:23 Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
  • 89:12 Scott Arfield challenges Scott Wootton unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 89:12 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Vokes on Scott Wootton.
  • 89:08 Jason Shackell takes the free kick.
  • 88:38 Michael Tonge is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 88:38 Booking
  • 88:33 Foul by Michael Tonge on Dean Marney, free kick awarded.
  • 88:21 Clearance made by Jason Shackell.
  • 88:12 Clearance by Jason Pearce.
  • 88:09 Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
  • 87:35 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Danny Ings by Rodolph Austin.
  • 86:58 Clearance by Jason Shackell.
  • 86:12 Dominic Poleon takes a shot and went wide right of the net.
  • 86:07 El-Hadji Diouf sends in a cross.
  • 85:22 The ball is sent over by Aidan White.
  • 84:43 Clearance made by Ben Mee.
  • 84:39 Clearance made by Paul Green.
  • 84:35 Tom Heaton takes the free kick.
  • 84:00 Ross McCormack challenges Dean Marney unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 82:54 Strike on goal comes in from Kieran Trippier from the free kick and goes right of the post.
  • 82:06 Substitution Michael Kightly leaves the field to be replaced by Brian Stock.
  • 81:33 Paul Green challenges Danny Ings unfairly and gives away a free kick.
  • 80:38 Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:59 The assistant referee flags for offside against Dominic Poleon.
  • 79:44 Scott Arfield manages to make a clearance.
  • 79:40 El-Hadji Diouf produces a cross.
  • 79:30 Short corner worked by El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 78:24 GOAL - Matt SmithLeeds 1 - 2 Burnley Matt Smith scores a headed goal. Leeds 1-2 Burnley.
  • 78:24 The assist for the goal came from El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 78:24 GOAL - Matt SmithLeeds 1 - 2 Burnley Matt Smith heads the ball into the goal. Leeds 1-2 Burnley.
  • Correction - 78:19 Centre by El-Hadji Diouf. Free kick taken by El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 78:19 Free kick crossed by El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 77:50 Michael Kightly concedes a free kick for a foul on El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 77:37 Clearance made by Michael Duff.
  • 77:34 El-Hadji Diouf delivers the ball.
  • 76:29 Ross McCormack takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
  • 75:58 Ross McCormack takes a shot. David Edgar gets a block in.
  • 75:55 Clearance made by Jason Shackell.
  • 75:48 Corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 75:35 Michael Tonge takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Jason Shackell.
  • 75:30 Centre by Rodolph Austin.
  • 75:23 Clearance made by Kieran Trippier.
  • 74:35 Substitution Matt Smith joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Varney.
  • 74:01 Dominic Poleon has an effort at goal. A parry by Tom Heaton prevents the goal.
  • 73:29 Shot by Danny Ings. Patrick Kenny parries the ball away.
  • 72:19 Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
  • 72:12 Scott Arfield is caught offside.
  • Correction - 71:47 Luke Varney gets a header at goal. Tom Heaton safely holds on.
  • 71:47 Luke Varney has a headed effort at goal.
  • 71:42 The ball is delivered by Rodolph Austin.
  • 71:24 Michael Kightly sends in a cross.
  • 71:13 Clearance by Jason Pearce.
  • 70:21 Michael Duff manages to make a clearance.
  • 70:19 Aidan White produces a cross.
  • 70:05 Paul Green makes a clearance.
  • 70:00 Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 69:43 Substitution David Jones leaves the field to be replaced by David Edgar.
  • 66:05 Dominic Poleon booked.
  • 66:05 Booking
  • 65:37 Foul by Dominic Poleon on Kieran Trippier, free kick awarded.
  • 64:41 Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
  • 64:23 El-Hadji Diouf gets a header at goal. Tom Heaton parries the ball away.
  • 64:19 Aidan White crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 63:41 Foul by Ben Mee on Michael Tonge, free kick awarded.
  • 63:19 Clearance by Jason Shackell.
  • 63:14 Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
  • 63:00 The assistant referee signals for offside against Danny Ings.
  • 62:54 Clearance by Jason Pearce.
  • 62:15 Ross McCormack has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the net.
  • 60:27 Header at goal by Ross McCormack goes right of the post.
  • 60:20 The ball is crossed by El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 60:01 Sam Vokes takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Patrick Kenny makes a block.
  • Correction - 59:55 Sam Vokes has an effort at goal. Patrick Kenny makes a block.
  • 59:38 Clearance made by Jason Pearce.
  • 59:33 Free kick taken by Tom Heaton.
  • 59:04 The assistant referee signals for offside against Luke Varney.
  • 58:37 Clearance made by Scott Arfield.
  • 58:31 Clearance made by Jason Shackell.
  • 58:28 A cross is delivered by Paul Green.
  • 58:11 Clearance made by Michael Duff.
  • 58:04 Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
  • 57:56 Dominic Poleon fouled by Scott Arfield, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 57:52 Clearance by Jason Pearce.
  • 57:46 Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Kightly.
  • 57:46 Rodolph Austin makes a clearance.
  • 57:17 David Jones has an effort at goal. Blocked by Rodolph Austin.
  • 57:05 Aidan White manages to make a clearance.
  • 56:51 Substitution Luke Murphy leaves the field to be replaced by Dominic Poleon.
  • 56:43 Substitution Sam Byram goes off and Paul Green comes on.
  • 55:59 Ross McCormack produces a cross.
  • 55:52 Clearance made by Dean Marney.
  • 55:48 The ball is swung over by Rodolph Austin.
  • 55:45 Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
  • 55:40 Corner from the left by-line taken by Ross McCormack.
  • 55:22 Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
  • 55:15 Corner taken by Aidan White from the right by-line.
  • 54:46 Clearance by Ben Mee.
  • 54:42 The ball is sent over by Ross McCormack.
  • 54:26 Clearance made by Scott Wootton.
  • 54:21 Corner from the right by-line taken by David Jones.
  • 53:55 Shot by Danny Ings. A parry by Patrick Kenny prevents the goal.
  • 53:05 Jason Shackell makes a clearance.
  • 52:45 Sam Vokes takes the chance to get an effort at goal and missed to the right of the goal.
  • 52:41 The ball is delivered by Dean Marney.
  • 52:06 Free kick taken by Patrick Kenny.
  • 51:49 Booking
  • 51:49 David Jones is booked.
  • 51:40 Foul by David Jones on Rodolph Austin, free kick awarded.
  • 50:33 Clearance made by Jason Shackell.
  • 49:58 Michael Tonge restarts play with the free kick.
  • 49:39 Foul by Dean Marney on Ross McCormack, free kick awarded.
  • 49:30 Clearance by Michael Tonge.
  • 49:29 Corner from the right by-line taken by Michael Kightly.
  • 49:02 Jason Pearce makes a clearance.
  • Correction - 48:50 Clearance made by Jason Pearce.
  • 48:49 A cross is delivered by Kieran Trippier.
  • 47:30 Clearance made by Kieran Trippier.
  • 46:26 A cross is delivered by Rodolph Austin.
  • 46:23 Clearance made by Ben Mee.
  • 46:18 Michael Duff makes a clearance.
  • 46:13 Centre by Michael Tonge.
  • 45:45 Clearance by Jason Pearce.
  • 45:45 Centre by Dean Marney.
  • 45:18 Clearance by Kieran Trippier.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:37 It is the end of the first-half.
  • 44:43 Kieran Trippier makes a clearance.
  • 44:39 Sam Byram delivers the ball.
  • 44:19 Michael Kightly manages to make a clearance.
  • 44:15 Jason Shackell makes a clearance.
  • 44:12 Centre by El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 44:10 Clearance made by Jason Shackell.
  • 44:05 Ross McCormack crosses the ball.
  • 43:27 Luke Varney has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
  • 43:12 Luke Varney has an effort at goal and missed to the left of the goal.
  • 43:10 Ross McCormack crosses the ball in from the free kick.
  • 42:43 Aidan White fouled by Michael Kightly, the ref awards a free kick.
  • 42:28 Clearance made by Jason Shackell.
  • Correction - 42:26 Shot by Luke Murphy. Blocked by Jason Shackell.
  • 42:26 Shot by Luke Murphy.
  • Correction - 41:16 GOAL - Sam VokesLeeds 0 - 2 Burnley Sam Vokes scores with their right foot. Leeds 0-2 Burnley.
  • 41:16 GOAL - Sam VokesLeeds 0 - 2 Burnley Sam Vokes grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Leeds 0-2 Burnley.
  • 41:11 Headed chance falls to Danny Ings. Parried by Patrick Kenny back into danger.
  • 41:07 The ball is delivered by Michael Kightly.
  • 40:46 Kieran Trippier takes the free kick.
  • 40:09 Unfair challenge on Michael Kightly by Jason Pearce results in a free kick.
  • 39:34 Danny Ings takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 38:37 Header by Luke Varney misses left.
  • 38:32 The ball is crossed by Ross McCormack.
  • 38:25 Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
  • 38:20 Corner from the left by-line taken by Luke Murphy.
  • 37:54 Aidan White has an effort at goal. Blocked by David Jones.
  • 37:50 Sam Byram produces a cross.
  • 36:16 Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 35:47 Foul by Luke Varney on Michael Kightly, free kick awarded.
  • 35:15 A cross is delivered by Danny Ings.
  • 35:00 David Jones makes a clearance.
  • 34:29 The ball is swung over by Kieran Trippier.
  • 32:51 Clearance made by Jason Pearce.
  • 32:10 Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
  • 31:19 Header at goal by Ross McCormack goes right of the post.
  • 31:16 Luke Varney crosses the ball.
  • 30:30 Clearance by Michael Kightly.
  • 30:23 Michael Kightly manages to make a clearance.
  • 30:16 A cross is delivered by Rodolph Austin.
  • 29:50 Rodolph Austin takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Jason Shackell gets a block in.
  • Correction - 29:50 Rodolph Austin has an effort at goal. Jason Shackell gets a block in.
  • Correction - 29:47 Corner from the right by-line taken by Ross McCormack.
  • 29:47 Corner taken by Ross McCormack.
  • 28:57 Dean Marney makes a clearance.
  • 28:53 Clearance by Kieran Trippier.
  • 28:51 Luke Varney delivers the ball.
  • 26:56 The ball is sent over by Aidan White.
  • 26:51 The ball is delivered by El-Hadji Diouf.
  • 26:35 Free kick taken by Michael Tonge.
  • 26:25 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Marney on Ross McCormack.
  • 25:26 Clearance by Sam Byram.
  • 24:53 Patrick Kenny takes the free kick.
  • 24:42 Foul by Sam Vokes on Jason Pearce, free kick awarded.
  • 23:56 A cross is delivered by Ross McCormack.
  • 23:17 The ball is delivered by Ben Mee.
  • 22:47 Scott Wootton manages to make a clearance.
  • 22:42 Tom Heaton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 22:08 Michael Tonge gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Duff.
  • 21:57 The ball is delivered by Luke Murphy.
  • 21:28 The ball is crossed by El-Hadji Diouf.
  • Correction - 21:25 Luke Varney takes a shot. Shot by Sam Byram. Tom Heaton parries the ball but the danger is not over. Blocked by Jason Shackell.
  • 21:25 Luke Varney takes a shot. Tom Heaton parries the ball but the danger is not over.
  • 21:22 Michael Tonge takes a shot and went wide of the left-hand upright.
  • 17:03 GOAL - Scott ArfieldLeeds 0 - 1 Burnley Scott Arfield scores with their right foot. Leeds 0-1 Burnley.
  • 16:47 Sam Vokes takes a shot. Scott Wootton gets a block in.
  • 16:45 The ball is sent over by Kieran Trippier.
  • 15:59 Header at goal by Luke Varney misses left of the target.
  • 15:56 Ross McCormack delivers the ball.
  • 15:25 Patrick Kenny restarts play with the free kick.
  • 15:01 Sam Vokes is flagged offside by the assistant referee.
  • 14:51 Centre by Kieran Trippier.
  • 14:25 Sam Byram manages to make a clearance.
  • 13:53 Michael Kightly crosses the ball.
  • 12:20 Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
  • 8:55 Clearance made by Michael Duff.
  • 8:20 Shot by Dean Marney went wide left of the goal.
  • 7:57 Clearance by Jason Pearce.
  • 7:37 Clearance by Jason Shackell.
  • 7:35 Rodolph Austin delivers the ball.
  • 7:24 Clearance made by Jason Shackell.
  • 7:21 Aidan White delivers the ball.
  • 6:44 Corner from the taken by Michael Kightly.
  • 6:43 Clearance made by Luke Murphy.
  • Correction - 6:42 Corner taken by Michael Kightly.
  • 6:27 Clearance by Scott Wootton.
  • 6:18 The ball is sent over by Michael Kightly.
  • 6:07 Clearance made by Luke Murphy.
  • 6:05 Corner taken by Michael Kightly from the right by-line.
  • 5:36 Sam Vokes takes a shot. A parry by Patrick Kenny prevents the goal.
  • 5:25 Clearance made by Luke Murphy.
  • 5:23 Corner from the right by-line taken by David Jones.
  • 4:53 Danny Ings takes a shot. Blocked by Jason Pearce.
  • 4:38 Free kick taken by Michael Duff.
  • 4:30 Rodolph Austin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Vokes.
  • 4:20 Michael Duff manages to make a clearance.
  • 3:48 Scott Arfield has an effort at goal. Patrick Kenny blocks the ball.
  • 3:20 Clearance by Jason Pearce.
  • 2:41 The ball is delivered by Sam Byram.
  • 2:39 Jason Shackell manages to make a clearance.
  • 2:37 A cross is delivered by Luke Varney.
  • 2:27 Clearance by Michael Duff.
  • 1:18 Header at goal by Danny Ings misses left of the target.
  • 1:13 The ball is delivered by Kieran Trippier.
  • 0:40 Clearance by Ben Mee.
  • 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.

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