Burnley came from a goal down to beat Leeds and strengthen their grip on second place in the Championship.

Ross McCormack, who had earlier hit a post after running clear, put Leeds in front with a powerful header from a Connor Wickham throw.

But the Clarets replied when Jason Pearce diverted Kieran Trippier's cross into his own net.

And Scott Arfield clinched the win when he met Ben Mee's cross and fired home at the second attempt.

Sean Dyche's side are still unbeaten at Turf Moor in the league this season and have not lost in the Championship for 14 matches.

This win allowed them to increase their lead over third-placed Derby to 10 points, after the Rams were held at Reading, but Burnley had to battle to see off a Leeds side who pushed their promotion-chasing hosts hard for long periods.

Burnley's unbeaten run

Burnley's last league defeat was a 1-0 loss at Middlesbrough on Boxing Day. They have won eight and drawn six of their 14 games since then.

Matt Smith was denied by Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton before McCormack dashed clear, dinking the ball over Heaton but seeing it come back off anupright before Jason Shackell blocked the rebound.

Leeds did take the lead after 27 minutes, when Smith flicked on Wickham's throw for McCormack to nod past Heaton.

Burnley, who had seen Ross Wallace and David Jones go close early on, hit back before half-time when Pearce made a hash of his attempt to deal with Trippier's cross.

Both sides had chances after the break, with Leeds going close when Alex Mowatt miscued from a McCormack cross and Smith fired over.

At the other end, Arfield saw his first effort blocked from Mee's cross, but the ball came back to him and he drilled a low shot into the net.

The closest Leeds came to an equaliser was when Luke Murphy sent over a teasing corner which Smith and Pearce failed to make contact with from point-blank range.

Defeat means Brian McDermott's side stay 14th, without a win in six matches.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (3)

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 06 Mee
  • 14 Jones Booked
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell
  • 07 Wallace (Stanislas - 60' )
  • 08 Marney
  • 09 Vokes
  • 30 Barnes (Treacy - 93' )
  • 37 Arfield

Substitutes

  • 03 Lafferty
  • 11 Stanislas
  • 12 Cisak
  • 15 Edgar
  • 19 Kightly
  • 26 Treacy
  • 28 Long

Leeds United

  • 30 Butland
  • 25 Byram
  • 16 Pugh
  • 08 Austin
  • 04 Lees
  • 05 Pearce Booked
  • 06 Murphy
  • 36 Mowatt (Poleon - 66' )
  • 20 Smith
  • 09 Wickham
  • 44 McCormack

Substitutes

  • 10 Hunt
  • 15 Warnock
  • 17 Brown
  • 22 Wootton
  • 26 Poleon
  • 28 Stewart
  • 33 Cairns
Ref: Simon Hooper
Att: 18,109

Match Stats

Shots

11 15

On target

1 2

Corners

6 7

Fouls

14 19

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Burnley 2, Leeds United 1.

90:00 +4:37 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Burnley 2, Leeds United 1.

90:00 +4:30

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +3:51

Delay in match Matt Smith (Leeds United) because of an injury.

90:00 +3:37

Attempt missed. Jack Butland (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +3:19

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben Mee.

90:00 +3:16

Attempt blocked. Tom Lees (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Wickham.

90:00 +2:54

Attempt blocked. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +2:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Keith Treacy replaces Ashley Barnes.

90:00 +2:02

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

90:00 +2:02

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:35

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:35

Foul by Connor Wickham (Leeds United).

88:15

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

88:15

Tom Lees (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

85:48 Booking

Booking Jason Pearce (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:40

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:40

Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

82:50

Tom Heaton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

82:50

Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).

82:28

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

82:28

Matt Smith (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:41

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Junior Stanislas with a cross.

78:31

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Junior Stanislas.

78:27

Attempt blocked. Luke Murphy (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rodolph Austin with a headed pass.

77:31

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

76:57

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

74:39

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

74:39

Luke Murphy (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:49

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:49

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

71:15

Attempt missed. Matt Smith (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danny Pugh with a cross.

69:58

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

69:58

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:13

Attempt missed. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Vokes.

68:30

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:30

Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).

66:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burnley 2, Leeds United 1. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

66:57

Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

66:55

Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ben Mee.

65:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Leeds United. Dominic Poleon replaces Alex Mowatt.

64:05

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

64:05

Foul by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

62:29

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Danny Pugh.

62:05

Michael Duff (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:05

Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

61:20

Hand ball by Danny Pugh (Leeds United).

60:38

Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

59:35 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Junior Stanislas replaces Ross Wallace.

58:52

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Tom Lees.

58:38

Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Mowatt.

58:35

Attempt missed. Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross.

56:27

Attempt saved. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rodolph Austin with a headed pass.

54:15

Tom Heaton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

54:15

Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

53:11

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

53:11

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:23

Offside, Burnley. Dean Marney tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

50:27

Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by David Jones.

49:28

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Luke Murphy.

48:12

Michael Duff (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

48:12

Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).

47:15

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

47:15

Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Burnley 1, Leeds United 1.

45:00 +2:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Burnley 1, Leeds United 1.

45:00 +1:54

Attempt blocked. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Jones with a cross.

45:00 +1:24

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jack Butland.

44:16

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.

42:21 Booking

Booking David Jones (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

42:11

David Jones (Burnley) has gone down, but that's a dive.

41:21

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:21

Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).

40:17

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

40:17

Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:52

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:52

Foul by Sam Byram (Leeds United).

39:21

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

39:21

Connor Wickham (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

37:56 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Jason Pearce, Leeds United. Burnley 1, Leeds United 1.

37:02

Ross Wallace (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:02

Foul by Connor Wickham (Leeds United).

35:41

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:41

Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

35:05

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben Mee.

33:47

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

32:55

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:55

Foul by Ross McCormack (Leeds United).

32:08

Attempt missed. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the left from a direct free kick.

31:15

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:15

Foul by Rodolph Austin (Leeds United).

29:47

Attempt missed. Jason Shackell (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross following a corner.

29:12

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Alex Mowatt.

27:32

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

27:32

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

26:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burnley 0, Leeds United 1. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Matt Smith with a headed pass.

24:17

Foul by Ross Wallace (Burnley).

24:17

Sam Byram (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

23:40

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

23:40

Luke Murphy (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:48

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:48

Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).

18:37

Attempt blocked. Dean Marney (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ross Wallace.

18:09

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Rodolph Austin.

18:01

Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked. Assisted by Ben Mee.

17:37

Ross Wallace (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

17:37

Foul by Danny Pugh (Leeds United).

13:54

Attempt missed. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Matt Smith.

11:10

Offside, Leeds United. Connor Wickham tries a through ball, but Alex Mowatt is caught offside.

9:52

Attempt missed. Tom Lees (Leeds United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Luke Murphy with a cross following a corner.

9:29

Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Michael Duff.

9:05

Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

9:03

Ross McCormack (Leeds United) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

8:32

Attempt saved. Matt Smith (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ross McCormack.

7:44

Attempt missed. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

7:17

Hand ball by Luke Murphy (Leeds United).

5:04

Attempt missed. Ross Wallace (Burnley) left footed shot from long range on the right misses to the left. Assisted by Dean Marney.

3:11

Foul by Tom Lees (Leeds United).

3:11

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

0:33

Tom Lees (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:33

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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