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Burnley 2-1 Leeds United

Scott Arfield scores Burnley's winner

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.

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.

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 6Mee
  • 14JonesBooked at 43mins
  • 4Duff
  • 5Shackell
  • 7WallaceSubstituted forStanislasat 60'minutes
  • 8Marney
  • 9Vokes
  • 30BarnesSubstituted forTreacyat 90+3'minutes
  • 37Arfield

Substitutes

  • 3Lafferty
  • 11Stanislas
  • 12Cisak
  • 15Edgar
  • 19Kightly
  • 26Treacy
  • 28Long

Leeds

  • 30Butland
  • 25Byram
  • 16Pugh
  • 8Austin
  • 4Lees
  • 5PearceBooked at 86mins
  • 6Murphy
  • 36MowattSubstituted forPoleonat 66'minutes
  • 20Smith
  • 9Wickham
  • 44McCormack

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 2, Leeds United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 2, Leeds United 1.
Delay over. They are ready to continue.
Delay in match Matt Smith (Leeds United) because of an injury.
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.
Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben Mee.
Attempt blocked. Tom Lees (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Connor Wickham.
Attempt blocked. Connor Wickham (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Keith Treacy replaces Ashley Barnes.
Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).
Jason Pearce (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Connor Wickham (Leeds United).
Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).
Tom Lees (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jason Pearce (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).
Tom Heaton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).
goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester3525553580
2Burnley36201332873
3Derby3618991763
4QPR3518981563
5Wigan34177101458
6Nottm Forest36141571457
7Reading361511101556
8Brighton35151191156
9Ipswich36131211451
10Blackburn35131012-149
11Watford351212111148
12Bournemouth35121013-746
13Middlesbrough36101511645
14Leeds3512815-344
15Huddersfield3612816-344
16Sheff Wed35101213142
17Bolton3691314-640
18Blackpool3691116-2138
19Birmingham3691017-837
20Doncaster3691017-2237
21Millwall3671118-3032
22Charlton3261115-1729
23Yeovil357820-2229
24Barnsley3561118-3129
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