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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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 2, Leeds United 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 2, Leeds United 1.

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Leeds United. Conceded by Ben Mee.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

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

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Keith Treacy replaces Ashley Barnes.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Connor Wickham (Leeds United).

  14. Post update

    Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Booking

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jason Pearce (Leeds United).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Matt Smith (Leeds United).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester35255568333580
2Burnley362013359312873
3Derby36189960431763
4QPR35189843281563
5Wigan341771045311458
6Nottm Forest361415755411457
7Reading3615111056411556
8Brighton351511939281156
9Ipswich361312114642451
10Blackburn351310124344-149
11Watford3512121152411148
12Bournemouth351210134451-746
13Middlesbrough361015114438645
14Leeds35128154851-344
15Huddersfield36128164750-344
16Sheff Wed351012134342142
17Bolton36913144652-640
18Blackpool36911163152-2138
19Birmingham36910174351-837
20Doncaster36910173254-2237
21Millwall36711183262-3032
22Charlton32611152441-1729
23Yeovil3578203052-2229
24Barnsley35611183162-3129
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