Leeds United 1-1 Burnley

Sam Vokes
Sam Vokes equalised for Burnley with his first goal since January

A late header from substitute Sam Vokes secured Burnley a draw at Leeds on their return to the Championship.

Wales striker Vokes superbly nodded in debutant Tendayi Darikwa's right-wing cross with five minutes remaining to earn a point at Elland Road.

Leeds substitute Mirco Antenucci looked to have given Uwe Rosler a winning start as Leeds head coach, curling in left-footed from 25 yards.

Both Stuart Dallas and Alex Mowatt struck the woodwork for the hosts.

The Clarets, who were relegated from the Premier League in May, had two first-half penalty appeals turned down.

Leeds full-back Charlie Taylor appeared to drag down Burnley striker Lukas Jutkiewicz in the box and then Giuseppe Bellusci handled inside the area under pressure from Jutkiewicz, but neither decision was given by referee Kevin Friend.

Dallas hit the crossbar with a deflected shot, which was the closest that either side came to a goal in the first 45 minutes.

Jutkiewicz, still awaiting his first Burnley goal after failing to score for the club last season, forced a smart stop from goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, while Clarets winger Michael Kightly curled wide from 12 yards.

After Mowatt's low shot had clipped the outside of the post, Antenucci's introduction late in the second half changed the game and the Italian's wonderful long-range effort with eight minutes left looked like being Leeds' winner, until Vokes popped up with the equaliser.

There was still time for Antenucci to test Tom Heaton again from 20 yards, but his right-footed attempt was easily gathered.

Leeds head coach Uwe Rosler: "I am very happy with the way we handled the first day of the season, the big crowd and the atmosphere.

"Everyone contributed to the cause and the tempo from the beginning was very high.

"On the chances we should have won the game but Burnley never gave up in the Premier League and they showed that same quality today."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "I was very pleased with Sam's attitude. He has got over his injury and his sharpness is coming back.

"People kept asking how I was going to replace Danny Ings (who joined Liverpool in the summer) but that wasn't bad at all. Having said that, I am looking for goals from all parts of the team.

"It was a really tough fixture on paper and overall I think it was the right result for both teams."

Leeds v Burnley
Leeds defender Giuseppe Bellusci escaped a claim for a penalty in the first half
Tom Heaton
Tom Heaton, Burnley's new captain, was powerless to keep out Mirco Antenucci's opening goal
Mirco Antenucci
Mirco Antenucci celebrates his goal that put Leeds in front late on against Burnley
Sam Vokes
Burnley goalscorer Sam Vokes had a loan spell at Leeds earlier in his career



  • 1Silvestri
  • 28Berardi
  • 5Bellusci
  • 3BambaBooked at 10mins
  • 21Taylor
  • 23L CookSubstituted forWoottonat 90'minutes
  • 24Adeyemi
  • 10MowattSubstituted forDoukaraat 89'minutes
  • 2Byram
  • 9Wood
  • 15DallasSubstituted forAntenucciat 70'minutes


  • 4Wootton
  • 6Cooper
  • 7Antenucci
  • 11Doukara
  • 19Erwin
  • 22Turnbull
  • 27Phillips


  • 1Heaton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 21Boyd
  • 14Jones
  • 37ArfieldBooked at 56mins
  • 11KightlyBooked at 81minsSubstituted forTaylorat 89'minutes
  • 19JutkiewiczSubstituted forVokesat 70'minutes
  • 10VossenSubstituted forSordellat 69'minutes


  • 9Vokes
  • 15Taylor
  • 17Sordell
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 34Anderson
  • 38Dummigan
Kevin Friend

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBurnley
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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Leeds United 1, Burnley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Burnley 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Charlie Taylor.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Scott Wootton replaces Lewis Cook.

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Leeds United. Souleymane Doukara replaces Alex Mowatt.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Taylor replaces Michael Kightly.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Leeds United 1, Burnley 1. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tendayi Darikwa with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Sol Bamba (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Marvin Sordell (Burnley).

  11. Goal!

    Goal! Leeds United 1, Burnley 0. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Gaetano Berardi with a headed pass.

  12. Booking

    Michael Kightly (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Post update

    Gaetano Berardi (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

  15. Post update

    Foul by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United).

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  18. Post update

    Delay in match Ben Mee (Burnley) because of an injury.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ben Mee (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Vokes.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Chris Wood.

As It Stood

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4Sheff Wed11002023
20Nottm Forest100101-10
21Bristol City100102-20
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