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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

Line-ups

Leeds

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

Substitutes

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

Burnley

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

Substitutes

  • 9Vokes
  • 15Taylor
  • 17Sordell
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 34Anderson
  • 38Dummigan
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
27,672

Match Stats

Home TeamLeedsAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Leeds United 1, Burnley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Leeds United 1, Burnley 1.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Scott Wootton replaces Lewis Cook.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Souleymane Doukara replaces Alex Mowatt.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Taylor replaces Michael Kightly.

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

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.

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

Foul by Marvin Sordell (Burnley).

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.

Booking

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

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

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

Foul by Giuseppe Bellusci (Leeds United).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

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

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.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Michael Duff (Burnley) because of an injury.

Foul by Mirco Antenucci (Leeds United).

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Leeds United. Mirco Antenucci replaces Stuart Dallas.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Sam Vokes replaces Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Marvin Sordell replaces Jelle Vossen.

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sam Byram with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Wood.

Attempt missed. Chris Wood (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Sam Byram with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Jones.

Foul by Lewis Cook (Leeds United).

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

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

Attempt missed. Tom Adeyemi (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Lewis Cook with a headed pass.

Alex Mowatt (Leeds United) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box.

Booking

Scott Arfield (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lewis Cook (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Charlie Taylor.

goal

As It Stood

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2Charlton11002023
3Hull11002023
4Sheff Wed11002023
5Birmingham11002113
6Wolves11002113
7Brighton11001013
8Brentford10102201
9Ipswich10102201
10Burnley10101101
11Cardiff10101101
12Fulham10101101
13Leeds10101101
14Bolton10100001
15Derby10100001
16Middlesbrough00000000
17Preston00000000
18Blackburn100112-10
19Reading100112-10
20Nottm Forest100101-10
21Bristol City100102-20
22Huddersfield100102-20
23QPR100102-20
24Rotherham100114-30
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