As it happened: Burnley 0-4 Leeds United


14:32a month ago

Final Thoughts

And that's a wrap. Believe it or not, it was a closely fought clash for the most part!

 Burnley seemed to lose their enthusiasm after the second goal and they just lost focus after the third. There will be some tired minds in that squad right now; physically and mentally, they've given a lot in this crazy campaign. 

Leeds are maturing at an extraordinary rate. They began the season as a thoroughly entertaining, but naive, group of players. However, they are now starting to manage games better; their players look more streetwise and more capable of managing games. 

People talk about second season syndrome but the Yorkshire based outfit are going from strength to strength. Two or three big summer signings and they could well be challenging for a top-seven European position! 

14:27a month ago

Full time: Burnley 0-4 Leeds United

Instant Ratings:

Burnley: Peacock-Farrell 5; Lowton 5, Tarkowski 5, Mee 6, Taylor 7; Brownhill 5, Cork 5, Westwood 6, McNeil 5; Vydra 6, Wood 5.

Subs: Barnes 5, Rodriguez 5, Gudmundsson 6. 


Leeds United: Meslier 7; Ayling 6, Struijk 7, Llorente 6, Alioski 8; Phillips 7; Raphinha 7, Klich 7, Dallas 6, Harrison 9; Bamford 5.

Subs: Rodrigo 8, Roberts 5. 



14:23a month ago

Full time: Burnley 0-4 Leeds United

Leeds put in an attacking masterclass to power away from a shell-shocked Burnley team. 

Both teams had periods of control in this match, but Burnley couldn't take advantage of those moments. Meslier made two crucial one-versus-one saves to prevent the hosts from getting back into the match. 

By contrast, Peacock-Farrell looked like a rabbit caught in headlights. A tough day at the office for the Burnley stopper. He did very little wrong but found himself picking the ball out of the net on four occasions! 


14:21a month ago



14:20a month ago

Burnley 0-4 Leeds United

90+2: Roberts runs at the Burnley defence with Rodrigo in acers of space. He should pass, but the Welshman tries his luck from just outside the box and it's a routine save for Peacock-Farrell. 
14:19a month ago

BIG CHANCE! Burnley 0-4 Leeds United

90: Gudmundsson picks out Rodriguez with a defence splitting pass but the striker miss-controls. Big chance for a consolation.  Three minutes of added time.
14:16a month ago

HAT-TRICK CHANCE! Burnley 0-4 Leeds United

88: Rodrigo brilliantly controls Alioski's cross but Taylor makes another brilliant recovery challenge from Burnley. 
14:15a month ago

Burnley 0-4 Leeds United

87: Leeds have been excellent and the standard of their goals has been sublime. Burnley haven't played too badly but there has been a real gulf in class in the key moments today. 
14:13a month ago

Burnley 0-4 Leeds United

85: Meslier has been excellent but he flapped at a lofted pass into the box, under pressure from Barnes. He will be grateful that the referee gave a free-kick in his favour. 
14:12a month ago

Burnley 0-4 Leeds United

84: Barnes flashes a header wide after a good ball from Westwood. Rodriguez had tested Meslier earlier with a shot that he didn't really get hold of. 
14:11a month ago

BIG CHANCE! Burnley 0-4 Leeds United

83: Mee nods the ball down to Tarkowski who cannot keep his shot down as Meslier closes his angle. 
14:10a month ago

SUBSTITUTION! Burnley 0-4 Leeds United

81: Poveda for Raphinha. 
14:09a month ago

GOAL! RODRIGO!!! Burnley 0-4 Leeds United

79: Probably the least sexy of the goals! Harrison catches the Burnley defence sleeping, slipping Rodrigo between the central defenders. Again, it's great composure from the substitute - taking the ball around Peacock-Farrell before dispatching the ball clinically. 
14:08a month ago

GOAL! RODRIGO!!! Burnley 0-4 Leeds United

79: Astonishing from Leeds!
14:06a month ago

GOAL! RODRIGO!!! Burnley 0-3 Leeds United

/77: Harrison slipped the ball into Rodrigo and the Spaniard did brilliantly well to spin away from his marker with a cute flick. He then has the composure to clip the ball over the advancing goalkeeper. Leeds have scored three brilliant goals today! 
14:05a month ago

GOAL! RODRIGO!!! Burnley 0-3 Leeds United

77: A stunning goal from the substitute!
14:03a month ago

SUBSTITUTION! Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

76: Roberts on for the goalscorer Klich. 
14:02a month ago

BIG CHANCE! Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

74: Gudmundsson played a one-two with Westwood, racing in on Meslier but the goalkeeper again came out on top. Smart save with his legs. 
14:01a month ago

Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

73: Alioski pulled a funny face after McNeil brought him down a few minutes ago. Perhaps all of that was related to this!? It's that stage of the season! 
14:00a month ago

Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

72: Dyche and Bielsa have both had a talking to by the referee, Graham Scott. Ayling, Alioski and Mee have also been called together. Not quite sure what all of this is about. 
13:59a month ago

Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

71: Raphinha miscues a volleyed cross/shot opportunity after a wonderful pick-out from Harrison. Harrison has been outstanding today. Best player on the pitch. 
13:58a month ago

SUBSTITUTION! Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

70: Gudmundsson on for McNeil. The academy talent has been quiet. 
13:57a month ago

Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

68: Taylor has been Burnley's best player, running up and down that left flank like a yoyo! He whips another appetising ball into the box but Meslier claims again.
13:54a month ago

Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

66: Rodriguez is on 99 career goals. He'll be hoping to get his 100th in this one!
13:54a month ago

DOUBLE CHANGE! Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

66: Striker roulette for Dyche. Wood and Vydra make way for Barnes and Rodriguez. 
13:53a month ago

YELLOW! Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

65: Late challenge on Raphinha from Westwood. A card-a-piece for both teams. 
13:52a month ago

Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

64: It's another long-distance chance for Westwood, who lacks the necessary power and technique to trouble the goalkeeper. 
13:51a month ago

YELLOW! Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

63: It's a late challenge on Vydra from Phillips. A yellow card for the Leeds man. 
13:50a month ago

GOAL! HARRISON!!! Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

60: Burnley only half-cleared a Leeds corner kick and the ball broke to Alioski on the edge of the box. The left-back drilled an effort on goal, and Harrison provided a cheeky little flick to divert the ball past Peacock-Farrell. 

It was really clever from the midfielder. Another nonchalant finish!

13:48a month ago

GOAL! HARRISON!!! Burnley 0-2 Leeds United

60: Against the run-of-play, Harrison doubles the visitor's lead. 
13:47a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Leeds United

59: Almost an instant impact from Rodrigo, but Mee managed to divert Harrison's cross behind for a corner.
13:47a month ago

SUBSTITUION! Burnley 0-1 Leeds United

58: No goal for Bamford on his return to East Lancashire. Rodrigo is on for Leeds' top goalscorer. 
13:46a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Leeds United

58: Wood turned into space but his long range strike is wayward. Still, it's another effort on goal for Burnley. They have taken charge of this half.
13:45a month ago

HUGE CHANCE! Burnley 0-1 Leeds United

56: Vydra does incredibly well to steal the ball high up the pitch. The Czech takes the ball past Ayling and looks set to equalise with only Meslier to beat. However, the Leeds keeper sticks out a leg to make an excellent save. 

Burnley's best chance of the match by some margin!

13:42a month ago



13:42a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Leeds United

53: Bamford caught Mee on his thigh with the bottom of his studs. Didn't look intentional, but it's symptomatic of his physical duels with the Burnley defenders. The Leeds striker would love to score on his old ground.
13:39a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Leeds United

51: Burnley have started the second-half like they started the first. They're hitting balls forward quickly and making a nuisance of themselves. 

Westwood tried his luck with a bouncing ball, 25-yards from goal, but his strike lacked the accuracy to test Meslier. 

13:36a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Leeds United

47: McNeil's whipped delivery from wide causes momentary panic in the Leeds penalty box. Cork throws himself at the loose ball but he can't get a strong connection, and Meslier gets down low to gather.
13:34a month ago

Burnley 0-1 Leeds United

46: Back underway! No substitutions from either side.
13:29a month ago

Half-time: Burnley 0-1 Leeds United

Leeds are on course for their 9th away victory of the campaign. They're in control of the match and Burnley haven't registered a shot on-target. 

Dyche will want to see more intensity in the next 45 minutes. The first 10 minutes of the first period were good, but it all disintegrated a little too quickly. 

13:20a month ago

Half-time: Burnley 0-1 Leeds United

Meslier grasps Westwood's free-kick and that is the last action of the half. 

Burnley started the half really well, firing balls into the box and pushing men forward. As the half wore on, though, Leeds found their groove and they deserved to take the lead on the stroke of half time. 

It was a lovely finish from Klich, to put the visitors ahead, but the lack of pressure from Burnley shirts was concerning. This has become a common theme in recent matches, particularly in those defeats to Southampton and Newcastle United. 

13:17a month ago

GOAL! KLICH!!! Burnley 0-1 Leeds United

44: It has been coming. Klich was given far too much space in the middle of the park, jogging virtually unchallenged from the halfway line into the Burnley defensive third. The Polish star had options but he decided to go on his own, curling a wonderful strike into the bottom corner from 25-yards. Nonchalance personified!
13:14a month ago

GOAL! KLICH!!! Burnley 0-1 Leeds United

44: Leeds take the lead and it's a great finish from Klich!
13:13a month ago



13:12a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

42: It has been an honest effort from both teams. Leeds have morphed into their trademark passing game while Burnley have illustrated the defensive resolve that people have come to expect from them. Nobody wants to budge just yet!
13:09a month ago

ACROBATIC!Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

38: Harrison whips in a lovely low pass that evades Bamford. Mee got a toe on the ball, diverting it away, and Raphinha's subsequent scissor kick sails wide. That one would have been a contender for Goal of the Season!
13:06a month ago

DUNCE! Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

34: Raphinha is slotted in behind Taylor and he has so much time to pick out a man. The winger calmly picks out Alioski with an inviting low pass but the left-back inexplicably screws his effort behind for a throw-in!

There were a lot of bodies between Alioski and the goal but he was running onto the ball, 15-yards out, on his favoured left peg. He'll be kicking himself! 

13:02a month ago


31: Struijk heads wide after finding himself relatively free in the Burnley box. His header across goal was curling ever so slightly but it shaved the outside of the post. Best chance of the match!
13:01a month ago

TACKLE! Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

30: Super last-ditch tackle from Taylor! Harrison thought he'd slipped Raphinha in on goal but the Burnley left-back did remarkably well to make up ground and prod the ball out for a corner. 
12:59a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

29: Vydra does extremely well to fend off three challenges and recycle the ball. As it is, the move amounted to little but it was brilliant tenacity from Vydra in the first instance. 
12:58a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

27: Raphinha's rasping drive was blocked by Tarkowski. Leeds dominating the play in this last five minutes, and Lowton does well to nod behind for a corner. 
12:55a month ago

OUCH! Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

24: Llorente was down and on the ground after a physical tussle. But he's up and ready now. 
12:53a month ago

BLOCK! Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

22: Great block from Tarkowski, throwing himself in the way of a Dallas piledriver. It was a clean connection from Dallas, who struck the ball from 18-yards. 
12:51a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

21: Taylor does really well to power past Ayling and his cross is inviting, but Meslier does really well to pluck the ball off the head of Wood. 
12:49a month ago

NUDGE! Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

18: Meslier easily claims a lofted pass but goes down under a slight nudge from Wood. Cheeky from the Burnley striker, but the free-kick goes to Leeds anyway. The Frenchman should expect more of that treatment in this clash!
12:47a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

16: The in-form Dallas would have seen his name on the back pages as the ball dropped intivtingly on the edge of the box. But the midfielder couldn't keep his volley down. Difficult opportunity for one of Bielsa's favourite players.
12:45a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

15: Only 5 teams have won more away matches than Leeds. However, they have lost 9 matches on the road. Depends what statistic you read, but it's still impressive nonetheless. 
12:44a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

14: Leeds are coming into the game now, moving the ball around with a little more assurance. Good start by both teams. 
12:41a month ago

SHOT ON-TARGET! Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

10: First shot on-target and it comes from Leeds. Bamford finds himself in behind the Burnley defence and he looks to catch Peacock-Farrell out with a swivelled shot at the near post. The keeper gets down well to parry. 

Shortly after, the ball broke to Alioski but his half-volley was blocked. 

12:38a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

8: Bright start from Burnley. No shots on-target but they have been aggressively on the front foot. Leeds have struggled to really string a series of successive passes together. 
12:35a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

4: Burnley are swarming around Leeds and Brownhill finds space to get a shot away from just outside the box. unfortunately for him, he can't get the whip on the ball to test Meslier. 
12:33a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

2: A strong start by Burnley, moving the ball forward quickly and trying to get Wood and Vydra involved in the action. Leeds struggling to get the ball out of their own defensive third. 
12:32a month ago

Burnley 0-0 Leeds United

1: And we're back! Technical hitches are over (for now). The game is live!
12:31a month ago

Technical hitch

We apologise for any inconvenience. We hope these issues are fixed soon. 

If you want to watch the match, the game is live on BT Sport.

12:28a month ago

Teams are out

Hopefully, the system begins to catch up with these updates. It's quite important when it gets to the minute-by-minute commentary! 

The teams are coming onto the pitch!

12:21a month ago

Technological disaster!

For once, it's not due to temperamental WiFi. Apologies if these updates are coming in small little clusters. They have been steadily written up, I promise!

Hopefully, these issues iron themselves out!

12:15a month ago

Rest In Peace, little man


12:10a month ago

Bouncing Bamford

15 goals for Leeds is a great return for the much maligned forward. He's sixth in the Premier League goalscoring charts. Bamford had a fractured relationship with Dyche during his loan spell at Turf Moor. Bamford felt that the Burnley boss didn't treat him fairly because of his posher upbringing. It's fair to say that Bielsa udnerstands the privately educated forward!
12:09a month ago

Personal vendettas

Ex-Leeds players for Burnley:

Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Charlie Taylor, Chris Wood


Ex-Burnley players for Leeds:

Patrick Bamford

12:04a month ago

Style clash

Dyche is more renown for his direct brand of play. On an interview with BT Sport, the Burnley boss joked that passing the ball in his own six-yard box wasn't for him. Statistics do not bother him.

By contrast, Bielsa wants his teams to play the ball out from the back at almost every opportunity. He believes in total-football. The style is almost as important as the points that Leeds put on the board. 


12:00a month ago

No Pope

As expected, Burnley haven't risked Nick Pope for this one. There is no need to aggravate his shoulder concern, but Sean Dyche will hope to have his number-one back when 3,500 supporters return to Turf Moor for the Liverpool clash.
11:54a month ago

Confidence from the journos!


11:49a month ago

No draws for Leeds

Quite astonishingly, Leeds haven't drawn a single away game in the Premier League (8 wins and 9 losses). Part of that is undoubtedly down to Bielsa's attacking principles; the South American never settles for a point! 
11:44a month ago

Home hell

Burnley haven't won a match at Turf Moor since the end of January (3-2 against Aston Villa). Since then, they have drawn 5 times and lost on 3 occasions. 

It's unclear why the Clarets have struggled on home soil but one would imagine that the lack of supporters has played its part. 

11:39a month ago

Cooper contained

The skipper, Liam Cooper, has also returned from injury but he has to settle for a place on the bench. Bielsa will not want to rush his captain back into action, especially when his team's recent defensive record has been solid. 
11:34a month ago

Leeds looking strong!

Marcelo Bielsa has thrown Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips back into the eleven. The duo have been outstanding for Leeds this season. Phillips, in particular, has been integral to the full throttle way that United like to play. 

The England international does the simple things well, intercepting balls in the middle of the park while keeping the tempo flowing when his team are on the ball. He is a big miss when he isn't in the side.

11:29a month ago

Peacock-Farrell's time to shine

Bailey Peacock-Farrell will be playing against his old club for the first time since leaving Elland Road. Much like team-mate Chris Wood, Peacock-Farrell will be hoping for the bragging rights in this battle. It's also a great opportunity for him to display his talents. 

The back-up keeper has lost both Premier League games that he has started - a 5-0 loss to Manchester City followed up with a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Newcastle United. Third time lucky?

11:24a month ago

No Pope

As expected, Burnley haven't risked Nick Pope for this one. There is no need to aggravate his shoulder concern, but Sean Dyche will hope to have his number-one back when 3,500 supporters return to Turf Moor for the Liverpool clash. 
11:19a month ago

Leeds United Team

Meslier; Ayling, Struijk, Llorente, Alioski; Phillips; Raphinha, Klich, Dallas, Harrison; Bamford.

Subs: Casilla, Cooper, Shackleton, Berardi, Davis, Poveda, Roberts, Jenkins, Rodrigo.

11:14a month ago

Burnley Team

Peacock-Farrell; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Vydra, Wood.

Subs: Norris, Pieters, Nartey, Dunne, Richardson, Gudmundsson, Barnes, Rodriguez.

11:09a month ago

Final pre-live comment

The vast majority of remaining Premier League matches have very little riding on them, but this should be a nice little encounter. Two teams with a history of rivalry, managed by two very contrasting coaches.  

Burnley haven't won at home since January so Dyche will be hoping to channel inspiration from his team's steady away performances. 

11:04a month ago

How to watch

As noted beforehand, the game will be broadcasted live on BT Sport. Match coverage begins at 11.30 BST.
10:59a month ago

Marcelo Bielsa on Burnley

"Burnley is a team who has their style completely defined and very developed. There are very few times I've seen a style so defined.

"This is evident so that this does not seem like an occasional recognition but a deduction of the observation of the game of Burnley that is a team that faces all the different moments in a game and a campaign with a principle plan."

10:54a month ago

Sean Dyche on the spending of Leeds

"I had to laugh, actually, someone made a comment about Leeds, said they'd only spent £100 million, that'd be nice.

"We've spent £750,000 so that's a challenge, but no look we've got some good players here, some good young players, they'll learn but at the minute it is a challenge."

10:49a month ago

Key Men

Chris Wood (Burnley): Eight goals in eight matches for the New Zealand international. He made his name in the Championship with Leeds and now he'll be hoping to score against them for the first time since leaving Elland Road.

Raphinha (Leeds United): The mesmeric winger has made an excellent start to life in England. End product has been a little hit and miss but his relationship with the football is something to marvel. Few people are trickier when they have the ball at their feet.

10:44a month ago

Likely Line-ups

Burnley: Peacock-Farrell; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Wood, Vydra

Leeds United: Meslier; Ayling, Llorente, Struijk, Alioski; Raphinha, Dallas, Phillips, Roberts, Harrison; Bamford

10:39a month ago

Leeds United Team News

Kalvin Phillips, Raphinha and Rodrigo should all be in contention to start, after returning to action in the victory against Tottenham Hotspur. 

Liam Cooper is also back as an option in the centre of defence. 

10:34a month ago

Burnley Team News

Burnley will be without Robbie Brady and Kevin Long, who are struggling with niggling injuries, while Nick Pope could also miss out.

The goalkeeper has been having shoulder issues throughout the season and he will not want to aggravate anything before the European Championships. 

10:29a month ago

Mature Leeds

Marcelo Bielsa's team were a breath of fresh air at the start of the season. They took a swashbuckling approach to matches - you score two and we'll score three! 

In recent months, though, they have gained a defensive discipline and knowhow. That's particularly impressive because many newly promoted teams take a longer period of time to gain this level of maturity. 

We have seen evidence of this organisation against the bigger teams. 

10:24a month ago

Claret and phew!

It has been a challenging season for Burnley but Monday's win against Fulham was able to kill off any relegation fears. The Clarets are now mathematically safe. 

Sean Dyche will be delighted and his players can now play these final three matches without any sense of trepidation. Everybody within the playing squad deserves an opportunity to relax a little bit!

However, Burnley cannot afford to be inactive in he upcoming transfer window. Clubs cannot afford to stand still for too long in the Premier League. 

10:19a month ago


Yorkshire and Lancashire have always had an instilled rivalry, perhaps stemming back to the War of the Roses in the fifteenth century. 

Burnley and Leeds, in particular, have had some passionate clashes over the years. 

Last December, Patrick Bamford's controversial penalty was enough to hand Leeds the victory. However, even more controversial was the decision to rule out Ashley Barnes' improvised volley for a foul on Illan Meslier. The French keeper was barely touched as he fumbled a long punted free-kick. 

The circumstances around that Leeds win should be enough motivation for this Burnley team to want revenge. 

10:14a month ago

Kick-off time

The match will commence at 12.30 BST, on Saturday 15 May. It will be broadcasted on BT Sport. 
10:09a month ago


Welcome to VAVEL UK's live coverage of the 2020/21 Premier League match Burnley vs Leeds United!

I'm your host, Jonny Bentley, and I look forward to guiding you through this War of the Roses!