Burnley 1-1 Leeds United: Late Patrick Bamford goal earns Leeds a point
Patrick Bamford equalises: George Wood/GettyImages

Chris Wood scored the 30,000th goal of the Premier League but a late strike from Patrick Bamford shared out the points in a fierce clash between Burnley and Leeds United

This War of the Roses clash has a spicy history and both sets of players got stuck into the spirit of that. Lots of effort, desire and physicality from all involved. 

It was a match that lacked a lot of final-third quality and, with that in mind, it was quite apt that both goals were of similarly scrappy nature.

Chris Wood scores: Jan Kruger/GettyImages
Chris Wood scores: Jan Kruger/GettyImages

Story of the game

The Clarets started the game brightly, looking to get the ball forward quickly without compromise. 

Leeds struggled to deal with the physicality of Burnley, particularly on corners, with deliveries from Ashley Westwood and Dwight McNeil regularly causing problems. 

However, Ashley Barnes was fortunate that his flying challenge on Stuart Dallas was only deemed to be a yellow card. It was wild, reckless and very much teetering on the description of a red. 

As the first-half wore on, Leeds started to get into their groove and they started to look dangerous on the counter-attack. Consequently, the best chance of the first 45 minutes fell to Raphinha

Leeds patiently worked the ball across the Burnley box and Rodrigo slipped Raphinha in on goal, but the Brazilian dragged his effort across the goal and wide. 

Patrick Bamford might also have opened the scoring if he hasn't miscontrolled a well timed pass from Jack Harrison

The former Burnley striker almost found the net at the other end, diverting Westwood's corner onto the post. 

Both teams came out of the tracks firing, with Barnes leaving one on Phillips within the opening minutes. 

Chances weren't at a premium, though, but Josh Brownhill did fizz an effort wide from 30-yards.

It was pinball in the Leeds penalty box as James Tarkowski rattled the bar with a header; the chance looked as though it has passed but Marcelo Bielsa's men simply couldn't hack the ball clear.

In the same action, Matt Lowton was left totally unmarked in the centre of the box and his low driven shot was turned past Meslier by Wood from point-blank range. Scrappy and scruffy, but Burnley nudged themselves ahead. 

It was a big goal for Burnley and it gave them something to hold on to. 

Leeds huffed and puffed but they were unable to test Nick Pope and it looked as though Burnley had done enough.

Bamford, however, made his old club pay with a late poacher's finish in the six-yard box, turning a fierce shot from Jamie Shackleton away from Pope and into the corner. 

Sean Dyche thought he was on course for a first victory over Marcelo Bielsa but that moment will have to wait. 

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