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Previous encounters: Leeds United

Elland Road is not a happy hunting ground for the Clarets with only five wins in 27 encounters, writes James Bird.

Last time out

The Clarets would have felt hard done by on their last visit to Elland Road as Leeds sealed the points with a goal seven minutes into injury time. Kieran Trippier was questionably sent off after 29 minutes for a second bookable offence. Neither offence was overly deserving of a booking. Despite this, Burnley went ahead thanks to Charlie Austin before a Jay Rodriguez own goal levelled things up. Ross McCormack was able to score the winner deep in injury time courtesy of a Lee Grant error as he spilled an Andros Townsend shot. Leeds had been without in a win in four going into the game and that should have been extended to five.

Leeds United 2 – 1 Burnley. 02 January 2012.

One for us

Steve Cotterill could barely put a squad together as he took his Clarets across the Pennines. And it looked like being a grim evening as Jermaine Wright put the home sides ahead with just seconds on the clock. But the Clarets showed bags of character to fight back, though they were grateful for some help from Leeds goalkeeper Neil Sullivan. Lee Roche and Richard Duffy – a pair of full-backs playing on the wing – scored thanks to Sullivan blunders and somehow the Clarets escaped with a win.

Leeds United 1 – 2 Burnley. 03 November 2004.

One for them

The Clarets were beaten by a pair of set pieces when they visited Elland Road in November 2005. Burnley had been on a good run of wins prior to the fixture but that was brought to an end by a David Healy penalty and a Robbie Blake free kick, something that would be familiar to Burnley fans! The penalty came on the 55th minute as Eddie Lewis cut into the box and was tripped by Michael Duff before Healy converted, against the run of play, by putting the ball in the bottom corner. Leeds were given the opportunity to kill the game off after 70 minutes as Frank Sinclair and Keith Lowe teamed up to foul Rob Hulse 25 yards from the Clarets net. Blake stepped up to take it and left Brian Jensen with no chance as he found the top left corner.

Leeds United 2 – 0 Burnley. 22  November 2005.

Head-to-head at Elland Road

Leeds – 16 wins, 53 goals.

Biggest win – 6-1, 21 December 1968.

Burnley – five wins, 30 goals.

Biggest win – 1-4, 23 March 1974.

Draws – five.

Worth noting

  • Burnley’s win at Turf Moor in November ended a run of five wins for Leeds between the sides. It was also the day Austin scored his 20th goal of the season – a Burnley player has ever reached that mark.
  • Burnley have won one in eight at Elland Road.

Can the Clarets snap a four-game losing streak at Elland Road? Comment below.

  1. Brian McDermott to inspire Leeds to a win.

    Posted 1 year ago by Peter
  2. Like I said. 1 nil

    Posted 1 year ago by Peter
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