Leeds fans pleaded for it, Leeds fans got it.After a draw against QPR, fans were asking for Leeds to kick on and put in a performance against the Clarets.
Against fears of a bit of a hiding at the hands of a pretty rampant Burnley side, now unbeaten in 18 games, the Whites did just that.
They more than matched their more illustrious opponents in a game where they weren’t embarrased and actually largely nullified the attacking threat that Burnley posed. Burnley entered the game with a 34-goal strikeforce in Andre Gray (21) and Sam Voakes (13), two strikers ably assisted by a midfield packed with goals.
I say ‘largely nullified’ because Leeds were undone in the first minute, Scott Arfield sweeping home into Marco Silvestri’s bottom left corner after being fed a neat ball by Andre Gray. Leeds were guilty of not closing down quickly enough in this instance, it could have gotten much worse, thankfully it didn’t.
Leeds rode their luck at times, but they also created opportunities. Some of the play was such that you would be forgiven for not knowing that this was a game of mid vs top of the Championship.
After the game, and speaking to Adam Pope of BBC Radio Leeds, Steve Evans spoke about: how he felt Leeds were hard done to by the result, about the Whites profligacy in front of goal and on the referee and the decisions in the game.