Leeds United went down 1-0 to league leaders Burnley on Saturday in a game won by Scott Arfield’s lightning-quick, sub-minute goal.
Leeds survived a few scares but more than held their own in a game against a Burnley team bristling with goals, as typified by their 34-goal, twin strikeforce of Andre Gray (21 goals) and Sam Vokes (13 goals).
Whilst Leeds didn’t entirely dominate a very good Burnley side, they did show that they were capable of playing football against good sides, something that the fans had been asking them to do all season.
Below are some of the reactions coming out of the game.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche
“It was a very tough win. I thought the freedom Leeds showed came from our good start and goal and we were a bit nervy and edgy, but we’re human, so I expect that. The crowd were the same and they are human as well, but you have to find a way to win and we’ve done it again. That’s a hugely important factor because we all know we can play better than that.”
Leeds head coach Steve Evans
“We got off to the worst possible start. It was a lack of concentration, but we went on and showed our character. Their goal cost us because of our inability to take chances. The Chris Wood chances, they’re bread and butter to him. Woody should have scored two and Antennuci should have had a penalty with his first involvement in the game. We played well enough and we dominated.”