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Burnley v Leeds United Live Commentary, 15/05/2021

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0 - 4
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LEE
M. Klich (44)
J. Harrison (59)
Rodrigo (77)
Rodrigo (79)
Turf Moor

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That's all for today, goodbye!
Burnley remain 15th in the table and fail to move above Southampton and Crystal Palace. They host Champions League chasing Liverpool next week as they try to bounce back from today. Leeds extend their lead above Aston Villa and remain in the top half of the table. Bielsa's side travel to the southcoast and face Southampton next in the league.
That was an impressive performance and victory for Leeds despite Burnley's poor defending. Klich opened the scoring with a brilliantly curled effort from outside the box at the end of the first half. Leeds secured the win as Harrison ran the show in the second half with a goal and two assists for substitute Rodrigo as well. Burnley will be disappointed with their peformance but Leeds were just too good for them today and had the piece of quality that the home side lacked.
90' + 3' FULL TIME: Burnley 0-4 Leeds.
90' There will be three added minutes to play at the end of this match.
87' Rodrigo almost scores a third but Taylor does well to get back and put in a challenge on the striker to concede the corner.
84' Barnes tries to get on the end of a cross from Taylor but Meslier is there to pluck the ball from the air yet again. Barnes fouled Meslier as he went up for a header as well.
83' Rodrigo is just the second player to score a Premier League brace as a substitute for Leeds United, after Robbie Keane against Man City in January 2001.
I. Poveda-Ocampo
Raphinha
Leeds United
81' Raphina is replaced by Poveda as Leeds make their final substitution of the match. The Brazillian has put in a real shift on his return to the side and he gets a deserved rest.
J. Harrison
Assist
Leeds United
79' Phillips pings the ball out wide to Harrison as Leeds start their counter attack. The winger drives forward and slides the ball through for Rodrigo to run on to and round the goalkeeper to make it four. Harrison has been exceptional today for the away side. 
Rodrigo
Goal
Leeds United
79' GOALLL! RODRIGO GETS HIS SECOND! Two goals in two minutes for the substitute who has proved to his manager that he made the right call by replacing Bamford. Harrison feeds Rodrigo yet again and the striker rounds the 'keeper before slotting the ball home to make it four. What a performance from Leeds today.
J. Harrison
Assist
Leeds United
77' Harrison plays the killer pass right into Rodrigo's feet and the Spaniard does the rest. The vision from Harrison was brilliant. He could have easily played it wide and retained possession but instead he gets a brilliant assist to cap a brilliant performance.
Rodrigo
Goal
Leeds United
77' GOALL! RODRIGO MAKES IT THREE! What a brilliant finish that is from the Spaniard. The substitute picks the ball up on the edge of the box and his first touch allows him to burst between Tarkowski and Mee before calmly lifting the ball over Peacock-Farrell into the net. That is a world class finish and surely game over now.
T. Roberts
M. Klich
Leeds United
76' Roberts replaces Klich in midfield as Bielsa makes his second change of the match with just 15 minutes to play.
74' CHANCE! Gudmundsson plays a one-two with Westwood and finds himself in a great position inside the box but his shot is straight at Meslier who concedes the corner. That was another massive chance for Burnley.
72' Referee Graham Scott has paused play briefly to talk to the managers on the touchline. It's not clear why play has been paused but there is something the referee is making clear to both managers, Alioski and Ayling.
J. Guðmunds­son
D. McNeil
Burnley
70' Gudmundsson replaces McNeil as Burnley make their final change of the match. McNeil's performance hasn't been anywhere near good enough in this second half so it's no surprise to see him substituted.
68' Leeds are fully in control of this game now. Burnley's midfield look tired and Phillips is running the show for Leeds in that area. The final 20 minutes could be very tough for the home side.
J. Rodriguez
M. Vydra
Burnley
65' Vydra is also replaced as Burnley make a double substitution with Rodriguez taking his place. Both strikers have been replaced now as Sean Dyche looks to shake things up in attack to find a goal and get back into this game.
A. Barnes
C. Wood
Burnley
65' Wood is replaced by Barnes as the first change for Burnley.
65' Sean Dyche looks to be preparing two changes for his side in an effort to get back into this game.
A. Westwood
Yellow Card
Burnley
65' Yellow Card Ashley Westwood
K. Phillips
Yellow Card
Leeds United
63' Phillips picks up the first booking of the match after a late challenge on Cork in midfield. 
E. Alioski
Assist
Leeds United
60' The corner from Dallas is cleared to the feet of Alioski who fires a shot from the edge of the box. The defender is lucky that Harrison was there to divert the ball back on target and into the net because his shot was going wide of the post. Leeds double their lead and finally have some breathing room in this game.
J. Harrison
Goal
Leeds United
59' GOALLL! HARRISON MAKES IT TWO! What a brilliant flick from Harrison! The winger is jogging back towards the edge of the box after thinking the chance from the corner is gone but Alioski's shot is heading wide and Harrison reacts quickly to flick the ball into the net giving Peacock-Farrell no chance from close range. 2-0 Leeds.
Rodrigo
P. Bamford
Leeds United
58' Bamford is replaced by Rodrigo as Bielsa makes his first change of the match. Bamford has struggled against Mee and Tarkowski today and possibly feels Rodrigo can have a better impact with his pace and movement.
57' It looks as though Leeds are preparing Rodrigo on the touchline to replace Bamford. If so, that's a big call by Bielsa to substitute their star striker.
56' WHAT A SAVE! Vydra pounces on a loose pass by Phillips and skips pass Struijk before firing a shot towards the far post but Meslier closes the angle down and pulls off a brilliant save with his trailing leg to deflect the shot wide of the target. That was a massive chance for the home side to level things up at Turf Moor.
54' Burnley's quick passing play has gone out the window now as Peacock-Farrell has just played five long balls up to Wood in the last two minutes. They looked much more dangerous when they were knocking the ball around with pace rather than hoofing the ball long for the strikers to chase.
51' UNLUCKY! Tarkowski wins a header from a long ball and the ball falls to Westwood who hits it on the volley with the outside of his boot and the ball spirals just wide of the target. That was very close to being the equaliser for the home side.
48' Leeds have started the second half well and are looking to double their lead early on here as Burnley are struggling under the pressure being put on them by the away side.
46' We're underway for the second half.
As things stand, Leeds will increase their advantage over Aston Villa and remain in the top half of the table, solidifying a brilliant first season back in the top flight. Meanwhile, Burnley will remain 15th and fail to move above Southampton and Crystal Palace in the table despite already securing safety.
A very balanced half ends with Leeds taking the lead through a brilliant solo effort from Klich. The game felt like it was missing that final piece of quality until Klich bent the ball in brilliantly from the edge of the box. Leeds deserve to be ahead having created the better of the chances in the first half. Burnley started brightly but tailed off towards the half hour mark and the away side took control from there. The home side are still in this game and will look to their star man Wood to fire them level after the break.
45' + 2' HALF TIME: Burnley 0-1 Leeds
45' Leeds United have scored more Premier League goals from outside the box this season than any other team. 
45' There will be two added minutes to play at the end of the first half.
Raphinha
Assist
Leeds United
44' Raphina receives the ball on the edge of his own penalty box and drives forward before feeding it into Klich who did all the rest on his own. Raphina hasn't been able to show his attacking talent a lot this game but his defensive work has been brilliant all half. The Brazillian put in a vital tackle on Vydra before picking the ball up again and playing in Klich. It's really smart play from the Leeds players and they get the opener they've deserved.
M. Klich
Goal
Leeds United
44' GOALLL! Klich opens the scoring! He picks the ball up just inside the Burnley half and cuts in on his right foot on the edge of the box before curling his shot into the bottom corner. No Burnley players closed him down and gave him all the space to take his time and bend the ball into the back of the net. 1-0 Leeds.
40' There's just five minutes left to play in this half and neither side have really threatened to take the lead so far. Taylor drives past a few players but his cross is really poor and Leeds regain possession.
37' JUST OVER! Harrison bursts down the left before drilling a low cross into the box, Bamford misses it but it falls to Raphina who flicks the ball up and goes for a spectacular bicycle kick that skims the crossbar. Klich isn't happy with Raphina as he was in a better position for the shot.
35' CHANCE! Raphina is fed the ball down the right and beats the offside trap well. He pulls the back to Alioski who is all on his own but his shot is terrible! The ball rolls all the way out for a throw just by the corner flag. That shot was so bad Bielsa has kicked his stool over on the touchline. That was a massive chance to take the lead but it's wasted by the away side.
33' Sean Dyche is camped on the edge of his technical area howling instructions at his midfielders to try and regain control of this match. McNeil has just started to drift more central in the last five minutes in an effort to support the two strikers.
30' GREAT TACKLE! Harrison picks the ball up just inside the Burnley half and drives across the pitch before sliding the ball into Raphina who looked destined to score but Taylor was there to make a last ditch tackle and get the ball behind for a corner. That was brilliant attacking play and fantastic defending to stop a certain goal.
27' Dallas whips in a great corner that causes a lot of panic in the box but Cork somehow gets it clear for another corner. Burnley are living dangerously at the moment.
24' Llorente is back on the pitch now as Raphina is fouled by McNeil. After a slow start, Leeds have started to take control of this game now as Burnley's impressive start has tailed off.
22' Llorente is down on the edge of the Burnley box holding his lower back. It looked as though Tarkowski's knee made contact with the Spaniard's back as they challenged for a header. That's a sore one and play will be stopped whilst he receives treatment.
20' Taylor goes on a brilliant run down the left before clipping the ball into the box but Meslier does really well to rise and claim the cross as Wood was lurking. The game has just started to get a bit scrappy now with both sides wasting chances and possession of the ball.
18' Burnley waste a good chance as the ball is cleared, Lowton floats it back into the box and Wood crashes in to Meslier before the referee blows his whistle for a foul on the young goalkeeper.
16' CLOSE! Leeds win the ball back on the edge of the Burnley box with Alioski. The defender floats a ball towards the back post and gets flicked on to Dallas who shoots on the swivel and the ball flies just over the target. That was a good move by the away side as they start to impose themselves on this match.
13' Tarkowski drives forward with the ball and does really well to keep possession and hold off Phillips before spraying the ball across field to McNeil. The winger beats his man but his cross is really poor and spirals behind the Leeds goal. 
10' Bamford drifts by Mee and fires a shot towards the bottom corner but Peacock-Farrell saves well with his feet. Alioski tries to follow up on the rebound but the Burnley 'keeper is there again to react and hold onto the ball. 
8' Leeds are beginning to gain a foothold in this game now as Phillips has started to pick up the ball in good spaces in midfield and feed the attacking players for the away side. Bamford is doing his best to pressure the ball but so far he's not having any success.
5' Vydra intercepts a loose pass from Llorente and plays to Cork on the edge of the box before sliding it out towards Brownhill who whips a curling effort towards the far post and it zips just wide of the target. Burnley have been brilliant in the opening stages and look to be playing with a lot of freedom after securing their Premier League safety for another season.
4' Burnley have started brightly here, passing the ball around quickly and creating some good chances around the Leeds penalty box.
3' Brownhill wins a corner for the home side after his cross deflected off Alioski.
1' KICK OFF: We're underway at Turf Moor.
The teams are in the tunnel. Kick off is moments away at Turf Moor.
Illan Meslier is the youngest goalkeeper in Premier League history to keep 10+ clean sheets in a season at 21 years old and 54 days.
Marcelo Bielsa makes two changes from the 3-1 win against Tottenham. Phillips and Raphina replace Roberts and Robin Koch in the Leeds midfield.
Sean Dyche names an unchaged side from the 2-0 win over Fulham. Chris Wood continues to lead the line for the home side. Peacock-Farrell continues to start as Nick Pope remains sidelined with a shoulder injury.
SUBSTITUTES: Kiko Casilla, Liam Cooper, Ian Poveda, Tyler Roberts, Rodrigo, Leif Davis, Gaetano Berardi, Jamie Shackleton, Jack Jenkins.
LEEDS UNITED XI (4-1-4-1): Illan Meslier; Luke Ayling, Diego Llorente, Pascal Struijk, Ezgjan Alioski; Kalvin Phillips; Raphina, Stuart Dallas, Mateusz Klich, Jack Harrison; Patrick Bamford.
SUBSTITUTES: Will Norris, Jimmy Dunne, Lewis Richardson, Richard Nartey, Erik Pieters, Jay Rodriguez, Ashley Barnes, Johann Berg Gudmundsson.
BURNLEY XI (4-4-2): Bailey Peacock-Farrell; Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Josh Brownhill, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil; Matej Vydra, Chris Wood.
Leeds haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last nine Premier League away games, as Burnley come into this fixture in fine goalscoring form. Chris Wood has scored eight goals in his last eight Premier League matches as he played a vital part in Burnley securing safety for another season, scoring in the previous match against Fulham.
Welcome to live coverage of Burnley v Leeds United in the Premier League. Kick off is in 30 minutes.