Leeds United 1-0 Burnley: Bamford’s early penalty earns Leeds 3-points

Leeds 1-0 Sheffield Late Bamford goal ensures 3-points for Leeds

Leeds have recovered from their Old Trafford humiliation with a narrow win against Burnley.

Leeds United have picked up a 1-0 win against Burnley at Elland Road, with Patrick Bamford finding the scoresheet.

The hosts were awarded a penalty after goalkeeper Nick Pope brought down Bamford. The English striker converted it successfully from the Spot, leaving no chance for Pope.

Ashley Barnes’ goal was ruled out minutes later when the referee pointed out Burnley defender Mee had fouled Leeds keeper Illan Meslier in the build-up. The decision left the visitors disappointed.

Sean Dyche’s side dominated the proceedings in the second half but that couldn’t prevent them from suffering a narrow defeat.

The win must have handed Leeds a much-needed momentum following their harrowing 6-2 defeat Manchester United last week. 

Marcelo Bielsa’s men, who are 11th in the table,  have been fluctuating on their return to the Premier League and it remains to be seen how they can build from the win against Burnley.

The Clarets were unfortunate to pick up following their impressive win over Wolves as they are currently 17th in the table.

Bielsa offered his thoughts on the win: What I normally have responded is we have had ups and downs, variations. Our objective was to compete on an even keel with all our opponents, but it’s not an easy task. For example, if you look at the end of the second half, in which we had to adapt to a situation we hadn’t faced until now, where the result was in danger. Every game in the PL is a big challenge.