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Bamford penalty gives Leeds victory over Burnley


Patrick Bamford scored the only goal from the penalty spot as Leeds United overcame Burnley in their Premier League clash at Elland Road on Sunday.

Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford celebrates with teammates after scoring the only goal in their Premier League game against Burnley at Elland Road on Sunday. Picture: Molly Darlington, Reuters

LEEDS – A fifth-minute penalty from Patrick Bamford was enough to give Leeds United a 1-0 win over Burnley at Elland Road in the Premier League on Sunday, but Sean Dyche’s side were left furious after an Ashley Barnes effort was ruled out.

Bamford, who spent a spell on loan at Burnley earlier in his career, drilled home the early spot kick after referee Robert Jones ruled that Burnley keeper Nick Pope had brought down the Leeds forward.

Burnley were flabbergasted, however, when Barnes hooked the ball into the net after Leeds keeper Illan Meslier had failed to reach a high ball into the box, only for the goal to be ruled out.

Jones ruled that Burnley defender Ben Mee had fouled Meslier before the ball fell to Barnes, although replays suggested it had been the keeper who fouled Mee.

The Clarets dominated after the break but Meslier, who struggled with crosses throughout the game, did well to keep out near post drives from Barnes.

Leeds move up to 11th place on 20 points, while Burnley are 16th on 13 points.


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