Leeds United traveled to Burnley looking for their first league win in exactly a month. There were two changes to Neil Warnock's side as Adam Drury was recalled, moving Lee Peltier to centre back in place of Tom Lees while Luciano Becchio was back in the side in place of Luke Varney.
There was little to report in a first half which the home slightly edged. Having said that the best chance of the half fell to El-Hadji Diouf when United's 21 fired his shot over the bar. He should have done better. Burnley's best effort of the first period came in the shape of a long range effort from Keiran Trippier. His powerful shot was well saved by Friday's man of the match Paddy Kenny.
United came out for the second half looking a better side and actually appeared as though they were going to try and win the game. United's best chance of the match fell to Aidan White when Diouf had done well to tee up the Republic of Ireland Under-21. Unforunately for United, White lost the finishing prowess that he found against Everton and a glorious chance was tamely missed.
You got the feeling Leeds had missed their chance to win the game as Burnley started to come forward for the first time in the second half. It's got to be up there with one of the worst substitutions I have ever seen a Leeds manager make but Neil Warnock replaced Adam Drury with Danny Pugh. The first play of the ball down United's left hand side saw Danny Pugh beaten, a cross delivered and it was 1-0 to the hosts after Charlie Austin put the ball into the net with his head, scoring his 20th goal of the season.
It was a game that United could have won but they lost and the Whites now sit 15th in the league table. Leeds are desperate for a win on Saturday against Watford, only time will tell if they will get it.