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Leeds V Burnley- What We Learned

United opened the season with a 1-1 draw today at Elland Road. Here's what we learned today:

United celebrate after Antenucci scored the opener.
United celebrate after Antenucci scored the opener.
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United's 2015/16 season kicked-off earlier Saturday during a lunchtime televised match against Burnley.

As the crowd made Burnley aware they were the visitors, and Leeds were the favourites, the Whites started to get into their groove.

New recruit Stuart Dallas came close to scoring twice. As did Giuseppe Bellusci and Chris Wood. Things were going well for Leeds up until Michael Kightly, and Jelle Vossen both came close to scoring for Burnley.

But as the halftime whistle blew, we're deadlocked at 0's.

As the teams came out for the second half, Uwe Rosler's men looked ready for the challenge at hand. Alex Mowatt- the youngster- came a fraction of an inch away from scoring the first goal of the season.

With 20 minutes left, both managers made changes, and Rosler summoned Stuart Dallas to make his way to the bench in favour of Mirco Antenucci.

And that might have been Rosler's smartest move of the game- as Antenucci almost immediately went for a run, and opened up the scoring for the Whites.

But the lead didn't last long for Leeds, as former Leeds loanee Sam Vokes scored the equalizer three minutes after the Whites opened scoring, and that's where we end off- a 1-1 draw on opening day.

Rosler told the YEP : Mirco looked razor-sharp in training and the plan was always to bring him on towards the end of the game. His goal was outstanding. Although he started on the bench today he will have plenty of opportunities to start games this season."

"I am very happy with the way we handled the first day of the season, the big crowd and the atmosphere.

"Everyone contributed to the cause and the tempo from the beginning was very high. On the chances we should have won the game but Burnley never gave up in the Premier League and they showed that same quality today."