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Leeds United announce Burnley League Cup match will be shown live at Elland Road

Drop on by the ground and have a pint while you watch a broadcast of the match

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The demand for Leeds United tickets seems to be rather high these days with the success of the team on the pitch and the return of normalcy in the owner’s box. Traveling to away matches is often a challenge for fans, and without the ability to watch many matches on television, the club announced they were going to show a beamback of Saturday’s Millwall match at Elland Road.

It appears that the Millwall beamback must be a success so far, even though the match isn’t until Saturday, because the club has announced another match will be shown live at Elland Road.

The League Cup match against Burnley will be shown at Elland Road next Tuesday, 19 September. And while paying £10 to see a match shown on television, and not live, might seem a bit daft, it might be the only shot many fans have to see the match. Well, without resorting to dodgy streams at least.

The away ticket allocation to Burnley sold out quite fast, and it’s not surprising that the demand to see the match would greatly outstrip the supply. Not only is the club taking on a Premier League opponent in the Burnley match, but both Charlie Taylor and Chris Wood left for the Lancashire club during the summer transfer window.

Many Leeds fans might fancy the club’s chances in the League Cup against Burnley, as Burnley under Sean Dyche has not made Cup matches a very big priority. Last year, non-League Lincoln City was able to go to Burnley and win a famous victory in the FA Cup, which allowed Lincoln to travel to London and play a match at the Emirates Stadium against Arsenal. Leeds have played giant-killers in Cup matches before, although a mid-table Premier League team shouldn’t be considered a “giant” with the way that the club is playing currently.

So stop on by the ground, have a pint or two, and watch the lads take on Burnley with a few hundred fellow Leeds supporters. And cheer the team on as they show Wood and Taylor what they’re missing back in Yorkshire. MOT