Leeds United earned one of their biggest wins of the season against Burnley at Turf Moor, as Jack Harrison and Rodrigo starred in a 4-0 thrashing.
Burnley started very well, pressing Leeds high and making it uncomfortable to play out from the back. But The Whites were patient, working their way into the game and begun to dominate from the 20-minute mark onwards.
Dallas, Harrison and Alioski were among much of the action going forward in the first half, while Llorente was dominating at the back. Pascal Struijk came very close to scoring his second of the season from a nice corner-kick move, rising highest and heading just wide from seven yards out.
Mateusz Klich has struggled to find his shooting boots this season, but he broke his duck in this one as he whipped a beautiful shot from 25-yards as Leeds countered, nestling into the bottom-right corner on the stroke of half-time.
Great counter-attack from Leeds, everyone up but Klich didn't need them!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 15, 2021
What a finish! pic.twitter.com/vqG0bU7k6x
In the second half, Burnley started on the front foot again, with Vydra latching on to a loose ball and goes through on goal, taking one touch too many before firing across goal. Meslier made an excellent save with his trailing leg.
Just a few minutes later, Leeds doubled the lead. A cleared corner dropped to Alioski whose shot deflected off Jack Harrison at close range who tried his best to divert the ball toward goal. Fortunately, it slotted into the bottom-right corner.
An Alioski worldie finally finds the back of the net!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 15, 2021
With some help from Jack Harrison
Lovely flick pic.twitter.com/u4bEP9GOVU
The third was then assisted by Harrison as he slipped the substitute Rodrigo through on goal in the middle. His first touch swept the ball away from the centre-backs on either side of him and his second lifted it over Peacock-Farrell between the sticks.
That is top class!— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 15, 2021
Excellent ball from Harrison into Rodrigo who spins Tarkowski AND Mee!
Leeds are in the mood, love to see it! pic.twitter.com/IvdeXxPJ8j
The fourth was just as sublime, with Kalvin Phillips playing a brilliantly drilled ball across the field to Harrison on the left. He found Rodrigo in the middle once again with a great pass between the central defenders, with the Spaniard rounding the keeper and slipping the ball across the goal line to complete the victory.
Dallas ➡️ Phillips ➡️ Harrison ➡️Rodrigo ⚽— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 15, 2021
Leeds in full flow, what a joy to watch!! pic.twitter.com/MqHGu0vTh2
An excellent performance as the likes of Meslier, Dallas, Llorente and Alioski showing their worth, but Jack Harrison stole the show on the left-side, scoring once and assisting twice.
We’re now entering the final two games of the season, as Leeds United visit Southampton next.