Leeds United left it late to draw with Burnley at Turf Moor, as Patrick Bamford got off-the-mark ahead of the international break.
After a rough and tumble start to the game, Burnley pulled some momentum together, causing problems primarily from set pieces. Gudmundsson came close on 35 minutes with a curling effort from the far-right of the box, while it was Bamford who came closest for Burnley - heading a corner off the post late in the half.
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For Leeds, a couple of counters perhaps should’ve resulted in more. The first had Phillips find Bamford in the left channel, but his first touch let him down. The next had Rodrigo slip Raphinha in on the right channel, with the Brazilian flashing the ball across goal looking for Bamford to tap in at the back post, but he wasn’t there.
Burnley took the lead on the hour mark following a corner-kick which was met by Mee whose header was brilliantly tipped onto the bar my Meslier. Burnley recycled possession and Lowton’s shot at the penalty spot was helped on by Chris Wood at close-range to make it 1-0.
The Whites huffed and puffed, struggling to beat the Burnley block, but finally made the breakthrough on 86 minutes after Raphinha’s blocked shot from the right broke for Shackleton. He fired the ball back toward goal and Bamford prodded the ball home to grab a crucial equaliser for Leeds.
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Patrick Bamford equalises late on for Leeds at Turf Moor!
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Overall, a point will have to do but there is plenty of work to be done between now and the visit of Liverpool in two weeks’ time.