Leeds see off Burnley to end losing run

Leeds United's Stuart Dallas (right) scores their side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at Elland Road, Leeds. Picture date: Sunday January 2, 2022.


Leeds United ended a three-game losing run in the Premier League with a victory over Burnley at Elland Road that adds to the Clarets' own relegation fears.

Stuart Dallas curled in with 13 minutes to go and Daniel James' header then crept in as Marcelo Bielsa's side moved eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Stuart Dallas of Leeds United challenges for the high ball with Jack Cork of Burnley during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Burnley at Elland Road on January 02, 2022 in Leeds, England.


Jack Harrison had opened the scoring before the break, squeezing an effort inside the near post after Wayne Hennessey saved the winger's initial strike.

Substitute Maxwel Cornet's sublime free-kick levelled for Burnley, whose celebrations were soured when Matt Lowton was hit in the face with a bottle thrown from the crowd.

Defeat means Burnley remain 18th, two points from safety with a game in hand on Watford above them.

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