Leeds destroy sorry Burnley

17 May 2021 07:56 am, by Ellandback1


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Leeds destroy sorry Burnley

Five star Leeds Utd ripped apart their Lancashire foes at Turf Moor Saturday lunchtime in a 4-0 rout. The result itself was satisfying enough, but once you add bragging rights, playing against three former players, and sour grapes from the Clarets, you can't blame Leeds fans for being a little smug!

A rejuvenated Mateusz Klich opening the scoring just before half time. His surging run from midfield failed to be closed down; and the Polish International bent a curling shot from 25 yards into the right hand corner past the helpless Bailey Peacock Farrell.

Burnley could have equalised early in the second half when Vydra capitalised on a rare defensive error. He found himself one on one with Meslier, but the Frenchman thwarted the Czech's effort with his out stretched leg.

The Whites doubled their lead on the hour mark. Jack Harrison's cheeky back heel from Alioski's initial effort left Peacock Farrell flat footed.

Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson had a chance to pull one back from a tight angle, but Meslier was equal to the task.

To rub salt into the wounds, Rodrigo would add a third on 77 minutes. Harrisons sublime pass found the Brazilian with his back to goal on the edge of the penalty area. He skips past two defenders before chipping the ball past BPF.

The rout was complete two minutes later with a goal of the season contender. Harrison latches on to Phillips fifty yards pass. Running at goal, he slots the ball into the path of Rodrigo who calmly rounds the keeper before firing home from an acute angle.

Bring on the Saints tomorrow night!



McNeil reports Alioski to FA

Burnley winger Dwight McNeil has reported Ezgjan Alioski to the FA for making an alleged racist gesture during Saturdays match at Turf Moor. The incident took place in the 70th minute after a challenge from the Burnley winger sent the North Macedonian sprawling. Alioski retaliated, and appeared to placed his hands behind his ears and pull strange faces at the mixed race player.

With so much hype over racism in football, its strange that none of the commentators highlighted the incident which was seen by millions of people around the World. Unfortunately for McNeil, the camera's also picked up on him spitting in Alioski's face, which due to obvious health concerns regarding Covid carries a criminal assault charge! I wonder whether this will be dealt with?

Fourth official Anthony Taylor made match referee Graham Scott aware of Alioski's face pulling, and brought Dyche and Bielsa together for a lengthy discussion.

Are we uncovering a massive undercurrent of racism that has gone unnoticed for years, and is only now being addressed or are we seeing political correctness reach colossal proportions spreading their anti racism slogans where they are either making little difference or perhaps don't exist? Shouldn't more money and effort be put into educating our children at an early age about race?

Could we soon be getting to the stage that we avoid other races, in fear that we may accidently upset them? A few years ago, would McNeil have got so upset about Alioski's face pulling?



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Irish Ian wrote on 18 May 2021 04:56 pm

billysboots wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 9:15 am Anyone know what Westwood’s beef was?
I saw Raph go after him after the game it looked like Raph was unhappy that Westwood tried to injure him.

I suppose after what happened to Raph at Man City he has a point.

Ellandback1 wrote on 17 May 2021 01:43 pm

mothbanquet wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 8:50 am Burnley

Apparently a bitter Westwood started a scrap with Raph in the tunnel after the game. If this is true, and I'm inclined to believe it is considering the circumstances, then it just goes to show the primeval, guttural culture of Dyche's League 2+ football. This time there were no excuses for them, nothing to blame except their own inadequacy and it all came out on the pitch.

They just showed themselves for what they are, growing increasingly aggressive as they tired and slowed and we ran circles around them. Bollocks to them, their glorified 80s throwbacks and their petulant tempter tantrums. They're on a downward trajectory as a club and hopefully they'll get relegated next season.

McNeil

What really infuriates me about this affair is not that it's being escalated as a matter of dry, clinical procedure without a lick of common sense applied at any stage, not that it's something that could wrongfully put a black mark on Alioski's career, not that it's a totally transparent and childish response to a childish action - but that it trivialises the whole idea of racial abuse and automatically makes everyone that much more sceptical of real incidents going forward.

McNeil has taken a serious matter and used it for his own petty purposes, and for that he should be ashamed.
Didn't they have an issue when Westwood thought Raph went down too easily,and Westwood made a bee line towards RaPH, but Llorente wasn't having any of it....

Ellandback1 wrote on 17 May 2021 01:37 pm

billysboots wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 9:15 am Anyone know what Westwood’s beef was?
He thought Raphinha made a meal over the tackle. Fair play to Llorente, as if to say you better not!

mothbanquet wrote on 17 May 2021 10:46 am

Carrick Dave wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 10:09 am Morning troops, I’ve been basking in that result all weekend, what a great time to be Leeds.

Regarding Alioski, the country appears to be full of four-year-old racists. I fear for the future.

Tarkowski, Westwood and McNeil were exposed for the limited, unimaginative and Luddite imitations of PL players they really are, and will be plying their trade in the lower leagues again soon enough. I hope Raphinha chinned Westwood in the tunnel.

Earlier in the season I thought Rodrigo was carrying a bit of excess weight, but now he looks like superman, Marcelo’s training regime has had the usual beneficial effect.

Finally, I saw somewhere that getting to the final of the Europa Mickey Conference adds 15 games to the season, 17 if you don’t win your group. I think we’d be happy to allow a competitor that opportunity, it could be the difference between a great second season and struggling.
Good points all. Didn't even consider that about Rodders but now you mention it he does look much leaner and quicker.

Carrick Dave wrote on 17 May 2021 10:09 am

Morning troops, I’ve been basking in that result all weekend, what a great time to be Leeds.

Regarding Alioski, the country appears to be full of four-year-old racists. I fear for the future.

Tarkowski, Westwood and McNeil were exposed for the limited, unimaginative and Luddite imitations of PL players they really are, and will be plying their trade in the lower leagues again soon enough. I hope Raphinha chinned Westwood in the tunnel.

Earlier in the season I thought Rodrigo was carrying a bit of excess weight, but now he looks like superman, Marcelo’s training regime has had the usual beneficial effect.

Finally, I saw somewhere that getting to the final of the Europa Mickey Conference adds 15 games to the season, 17 if you don’t win your group. I think we’d be happy to allow a competitor that opportunity, it could be the difference between a great second season and struggling.