Leeds destroy sorry Burnley
17 May 2021 07:56 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Monday 17th May, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road
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?