Burnley 1 Leeds 1: Bamford's late goal cancels out Chris Wood's second-half toe poke in feisty affair at Turf Moor
PATRICK BAMFORD celebrated his England call-up by grabbing a late equaliser to extend Burnley’s home misery.
Former Leeds man Chris Wood scored just after the hour to put the Clarets in touching distance of a first home win in 12 games – dating back to late January.
But Leeds had other ideas as Bamford pounced four minutes from time to rescue a point for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
A feisty clash saw two Burnley players booked in the first-half when they could easily have seen red on another day.
First Ashley Barnes launched into a wild challenge on Stuart Dallas – and later Ben Mee was very late on Bamford – but ref Michael Oliver was feeling lenient.
In terms of the action, Bamford and Rodrigo linked up superbly to play in Raphinha who looked certain to score but rolled his effort across the face of goal.
Kalvin Phillips then crossed for his new England team-mate Bamford but his touch was too heavy and Nick Pope was able to save.
Dwight McNeil was on the line to clear an effort from Raphinha although replays showed it was going wide anyway.
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But Burnley had their moments too with Ashley Barnes seeing a volley pushed away by Illan Meslier and Bamford heading an Ashley Westwood corner against his own post.
The home side were better after the interval with Westwood and McNeil both seeing long range efforts go just wide.
But the breakthrough finally came just after the hour – from the first shot on target of the game.
James Tarkowski’s header from a corner hit the underside of the bar – but the visitors were unable to clear their lines.
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The ball eventually dropped to Matt Lowton whose goalbound effort was deflected past Meslier by Wood.
It was the 30,000th goal in Premier League history – but it did not prove to be enough.
Raphinha did well down the right and sub Jamie Shackleton’s drilled shot deflected off Mee before Bamford touched home from close range.
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