Burnley v Leeds United player ratings: James Tarkowski 4, Chris Wood 4; Jack Harrison 8, Rodrigo 9

Clarets put to the sword as Bielsa's side seal impressive 4-0 victory at Turf Moor

Substitute Rodrigo scored twice as Leeds United thrashed Burnley 4-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Mateusz Klich put Marcelo Bielsa's side ahead on the stroke of half-time. Leeds punished Burnley after the break as Jack Harrison added a second before providing the two assists as Rodrigo came off the bench to bag a brace.

The Yorkshiremen now hold a four-point cushion over 11th-placed Aston Villa before Dean Smith's side head to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Leeds had already passed up golden opportunities for Pascal Struijk and Stuart Dallas before getting their first a minute before the break.

Klich strode forward on a counter-attack and, when afforded time and space, the Polish midfielder picked his spot and bent the ball inside the post.

Burnley were 2-0 down before the hour mark as Harrison got a touch to flick Ezgjan Alioski's low shot into the net.

Moments before that goal, Patrick Bamford was replaced by Rodrigo and the Spain forward tore Burnley to shreds.

Rodrigo got his first in the 76th minute as his touch from Harrison's pass carried him beyond James Tarkowski and Ben Mee before a delightful dink lifted the ball over the advancing Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Burnley were still reeling from that when Leeds carved them open again, Phillips' superb pass finding Harrison who in turn fed Rodrigo, with the forward rounding the goalkeeper before slotting home.

Published: May 15, 2021 06:40 PM

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