Championship Game of the Week – Burnley v Leeds 11th Dec 2010
This week’s stand out result for entertainment value in the Championship this weekend has to be the game between Burnley and Leeds at Turfmoor.
Leeds entered the game in the play off places whilst Burnley were sitting in the top half of the table within striking distance of the play off mix.
Leeds started the game the brighter but it was Burnley who took the lead just within the half hour mark, as Brian Easton converted an Andre Bikeycorner.
The home side then extended this lead on thirty seventh minutes as Alex Bruce failed to deal with a punt forward by Clarke Carlisle forward ball allowing Jay Rodriguez to react fastest and put Burnley firmly in the driving seat.
The score line stayed the same until half time meaning that for the second week in succession ChampionshipTalk’s game of the week had the home side holding one of the most dangerous leads in football.
Leeds did not deserve to be two nil down at half time, as they had their fair share of the game and it took only seven minutes for Max Gradel to smartly finish from Luciano Becchio’s header and put Leeds back in the game.
Leeds now pushed for an equaliser and in form Luciano Becchio drew the visitors level with a close range finish from a Paul Connolly cross on sixty six minutes.
With a remarkable comeback in the bag it was Leeds who believed that the game was there for the taking with Burnley shell shocked, Robert Snodgrass almost gave the away side the lead as he hit the cross bar and it seemed that it was only a matter of time before Leeds completed a memorable come from behind victory.
Indeed there was to be no repeat of last week’s ChampionshipTalk game of the week, where Danny Graham scored to make Leicester’s two goal comeback a fruitless endeavour.
This time the shoe was on the other foot as Leeds took the lead in the 85th minute it was Jonny Howson who scored to complete a remarkable victory for Leeds that puts them fourth in the table.