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Ross McCormack grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Leeds 2-1 Burnley.
Danny Pugh takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.
Booking for Lee Grant.
Lloyd Sam produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
Ross McCormack is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Adam Clayton, save made by Lee Grant.
Danny Pugh takes a outswinging corner. An own goal is conceded by Brian Easton. Leeds 1-1 Burnley.Danny Pugh provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Brian Easton by Adam Clayton. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
Mikael Forssell takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Foul by Mikael Forssell on David Edgar, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Shot by Ross McCormack from a long way out goes over the net.
Effort on goal by Andros Townsend from just inside the penalty area goes over the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Adam Clayton from the left by-line, save by Lee Grant.
Unfair challenge on Ross Wallace by Aidan White results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ross Wallace, save by Andy Lonergan.
(Leeds) makes a substitution, with Ross McCormack coming on for Ramon Nunez.
Sam Vokes replaces Charlie Austin.
Andros Townsend takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.
Shot from outside the box by Dean Marney misses to the left of the target.
Unfair challenge on Charlie Austin by Andros Townsend results in a free kick. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
Effort from long distance by Jay Rodriguez goes wide right of the goal.
(Leeds) makes a substitution, with Mikael Forssell coming on for Luciano Becchio.
Charlie Austin finds the net with a goal from just outside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Leeds 0-1 Burnley.The assist for the goal came from Dean Marney.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Marney by Danny Pugh. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Long range shot from Zac Thompson misses to the left of the target.
Inswinging corner taken by Adam Clayton from the left by-line, Brian Easton makes a clearance.
Adam Clayton takes a outswinging corner.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andros Townsend by Ben Mee. Ben Mee receives a caution. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ramon Nunez, save by Lee Grant.
Outswinging corner taken by Adam Clayton, clearance by Andre Amougou.
Chris McCann takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ramon Nunez from the left by-line, Foul by Alex Bruce on Brian Easton, free kick awarded. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
Ramon Nunez takes a inswinging corner.
Corner taken by Lloyd Sam from the right by-line, Charlie Austin makes a clearance.
Zac Thompson has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.
Corner taken right-footed by Ramon Nunez from the right by-line, clearance by Ross Wallace.
Darren O'Dea takes a shot. Blocked by David Edgar.
Short corner taken by Ramon Nunez.
David Edgar receives a yellow card. Foul by David Edgar on Andros Townsend, free kick awarded. Ramon Nunez produces a cross, Lloyd Sam takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Mee.
Andre Amougou concedes a free kick for a foul on Luciano Becchio. Free kick taken by Alex Bruce.
Andros Townsend has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
Short corner worked by Ramon Nunez.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Andros Townsend played to the near post, Jay Rodriguez makes a clearance.
Ramon Nunez is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Ramon Nunez by Ross Wallace results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Ramon Nunez from the free kick, David Edgar gets a block in.
Foul by Ross Wallace on Andros Townsend, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ramon Nunez.
Unfair challenge on Aidan White by David Edgar results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Andros Townsend.
A cross is delivered by Aidan White.
Unfair challenge on Ben Mee by Danny Pugh results in a free kick. Danny Pugh is shown a yellow card. Andre Amougou restarts play with the free kick.
Effort on goal by Danny Pugh from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Ramon Nunez takes a short corner.
Luciano Becchio concedes a free kick for a foul on Chris McCann. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
Ramon Nunez takes a shot. Lee Grant makes a save.
Andre Amougou is brought on as a substitute for Junior Stanislas.
Darren O'Dea concedes a free kick for a foul on Brian Easton. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Ramon Nunez from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Jay Rodriguez.
Junior Stanislas takes a shot. Save made by Andy Lonergan.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Trippier on Luciano Becchio. Kieran Trippier is sent off by the referee for second bookable offence. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andros Townsend, Charlie Austin makes a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas from the left by-line, clearance made by Alex Bruce.
Andros Townsend has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.
Lee Grant fouled by Luciano Becchio, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
Kieran Trippier challenges Andros Townsend unfairly and gives away a free kick. Kieran Trippier is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick crossed right-footed by Andros Townsend, save by Lee Grant.
Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line, Andy Lonergan makes a save.
Charlie Austin takes a shot. Save by Andy Lonergan.
The referee gives a free kick against Jay Rodriguez for handball. Andy Lonergan takes the indirect free kick.
Patrick Kisnorbo goes off and Lloyd Sam comes on. Inswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace, clearance made by Darren O'Dea.
Corner taken by Andros Townsend played to the near post.
Unfair challenge on Charlie Austin by Patrick Kisnorbo results in a free kick. Kieran Trippier takes the direct free kick.
Brian Easton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andros Townsend. Alex Bruce restarts play with the free kick.
Brian Easton concedes a free kick for a foul on Aidan White. Free kick taken by Andy Lonergan.
Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Charlie Austin goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Inswinging corner taken by Junior Stanislas from the right by-line.
Darren O'Dea gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jay Rodriguez. Ben Mee takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Charlie Austin on Patrick Kisnorbo, free kick awarded. Andy Lonergan restarts play with the free kick.
Lees back for Leeds
Leeds defender Tom Lees is expected to return to the side for the home clash with Burnley.
Lees missed Saturday's 4-1 defeat at Barnsley due to concussion sustained at Derby on Boxing Day, but is likely to return to help shore up Leeds' leaky defence.
Manager Simon Grayson said he was "embarrassed" by his players' performance at Oakwell and can be expected to make several other changes as Leeds look to halt a run of three straight defeats.
Winger Robert Snodgrass remains sidelined following his appendix operation on Thursday, as does skipper Jonny Howson, who has missed the last four games due to a knee injury.
Midfielder Adam Clayton and striker Luciano Becchio could return to the starting line-up and Grayson may include Alex Bruce in his back four following his early recall from his loan spell at Huddersfield.
Leeds have slipped to 10th place in the table, four points adrift of the play-offs, after taking only one point from their last four matches.
Andros Townsend will go straight into the Whites' squad after arriving on loan from Tottenham until the end of the season.
Defender Michael Duff remains Burnley's only injury concern.
A hamstring problem ruled Duff out of the Claret's 1-0 triumph over Hull on New Year's Eve - a victory that stretched their current purple patch to six wins in seven matches - and he will be assessed before the Elland Road clash.
Elsewhere competition for places in Eddie Howe's matchday squad is rife, with winger Junior Stanislas targeting a return to the 16 after Keith Treacy took his starting berth against Hull.
Howe is relishing a Roses battle that is sure to be played out before a fervent crowd.
"The game against Leeds last was the first time that I've sampled that atmosphere at Elland Road and I thought it was a great game and a great atmosphere," he told Press Association Sport.
"We'll be very keen to go there and try and get a positive result. It would mean everything to us and our supporters so hopefully we can do that."
McCormack late show saves Leeds
Ross McCormack struck what could prove to be one of the most vital goals of Simon Grayson's time in charge of Leeds five minutes into injury time, as United came from behind to beat 10-man Burnley 2-1.
Going into the game with a three-game losing run behind him and a very public demand of promotion from outspoken owner Ken Bates hanging over his head, some could have been forgiven for writing Grayson's Elland Road obituary when his men fell behind to Charlie Austin's 69th-minute opener.
But the under-pressure boss was given a leg-up by Brian Easton's own goal with four minutes left and, when it looked as though he would have to take a draw against 10 men back to his chairman, McCormack pounced on Lee Grant's fumble of Andros Townsend's long-range strike to send his manager on an emotional charge of celebration down the touchline.
The end result was perhaps harsh on Burnley, who had looked set to record an eighth win in nine games when Austin scored - his goal coming some 40 minutes after Kieran Trippier had been sent off for two bookings, both of which came for fouls on lively debutant Townsend.
But it was Leeds who had the last word, with top scorer McCormack coming off the bench to grab his 12th and most important of the season.
Grayson said after Saturday's 4-1 loss to Barnsley that some players may never play for him again and he stayed true to his word, making five changes, although it was Burnley who started better with Austin spurning a one-on-one chance.
Leeds then lost captain Patrick Kisnorbo to a 14th-minute knee injury that forced Grayson into another reshuffle, and he was thankful to see Andy Lonergan turn Austin's opportunistic 25-yard drive over as he changed his side around.
Burnley began to fade after that second Austin effort and Townsend in particular opted to try and swing momentum in favour of the home side. Tripper was the man in his sights and twice in the space of six minutes he torched past the full-back, with referee Mike Brown brandishing a yellow card on both occasions, with the second one perhaps only worthy of a warning.
In between the two bookings Townsend ran at the Burnley defence and drilled wide but, after that and Trippier's dismissal, both sides seemed without idea and limped through to the interval.
Leeds displayed a shade more invention at the start of the second half, with Ramon Nunez twice putting in crosses that caused Grant problems and Townsend fizzing a strike over from the corner of the area.
Townsend was relentless in his pursuit of whoever was occupying Burnley's right-back berth and, after he drew a foul and a booking from David Edgar, Leeds mounted their first real spell of pressure which saw Brian Easton head away from under his own bar and Darren O'Dea then clip the top of the goal with a looping header.
Ben Mee then received the fourth yellow card of the afternoon awarded for a foul on Townsend, and from the subsequent free-kick, Nunez worked Grant for the first time.
Leeds rookie Zac Thompson then saw a volley scrape past Grant's post from 25 yards, before Austin went one better at the other end, giving Burnley the lead out of nothing.
A long ball from Dean Marney fell to him in the box and, as the Leeds defence held back, he snapped at a half-volley on the turn and found Lonergan's bottom corner with his 10th of the season.
Leeds were initially stunned, but got a fortuitous break when Easton turned Adam Clayton's corner beyond Grant with four minutes left and then, when a draw looked on, McCormack pounced to offer his boss some welcome relief.
Townsend's 25-yarder should have been a regulation save for Grant, but the keeper spilled the ball and McCormack did the rest.
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