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FULL-TIME: Burnley 2, Leeds 1
5:06pm Saturday 15th March 2014 in Sport
BURNLEY came back from behind for the second time in three games to secure a 2-1 win and enhance their automatic promotion chances by going 10 points clear in second place.
The Clarets trailed to Championship top scorer Ross McCormack's 27th minute header.
Connor Wickham's long throw on the left was flicked on by Matt Smith in the box and McCormack, who had earlier been denied by the post, nodded powerfully past Tom Heaton from around 10 yards out.
Burnley were level just over 10 minutes later, with Kieran Trippier adding to his assist tally.
The right back's dangerous ball into the near post was challenge by Sam Vokes, and in trying to defend it under pressure from the striker Jason Pearce turned it into his own net through the legs of goalkeeper Jack Butland.
The Clarets came out stronger in the second half, as has been the case on so many occasions this season, and they were rewarded with what proved to be the winner in the 66th minute.
Junior Stanislas had a hand in the build-up, just minutes after coming off the bench to replace Ross Wallace.
The winger waited to feed Ben Mee on the overlap, the low cross was missed by Sam Vokes but struck well by Scott Arfield.
Tom Lees blocked the initial effort, but when the ball came back to Arfield the Scot made no mistake in finding the bottom left corner, and the Clarets went on to defend their lead well to stretch their unbeaten run to 14 games and widen the gap over third placed Derby County.
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