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FULL-TIME: Leeds 1, Burnley 2
5:04pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in Football
SAM Vokes' fourth goal in eight league games proved decisive as the Clarets made it back-to-back Championship wins.
The Clarets survived spells of pressure and a nervous ending after substitute Matt Smith pulled a goal back in the 79th minute.
But they were rewarded for their resolute defending with their third away win from four in the Championship this season.
The only downside to the day was seeing midfielder David Jones carried off on a stretcher in the second half.
Scott Arfield fired Burnley into the lead with his second goal in two games in the 18th minute.
The chance looked to have run away from the midfield man, but he managed to get the better of the defender and Paddy Kenny as he squeezed his shot between the near left post and the goalkeeper from a tight angle.
Leeds responded but the Clarets defended well to deal with a succession of balls into the box – largely from the right – while goalkeeper Tom Heaton pulled off a superb save from Luke Varney soon after the opening goal.
Vokes doubled Burnley's advantage just before the break. The Wales international's header from Michael Kightly's right wing cross was stopped by Kenny, but the keeper couldn't keep hold of it and Vokes reacted quickly to beat him to the rebound and fire home.
Danny Ings came close to getting his name on the scoresheet again following his midweek double, but after combining well with Vokes the defence did just enough to stop the top scorer hitting the target.
Burnley were forced into a change when Jones went down injured on the edge of his own box and needed lengthy treatment.
Then less than five minutes after Matt Smith became Brian McDermott's final substitution, replacing Varney, he pulled a goal back for Leeds to set up an anxious ending for the Clarets.
Heaton had saved well from Diouf, stopping his downwards header on the line, but he was beaten by Smith's header across him from Diouf's free kick from the left.
The Clarets had to keep their wits about them to see out the remainder of the 90 minutes, and the additional six to make it seven points from a possible nine in the last week.
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