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EPL: Leeds Utd end three-game losing run with victory over Burnley

Leeds United ended a three-game losing run in the Premier League with a 3-1  victory over Burnley at Elland Road that adds to the Clarets’ own relegation fears.

Stuart Dallas curled in with 13 minutes to go and Daniel James’ header then crept in as Marcelo Bielsa’s side moved eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Jack Harrison had opened the scoring before the break, squeezing an effort inside the near post after Wayne Hennessey saved the winger’s initial strike.

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Substitute Maxwel Cornet’s sublime free-kick levelled for Burnley, whose celebrations were soured when Matt Lowton was hit in the face with a bottle thrown from the crowd.

But those late efforts from Dallas and James turned the game back in Leeds’ favour, while Sean Dyche’s Burnley side are without a win since the end of October.

Defeat means the Clarets remain 18th, two points from safety with a game in hand on Watford above them.

Bielsa said beforehand the “evaluation of my task in the last few months is negative” after three successive defeats in which his side shipped 14 goals, but there was far more energy in the hosts’ performance on Sunday.

Those losses had also come against three of the current top four in Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal, and the Argentine boss has plenty of credit in the bank at Elland Road.

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