A report will probably be handed to the Soccer Affiliation after an incident involving Dwight McNeil and Ezgjan Alioski in Burnley’s 4-0 defeat to Leeds on Saturday.
It got here with a bit of over 20 minutes remaining of the match with Leeds 2-0 to the great, when McNeil appeared to say one thing in the ear of Alioski after he had gone down below a problem close to the touchline.
The Leeds participant then received to his ft and responding by masking his ears and protruding his tongue as each benches received concerned in an argument.
Referee Graham Scott then referred to as over managers Sean Dyche and Marcelo Bielsa, plus captains Ben Mee and Luke Ayling, earlier than play resumed.
“A report has come into the referee and that will probably be handed on to the FA,” Dyche stated in his post-match press convention, however he didn’t say which participant was concerned. “One of our gamers made the report and I used to be there to be a witness to the report, not the incident. “The report has been made with the referee and that’s the place it is going to keep for now.”
Requested if there was a racial ingredient to the criticism, Dyche declined to remark additional and the FA stated it could await the report earlier than commenting.
Leeds supervisor Marcelo Bielsa stated he had not seen the response of his participant. “I didn’t see that there was an incident between the 2,” he stated. “If there was a gesture I didn’t see it. I noticed there was a dispute however I didn’t suppose it was too totally different to what often occurs inside a sport.”
Dyche withdrew McNeil moments later as he was changed by Johann Berg Gudmundsson, although the Burnley supervisor stated the choice was unrelated. “I used to be going to take Dwight off,” he stated. “He’s put in loads of effort this season and accomplished very effectively over this season. This was the primary time he’s regarded a bit jaded. I used to be practically going to depart him out earlier than the sport, he’s put an enormous shift in this season.”
Leeds had turned on the type in the second half as they swept to a 4-0 win to strengthen their grip on a top-half place in the Premier League.
After Mateusz Klich gave Marcelo Bielsa’s aspect the lead on the stroke of half-time, Leeds punished Burnley after the break as Jack Harrison added a second earlier than claiming the 2 assists when Rodrigo got here off the bench to rating a brace. It was the type of stuff which illustrated why Leeds’s return to the highest flight this season has been so welcomed, and gave them a four-point cushion over Eleventh-placed Aston Villa earlier than Dean Smith’s aspect head to Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Leeds had already handed up golden alternatives for Pascal Struijk and Stuart Dallas earlier than getting their first a minute earlier than the break. Klich strode ahead on a counterattack and, when afforded time and house, bent the ball contained in the submit.
Burnley began the second half brightly, however they had been 2-0 down earlier than the hour mark as Harrison received a contact to flick Alioski’s low shot into the online.
Moments earlier than the aim, Patrick Bamford – who had an ill-fated mortgage spell to Turf Moor in 2016 – was changed by Rodrigo, and the Spain ahead would go shut to a hat-trick. James Tarkowski had already made one goal-saving problem to stop Luke Ayling’s cross from reaching the 30-year-old in entrance of aim earlier than he received his first in the 76th minute.
His first contact from Harrison’s cross carried him past Tarkowski and Ben Mee earlier than a pleasant flick lifted the ball over the advancing Peacock-Farrell. Burnley had been nonetheless reeling from that when Leeds carved them open once more, Phillips’ very good cross discovering Harrison who in flip fed Rodrigo, with the ahead rounding the goalkeeper earlier than slotting dwelling.
There was yet another alternative for a hat-trick late on however ex-Leeds left-back Taylor, making his one centesimal Premier League look for Burnley, did sufficient to flip Rodrigo’s shot extensive – with VAR checking to be used of a hand in the method however deciding there must be no penalty. Burnley had already suffered sufficient.