28 December 2020 10:33
Get the latest Leeds United news delivered straight to your inbox each day - sign up for free email updates Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Leeds United returned to winning ways after last weekend's disappointment at Manchester United with a tight 1-0 victory over Burnley at Elland Road. Backs were against the wall for much of the second half during yesterday's game, but Patrick Bamford's fifth-minute penalty proved to be the match-winning strike. Here are some of the moments you may have missed from the game. Old friends reunited Bamford has been on the record in the past about how difficult he found it as a loanee with Sean Dyche's side for four-and-a-half months in the 2016/17 campaign. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon 8 Cancel Play now During that spell he did make friends like Ashley Barnes, whom he caught up with before the match started on Sunday.
Dressed in their tracksuits, the pair were spotted chatting and catching up by the tunnel after each squad had arrived for their inspection of the pitch. Bailey Peacock-Farrell was one of three ex-United players in the Clarets ranks yesterday and while neither Charlie Taylor nor Chris Wood were spotted with any Whites, the goalkeeper was. As the players began to emerge for the start of the second half, the substitutes who had been on the pitch during the break began returning to the John Charles Stand and their seats. As Peacock-Farrell approached the dugouts he bumped into Jack Harrison and the pair made of a point of hugging as they met. The pair started 16 matches together in Bielsa's first season at Elland Road. Poveda and Dyche: the odd couple In the 63rd minute, while Ian Poveda was making his final preparations to come on as a substitute there was an unlikely laugh and a joke with Dyche. Dyche, not seeing Poveda, had gone to control a loose ball from the match between the technical areas. The Leeds sub controlled it first, dealt with it and got a playful dressing down from the fooled Burnley boss. (Image: Nigel French/PA Wire) There was a second, laughing glance from Dyche after he had looked away to make sure Poveda knew he was messing. Dyche's post-match posturing Any Match of the Day regulars will know Dyche loves a post-match whinge about referees if his Burnley side have been done over by the officials. He wasn't strictly out of order with his complaints about Robert Jones at Elland Road yesterday, but there was plenty of pantomime at full-time to make sure the cameras picked up on his point. Dyche marched up to the man in the middle and rather than ranting in his face, kept his distance while pointing at his watch. "What time shall I come to see you, Rob? What time shall I come to see you?" How theatrical. Meslier mobbed Regardless of how solid the United squad has been behind the scenes at Thorp Arch, the external narrative in recent weeks has revolved around the mounting goals conceded column in the league table. As the team's goalkeeper, Illan Meslier, young and improving though he is, is bound to feel some of that talk and doubt. The togetherness and camaraderie of the team was clear at full-time yesterday as he was mobbed by his team-mates, elated for him and his clean sheet. Level playing field Not one to take the Premier League's rules or equality for granted, Dyche went to extra lengths to ensure his team were not being done over in any way. The Burnley boss was seen measuring out the distance between the halfway line and penalty box at Elland Road by pacing the turf pre-match himself. Definitely not the norm.