Burnley demand explanation from Ladbrokes after sponsor taunts players

Posted September 22, 2017

Burnley boss Sean Dyche had been disappointed to hear Wood and Taylor "get slaughtered" by Leeds fans after their switch from Elland Road in the summer.

Burnley had put out a statement on Wednesday saying they were aware of the tweet and had contacted Ladbrokes for comment.

Last night's League Cup clash ended in 2-2 after 120 minutes and as the game headed into the penalty shootout finish the police intervened to decide which end of the ground will the spot kick be taken from.

After Burnley took offence to the tweet, a spokesperson for the betting firm said: "They were very poorly conceived tweets which have since been deleted".

About 2,900 Leeds fans ventured back over the Pennines happy after seeing their team prevail 5-3 on penalties.

Their absence hasn't hindered Leeds as they sit at the top of the Championship table on goal difference, losing only one of their opening eight fixtures.


"Unbelievable", he said on BBC Radio Leeds, when asked how the first two months of the campaign have been for Leeds.

But while Klich admitted that he is hoping that he has done enough to earn a first league start for the Whites, he suggested that he is not the only player pushing for more game-time.

"Fair play to Leeds for not giving up". "But Woody has done fantastically, walking on to our pitch and scoring, and again in the shootout".

That proved to be an inspired substitution by United manager Thomas Christiansen as the winger went on to break the deadlock and spark a late flurry of goals which saw the Clarets equalise twice in normal time to force a shoot-out and eventually penalties.

Liverpool were not the only Premier League team to exit the Carabao Cup inside 90 minutes as Stoke and Huddersfield both fell to away losses at Bristol City and Crystal Palace respectively.