Charlie Taylor makes Leeds United confession after former club's victory at Burnley

CHARLIE Taylor praised the performance of Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United side after seeing his former club record a 4-0 victory against his Burnley outfit.

Sunday, 16th May 2021, 6:03 pm

Whites Academy graduate Taylor left Leeds for the Clarets in July 2017 and faced his former club in Saturday's Premier League clash at Turf Moor alongside Burnley s fellow ex-Whites players Chris Wood and Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

Peacock-Farrell replaced Burnley's injured England international 'keeper Nick Pope in goal but was left picking the ball out of the net four times.

Mateusz Klich fired Bielsa's Whites ahead in the 44th minute and a clever flicked finish from Jack Harrison doubled the Leeds advantage on the hour mark.

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BRAZILIAN BATTLE: Burnley's former Leeds United left back Charlie Taylor, right, locked in combat with Whites winger Raphinha in Saturday's Premier League clash at Turf Moor. Photo by Simon Hulme.

United's record signing Rodrigo then came off the bench to notch a quickfire brace and Taylor was left with mixed thoughts about his side's defeat.

"We had chances and started the game really well," Taylor told Clarets Plus.

"We penned them in but we met them on a day where everything they touched went in. They played well.

"Once we are 2-0 we have to take it to them and chase and that is exactly what they want but at 2-0 you have to do that, you can't really sit in.

"It has ended up being four which is maybe slightly harsh but take nothing away from them, they played well.

"Getting safe the other night was a big thing and we came here today full of confidence but it has not quite gone for us."

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Thank you Laura Collins