'It was all that' - Luke Ayling on Burnley's physical approach but first-half regret after Leeds United point

Luke Ayling said Leeds United got just what they expected from Sunday's clash at Burnley and reluctantly accepted the 1-1 draw as a good point after first-half regrets.

By Lee Sobot
Sunday, 29th August 2021, 7:07 pm

The Clarets and Whites shared a 1-1 draw in Sunday's Premier League clash at Turf Moor which became an extremely physical battle in a game featuring seven yellow cards, of which there could have been more.

Leeds looked set to suffer a second defeat of the new Premier League season after former Whites striker Chris Wood put the Clarets ahead one minute after the hour.

United equalised six minutes from time through Patrick Bamford but Ayling felt Leeds failed to make the most of a series of flowing counter attacks in the first half.

FIRST HALF REGRET: For Leeds United's Luke Ayling, left, pictured in conversation with Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa in Sunday's 1-1 draw against Burnley at Turf Moor. Picture by Getty.

"It was a real battle," Ayling told LUTV.

"When you come and play here you know what you are going to get and it was all that.

"I think we stood up to it quite well and the goal is a bit lucky on their behalf but then I supposed we scored a lucky goal as well.

"Probably a draw was a right result but we had a few good chances in the first half but didn't take them."

Assessing whether the draw was a good point, Ayling reasoned: "When you are 1-0 down with ten minutes to play then a point is a good point.

"But in the first half we had some great chances.

"We had some really good breakaways, we had three or four where we really should have taken advantage a bit more and a chance to go into the break leading.

"But it wasn't to be and then we conceded a sloppy goal.

"It was a good point in the end."

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