Leeds United 5 Burton Albion 0: Brewers boss Clough hails ‘excellent’ Whites

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough.
Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough.
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Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough admitted Leeds United were “excellent from minute one” in his side’s 5-0 defeat at Elland Road yesterday.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga set Leeds on their way against Burton and the hosts were out of sight courtesy of Kalvin Phillips’ curling effort and Pablo Hernandez’s penalty on the stroke of half-time.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga puts pressure on Burton's Ben Turner.

Pierre-Michel Lasogga puts pressure on Burton's Ben Turner.

Kemar Roofe got in on the act just after the restart and Lasogga nodded home his second as the Whites continued their unbeaten start to the season in emphatic fashion.

The Brewers boss admitted after the game: “It was more about how good Leeds were as we couldn’t do anything to stop them this afternoon.

“They were excellent from the first minute.

“They are a very good Championship outfit who haven’t conceded a goal here at Elland Road. We were a bit sloppy at times and gave the ball away needlessly but the gulf in quality was there for anyone to see.

“Their players are technically very good and caused us problems throughout - for our back four, especially, it was a very hard afternoon.

“The game is finished now. It’s over and all we can do is think about Norwich on Tuesday.

“We said to the players that if we get results like that against us we just have to move on and get over it.

“There’s no point analysing it.

“They were better than us. It’s one game we have lost today – one game out of 46.”