Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa tight-lipped as Sean Dyche reveals Burnley player reported incident to referee

Sean Dyche says a report will go in to the FA after one of his Burnley players reported an incident during the game against Leeds United.

Saturday, 15th May 2021, 4:36 pm
REFEREE REPORT - Sean Dyche said one of his players made a report to referee Graham Scott during Burnley's game with Leeds United. Scott then spoke to Gjanni Alioski on the pitch, with captain Luke Ayling present. Pic: Getty

Both Dyche and Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa were called together by referee Graham Scott during the second half of Leeds' 4-0 win at Turf Moor. Scott then spoke to Gjanni Alioski, with captain Luke Ayling also present, before the game went on.

Alioski had been involved in a confrontation with Burnley's Dwight McNeil, after the latter's challenge was deemed a foul. McNeil screamed at the Leeds defender and Alioski was later captured on camera sticking his tongue out and making a gesture.

McNeil was substituted in the immediate aftermath, although Dyche insisted that was a planned replacement, and then both managers were involved in a short discussion with Scott.

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Speaking after the game Bielsa declined to comment.

"I would prefer the referee makes this public," he said.

Dyche was unwilling to reveal details of the incident but said a report would be passed to the FA.

"There was a report put into the referee and that will be passed on to the FA," he said.

"One of our players made a report and I was there just to be a witness of the report, not the incident."

A spokesperson for Burnley added that the club would be making no further comment 'while it was being investigated.'