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Scourge of Leeds United yesterday, Burnley's Sam Vokes, praises 'massive club'

Elland Road pitchside

The Welsh international also praised the goal from Mirco Antenucci.

Leeds United got their season going yesterday and would have been heartened by their performance v relegated Burnley at Elland Road.

The game ended 1-1 in what was a tight affair throughout, with Leeds impressing in Uwe Rosler’s first league game in charge.

It was a goal from Mirco Antenucci that looked to have given Leeds the win late on. He curled in a spectacular effort from range on his left-foot.

However, Sam Vokes silenced the Elland Road faithful with a headed finish just a few minutes later.

Vokes may have been the scourge of Leeds yesterday, but he once played for the club. The Welsh international spent time on loan at Leeds in 2009 whilst a Wolverhampton Wanderers player.

He told reporters from the Yorkshire Evening Post yesterday his thoughts on Leeds United:

"My loan spell here was great - part of the year when they got promoted.

"It's a massive club whatever division they are in.

“I thought they were brilliant today, they put us under a lot of pressure and it was a class goal they scored.

“This is a great club to play for. I wish them all the best but I'm concentrating on us really.”

Vokes’ sentiment is the one shared by many fans. A club the size of Leeds United deserves to be playing at the top of their game and this season it looks like they might finally have the balance right.

Being tipped by some for potential Premier League promotion, Leeds will hope Vokes and Burnley don’t get in their way later down the line.

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