Steve Evans reacts to Leeds defeat, picks positives

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Leeds United lost against Burnley in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has been quoted as saying by the club’s official Twitter page that he was pleased with his players’ effort against Burnley on Saturday afternoon.

The West Yorkshire outfit failed to return to winning ways in the Championship, as they went down 1-0 to Burnley away from home.

Scott Arfield found the bottom corner with a low angled shot after just 60 seconds, and that proved to be the difference between the two sides at Turf Moor.

Evans was disappointed that striker Chris Wood could not score from the two good chances he had, but he was pleased with the character shown by his players.

"It was one-way traffic in the second half and Chris had a couple of chances that he would normally take,” the Leeds head coach is quoted as saying by the club’s official website.

"I thought we passed it well and switched the play well today. I thought they were hanging on for the final whistle.

"We got off to the worst possible start. It was a lack of concentration, but we went on and showed our character.”

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon, hosts Burnley had 47% of the possession, took nine shots of which just two were on target, and earned two corners.

Visitors Leeds had 53% of the possession, took 20 shots of which three were on target, and earned 11 corners.

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