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Steve Evans explains what Luke Murphy and Burnley players told him at full-time

The Leeds boss has once again used the logic that a good performance should justify defeat.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans says midfielder Luke Murphy - as well as some of Burnley's players - told him the Clarets were lucky to win on Saturday afternoon, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Evans claims Murphy and several unnamed Burnley players approached him at full-time and admitted Leeds had 'battered' Sean Dyche's men at Turf Moor.

Burnley won 1-0 but the visitors spurned two gilt-edged opportunities in front of goal.

The Scot told the BBC: "When I shook hands with the players, Luke Murphy said to me 'gaffer, have I got this wrong but have we just battered them?'

"A number of Burnley's players said to me they've got out of jail today."

Four games without a win won't please Leeds supporters, regardless of how the team played.

United haven't been good enough to get more than one point out of a possible 12 over the last four matches. It's that simple.

Evans can keep discussing how his side lost - but it won't buy him any more time or do him any more favours.

Chris Wood cost Leeds dearly with two poor misses. Next up for United is a Tuesday-night trip to Birmingham City.

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