Barnsley boss questions Leeds United's Luke Ayling

Ashley Barnes of Burnley and Luke Ayling of Leeds in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Leeds United's Luke Ayling upset the Barnsley boss.

Luke Ayling and Souleymane Doukara of Leeds United congratulate each other after the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25,...

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom has told The Yorkshire Post that Leeds United right-back Luke Ayling is guilty of getting Harvey Barnes booked following his "appalling dive" on Saturday.

First-half goals from Samu Saiz and Egzjan Alioski saw Leeds run out 2-0 winners at Oakwell.

One of the Tykes' better players this season, Barnes, was hooked at half-time after picking up a yellow card and was lucky not to get sent off after tackling Kalvin Phillips.

Ashley Barnes of Burnley and Luke Ayling of Leeds in action during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Burnley and Leeds United at Turf Moor on September 19, 2017 in Burnley, England.

His first came for a challenge on the Leeds defender, and Heckingbottom has suggested that Ayling dived to win that particular foul.

"It is appalling that he got booked for a kid [Ayling] trying to win a penalty. An appalling dive, I don’t have to see it back to know that," he told The Yorkshire Post.

Luke Ayling of Leeds United feels the cold during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Leeds United at Villa Park on December 29, 2016 in Birmingham, England.

It was one of Ayling's better performances in recent weeks and months as the 27-year-old seems to be struggling with consistency this season.

Under Garry Monk last term, Ayling was a revelation - especially given his £700,000 transfer fee - and Leeds fans will hope he can get back to that level on a consistent basis.

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