Leeds players celebrate after beating Burnley on penalties
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has told the club's official website that he felt referee Darren Bond made a huge mistake as Leeds United dumped the Clarets out of the Carabao Cup.
The Clarets went into the game having claimed a 1-1 draw at Liverpool on Saturday, whilst Leeds were looking to bounce back having suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday, slipping to a 1-0 reverse at Millwall.
Burnley had the majority of the chances but were made to pay for their profligacy in front of goal, as Hadi Sacko raced clear and drove home the opening goal for Leeds.
Pablo Hernandez of Leeds scores a penalty against Burnley
Leeds were pegged back on 89 minutes, as Gaetano Berardi gave away a penalty, allowing Chris Wood – who left Leeds for Burnley last month – to score from the spot, but the chaos continued in a frantic end to the game.
Leeds were handed a penalty of their own as James Tarkowski was penalised for an injury-time pull on Kemar Roofe, with Pablo Hernandez stepping up to score, only for Robbie Brady to whip a stunning free kick into the top corner to send the game to extra time at 2-2.
After 30 minutes of extra time came and went with no goals, the game was decided on penalties, with James Tarkowski's effort saved before Stuart Dallas converted his spot kick to send Leeds into the next round.
Leeds will be delighted to have knocked out a Premier League club, but Burnley boss Sean Dyche was far from impressed with Darren Bond's decision to hand Leeds a penalty.
Dyche has told the Burnley official website that whilst Tarkowski did grab Roofe's shirt, the ball was too far above Roofe's head to make it a goalscoring opportunity, calling the decision 'real soft'.
“I think it was their first shot on target to go 1-0. But I’m not knocking Leeds for that,” said Dyche. They kept at it and that’s what you have to do. We’ve had to do it ourselves in the past. Then we respond – a definite penalty it looks like to me.”
“They get a penalty, which I think is a real soft one. He (Tarkowski) does pull his shirt but the ball is seven feet above his head. It’s impossible that it’s impeded him from actually scoring a goal,” he added.