Leeds beat Burnley
One of the results of the night in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday saw Leeds win on penalties at Burnley.
Burnley came into the match in fine Premier League form. The Clarets are seventh in the top flight, while they’ve won at Chelsea and held Liverpool at Anfield this season.
As for Leeds, will they be back in the Premier League next season? The Whites are top of the Championship even though they suffered a setback last weekend at the New Den.
And Leeds showed their quality on the League Cup, as they knocked out Burnley on penalties after the sides drew 2-2 after 120 minutes.
Police & the shootout
There was an eye catching incident before the penalty shootout took place.
The usual course of events is that a coin toss determines which end of the ground the penalties are taken from.
But that didn’t happen at Turf Moor on Tuesday.
Instead, the Burnley police stepped in to advise the referee that the penalties should be taken at the Burnley end of the ground.
— #WALMOT (@WALM0T33) September 19, 2017
Social media backlash
The involvement of the police in the Burnley v Leeds game went down badly on social media.
A collection of the angry tweets are below.
Right so the police have got involved and advised the officials that the pens should be taken at the Burnley end… why?!?!
— 92 Leeds (@LeedsUtd1992) September 19, 2017
No toss for which end the penos are in Burnley v Leeds because the police don't want them in front of the Leeds fans. Footballs gone.
— Elliot Hackney (@ElliotHackney) September 19, 2017
Police telling the referee the penalties should be taken at the Burnley end, he's now off to shave his fanny
— Tom Mellor (@MellorFootball) September 19, 2017
Presumably the police wanted the penalties taken at the Burnley end because they all have the same surname
— Enzo Eamore (@EamoV1) September 19, 2017
— ⇝MarkBurns (@MarkBurns91) September 20, 2017
Maybe Burnley could ask the Police to get the shoot-out retaken and pick the five players as well ♂️
— Wayne Gardiner (@mrwayneg) September 19, 2017
Leeds are falling apart again! Sorry Burnley Police! pic.twitter.com/7yukKmtDx1
— MalJF (@mal_jf) September 19, 2017