Sean Dyche, Manager of Burnley gives instructions to their side during the Premier League match between Leeds United and Burnley at Elland Road on January 02, 2022 in Leeds, England.

PLAYER RATINGS: Leeds United 3 Burnley 1

AFCON bound Maxwel Cornet produced another moment of magic in Burnley's desperate bid for Premier League survival.

By Dan Black
Monday, 3rd January 2022, 6:00 am

The Ivory Coast international, who will soon head out to Cameroon, scored his sixth goal in just 10 appearances for the Clarets, which is the most by an African player in their first 10 games since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in April 2018.

The ex-Lyon forward, 25, drew the foul from Diego Llorente before getting to his feet and dispatching the resulting free kick past Leeds United goalkeeper Illan Meslier as Sean Dyche's side were beaten 3-1 at Elland Road.

Cornet had pulled the visitors level against Marcelo Bielsa's Whites, netting Burnley's first free kick in four years, when Steven Defour swept the ball past Manchester United stopper David De Gea at Old Trafford.

That, however, was as good as it got for the away side, who had trailed at the break after Jack Harrison punished James Tarkowski's error in the 39th minute.

The 25-year-old midfielder was denied by Wayne Hennessey with his left foot but converted the rebound with his right.

Stuart Dallas side-footed Leeds United into the lead in the 77th minute when the Clarets were slow to respond to a quickly-taken corner before substitutes Joe Gelhardt and Daniel James combined to wrap things up deep into stoppage time.

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