Fans can say that beating Burnley with Charlie Taylor and Chris Wood doesn’t mean any more than beating any other side but that simply isn’t true. Just the once, so soon after both bailed to head for Turfmoor it was lovely to get the win and knock the pair of them out of the cup.
Both left in very different circumstances. Taylor refused to play at Wigan on the final day of the season when all he needed to do was play in a nothing game and leave with the best wishes of the Leeds fans. He didn’t, he made a point of not playing and he is the one who took much of the flack from Leeds fans. He was the one who started and it didn’t take long before Gaetano Berardi put him on his arse, Kemar Roofe and Jay-Roy Grot also sending him on his way, Grot actually sending him into the Burley technical area. Hadi Sacko’s arrival was bad news for Taylor who was horribly caught out by the winger for the opening goal. Stuart Dallas made the point before the game it was a chance for the existing players to show both Taylor and Wood why they made a mistake by leaving the club.
Chris Wood came on and bagged a late equaliser and from the penalty spot, also smashing home the first in the penalty shoot-out for Burnley. He didn’t get away with it from the Leeds fans, “one greedy bast*rd” roared from the away end when he was warming up on the touchline. Chris Wood also refused to play against Sunderland but due to us winning the game he probably got away with it much more than Taylor, who seemed to refuse to make a point he thought he was better than Leeds United. The pair of them won’t have liked the outcome of last night, Charlie Taylor getting a rare chance to impress and was part of a side knocked out by lower league opposition, not ideal for him.