• June 17, 2021

Exclusive: Sean Dyche confirms Burnley have filed report to FA after Ezgjan Alioski and Dwight McNeil altercation during 4-0 defeat to Leeds

 Exclusive: Sean Dyche confirms Burnley have filed report to FA after Ezgjan Alioski and Dwight McNeil altercation during 4-0 defeat to Leeds


Sean Dyche has confirmed a report has been filed to the Football Association after an altercation involving Ezgjan Alioski and Dwight McNeil in Burnley’s 4-0 defeat to Leeds.

McNeil appeared to lean over Alioski, who was on the ground at the time, and say something to the Leeds ace, which sparked a reaction.

Alioski was spoken to by referee Graham Scott

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Alioski was spoken to by referee Graham Scott

Alioski put his hands to his ears while sticking his tongue out at the player during the second-half on Saturday.

He then approached the referee and appeared to say, ‘did you hear what he said to me?’.

Referee Graham Scott had a word with Dyche and Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa on the touchline at Turf Moor and also poke to Burnley captain Ben Mee and Leeds skipper Luke Ayling about the incident.

It is unclear what was said between the pair on the pitch.

In his post-match press conference, Burnley manager Dyche said: “A report has come into the referee and that will be passed on to the FA.

“One of our players made the report and I was there to be a witness to the report, not the incident.

“The report has been made with the referee and that’s where it will stay for now.”

Alioski registered an assist in the win at Burnley

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Alioski registered an assist in the win at Burnley

Meanwhile, Bielsa admitted he had not seen the reaction from Alioski.

He said: “I didn’t see that there was an incident between the two.

“If there was a gesture I didn’t see it.

“I saw there was a dispute but I didn’t think it was too different to what usually happens within a game.

“I would prefer the referee makes this public. I apologise [for not fully answering the question].”

Leeds took the lead just before half-time through Mateusz Klich, before goals from Jack Harrison and a double from Rodrigo made it a comfortable afternoon for Bielsa’s side.





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