Whites left to rue missed chances.
Professional Development League
Burnley 1 (McNeil 64) Leeds United 0
Leeds United produced a dominant performance but were made to pay for missed chances, as a clinical Burnley side ran out 1-0 winners at Curzon Ashton's Tameside Stadium.
The Whites went close inside four minutes, Eoghan Stokes intercepted a pass before sending Jack McKay into the box and he cut inside well before firing on goal, forcing Anders Lindegaard into a good stop.
Leeds continued to press early on and went close from a well worked corner, the ball fell to Alex Machuca on the edge of the box and he struck a powerful effort just wide.
United had a fine chance to take the lead in the 14th minute, Machuca was found well on the right wing and he put it on a plate for Stokes, eight yards out, but he could only fire over the crossbar.
Jamie Thomas threatened with a volley for the home side, before Jamie Shackleton did well and laid the ball off to Madger Gomes who struck on goal, forcing the best out of Lindegaard to keep the scores level.
Stokes did well to create himself an opportunity by cutting into the Burnley box with the ball, but he could only drag his shot wide.
In first half stoppage time Lidegaard got caught of his line and Stokes picked the ball up 40 yards from goal, he let fire, but again was unable to find the target.
Half Time: Burnley 0-0 Leeds United
After the break Stokes did well to drive up field, before cutting inside well and unleashing a low effort, which went just wide of the Burnley goal.
Burnley threatened through substitute Tinashe Chakwana, whose attempt on goal deflected just wide and from the resulting corner, Harry Flowers headed over.
Oriol Rey struck a set-piece from distance but couldn't find the target, before Burnley took the lead against the run of play. Leeds failed to clear their lines and were made to pay when Dwight McNeil prodded home.
Paul McKay had an opportunity when a free-kick into the box fell to him at the back post, but he couldn't keep his effort down, before his brother Jack saw an effort deflect just inches off target.
Leeds continued to pressure Burnley in the closing stages, winning a number of corners, but the home side stayed resolute and hung on for the three points.
Full Time: Burnley 1-0 Leeds United
Leeds United Under-23s v Burnley: Huffer, Hosannah, Kitching, O'Connor, P. McKay (Temenuzhkov 81), Rey, Shackleton, Machuca (Siddiki 85), J. McKay, Stokes (Pearce 76), Gomes.
Venue: Tameside Stadium