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marching on Rodrigo scores twice as Leeds ease to victory at Burnley

Mateusz Klich and Jack Harrison were also on the scoresheet, while Nathan Tella netted his first goal for Southampton against Fulham.

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Rodrigo celebrates his first goal in Leeds’ victory over Burnley (Martin Rickett/PA)

Rodrigo celebrates his first goal in Leeds’ victory over Burnley (Martin Rickett/PA)

Rodrigo celebrates his first goal in Leeds’ victory over Burnley (Martin Rickett/PA)

Leeds swept to a 4-0 win over Burnley to strengthen their grip on a top-half place in the Premier League.

After Mateusz Klich gave Marcelo Bielsa’s side the lead on the stroke of half-time, Leeds punished the Clarets after the break as Jack Harrison added a second before claiming the two assists when Rodrigo came off the bench to score a brace.

The result gave Leeds a four-point cushion over 11th-placed Aston Villa before Dean Smith’s side head to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Nathan Tella scored his first goal for Southampton in their 3-1 win over already-relegated Fulham.

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Nathan Tella (right) celebrates scoring Southampton’s second goal (Glyn Kirk/PA)

Nathan Tella (right) celebrates scoring Southampton’s second goal (Glyn Kirk/PA)

Nathan Tella (right) celebrates scoring Southampton’s second goal (Glyn Kirk/PA)

The 21-year-old came off the bench to net Saints’ second, while Fulham’s consolation came from 18-year-old Fabio Carvalho, his maiden goal for the Cottagers.

Che Adams scored a first-half opener for Saints, while substitute Theo Walcott restored their two-goal advantage with a clinical finish eight minutes from time.

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