SECOND-HALF goals from Gifton Noel-Williams and Andrew Gray saw Burnley end a three-game winless run against 10-man Leeds.
The Championship match came to life when Hayden Foxe was sent off on 52 minutes for handball - his second booking.
The Clarets took advantage of the extra man to go ahead when Noel-Williams scored from the edge of the area.
Gray made it 2-0 with a neat finish from 12 yards and the home side held on despite David Healy's fierce late shot.
Leeds boss Dennis Wise said: "There was nothing between the sides, we competed well, we knew we would frustrate them and we did frustrate them. The sending-off was the difference between the two teams."
* Halifax Town fired themselves into the record books last night with the highest goals tally in their history.
The Shaymen beat Pontefract Collieries 14-3 at The Shay in the second round of the West Riding County Cup which was their highest goal tally since a 12-0 win against West Vale Ramblers in the 1913-14 season.