Liverpool in cruise control, Leeds beaten

 

Emile Heskey and Milan Baros both struck twice as Liverpool wrapped up their Far East tour with a 6-0 win over a Hong Kong Select XI this morning.

New recruit Anthony Le Tallec, scoring his first goal for the Reds, and Vladimir Smicer were also also on target in an emphatic victory.

Czech international Smicer, who netted twice against Thailand last week, bagged the first in the 14th minute but Hong Kong almost equalised when Wong Chun Yue struck the post.

Substitute Heskey doubled the tourists' advantage after 57 minutes before Le Tallec opened his Liverpool account 15 minutes from time.

Baros claimed the first of his double two minutes later before he and Heskey applied the gloss to a convincing win.

Meanwhile, Leeds conceded two second-half penalties as they were beaten 4-2 by First Division Burnley in the pre-season friendly at Turf Moor.

Peter Reid's side twice came from behind before the interval but spot-kicks from Robbie Blake and Ian Moore - his second goal of the afternoon - condemned them to defeat.

Richard Chaplow opened the scoring for Burnley when his shot crept under Paul Robinson after eight minutes.

Mark Viduka tapped home an equaliser on 15 minutes after an Ian Harte corner but the Clarets were back in front three minutes later when Gareth Taylor set up for Moore to head home.

Alan Smith levelled with a sweet strike before the interval but the home side stepped up a gear in the second half.

David Batty pulled back Blake for the first penalty after 56 minutes and a Michael Duberry handball allowed Moore to wrap up the game 14 minutes from time.

New signings Jody Morris and Zoumana Camara were both given run-outs by Leeds boss Reid.