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Patrick Bamford back among the goals as Leeds United run out 3-1 winners at Leicester City




Patrick Bamford put his mini goal drought behind him as he inspired Leeds United to a 3-1 victory on Sunday.

The forward, from Norwell, scored and registered two assists as Leeds upset the odds to beat Leicester at the King Power Stadium.

It was Bamford’s first goal in four games, and the Newark Town honorary president told Sky Sports it was a relief to be on the scoresheet.

PATRICK BAMFORD fired Leeds United ahead with a stunning left-footed effort. Credit: Leeds United.
PATRICK BAMFORD fired Leeds United ahead with a stunning left-footed effort. Credit: Leeds United.

He said: “I’d love to say I don’t think about it but all strikers do, don’t they?

“As long as I keep putting myself in the position (the goals will come).

“To be honest, today was more important to give a good performance for me because in the last couple of games, I’ve been a little bit off it, so that was the main aim.

“It was a hard game, we knew from the home game when we played them (that) they’re a top team and their position in the table shows that.

“We knew we had to concentrate for the whole game and really fight for it and we did in the end.”

Bamford was also praised for general play, which saw him unselfishly pass the ball to his team-mate Jack Harrison when he was in a goal-scoring position.

“Hopefully we see that every game, but it was nice to get the assists,” he said.

“I think a lot of the boys expected me to shoot on the last one but Jack had it on a plate so I couldn’t shoot there.

“If I shoot there and miss, it’s not worth it. As a team, we needed the extra comfort.”

Bamford’s manager Marcelo Bielsa also complimented the 27-year-old striker.

“What I value most is for 3-1 he passed to Jack Harrison when a goalscorer would normally go for goal,” said Bielsa.

“He was very generous and thought more of the team.

“He preferred the team got a third than he got a second.”



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