Leeds United have shared a video clip of Whites striker Patrick Bamford reacting to Victor Orta’s behind-the-scenes celebrating, and the Elland Road faithful couldn’t get enough of the duo.
Marcelo Bielsa’s charges are now on the verge of finally ending their 16-year absence from the Premier League, having beaten Barnsley 1-0 at Elland Road on Thursday night.
It proved a tense game for Leeds, who took the lead in the 28th minute through a Bamford pull-back deflected by Michael Sollbauer into his own net.
The Whites couldn’t extend their advantage and were second best for much of the second half, with Conor Chaplin and Callum Styles both firing wide, but held on for all three points.
Leeds now sit six points clear of third-placed Brentford with two games to go and could be promoted as soon as Friday if West Brom fail to beat Huddersfield.
Likewise, if the Bees do not beat Stoke City on Saturday, the Whites will go up – otherwise, a point at none other than Derby County on Sunday will do the job.
After the game, Bamford was taking questions from the media via Zoom before stopping because of the noise from outside the stadium, with director of football Orta singing: “We’re Leeds United, we’re top of the league.”
— Leeds United (@LUFC) July 16, 2020
Needless to say, both Orta’s singing and Bamford’s smiling reaction went down a treat with the Leeds fans:
This is absolutely brilliant – like a kid who’s proud of his drunk dad for enjoying himself ???
— Luke (@lukeyminsh) July 16, 2020
— ALLDAY LEEDS (@allday_leeds) July 16, 2020
Something very special happening
— Dave Taylor (@djt81) July 16, 2020
There is such an honest naivety about PB. There’s no arrogance or self importance there. I would think MB has a lot to do with that? I hope all our boys stay humble!
Victor on the other hand! ??
— Darren John Young ???????????? (@DarrenJohnYoung) July 17, 2020
Post match interview was the same…genuinely nice guy it seems and deserves praise and encouragement for his contributions not the nastiness that some of his critics have been peddling.
— Glyn ????LUFC???? (@glyn1002) July 17, 2020
— Rambo-84-LUFC (@BlatherwickRhys) July 16, 2020
Love victor what a guy he gets what it means to be Leeds
— David (@iiTzDavid95x) July 16, 2020