Leeds fans think Bamford helped Whites beat Crewe
Some Leeds United fans believe Patrick Bamford helped the Yorkshire outfit beat Crewe Alexandra last night.
What’s the story?
The England international came off the bench with the score at 0-0 and had an impressive impact on proceedings.
Bamford had the joint-third most shots on goal (3) and created the joint-third most chances (2) despite playing just 22 minutes.
He assisted Jack Harrison’s first goal with a delightful pick out before the former Manchester City ace slotted away.
Bamford has started the season well for the Whites. He has yet to get off the mark with a goal this season, but he assisted during the 2-2 draw against Everton.
Jurgen Klopp once labelled Bamford ‘exceptional’.
Crewe game shows Leeds can score without relying on Bamford
After the 2020/2021 campaign, there was a danger the club were too reliant on their centre-forward. The star man scored 27% of the club’s 62 goals in the Premier League.
And, with the failure to sign another striker, there was fear the club could rely on him yet again.
However, the Crewe game has shown that Leeds can score without relying on Bamford.
The major question now is, can Marcelo Bielsa’s side maintain this throughout the season?
You would hope this is the case but, with Bamford so important to the side, do not bank on it.
Here is how some Leeds fans reacted to Bamford’s performance off the bench…
Great goals last night but Bamford won us the game.— LUFC Fan Tweets (@Lufc_retweets) August 25, 2021
Still can’t believe £27m man Rodrigo couldn’t get it done and it took Patrick Bamford coming on for a plucky Leeds side to get a late win over #crewealex and avoid the lottery of a penalty shoot out.— Tom from BritishBirdgang (@FourKingAwesome) August 25, 2021
I think it was Bamford's quality coming off the bench that changed the game, paid 30 million quid for Rodrigo and I'm not too sure where he fits in.— Jake (@Jake___2003) August 25, 2021
Better than Messi, Phil— Charlie (@CharIiexox) August 24, 2021
Hero of the match. Or whatever.— Garry Pierrepont (@Weysider) August 24, 2021
Class— Ron (@ronaallleeds) August 24, 2021