Leeds United suffered an embarrassing 3-0 defeat to League Two side Crawley Town in the FA Cup on Sunday and Martin Keown underlined the importance of Patrick Bamford – during commentary on BBC’s live coverage.
Bamford, 27, has been crucial to Leeds this season – scoring 10 goals in 17 Premier League matches but the ex-Chelsea man was left in Yorkshire as the Whites travelled south to Crawley. The League Two side won 3-0.
Spain international Rodrigo started up front in his natural position but he failed to make an impact. Bamford was one of a number of players to stay at home, along with Illan Meslier, Luke Ayling, Stuart Dallas and Mateusz Klich.
During commentary on BBC, Keown claimed that the 3-0 defeat underlined the importance of Bamford to Marcelo Bielsa’s side – despite the £10million (Mail) signing being heavily criticised in the past for his lack of goals.