Leeds United got off to a great start at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening, with Patrick Bamford scoring the first goal of the game to keep up his fast start to the season.
It was all for nought in the end as Chelsea came back to win 3-1 but fans were delighted that he’d got a goal at one of his first clubs.
It was his eighth goal in just 11 Premier League games and it puts him level with Harry Kane and just one behind Mo Salah in the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot.
Leeds were perhaps unlucky to come up against a striker in possibly even better form. Olivier Giroud’s future at Chelsea was under speculation but he started after scoring four in midweek in the Champions League and got the Blues back into the game on Saturday.
An incident with Ian Poveda, where the player didn’t go down, could have got Leeds back into the game if he wasn’t as honest but overall there can’t be too many complaints about the result.
And, unlike other seasons, there are no complaints about Bamford from the Leeds fans – in fact the opposite.
Here is a selection of reactions to his latest goal-scoring display.
— Daniel Clifton (@DanielClifton88) December 5, 2020
The sweetest goal of Pat Bamford's career #lufc
— Ben Miles (@wwodb) December 5, 2020
That was BRILLIANT from Bamford. And Phillips too. YES LEEDS. #lufc
— Charlie Phillips (@charliechar) December 5, 2020
I can see frank crying from here.
— Danny Burke (@17DJB) December 5, 2020
— Oliver White (@OliWhiteMOT93) December 5, 2020
GOAL: BAMFORD😍 #LUFC
— LUFC Connor (@ConnorMOT92) December 5, 2020
Amazing goal. What a pass by Phillips, what a finish by Bamford #lufc
— Tom (@murgs78) December 5, 2020
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) December 6, 2020
Patrick Bamford has gone from a figure of fun to someone we all admire and respect. That is respect for what he’s doing now in the top flight and respect for having endured everything he’s faced before. Patrick Bamford is our striker and we’re proud of it. #lufc
— Lowfields Road 🏆 (@road_lowfields) December 6, 2020
Only.just watched last nights game. No shame, worked hard, kept to principles. Ball for Bamford was sublime and a beautiful finish but the cheque book paid dividends in the end. We go again, on on on #mot #lufc
— Just Music Yorkshire 🏆 (@jmyorks) December 6, 2020
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