Jamie Carragher was blown away by Patrick Bamford’s goal as Leeds United won 2-1 away against Champions League-chasing Leicester on Sunday.
Harvey Barnes put Leicester ahead early on but the hosts’ lead lasted just minutes before Stuart Dallas levelled the scores.
In the second half, Bamford fired Leeds into the lead with his 11th Premier League goal of the season with a superb finish past in-form Kasper Schmeichel.
Raphinha did well to assist Bamford’s goal with the Leeds striker managing to stay onside before shooting.
Carragher was impressed by the Brazilian’s play but was awestruck by Bamford’s finish.
“Wow. It starts with Raphinha. He’s made this pass two or three times, he just finds himself free,” Carragher said on Sky Sports Main Event straight after the goal.
“No problem with offside. Incisive pass, takes players out of the game, Jonny Evans and Soyuncu, he just finds himself between that back-three but you think ‘is he going to finish from there?’.
“Doesn’t look and just puts it right in that far top corner and that goalkeeper stopped him one time today. No goalkeeper’s saving that.”
It has been a frustrating few weeks for Bamford, who before the trip to Leicester hadn’t scored in four Premier League matches.
The last time the ex-Chelsea striker found the back of the net was against Burnley on December 27 so there’s no doubt that a month-long dry spell would have been frustrating for him.
Bamford has had plenty of chances in recent weeks and also had chances at the King Power before he finally found a breakthrough in the 70th minute.
It was a superb run and finish by Bamford, who deserved a goal on Sunday.
It is crazy to think that he was one of the most widely criticised players at Elland Road in the Championship last season and almost everyone thought that we had to sign an upgrade.
But somehow, Marcelo Bielsa has managed to get the best out of the striker in the Premier League so both the player and the manager deserve a lot of credit.
Before the season started we would have all been happy with Bamford getting 11 goals but now, we’d love to see him push towards the 20-goal mark.
In other Leeds United news, there’s been a major update on Bielsa’s future at Elland Road.