By Sam Stone

16th Oct, 2022 | 7:30pm

Clinton Morrison: Patrick Bamford didn't foul Gabriel in Leeds United loss v Arsenal

Sky Sports pundit Clinton Morrison believes Leeds United were unlucky to see a late penalty overruled by VAR after a foul by Patrick Bamford.

The Whites thought they had been given a chance to earn a well-deserved point after Bamford was fouled by Gabriel in injury time.

However, referee Chris Kavanagh changed his decision after consulting VAR and Morrison feels it was the wrong decision.

“That is a difficult decision. I don’t think it’s a foul, I think Gabriel tries to stop Patrick Bamford. Surely if you think it’s a red card stick with the red card,” said Morrison [Sky Sports, 16 October].

“He’s gone to VAR and seen that he’s tried to kick out but hasn’t made full contact and he’s saying that is a yellow card. He’s also saying Bamford’s fouled him and that’s why he’s not given the penalty.”

Drama

It’s safe to say that Arsenal’s visit to Elland Road had plenty of drama. Jesse Marsch’s side will be devastated not to take at least a point from the encounter with Arsenal earning a smash-and-grab victory to keep their title charge on track.

It’s now six Premier League matches without a win for Leeds, and despite the good performance, Marsch needs results soon. The unforgiving nature of the Premier League and football management will mean he could soon be out of a job unless his side start picking up more wins.

The defeat against Arsenal won’t have the Elland Road faithful calling for his head just yet, but with fixtures against Leicester and Fulham to come, Marsch could soon be the focus of attention.

A priority now must be to improve away from home with Leeds yet to pick up a victory on the road in the 2022/23 season. Defeat against Leicester in their next fixture could see the Whites plunge into the bottom three for the first team this season.

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