Danny Murphy admits he feels sorry for Patrick Bamford after the Leeds United striker had a goal disallowed in the 1-0 defeat to Wolves on Friday.
Illan Meslier’s freak own-goal was enough to secure all three points for the home side at Molineux but it would have been a different story had Bamford, 27, been a fraction slower in his run behind the defence.
It would have been Bamford’s 13th goal of the Premier League season and while Murphy was wowed the striker’s finish, he claims that the Leeds ace has had a few instances like that this term.
“It’s another one, he’s had a couple this season,” Murphy said on Match of the Day on Saturday night.
“I felt for him because it was a terrific finish but Leeds have been brilliant and we love watching them play.”
How unfortunate were we on Friday?
According to stats by WhoScored, we had more shots, more shots on target, more possession and more corners than Wolves at Molineux but fell to defeat due to the most incredible of own-goals.
It’s such a shame that Meslier will be credited with that own-goal because there was simply nothing he could have done about it other than try not to save Adama Traore’s shot.
And then on top of that, you have Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio having a top performance for the host and Bamford’s marginal offside.
We really couldn’t catch a break on Friday but that’s the way football is sometimes because Wolves didn’t deserve to win that match really.
Leeds and Marcelo Bielsa would have probably been happy with a point against a team that has excelled in the last couple of seasons in the Premier League but it would not have been unjust if the Whites won the match.
There’ll be days like this in the Premier League but sometimes, there are days like that which go in our favour.
Let’s hope that’s the case on Tuesday night when Southampton visit Elland Road.
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