Patrick Bamford responds after Sky Sports footage emerges shows him in pain after Leeds 3-1 win
Patrick Bamford was in sensational form as Leeds United came from behind to beat Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power on Sunday.
The 27-year-old assisted Stuart Dallas’ equaliser in the first half before scoring his 11th strike of the Premier League season in the 70th minute.
As Leicester pressed forward in search of a late goal, Bamford managed to catch the home side’s defence out and found himself in a one-on-one against goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Instead of shooting, Bamford passed the ball to Jack Harrison for him to round off the victory.
After the match, Sky Sports’ cameras caught Bamford bending over in pain and holding his thigh.
However, when questioned about it after the match, the striker told Sky Sports Main Event: “Dead leg, I’m alright.”
Patrick Bamford in pain at the final whistle
What a game he had 👏 pic.twitter.com/U1OVf5YtUW
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 31, 2021
Brilliant news after brilliant display
Well, that was a relief.
Leeds have had rotten luck with injuries this season with Adam Forshaw yet to return, Robin Koch out for a long spell and Diego Llorente unable to put together more than one game without getting injured.
Against Leicester, we saw Rodrigo and Raphinha both go off with injuries that we hope are not serious while even Luke Ayling ended the match sporting a bandage on his head.
Seeing Bamford in that way at the end of the game made a sweet moment bitter but thankfully, it wasn’t long after when the centre-forward revealed that it was just a dead leg.
Up next for Leeds is a clash against Everton at Elland Road on Wednesday night.
There’s not much time between matches but a dead leg is something that Bamford should really brush off in the next day or so.
He was outstanding at Leicester and let’s hope he’s able to keep up this form going forward.
In other Leeds United news, there’s been a major update on Bielsa’s future at Elland Road.