'Very selfish' - Dean Ashton slams Leeds player for one moment in 1-1 v West Brom
Dean Ashton has slammed Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford for being “selfish” in the 1-1 draw against title rivals West Brom on New Years Day.
Bamford, 26, came off the bench at half-time on Wednesday to replace Eddie Nketiah in his final appearance for the Whites before his loan as terminated by Arsenal.
The ex-Middlesbrough striker forced Leeds’ equalising goal not long after his introduction when his header deflected off Baggies centre-back Semi Ajayi.
Although he made a major impact for Leeds, ex-Norwich striker Ashton claims that there was one moment when Bamford could have helped his side go ahead when he had a shot at goal rather than pass the ball to Mateusz Klich.
“Patrick Bamford, who came on at half-time, did change the way Leeds played and made a difference,” said Ashton on EFL on Quest on Wednesday night.
“But he’s got to cut this back for Klich. He has to. Very, very selfish from him. Just pull that back and [Klich] has got a tap-in.”
Bamford made quite the impact for Leeds.
According to stats by WhoScored, he registered three shots at goal – more than any of his team-mates.
Bamford also won two aerial duels, completed one dribble and had a 75 per cent pass success rate.
He did not complete any key passes though and probably should have when he had the perfect opportunity to play in Klich in the final moments of the game.
Leeds have been prolific at scoring late, game-changing goals this season and probably could have had one more to brag about if Bamford opted to pass, rather than shoot, in that moment at The Hawthorns.
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