Leeds fans knew that after getting beaten by Birmingham on the weekend, nothing but a win was good enough last night, even though Deepdale is a tough place to go. However, they battled through the game, rode their luck at times and grabbed a deserved 2-0 win thanks to a well-taken Patrick Bamford double.
BAMFORD x2 #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 9, 2019
The two goals meant loads to the travelling Leeds fans, and it will have meant a lot to Marcelo Bielsa, however, no one enjoyed the double more than Bamford himself, who has come in for plenty of criticism for some missed chances as of late. The former Middlesbrough man has not been at his clinical best recently, and with Kemar Roofe back the pressure was always going to be on for him to find the net.
That was exactly what he did last night too, as he stepped up with a big performance when it was needed to down the ten men of Preston. The double took Bamford’s tally for the season to eight Championship goals and considering how long he’s spent on the sidelines with injury this season the fact that he’s approaching double figures is mightily impressive, now he just needs to add a few more and break that ten mark in the next few weeks.
You can read the Whites’ thoughts on Bamford’s double here:
So pleased for him after all the stick he’s got the past few weeks.
— Louise Sagar (@louise_sagar) 9 April 2019
Get innnnnnnmmmm bamford that will do it now
— Michael zeus 1158 (@Lazmick) 9 April 2019
Perhaps people will lay off him now. #mot
— NobblyBobbly (@Nobbly_Bobbly_) April 9, 2019
Well deserved after a couple bad performances, knew he’d turn up
— Ben Placito (@BenPlacito) April 9, 2019
Apologies to bamford. I tweeted he's ineffective. My mistake
— Hicky67 (@philhicky67) April 9, 2019
I’m as happy that it’s Bamford that’s scored as I am that we’re 2 up. Tried so hard and now it’s paying off lad
— Lee Ellison (@Bollakzoid) 9 April 2019
Will the people who gave him stick shut up now
— Callum Wainwright (@CallumWainwri20) April 9, 2019
The Leeds fans watching on last night were just as buzzing that they got the win as they were that Bamford grabbed a double, and will hope the confidence boost that comes with his double sees him grab even more goals before the season finishes.