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Leeds United: Fans believe team lost their way when Patrick Bamford was substituted

Leeds United: Fans believe team lost their way when Patrick Bamford was substituted

Leeds United claimed a 1-0 win against Birmingham City at Elland Road on Saturday, a result which kept them just two points behind leaders West Brom (via BBC Sport).

It took the Whites 65 minutes to break down the Blues, but they did eventually thanks to a goal from boyhood fan Kalvin Phillips.

One player who endured another frustrating afternoon however was striker Patrick Bamford, who was taken off at half-time and replaced by Eddie Nketiah.

That meant that the former Middlesbrough and Norwich City striker has now failed to score in his last seven league appearances (via WhoScored).

However, despite often being criticised by supporters, they were actually suggesting that they looked better when Bamford was playing following the game against Birmingham.

Bielsa has stuck with Bamford throughout the campaign, starting him in all of their Championship games so far (WhoScored). And it seems that fans now realise why he has been doing that, suggesting that their style of play is more suited to him than it is to Nketiah.

Here is what some Leeds fans had to say on Twitter after the game…

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