Last weekend, Leeds United stunned their fans with a goal at Elland Road in the first-half for the first time this season.
That game, against QPR, ended with a 2-0 Leeds United victory in a result that kept the Whites within touching distance of the top spot in a congested Sky Bet Championship. Leeds United sat in 3rd ahead of the visit of Blackburn today, just two points shy of the top spot held by West Bromwich Albion.
The Lancastrians were visitors to Elland Road last season in a game that was a classic. United were on the ropes, losing 2-1 with the 90 minutes up. Up popped Kemar Roofe, now scoring freely at Anderlecht, to land two stoppage time goals as the Whites ended up 3-2 winners on the day.
Today, United shocked their fans again with another first-half goal and it was a penalty to boot. The Blackburn commentators were not convinced that the challenge from Toisin Adarabayo was sufficient enough to earn the penalty but there was little doubt about the finish from goal-starved striker Patrick Bamford.
— JAY ⓁⓊⒻⒸ (@jasoneaton80) November 9, 2019
Bamford stepped up confidently after waiting for the nod of agreement from the referee. A short jog up to the ball sent Rovers keeper Christian Walton the wrong way, the tall keeper lunging to his left. Bamford rolled the ball the opposite direction to send a packed Elland Road into raptures.
— Lee Sobot (@LeeSobotYEP) November 9, 2019
It was a confident, sweetly-taken penalty from Leeds United’s leading scorer who, as can be seen above, certainly enjoyed breaking his barren spell. It gave him his fifth goal of the campaign and it should keep the terrace boo-boys off his back after a series of games where his endeavours and hold-up play haven’t been rewarded.
It was also a goal that had Leeds United fans commenting and reacting on Twitter, here’s what some of them had to say.
Bamford breaks barren spell – Whites fans react to penalty conversion
Bamford. Goallllllllllllllllll. Penalty. Get in. #lufc
— Chris. (@lufc1371969) November 9, 2019
The streak is broken, get in Bamford. May be a penalty, but they all count #LUFC
— Andrew (@AndrewJB123) November 9, 2019
Balls of steel by Bamford looked like Roberts was the designated penalty taker. Miss it and the haters would have had a field day. Then great skill to set up Jack. Well played Paddy
— Steve Hardisty (@SteveHardisty) November 9, 2019
GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL !!!!!!!! Patrick Bamford scores with a penalty . #LUFC 1-0
— Patrick's Punts (@PatricksPunts) November 9, 2019
Penalty and Bamford goal. What’s going on😂😂
— Shauna Yates (@Shortieyates04) November 9, 2019
Wasn’t a penalty, but glad Bamford has finally scored, hopefully he starts banging them in now
— JACK (@jacktheleedsfan) November 9, 2019