Leeds United have now lost three straight matches in all competitions following their miserable 1-0 defeat against QPR on Saturday afternoon as they continued their poor record in the capital.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side were looking to get their automatic promotion bid back on track following their 2-0 loss against Sheffield Wednesday last time out, but they dropped another three points as a result of Nahki Wells’ early opener.
The Whites could not find a response to Wells’ controversial strike which saw him handle the ball in the build-up, while Leeds striker Patrick Bamford missed a second-half penalty after he went down under the challenge of Rs ‘keeper Liam Kelly.
Bamford also missed two major opportunities for his side inside the first half, with the 26-year-old having to play the full 90 minutes as a result of Leeds only having one striker in the match-day squad following Eddie Nketiah’s return to Arsenal.
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Plenty of Leeds supporters took to Twitter to criticise Bamford’s penalty miss in addition to his overall poor performance for the Elland Road outfit, with many of them emphasising the need for the club to recruit another striker this month.
Here are some of the reactions…
I’m done with Bamford #lufc
— James Grogan (@Jimbo_G_81) January 18, 2020
I've never seen a striker so consistently strike a football with such a lack of conviction as Patrick Bamford. #LUFC
— Reginald Glovebox Ⓥ (@RGlovebox) January 18, 2020
All joking aside..it's hard not to feel sorry for Bamford. It just hasn't happened for him at Leeds. He's finished. #lufc
— Davy Reddin 🇮🇪 (@davyred93) January 18, 2020
— Big Mandalorian (@whaaaamy) January 18, 2020
the longer we go without another striker the more bamford will be thinking he hasn’t any competition for a starting place #lufc
— Jack (@Jack__Doyle) January 18, 2020
Wether you think he works for the team or not, Bamford is not good enough.
New striker is very much needed!!!#lufc
— Charlie McDonnell (@CharlieMcDonn12) January 18, 2020
Win or lose today it doesn’t matter, but the club needs to go all out this window and make a statement! Go get Bowen and a proper striker and lift this squad because it’s definitely needed! #LUFC
— Martin Roan (@MartinRoan83) January 18, 2020
I'd rather play without a striker than play Bamford #LUFC
— Mark Wright 💙💛 (@crazybrit462) January 18, 2020
Patrick Bamford fascinates me. I don't know any other striker in the world who is constantly talked about in how many goals he could have scored. #lufc
— Jason Flintham (@JasonAFlintham) January 18, 2020