On Sunday, Leicester were beaten 3-1 away.
Bamford had gone goalless in the last four PL matches, but in Sunday’s settlement he became central with both scoring and two goal-scoring passes in Leeds’ turnaround operation.
Leeds is still in 12th place, but now has good contact with the teams at the front of the table.
Bamford had several reasons to grin after the victory.
– I have myself on Fantasy, he says in an interview with Sky Sports after the match.
Answered after 127 seconds
The hosts took the lead in the 13th minute of the match by Harvey Barnes. He led the ball from his own half, played wall with James Maddison and placed the ball in a controlled manner in the corner behind Illan Meslier.
127 seconds later, a cash response came from Leeds, and it went fast with the guests. Luke Ayling intercepted a poor Leicester pass and played for Bamford. He passed the ball to Stuart Dallas, who shot straight and sent the ball past Kasper Schmeichel.
Later in the first half, both Leicester’s Ayoze Perez and Leeds’ Mateusz Klich had their goals canceled out for offside.
After the break, Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers made a turnaround in the game. He changed formations, and the home team immediately gained more control over the ball against a Leeds team that has had more ball possession than the opponent in all its matches this season.
However, it did not help much, because it was Leeds who scored the next goal. Again, it was Leicester’s sloppiness that was exploited mercilessly, and Bamford hammered the ball into goal with a cannon shot that Schmeichel did not reach.
Leicester created great chances after the 1-2 goal, but failed to put the ball in goal. Leeds were constantly dangerous on transfers, and after 83 minutes Bamford and Harrison were allowed to run almost undisturbed towards the hosts’ goal. Bamford passed the ball to Harrison, who could easily roll in 3-1.
The victory was Leeds’ ninth in 20 PL matches, and the newly promoted team has placed itself in the middle of the table. Bamford is a strong contributor to that with his eleven goals and four assists.
Leicester also missed the opportunity to get past Manchester United and up to 2nd place in the table.