Leeds United moved as much as thirteenth within the Premier League desk after choosing up a significant three factors towards relegation rivals Nottingham Forest on Tuesday evening.
Targets from Jack Harrison and Luis Sinisterra had been sufficient for the win at Elland Street, with Javi Gracia‘s facet holding their nerve to come back from behind and guarantee they would not end the day contained in the relegation locations.
Whereas there have been quite a lot of monumental performances on a tense evening in Yorkshire, Patrick Bamford appeared to let the event get the higher of him, as he continued to wrestle in entrance of objective.
How did Patrick Bamford play towards Forest?
As per Sofascore, the previous Chelsea striker would earn a disappointing 6.3/10 score for his efficiency, which ranked him because the worst Leeds participant on the pitch.
The 29-year-old, who earns £70k-per-week, would register 5 photographs within the recreation however failed to check Keylor Navas with any of them, as he put two off-target and noticed three efforts blocked.
Bamford was introduced with a wonderful alternative to increase the house facet’s lead late on after a mix-up on the again by Forest, however he shot approach extensive when below little or no strain, which is probably a microcosm of his underwhelming season up to now.
The injury-prone ahead additionally failed with three of his 4 dribble makes an attempt, misplaced possession on 14 events and accomplished simply 14 of his 19 tried passes, with a disappointing success charge of 74%.
Contemplating he had an anticipated objective tally of 0.68, you’d have hoped that Tuesday was the evening for Bamford so as to add to his woeful objective tally of simply two within the Premier League to date this season, but it surely wasn’t to be.
Manchester Night Information journalist Connor McGilligan recommended through the recreation that the previous England worldwide “must be higher” and that’s strengthened by the truth that he has now scored 4.94 fewer objectives than anticipated this season, which is comfortably the worst return of his profession.
There is no such thing as a doubt that Bamford performed his half within the victory and held the ball up nicely, however his most important job as a striker is to place the ball at the back of the online, which he’s constantly failing to do for Leeds within the Premier League.
On such an necessary evening, the striker’s deficiencies in entrance of objective might simply have value Leeds three factors, as solely a mistake from Navas and a chunk of brilliance by Luis Sinisterra would unlock Forest’s defence.
With Rodrigo left on the bench once more final evening regardless of his 11 top-flight objectives this season, you surprise how for much longer Gracia will follow Bamford through the relegation run-in, given his barren goalscoring kind.