It’s never one thing that wins or loses you a football game.
But there are certain moments that can turn out to be huge turning points, and if they go against you, they can turn into rather controversial talking points afterwards. This was precisely one of those moments.
With Leeds trailing 1-0 in the first half, forward Patrick Bamford was put through on goal with just the keeper to beat, however instead of rolling the ball along the ground, he decided to go for power rather than placement and lashed the ball over the bar.
It wasn’t exactly a ‘clear cut chance’, but still something that he could have done a lot better at, particularly if he wants to keep his place as the number one forward.
However, there was one person who took real issue with that statement, claiming that the chance was a lot harder than it looked, and it caused a real feisty debate amongst the Leeds United fanbase about if he should have been able to put it away.
Any other striker takes that 100 times and scores 80 to 90 of them.I like Bamford. Think he has not had the luck this season. But he needs either some one with him or an psychiatrist as it is obviously a mental thing now
— ian scaife 💙💛 (@ianscaife1) January 18, 2020
Sorry to say it, but this is true. Absolutely no excuse for that not going in. But we know that. https://t.co/QNw8Q5Scmd
— The Square Ball (@TheSquareBall) January 18, 2020
It's a simple lob I'd expect 100 goals from 100 shots
— Mark (@Mark1461) January 18, 2020
I’m not having that mate. I’m a big fan of stats but come on! Anyone who’s ever played a bit would expect that to go in more than 3 times in 100
— Christopher (@ChrisMozzi) January 18, 2020
Stop, ridiculous statement to make. I would genuinely fancy myself to put this away #lufc
— Michael Farrell (@MickFarrell84) January 18, 2020
Your saying from there a professional footballer only hits the target 3/100 😂😂
— York White (@WinnersOnTrack) January 18, 2020
The everything is fine brigade has peaked.. what an horrendous comment this is!
— Perko (@stelufc88) January 18, 2020
It's like a restaurant having a Michelin star chef and a waiter that drops every plate on the way to the customer. He's great at washing up though.
— 8ball75 (@8ballwakefield) January 18, 2020
Should Bamford have done better with his chance?
What side of the argument do you fall on?