Some Leeds supporters have been reacting on social media after LUFC Data shared that Patrick Bamford led the Championship for touches inside the opponent’s box per ninety minutes.
Over the course of the 2018/19 season, the summer signing from Middlesbrough averaged 5.7 touches in the opponent’s penalty area, which narrowly edged league top goalscorer Teemu Pukki by 0.6.
The pair played vastly contrasting minutes across the campaign, as well as their difference in results in front of the net, though, with the Canaries attacker playing 3,828 minutes across his 43 league outings, compared to Bamford’s 22 appearances totalling 1,361 minutes.
Kemar Roofe (4.86), Tyler Roberts (4.62) and Jack Clarke’s (4.6) efforts during the recently concluded campaign were also enough for the trio to join our Grantham-born striker in the top ten.
Like with Bamford, the trio also played more limited minutes compared to some of the other players mentioned, such as Brentford’s Neal Maupay, Hull City’s Kamil Grosicki and Norwich’s Onel Hernandez.
When LUFC Data shared that four of our players saw out the season in the top ten for touches inside the opponent’s box per ninety minutes, here’s how these United fans reacted…
No Kiko Casilla?! ????
— Grind (@SteamingOrgan) May 31, 2019
Yet still didn’t get any goals ????????????♂️
— Leeds Media ???????? (@media_leeds) May 31, 2019
Good point,horrendous injurys through out the season
— bielsa’s lucky blue bucket ???????????????? (@delwright21) May 31, 2019
Takes him 3 touches to get it under control ????
— Gary Dillon (@GaryDillon4) May 31, 2019
Love these stats
— Benny Boy Scott (@benscott80) May 31, 2019
Couldn’t finish a Sunday dinner tho
— ST (@Yorkshire77) May 31, 2019
But yet shots on goal terrible last 10 games
— Keep the Faith (@Buybeckford) May 31, 2019
One of Bamfords bloody problems is too many touches in the opposition box ????
— Michael ???????? (@Mickledonions) May 31, 2019
People seem to be seeing this in a negative light re Bamford. But I think with a full pre season and hopefully a bit more confidence he will score 20+. He’s shown he can get in the positions, just needs to rediscover his scoring touch #lufc
— LeedsNews (@news_leeds) May 31, 2019
Just a shame our ST’s wasnt fully fit all season
— mark denton (@markiedeemaltby) May 31, 2019