Leeds United ended their dismal previous road trip with a 3-0 victory over Cardiff City this afternoon.
Daniel Farke’s team came into the game riding a three-game losing streak away from home, but they decisively ended that trend with a convincing victory.
Leeds had goals from Patrick Bamford, Dan James, and Georginio Rutter, but there was really room for much more because Crysencio Summerville missed a penalty kick and there were other opportunities that went begging.
After the match, former Leeds player Jon Newsome spoke on BBC Radio Leeds and praised Bamford’s effect since he was added back to the starting lineup on New Year’s Day.
£7 million Prior to that, Bamford had not found the net since April. Now, he has three goals in as many games. According to Newsome, he provides the team with something that nobody else can.
A vital player away from home is Bamford
He’s easily the team’s top striker, in my opinion. He gives us something that no one else in the club can, as I have been saying for a long time. He gets hold of it, runs that channel, and turns terrible balls into good ones.
“Patrick Bamford has scored three goals in three games, but there are certain aspects of his game that really irritate me. Since he entered the side, he has significantly changed things.
Newsome emphasised Bamford’s runs in behind after he came off the bench in Leeds’ most recent loss to West Brom, something nobody in the team seemed to be aware of.
But tonight, because to his mobility off the ball, Leeds were consistently able to turn the Cardiff defence around, so that was definitely not the case and it made a major difference.
This in turn creates room for Rutter, James, and Summerville to work behind him; it’s a dynamic that proved to be highly effective. For the remainder of the season, it might be the best option away from home.