Patrick Bamford scored with virtually the last kick of the game in one of the high-scoring football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Tyler Roberts opened the scoring for the hosts in the 27th minute after he got on the end of a Raphinha assist. Brentford turned the game on the head when Shandon Baptiste scored in the 54th minute before Sergi Canos gave the visitors the lead seven minutes later. Bamford snatched a point for Leeds in the fifth minute of stoppage time.
Leeds: Meslier (6), Ayling (7), Firpo (5), Llorente (6), Cooper (5), Forshaw (6), Dallas (6), Phillips (5), Raphinha (7), Roberts (8), James (6).
Subs: Bamford (7), Harrison (6), Klich (6).
Brentford: Fernandez (6), Henry (7), Jansson (6), Goode (6), Pinnock (6), Baptiste (7), Roerslev (8), Janelt (6), Nørgaard (6), Canós (8), Mbeumo (6).
Subs: Jensen (n/a), Wissa (6), Onyeka (n/a)
Man of the match: Tyler Roberts.
Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa: “Given how we got the equalizer, it’s a good point but if you look at the whole game it is an opportunity missed.” he added. “When the game started, once we got organized we started to dominate it. But in the second half, we had issues we needed to resolve with the loss of Kalvin and we also had to accommodate his absence.”
Brentford boss Thomas Frank: “At this moment, I can tell you my feeling is that it’s not a point to celebrate but what I will celebrate is the performance. We came up here without key players.” he added. “I have no complaints as Leeds were missing players as well. With the lowest budget and missing players in key positions, I think it was a top performance. We defended very well and gave nothing away apart from the goal in the first half.”
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