Patrick Bamford netted a devastating second-half hat-trick in a 3-Zero win over Aston Villa on Friday.
The striker’s 19-minute treble noticed Villa’s unbeaten begin to the season finish in emphatic style.
Bamford opened the scoring within the 55th minute when he tapped in a rebound from a Rodrigo shot that was parried by Emiliano Martinez.
He fantastically curled house his second from 20 yards as Martinez might solely watch the ball sail into the highest left-hand nook.
And Bamford’s hat-trick was accomplished when his fast toes noticed him get a shot away within the field with 16 minutes remaining.
The outcome sees Leeds transfer as much as third within the desk with their rivals nonetheless to play over the weekend, whereas Villa missed the possibility to briefly go prime.
It was the 2 golf equipment’ first assembly since their controversial conflict final April when Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa ordered his facet to permit Albert Adomah to run by way of and rating an equaliser in a 1-1 draw.
Bielsa’s transfer – which adopted a livid response to Leeds scoring a aim whereas Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia was down injured – successfully handed an automated promotion spot to Sheffield United.
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