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Leeds stars Patrick Bamford and Helder Costa blame missed possibilities on Elland Highway floodlights in Luton draw


Patrick Bamford and Helder Costa blamed their missed possibilities on the Elland Highway floodlights of their 1-1 draw with Luton on Tuesday.

The Hatters took a shock lead within the 50th minute by means of Harry Cornick, earlier than Stuart Dallas equalised shortly after the hour mark for the Championship leaders.

Costa (left) and Bamford (proper) missed close-range possibilities in opposition to Luton
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Leeds had a whopping 23 efforts on objective, with Bamford and Costa spurning wonderful alternatives from shut vary.

Each gamers advised teammates they had been blinded by the brilliant floodlights within the west stand.

Nonetheless, the Mail say Leeds are adamant the gaffes in entrance of objective had been ‘coincidental’ with their lights assembly EFL necessities.

Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa admitted the obvious misses had been uncommon.

He mentioned: “Actually, I don’t know, however possibly as a result of it was unusual they couldn’t join with both.

Leeds are set to put in new 44-metre excessive floodlights at Elland Highway for subsequent season
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“Everyone is aware of in soccer, scoring is much less standard than lacking.”

Leeds winger Jack Harrison was unaware of the floodlights being a problem for Bamford and Costa.

He mentioned: “I can’t communicate for them. It’s their perspective. There needs to be a motive, however these items occur.

“We will’t put an excessive amount of stress on them to complete as a result of I don’t know what they noticed.

“We stored looking for that second objective and we had been simply unlucky.”

Bamford is Leeds’ high scorer with 14 targets, whereas Costa, who was purchased for £15million from Wolves, has struck 4 instances.

Leeds are six factors away from third-placed Brentford with Bielsa’s males trying set for a Premier League return.




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