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 as Marcelo Bielsa’s facet climbed to 3rd within the desk.
It was the 2 golf equipment’ first assembly since their controversial conflict final April when Leeds boss Bielsa ordered his facet to permit Albert Adomah to run by and rating an equaliser in a 1-1 draw.
Bielsa’s transfer – which adopted a livid response to Leeds scoring a purpose whereas Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia was down injured – successfully handed an automated promotion spot to Sheffield United.
Bamford had a very good early probability for Leeds however his diving header from Ezgjan Alioski’s deep cross from the left went narrowly large.
On the different finish, Ross Barkley stung the palms of Illan Meslier with a shot from outdoors the penalty space.
Leeds loved the higher of the opening 25 minutes however Villa rode their luck after which had the perfect probability of the sport to date.
Ollie Watkins’ low cross from the appropriate facet of the penalty space discovered Jack Grealish on the far pos and the Villa captain received a very good contact together with his left foot as he turned the ball goalwards however Luke Ayling’s was on the goal-line to make the clearance.
Leeds survived a penalty scare late within the first-half when Grealish went down underneath a problem from Helder Costa simply inside the world. Referee Paul Tierney waved away the appeals and his choice was supported by a VAR examine.
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 dwelling 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 ft noticed him get a shot away within the field with 16 minutes remaining.
England hopeful Bamford has now scored six objectives in as many Premier League matches this season.