Leeds United forward deserves more credit, says Keown

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford deserves more credit for his early-season form, according to Martin Keown.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side have made a strong start to their return season in the Premier League.

They pushed champions Liverpool all the way in their opening game, eventually losing 4-3 in an instant classic.

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Leeds have won their next two games, though. They beat fellow promoted side Fulham 4-3 before they were victorious 1-0 over Sheffield United last week.

A big part of this success has been Bamford. From their opening three games, he has scored three and he has also assisted one for his teammates.

Bamford has been the subject of a lot of criticism from Leeds fans during his time at the club.

He has always been praised for the work he does off the ball, but he has been slatted at times for being wasteful in front of goal.

The 27-year-old was a mainstay in Bielsa’s side last season. He made 45 league appearances and he scored 16 goals to help Leeds finish the season as champions.

The Arsenal legend told TalkSPORT that he has been really impressed by Bamford’s performances so far this season.

“Patrick Bamford as well not nearly getting enough credit for what he is doing.”

Bielsa’s Leeds United host Pep Guardiola’s Man City on Saturday afternoon at Elland Road.

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