Leeds United’s Patrick Bamford scored a second-half hat-trick as they introduced Aston Villa’s 100% begin to the season to an abrupt finish with a 3-Zero away victory within the Premier League on Friday.
The win strikes Leeds as much as third on 10 factors, albeit having performed an additional game, two factors behind Villa, whereas leaders Everton, who’ve 13 factors, are at Southampton on Sunday.
An entertaining however goalless first half at Villa Park noticed the house aspect’s England midfielder Jack Grealish go closest when his effort was cleared off the road by Luke Ayling.
Grealish then virtually scored a surprising opener within the 52nd minute, working from the midway line and jinking into the pack before his shot was effectively saved by Leeds keeper Illan Meslier.
Three minutes later although Villa discovered themselves behind when a Rodrigo shot was pushed out by Emiliano Martinez and Bamford pounced to fit house the free ball.
Bamford made it 2-Zero with a superb shot from the sting of the realm within the 67th minute after a powerful burst from midfield by Mateusz Klich had put Villa’s defence on the back foot.
The Leeds striker then accomplished the hat-trick, his good footwork creating simply ample area for a exact, curling end after 74 minutes for his first Premier League treble.
Bamford has six objectives in six games, having managed only one within the prime flight in his earlier 27 together with his former golf equipment.
“I don’t count the first lot of Premier League games I played because I was always playing a few minutes off the bench,” stated Bamford, who praised Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa for his prolific form.
“This time I have a manager who believes in me and as long as I keep working hard he will keep trusting me.
“(The hat-trick) is a dream come true. When the third went in it was elation. A big moment for me,” he added.
Villa’s last house game noticed them thrash champions Liverpool 7-2 and supervisor Dean Smith was upset with how his aspect had reacted to going behind towards Leeds.
“They scored the first goal and we got worse and they were very good. We probably got away with a 3-0 in the end with the chances they had,” he stated.
“Who knows what would have happened if we had scored? That is the first time we have been behind in a game and we didn’t handle it very well,” added Smith.
[ Attribution HT]