Patrick Bamford, the centre forward, gave Leeds United the lead early in their victory over Rotherham United at home.
Following the questionable goal that Patrick Bamford scored in Leeds United’s victory over Rotherham United, Tony Cascarino has unleashed a vicious attack on the striker. In the tenth minute of the Yorkshire derby at Elland Road, Bamford gave the Whites the lead.
However, TV replays seemed to show the 30-year-old deflecting Junior Firpo’s cross in close range with his arm. Bamford threw caution to the wind and celebrated his goal by bouncing up and down and extending his elbow.
The former striker for Aston Villa, Cascarino, stated on talkSPORT today: “Of course, it’s a handball.” He got away with it, just like Maradona. He was unfaithful.
“During his celebration, he indicated that he knew by pointing to his elbow. The boldness displayed after realising he got away with it It was very evident.
“He owned it, handballed it, and was applauded on scoring the goal. Nothing else makes sense to explain it. Nor did he intend to inform the referee of his actions.”
Leading scorer Crysencio Summerville scored twice in the second half to help the Whites win nine games in a row in all competitions. It was their sixth straight league triumph.
Manager Daniel Farke commented on Bamford’s goal, saying: “Over the course of a season, these things even themselves out. If Patrick’s goal was a handball, then it definitely shouldn’t have stood.
“We generated a lot of chances and scored more goals today, but sometimes it matters more if it was the game-winning goal. If it had been forbidden, I don’t believe the outcome would have changed.”