Leeds United

Bamford grabs hat-trick as Leeds end Villa’s winning start

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 sport, 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, operating from the midway line and jinking into the field earlier than his shot was properly 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 residence the unfastened ball.

Bamford made it 2-Zero with a advantageous shot from the sting of the realm within the 67th minute after a robust burst from midfield by Mateusz Klich had put Villa’s defence on the again foot.

The Leeds striker then accomplished the hat-trick, his sensible footwork creating simply sufficient area for a exact, curling end after 74 minutes for his first Premier League treble.

Bamford has six targets in six video games, having managed only one within the high 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,” mentioned Bamford, who praised Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa for his prolific type.

“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 final residence sport noticed them thrash champions Liverpool 7-2 and supervisor Dean Smith was dissatisfied with how his aspect had reacted to going behind in opposition to 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 mentioned.

“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.