Patrick Bamford issues message after reaching Leeds United milestone before injury strikes

PATRICK Bamford declared his pride at reaching a major Leeds United milestone in Saturday's Premier League hosting of Chelsea in which the striker went off injured after 35 minutes.

By Lee Sobot
Sunday, 14th March 2021, 11:49 am

Bamford took in his 100th appearance for the Whites in Saturday's Elland Road clash against the Blues from which the Whites took a point through a goalless draw.

Bamford's game was cut short ten minutes before the break as the Whites no 9 was forced off injured following a challenge for the ball with Antonio Rudiger in the 29th minute.

The United striker attempted to play on before going down in the Leeds box on the half hour mark.

TON UP: For Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford, left, in Saturday's goalless draw against Chelsea at Elland Road. Photo by Lee Smith - Pool/Getty Images.

Chelsea eventually kicked the ball out to allow Bamford to receive treatment and the forward hobbled off the pitch before re-entering and attempting to play on.

But the Whites no 9 was unable to move freely and went down again in the 35th minute before being replaced by Rodrigo from the bench.

Leeds then battled their way to a goalless draw as first Rodrigo and then Tyler Roberts replaced Bamford in the no 9 role.

Taking to his Twitter and Instagram pages after the game, Bamford wrote: "A really good point today - very proud to have played for Leeds United 100 times."

Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa said at his post-match press conference that he had not yet asked about the extent of Bamford's injury.

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