Patrick Bamford reveals what he said to Tyler Roberts after his first Premier League goal

Patrick Bamford has revealed his delight for teammate Tyler Roberts after he opened his Premier League goalscoring account.

Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 4:45 am
Leeds United forward Tyler Roberts celebrates at Southampton. Pic: Getty

Leeds United's 2-0 victory in midweek over Southampton at St Mary's saw the Wales international score his first top flight goal at the 26th time of asking this season.

Roberts has had a number of close calls with the woodwork and VAR throughout his first campaign in England's elite division.

The 22-year-old was a second half substitute on the south coast, sealing all three points late on with a low strike past goalkeeper Alex McCarthy at the second attempt.

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Bamford himself opened the scoring against the Saints, bagging his 16th league goal of an impressive term leading Marcelo Bielsa's line.

United's No 9, though, says he is delighted for his fellow forward after a tough year in front of goal and admitted to ribbing him over his strike.

"I remember what it was like when I had been on all the loans and had spells at different teams in the Premier League and hadn’t scored," Bamford reflected.

"When I first got my first goal I was elated, I was so happy. Ty has been going through that and he got his run in the team and then dropped out again.

“In his head he is probably thinking that there is little chance he is going to get to score, but he was so happy.

“I was winding him up after saying you did your best to miss it to start with, but I’m so happy for him."