Sky Sports pundit Lee Hendrie criticized Patrick Bamford for his missed penalty during Leeds United’s match against Stoke City. Hendrie described the 30-year-old forward’s penalty as “really poor,” stating that he attempted to be “too clever” by shooting the ball over the bar during the 1-0 loss at the bet365 Stadium.
He emphasized that it was a significant missed opportunity for Leeds, and Bamford knew it. The miss came at a crucial point in the game, and the result could have been different if Bamford had scored.
With Leeds now trailing second-placed Ipswich Town by nine points, this game could have implications for their pursuit of automatic promotion. There are also doubts about whether Bamford, who had just come onto the pitch, should have taken the penalty.