"Dumb": BBC pundit slams Newcastle man and "silly" Leeds players during the 2-2 thriller

Leeds and Newcastle held an entertaining 2-2 thriller at Elland Road earlier on Saturday in a crucial game for both sides.

Sam Allardyce needed all three points to lift Leeds out of the relegation zone, while Eddie Howe needed a win to keep Newcastle with a shot at qualifying for the Champions League.

Unfortunately, neither Leeds nor Newcastle got what they wanted when the points were shared in a game that included two errors from Maximilian Wober and Joelinton.

What’s the matter?

Well, Michael Brown commented on the game for BBC Radio 5 Live where he slammed both players for giving away penalties.

The 46-year-old called Joelinton “stupid” for getting caught in a foul on Junior Firpo, giving Patrick Bamford the chance to double Leeds’ 1-0 lead from the penalty spot.

Completely he called: “It was huge. It was a stupid challenge from Joelinton.”

To Leeds’ chagrin, the England international’s 12-yard shot was parried by Nick Pope before Newcastle rushed through on the other end and converted a penalty of their own.

It was Wober who conceded that penalty for a foul on Alexander Isak that Brown, as a commentator, later described as “silly”.

The BBC sports expert called: “It’s so disappointing for Leeds. These games can change so quickly. The pace scares defenders and that was silly of Wober. Wilson put so much power into that punch. It was full of conviction.”

Bamford will feel ill at Leeds 2-2 Newcastle

After missing a late substitute in the 1-1 draw with Leicester, Bamford would have been determined to put things right against Newcastle.

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However, Leeds’ No 9 only made matters worse and he will be sick looking back at his penalty.

If the Whites are now relegated in the Championship, some Leeds fans will cite those two moments from Bamford as defining events for the season.

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