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Football-Battling Leeds take points in a 2-2 draw with Brentford

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Soccer Football – English Premier League – Leeds United v Brentford – Elland Road, Leeds, England – December 5, 2021 Patrick Bamford of Leeds United vs Pontus Jansson REUTERS / Craig Brough of Brentford

December 5, 2021

LEEDS, England (Reuters) – Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford marked his return from injury with a goal in extra time as they secured a 2-2 Premier League draw against Brentford in one game. intense at Elland Road on Sunday.

Returning from an ankle problem, substitute Bamford hit the crossbar after a corner after Sergi Canos and Brentford’s Shandon Baptiste scored to give the visitors a 2-1 lead.

“Honestly, I feel horrible as hell. But I always felt once I got on the pitch, I was going to play once,” said Bamford, who last played in mid-September.

“There was a bit of pressure but scoring is always great, especially when it saves a point.

“We had 10 minutes in that second half when they conceded and it was annoying to see it on the sidelines. The important thing is that we got the result today, no matter how tight the game is at this minute. ”

Canos received a pass from Bryan Mbeumo and finished off Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier in the 61st minute, right after midfielder Baptiste opened the scoring for Brentford with a control.

Earlier, Leeds striker Tyler Roberts scored his first goal of the campaign, when Raphinha crossed and missed, leaving Alvaro Fernandez without a chance in front of Brentford goal.

Leeds lost captain Liam Cooper to a hamstring injury in the 15th minute while Kalvin Phillips was substituted after picking up a calf injury after the break, and the hosts struggled to cope with their absence.

Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds were denied a second win this week following Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace while Brentford, who has started the season well after winning promotion, missed out on victory. second after eight games.

“Given the way we got the equalizer it was a good point but if you look at the game it was a missed opportunity,” Bielsa said.

“Once the game started, when it was organized, we started to dominate. But in the second half we had problems to deal with losing Kalvin and we also had to deal with his absence.

“Patrick has scored a goalscorer and his presence is welcome. There’s nothing better than him coming back with a goal.”

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, edited by Ed Osmond)

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