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20th Feb 2021

Angry Patrick Bamford blasts VAR decision on Twitter after Leeds lose to Wolves

Simon Lloyd

Bamford saw his equaliser chalked off after a VAR review

Ah, good. Just what we need, this. The weekend’s barely started and here we are, jumping straight into some fresh VAR controversy.

Leeds United were on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline as they left Molineux on Friday night. Things could, however, have ended differently, after Patrick Bamford saw an equaliser ruled out for another laughably tight VAR call.

Having fallen behind to Wolves on the hour mark, it looked like Bamford had snatched an equaliser later on when he finished brilliantly after being put through on goal.

The linesman’s flag instantly signalled that the 27-year-old had strayed offside before the pass was played, but VAR replays soon showed how close the call was.

VAR eventually ruled the linesman had been correct, though the pictures shown – which appear to indicate that Bamford’s kneecap hair had been slightly ahead of Conor Coady’s heel – were hardly conclusive.

Leeds were unable to find a goal after that, with Wolves holding on to clinch all three points.

Bamford made his feelings known about the decision after the game, tweeting that he believed his team had been “robbed of a point”.

Gutted for the lads tonight, robbed of a point, but at least it’s “mAkInG tHe GaMe BeTtEr”,” he tweeted.

The result saw Wolves climb above Leeds and into 11th in the table ahead of the rest of the weekend’s Premier League fixtures.

Leeds will return to action when they host Southampton on Tuesday night.