PATRICK BAMFORD believes Leeds were ‘robbed’ of a point against Wolves after VAR disallowed his equaliser in the second half.
The 27-year-old thought he had got the Whites back on level terms in the 77th minute at Molineux, only to be judged fractionally offside.
Leeds striker Patrick Bamford has hit out at VAR after having his equaliser disallowedCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Bamford’s knee was adjudged to have been narrowly ahead of Conor Coady’s trailing boot as VAR chalked off what would have been his 13th goal of the season.
And in another cruel blow for Marcelo Bielsa‘s side, Wolves’ winner came after Adama Traore’s shot cannoned off the bar, before bouncing in after hitting goalkeeper Islan Meslier.
Taking to social media after the game, Bamford vented that his side should have left the Midlands with a point if it wasn’t for VAR.
He tweeted: “Gutted for the lads tonight, robbed of a point.”
“But at least it’s ‘mAkInG tHe GaMe BeTtEr’. We go again Tuesday.”
It’s not the first time this season that Bamford has expressed his anger at VAR after he was astonishingly denied a strike against Crystal Palace in November.
Yet again his goal would have seen Leeds back on level terms, only for the strike to be disallowed due to his arm being offside.
Speaking at the time, he said: “I don’t understand the rule. You can’t score with your arm.
Bamford thought he had got the Whites back on level terms at Molineux in the 77th minuteCredit: Reuters
“It doesn’t make sense. It’s happened with me today but I’ve seen it on numerous occasions.
“It’s ruining football. You want to see goals. To have it ruled out for something like that is daft.
“Even the referee couldn’t make sense of it. When the players and the officials can’t make sense of it, does it make sense?”