Patrick Bamford heads late winner to give Leeds victory over Sheffield United

Assumptions can be dangerous things. Just ask Patrick Bamford. So few pundits thought the Leeds striker was capable of scoring goals at Premier League level that most expressed astonishment when Marcelo Bielsa retained faith in a forward whose goal return has not always matched the quality of his movement.

Three games into a season in which Bamford has already scored three times, such opinions are undergoing rapid revision to the extent that his 88th-minute headed winner in the first Premier League meeting between these teams for 26 years prompted – still slightly fanciful – suggestions he should earn an England call-up.

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