Leeds United defeated QPR 1-0 tonight, thanks to Crysencio Summerville’s first-half goal, with the visitors finishing the game with 10 men.
After losing to Southampton last time out, Daniel Farke’s side needed all three points tonight, regardless of the opponent, with Leeds having to beat lowly QPR.
Crysencio Summerville started the scoring after Georginio Rutter’s outstanding work to open up the play with more slick play, and it ended up being the game’s only goal.
The game looked to be fizzling out to a routine 1-0 win before Pascal Struijk sent an inch-perfect ball through to Patrick Bamford, who was faced by an onrushing Asmir Begovic.
QPR’s ‘keeper then lunged for the ball and Bamford went to ground, resulting in a red card and an incensed Begovic.
It was for good reason too, with replays showing that there wasn’t actually any contact from the ‘keeper on Bamford, but he was sent off and Lyndon Dykes took the bullet and went in goal – untested for the remainder of the game as Bamford’s free-kick hit the wall.
Mateusz Klich rubs it in
A sarcastic reaction came from the Leeds fans post-match, on the better end of an incorrect refereeing decision this time around, after being robbed last time out against QPR in January 2020.
Bamford’s actions caught the attention of Mateusz Klich, who responded to a fan on social media about the incident:
It’s evident that there was no touch, and Bamford confessed as much to Gareth Ainsworth after the game.
The concern here is that this may result in retroactive action as they seek to overturn Begovic’s suspension.
In the end, it didn’t influence the outcome of the game because we were the deserving winners despite our bad performance.
Hopefully, for Begovic’s sake, justice will be served and he will be available at the weekend.