Returning Bamford fires Leeds to victory
PATRICK BAMFORD marked his return from injury by firing Leeds 1-0 victory at struggling Bolton.
The 25-year-old striker struck his first league goal for Marcelo Bielsa’s side five minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute.
Bamford, a £7 million recruit from Middlesbrough, had not featured for the Elland Road outfit since August 31 due to a knee injury and his 66th-minute winner temporarily lifted Leeds to a above Norwich and to the top of the Sky Bet Championship. Troubled Bolton remain in the bottom three.
Defeat ended another controversial week for the Trotters, whose players finally received their delayed November wages and chairman Ken Anderson banned the local paper’s Wanderers correspondent, citing “negative” reporting. Manager Phil Parkinson also continues to be linked with the vacancy at former club Reading.
George Saville equalised for Boro five minutes into the second half after Pawel Wszolek had given the hosts an early lead.
But on-loan Burnley striker Wells hit back for Rangers to secure their first win in five matches and give boss Steve McClaren a victory to savour against his former club. punished Joe Rodon for a error after 63 minutes.
But Celina played a key role as two goals in a minute from the substitute and Wayne Routledge turned the match in Swansea’s favour to pile more pressure on Wednesday manager Jos Luhukay. defensive
Millwall were much-improved in the second half and scored through Jake Cooper and Lee Gregory.
But Neil Harris’ Lions slipped into the relegation zone and have not won in their last seven games. the second half and Benik Afobe hit the other from the penalty spot 13 minutes from time for the Potters. It was Kodjia who saved Villa to extend their unbeaten run to seven games.