Leeds United boss Daniel Farke said Patrick Bamford’s goal against Peterborough in their FA Cup third round tie was a “world class” goal.
The Whites booked their place into the next round of the competition with a dominant 3-0 win over League One side Peterborough United.
Ethan Ampadu scored the opener just after the half hour, before turning provider as his long pass from deep found Bamford who controlled it with his chest before turning and scoring a difficult volley from outside the box.
Ampadu once again popped up with the goal in the second half to wrap up the game.
After the match, Daniel Farke says he was pleased with Bamford’s goal and that the confidence it will give the striker is a good thing for the whole team:
“It was all right…He is on the right path, for sure. The whole world after this goal will praise him for a world-class goal. There’s no other words for this.
“I am happy and delighted for him because he deserves it. But for me, it’s more about that he is back to his fitness levels and importantly in a good rhythm with his confidence back. It is important he works for the team and is good in the pressing and holds the ball and links play well.
“It would have been important if he’d taken a rebound from two yards as goals are always priceless for the confidence of a striker. But of course, if he scores in a world-class way, then he feels even a bit better.
“But the more important thing is that he is coming back to his perfect shape.” via The Yorkshire Post.
Leeds want a home draw in the next round
After the game, Farke admitted he wanted the next FA Cup round for Leeds to be a home tie, stating that the fans are the main reason he wants to see this:
“Yes, but you never know. We have to take what will be. But especially for our supporters, I’d love a home draw with a fully-packed Elland Road.
“This (Sunday) was an amazing atmosphere and they more or less made a home game out of it and it would be nice to have a home game.”
Can Leeds string together an FA Cup run?
The Magic of the FA Cup is that any team can cause an upset, with the team recovering from a recent bump and getting back into form, no team will take Leeds United as an easy draw.
The prospect of a fourth round tie at Elland Road is one that not many big teams would like to face.