‘Most stonewall penalty in history’ – Leeds fans can’t believe Patrick Bamford was denied a spot-kick against Brentford
Leeds were left bewildered when referee Keith Stroud waved away a seemingly-blatant penalty during their must-win clash with Brentford.
The Whites are looking to close the three-point gap to second-place Sheffield United, who beat Hull 3-0 earlier in the day.
And following a bright start, they looked certain to be given a golden opportunity from the spot after Julian Jeanvier clattered into Leeds striker Patrick Bamford.
But despite a clear, unobstructed view of the incident – Stroud was not interested and waved away Bamford’s appeal.
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It could prove a pivotal moment in the club’s bid to seal automatic promotion to the Premier League – and Neal Maupay rubbed salt into the wounds by putting Brentford in front against the run of play just before half-time.
Chants of ‘Leeds are falling apart again’ rang around Griffin Park during the interval and some fans couldn’t help but suggest the penalty incident summarised the club’s fortunes.
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