Patrick Bamford stole the show with a sensational goal, elevating Leeds United’s 3-0 win over Peterborough in the FA Cup.

As the teams lined up in their respective formations (4-2-3-1), it was clear that this encounter would be a battle of wits and strategy.

Leeds United, under the guidance of Daniel Farke, showcased a balanced approach, blending defensive solidity with attacking flair. The inclusion of players like Shackleton and Gruev who need time on the pitch indicated a tactically astute setup aimed at fielding a strong team and balancing key players.

Moments of individual brilliance peppered the match’s narrative. Patrick Bamford’s sensational goal stood out as the highlight, demonstrating precision and skill. His involvement in the build-up to Ampadu’s first goal was equally noteworthy, highlighting his crucial role in Leeds’ attacking dynamism.

Ethan Ampadu emerged as the unlikely hero, netting his first goals for Leeds. His opening goal, a well-placed shot, set the momentum for Leeds, while his second, a clinical header from Dan James’ corner, sealed the victory in the closing minutes.

Peterborough United, despite the defeat, showed glimpses of resilience and tactical endeavour. They had numerous opportunities, but Leeds’ organised defence, under the command of a strong Ampadu, kept them at bay. This was a game where strategy met execution, and Leeds United emerged as the deserved victors.

Farke reacted to Leeds United FA Cup win

Daniel Farke says, “I’m a happy man today. To win this game with a clean sheet was important. We rested a few players and gave some valuable minutes to players who really needed them.”

Adding, “Patrick’s goal was quite alright,” accompanied by a cheeky smile. Then he said, ‘It was a world-class goal.”

Darren Ferguson comments on controversial goal

“You should be organised,” said Ferguson, adding, “You should be set up better than that; it’s too easy. The first and third goals, you cannot give a team like Leeds goals like that. It’s really, really disappointing. That was the frustrating thing for me.”

Leeds attention back on promotion

Leeds United must now direct their attention towards the upcoming challenges in the Championship starting next Saturday.

Leeds United Next Fixtures

Date Competition Match Time Betting Odds
Saturday, January Sky Bet Championship Cardiff City vs Leeds United 15:00 Home 19/5 – Draw 29/10 – Away 4/6
Sunday, 21st January Sky Bet Championship Leeds United vs Preston North End 12:00 On Sky
Saturday, 27th January Sky Bet Championship Leeds United vs Norwich City 15:00

Match Line-ups


Formation: 4-2-3-1

  • 25 Talley
  • 2 Katongo (Substituted for Fernandez at 68 minutes)
  • 5 Knight (Booked at 35 mins, Substituted for Crichlow at 85 minutes)
  • 4 Edwards
  • 3 Burrows
  • 27 Collins
  • 22 Kyprianou
  • 11 Poku (Substituted for Ajiboye at 68 minutes)
  • 14 Randall (Substituted for De Havilland at 85 minutes)
  • 10 Mason-Clark
  • 17 Jones (Substituted for Mothersille at 68 minutes)

Substitutes: Crichlow, Fuchs, De Havilland, Ajiboye, Mothersille, Fernandez, Steer, Wakeling, Mills


Formation: 4-2-3-1

  • 13 Klaesson
  • 17 Shackleton (Substituted for Ayling at 78 minutes)
  • 14 Rodon
  • 4 Ampadu (Booked at 67 mins)
  • 3 Firpo
  • 44 Gruev
  • 22 Gray
  • 29 Gnonto (Booked at 39 mins, Substituted for James at 86 minutes)
  • 7 Piroe (Substituted for Joseph at 90+1 minutes)
  • 12 Anthony (Substituted for Poveda at 86 minutes)
  • 9 Bamford (Substituted for Kamara at 86 minutes)

Substitutes: Ayling, Cooper, Kamara, Summerville, James, Rutter, Poveda, van den Heuvel, Joseph


Sam Allison


  • Possession: Peterborough 49% – Leeds 51%
  • Shots: Peterborough 11 – Leeds 21
  • Shots on Target: Peterborough 3 – Leeds 7
  • Corners: Peterborough 4 – Leeds 7
  • Fouls: Peterborough 9 – Leeds 13

Every angle of Patrick Bamford’s sensational goal against Peterborough United in the FA Cup


I'm Barrie Jarrett, born in Leeds, lived over a decade in South Africa, CEO And Co Founder of Planet Sport Limited and Planet Bet Limited.

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