WATCH: USMNT's Brenden Aaronson assists Patrick Bamford header as Leeds open scoring against Crystal Palace
- Aaronson sets up Leeds opener
- Third assist of season
- Leeds pushing to remain in Premier League
WHAT HAPPENED? Aaronson's corner kick found the head of Bamford in the 21st minute, as Leeds executed a perfect set-piece routine to take the lead. The goal was just Bamford's third Premier League goal of the season, while Aaronson was credited with his third assist of the campaign.
WHAT A HEADER! 💥— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) April 9, 2023
Patrick Bamford's 50th goal for Leeds! 👏 pic.twitter.com/hD2AwFJ8RM
A wonderful ball by Brenden Aaronson leads to Patrick Bamford's 50th Leeds United goal!— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) April 9, 2023
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THE BIGGER PICTURE: The match is vital to Leeds' hopes of staying in the Premier League as a win could take them as high as 12th. A loss, though, keeps them right in the thick of a relegation battle that has nine teams tussling to avoid those final three spots.
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WHAT NEXT FOR LEEDS? Following the clash against Palace, Leeds face two tough matches against Liverpool and Fulham over the next two weekends.