Middlesbrough 3-0 Leeds United

Patrick Bamford
Patrick Bamford has now scored eight goals this season for Middlesbrough

Patrick Bamford scored the first hat-trick of his career as Middlesbrough comfortably beat Leeds to climb to sixth in the Championship table.

The forward, 24, flicked home Stewart Downing’s cross to put Boro in front.

He then ran onto Adama Traore’s through ball to slot the second under visiting keeper Felix Wiedwald.

Middlesbrough 3-0 Leeds United
Middlesbrough 3-0 Leeds United

Leeds created little in attack and Bamford added his third from inside the penalty area after a shot from Traore was blocked into his path.

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The victory lifted Tony Pulis’ side into the play-off places, displacing Sheffield United by virtue of a superior goal difference, while Leeds remain 11th, six points outside the top six.

Having tasted victory for the first time as Leeds head coach when they beat Brentford 1-0 last Saturday, Paul Heckingbottom named an unchanged starting XI as they looked to build further momentum.

But after Bamford scored twice in five first-half minutes, Boro were in control, with Traore in particular causing major problems for the Leeds defence.

It took until the 86th minute for substitute Caleb Ekuban to produce the first shot on target by the visitors, which was saved by Darren Randolph.

By then, Bamford had snuffed out any chance of a comeback by slotting home his third goal, and he now has six in three games after scoring only once in his previous 22 appearances.

Line-ups

Middlesbrough

  • 25Randolph
  • 5Shotton
  • 4Ayala
  • 6Gibson
  • 3Friend
  • 16Howson
  • 7LeadbitterBooked at 34mins
    Substituted forClaytonat 44′minutes
  • 27Besic
  • 37Traoré
  • 11Bamford
    Substituted forCranieat 90′minutes
  • 19Downing

Substitutes

  • 1Konstantopoulos
  • 8Clayton
  • 9Assombalonga
  • 14Cranie
  • 20Fry
  • 23Harrison
  • 30Baker

Leeds

  • 13Wiedwald
  • 28Berardi
  • 18Jansson
  • 6CooperBooked at 73mins
  • 8AnitaBooked at 41mins
  • 14O’Kane
    Substituted forEkubanat 69′minutes
  • 23Phillips
    Substituted forVieiraat 45′minutes
  • 10Alioski
    Substituted forForshawat 45′minutes
  • 21SáizBooked at 34mins
  • 15Dallas
  • 9Lasogga

Substitutes

  • 4Forshaw
  • 5Pennington
  • 12De Bock
  • 24Sacko
  • 25Vieira
  • 30Peacock-Farrell
  • 45Ekuban
Referee:
Darren England
Attendance:
27,621

Match Stats

Home TeamMiddlesbroughAway TeamLeeds
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home13
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Posted at

Match ends, Middlesbrough 3, Leeds United 0.

Full Time

Posted at90’+3′

Second Half ends, Middlesbrough 3, Leeds United 0.

Posted at90’+1′

Attempt saved. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Muhamed Besic.

Substitution

Posted at90′

Substitution, Middlesbrough. Martin Cranie replaces Patrick Bamford.

Posted at90′

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at90′

Foul by Ryan Shotton (Middlesbrough).

Posted at87′

Foul by Vurnon Anita (Leeds United).

Posted at87′

Adama Traoré (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at86′

Attempt saved. Caleb Ekuban (Leeds United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Adam Forshaw with a through ball.

Posted at85′

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adama Traoré.

Posted at85′

Adam Forshaw (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at85′

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough).

Posted at81′

Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at81′

Foul by George Friend (Middlesbrough).

Posted at78′

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at78′

Foul by Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough).

Posted at75′

Attempt missed. Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Adama Traoré with a cross following a corner.

Posted at74′

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Posted at74′

Attempt blocked. Jonny Howson (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adam Clayton.

Posted at73′

Attempt missed. Daniel Ayala (Middlesbrough) header from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Stewart Downing following a set piece situation.

Booking

Posted at73′

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at73′

Foul by Liam Cooper (Leeds United).

Posted at73′

Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at72′

Attempt missed. George Friend (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Adama Traoré.

Posted at71′

Attempt missed. Samuel Sáiz (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gaetano Berardi.

Posted at70′

Liam Cooper (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at70′

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough).

Substitution

Posted at69′

Substitution, Leeds United. Caleb Ekuban replaces Eunan O’Kane.

Goal!

Posted at68′

Goal! Middlesbrough 3, Leeds United 0. Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Posted at68′

Attempt blocked. Adama Traoré (Middlesbrough) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Muhamed Besic.

Posted at67′

Attempt missed. Pierre-Michel Lasogga (Leeds United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Posted at66′

Adam Forshaw (Leeds United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Posted at66′

Foul by Adam Clayton (Middlesbrough).

Posted at65′

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Gaetano Berardi.

Posted at65′

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jonny Howson.

Posted at61′

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Liam Cooper.

Posted at61′

Attempt missed. Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonny Howson.

Posted at59′

Foul by Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough).

Posted at59′

Pontus Jansson (Leeds United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at57′

Corner, Middlesbrough. Conceded by Pontus Jansson.


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