LONDON (AP) – Patrick Bamford responded with a goal to his omission from the England squad as Leeds ended their woes in London with a 2-1 win over Fulham in the English Premier League on Friday.
Fulham squandered an opportunity to get out of the relegation zone for the first time since December.
After Bamford’s goal in the 29th minute, Joachim Andersen leveled the score for Fulham with his first goal for the team, but Brazilian Raphinha sealed the victory for Leeds.
Leeds had lost all five of their games in London this season, and had not been victorious in their last 16 visits to the English capital in all competitions, having been outscored in 14 matches.
Leeds took the lead as Jack Harrison’s pass landed at the feet of Bamford, who sent the ball past goalkeeper Alphonse Areola just before halftime.
However, Leeds’ advantage did not last long. Captain Andersen leveled the score for Fulham after Ademola Lookman’s corner kick. The goal was Andersen’s first since he was loaned out of Lyon in the summer transfer advantage.
It was also the first time Fulham had scored from set pieces since December.
At the start of the second half, Fulham succumbed to pressure from Leeds, breaking in the 58th minute. Kalvin Phillips stole the ball from Mario Lemina, then another Fulham defensive error allowed the ball to reach Bamford, who found Raphinha, with the winger who was able to pass the ball to Areola.