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[Ampadu 2, Bamford]
Peterborough United
Leeds United

Sunday 7th January 2024, 2:00pm | FA Cup, 3rd Round
London Road | Attendance: 12,927

Manager: Daniel Farke | Referee: Sam Allison

Patrick Bamford's stunning volley helped the Whites, ease their way into the fourth round of the FA Cup, and keep their 100% (2024) win record intact, against a confident Peterborough side, unbeaten since November.

Many were surprised to see the likes of Rodon, Ampadu, Gray, Piroe and Firpo all start the game. Traditionally higher placed teams would use the early rounds of the competition to give youth an opportunity, but clearly Farke didn't get the memo.

Ethan Ampadu got Leeds off the mark in the 34th minute, with just his third goal in professional football. Jaidon Anthony's free kick was chipped into the penalty area where Bamford was waiting, but his heavy touch saw it fall nicely for the 23yo Welshman, who made no mistake from close distance.

Leeds second will resonate in the memory of fans for years, and could give Bamford the shot in the arm needed to turn around his ailing career. Ampadu's 50 yard punt up the pitch looked harmless enough, but with his back to goal, Bamford gracefully bought the ball under his spell, before spinning 180 degree's and volleying left footed past Talley from 25 yards.

Ampadu doubled his tally late on following a Dan James corner, but by that time Posh were already soundly beaten.

Line Up
Nat
Sub For
Goals
Klaesson, Kristoffer
Goalkeeper
Shackleton, Jamie
Midfielder
Ayling
Rodon, Joe
Defender
Ampadu, Ethan
Midfielder
Captain
Firpo, Junior
Defender
Gruev, Ilia
Midfielder
Gray, Archie
Midfielder
Gnonto, Wilfried
Forward
James
Piroe, Joel
Forward
Fernandez
Anthony, Jaidon
Midfielder
Poveda
Bamford, Patrick
Forward
Kamara
Subs
Nat
Sub For
Goals
Ayling, Luke
Defender
Shackleton
James, Daniel
Midfielder
Gnonto
Poveda, Ian
Midfielder
Anthony
Kamara, Glen
Midfielder
Bamford
Fernandez, Mateo Joseph
Forward
Piroe
Cooper, Liam
Defender
Summerville, Crysencio
Midfielder
Rutter, Georginio
Forward
van den Heuvel, Dani
Goalkeeper
Leeds United 3-0 Birmingham City (1st Jan 2024)


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