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Watch: Patrick Bamford nets hat-trick in Leeds U21s rout

Leeds’ star man proved the star of the show late on Friday

A number of first-team stars played starring roles on Friday night, as Leeds’ U21s made short work of Southampton.

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Fresh off a stretch of three wins from four, Michael Skubala’s troops welcomed Southampton to Elland Road, for a Premier League 2 clash.

And, when all was said and done, another dominant display ultimately gave rise to a comfortable three-point haul for Leeds.

Aided by the talents of all of Patrick Bamford, Liam Cooper, Luke Ayling, Junior Firpo, and summer signing Wilfried Gnonto, the Peacocks ran riot, en route to an eventual 6-2 triumph.

Hitman Bamford, unsurprisingly, proved the star of the show, helping himself to a trio of goals, all of which can be watched below:

And too was first-team captain Liam Cooper, who rose highest to nod home a corner kick from the right late in the first-half:

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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