FA could be set to throw the book at Leeds United star following QPR incident on Wednesday

After QPR’s Asmir Begovic was dismissed for a lunging challenge on him, Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford may face retroactive action from the FA if they find him guilty of misleading an official.

Leeds appeared to have a chance to win the game late on as the game appeared to be headed for a reasonably easy victory for the home team with the R’s failing to generate much in the way of attacking threat or ball retention.

When Asmir Begovic pounced on a long ball from Pascal Struijk, Patrick Bamford was on the move and in front of him. As Bamford pushed the ball beyond the goalkeeper, Begovic dived in with a challenge that caused the Leeds striker to fall to the ground.

Replays revealed that there was little to no contact between the two to cause Bamford to fall to the ground despite the use of the red card. Begovic strongly objected to referee David Webb, but it was to no avail, as Lyndon Dykes, striker, was compelled to start in goal for the remainder of the game.

With Ainsworth confirming post-match that both players involved said that there was no contact from Begovic, it looks as though an appeal will be successful from the R’s.

The issue that Leeds have is that the FA could investigate Bamford’s successful deception of an official, with this ruling in place

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