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Patrick Bamford: Leeds striker banned for two games for deceiving referee

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Patrick Bamford (on floor) will miss Sunday’s Championship trip to Ipswich and the first leg of Leeds’ play-off semi-final tie

Leeds striker Patrick Bamford has been banned for two matches by the Football Association after being found guilty of “successful deception of a match official” in the draw with Aston Villa.

Bamford went down as though he had been hit in the face by Anwar El Ghazi after Leeds’ controversial opening goal.

Replays showed Villa’s Dutch winger had made no contact with the head of the 25-year-old.

El Ghazi was sent off but had the red card rescinded on Tuesday.

Bamford will miss Sunday’s Championship trip to Ipswich and the first leg of Leeds’ play-off semi-final tie.

Leeds said in a statement