Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score the winning goal as Leeds United beat Brentford 1-0 at Elland Road.
The England under-21 international, making his home debut for his loan club, was on the pitch for only four minutes before he tapped home Helder Costa’s perfectly weighted low cross to break the deadlock.
The result sends Leeds top of the Championship.
GOALLL THE 2 SUBSTITUES LINK UP HELDER COSTA CROSS FOR NHKETIA TO TAP IN 1-0 LEEDS #LUFC #MOT pic.twitter.com/9iGLDYebvH
— LUFC Goals (@LUFC_Goals) August 21, 2019
As you’ll see from the clip below, the goal sent Ian Wright, who was watching in the stands, wild.
Eddie Eddie!!!!!!!!! ♥️ pic.twitter.com/pTssK678Fq
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) August 21, 2019
Nketiah also scored on his full Leeds debut against Salford in the Carabao Cup last week and netted for the Yorkshire side’s under-23s two days aga against Millwall.
Anyone call for a goal? Big 3 points at Elland Road tonight, Glory be to God. ?⚽️ ?? @LUFC pic.twitter.com/Wi8WKN8QmV
— Eddie Nketiah (@EddieNketiah9) August 21, 2019
He’s making quite the impression up north.
Nah its $hite according goals isn’t it. He should be back doing his defensive work.
He’ll be better than Tammy Abraham
He is better
This could be a great loan deal for all concerned
Absolute scenes get in lad!
Why was he playing for their U23s?
Because they wanted to win?
It concerns me along with the fact that he was a substitute in this match. I’m very surprised tbh
Fingers crossed it’s just because Bielsa want’s to see Eddie in training first, before replacing one of his trusted strikers. 2 goals in 2 games is surely making his mind for him to start.
Maybe once he’s scored a few more they will learn to spell his name!!
Surprised by what? the fact that a 20 year old who just joined the best team in the championship, under a very demanding manager has scored two goals in two appearances. Very concerning indeed
Bamford is their main striker and playing on form and scoring so corse he is starting the season on the bench
IIRC they wanted to keep all their players’ fitness up.
Besides, Eddie got minutes requirement for the loan just like Ceballos, isn’t?
According to Leeds supporting mate, it’s their managers thing. Often has subs/none used 1st teamers play in u23 to keep sharp/fit.
He demands alot does Bielsa, Eddie will come back very well rounded if alittle shattered 🙂
Looked simple but I still liked his movement. Got the jump on his defender and out sprinted him, then peeled off into empty space. Perfect cross obviously, nice goal.
Poor Josh Da Silva…
Oh right, Da Silva. For a moment there I thought you meant Da Silva.
Will be tuning into Leeds games for sure.
Watch the movement, good centre forward play. Hope he comes back with a bunch of goals and a Championship winner’s medal to his name.
This kid is special.
He’s got that chicharito poachers ability to him. Always in the right spot. That’s a seriously important skill.
Routine stuff at being in the right place at the right time. But still good movement. He will destroy the division as Leeds dominated last year.
Good he is playing for a high pressing team with tactics adapting to situations in the game.
Bodes well for Eddie’s integration back into Arsenal.
I think the new loan management team can give themselves a pat on the back as they have really made a difference, coincidentally? since Per started as director
I’d love to see another interview with Per Mertersacker.
Eddie14. Love how he chose the number 14.
There’s a lot of hankering about Eddie coming off the bench. He joined the favorite side to win the championship. He joined after their season had begun and he joined a very demanding manager in Bielsa, a guy who installed beds at the training ground because the players spend up to 10 hours there. Leeds have 6 loanees, the rules state only 5 can be in the game day squad, Eddie is keeping Clarke, the Spurs kid out of the team, he, formerly of Leeds, sold to Spurs and loaned back, has yet to get a minute in a league… Read more »
Keeep on raising, keep one raising straight to the top baiba ain’t no body standing in your way.
Sign him up
He’s made an excellent start there. Let’s hope he keeps it up. It should be a useful experience for him and help him upon his return to The Emirates.
Premiership defences are, generally, tougher than those in the Championship so let’s try not to place too many expectations on him at this (very early) stage though. Keeping everything on an even keel will be best for his development.
Sometimes People have to understand that loaning a player to a championship club is very risky on one hand if the player is good enough then great but if the club is too ambitious for a certain player then bye bye potential. Me I think Eddie will get the chances to prove himself at Leeds, First Because even last season Leeds scoring record wasn’t great that is one of the reasons for their failed attempt of Promotion, See all the 20+ scorers in the league none of them were from Leeds. Teemu Pukki- Norwich, Billy Sharp- Shelfied Utd Tammy Abraham-… Read more »
I don’t think anyone can be surprised that Patrick Bamford didn’t score 20+ for them. He looks completely toothless to me.
This warms the ol’ cockles. Love how much Wrighty loves the club, he’s just one of us isn’t he really.
Eddie is special. He will do well this season. Future star
Aww dontcha just love Wrighty?!
Eddie has started really well for them, his 3rd goal already.. nice one!!
someone downvoted -wtf?
Love it. Hope he gets loads of gametime.
Part of me still kinda wish he went abroad just to develop away from all the eyes.
I really hope he gets a chance at Arsenal, the boy is a natural born striker.
Does Ian Wright often attend Leeds games? Or was he there to support/watch Eddy? And if so, the thought that Wrighty is taking Eddy under his wing and is closely mentoring him has me much more excited than I probably should be.
Maybe Wrighty is working with the academy and it’s his job to keep an eye on loanees? Hope so, we need die hard ex players in the fold, Freddie, Bouldy, Wrighty, Per, Edu, quite a list. Just would love to see Henry at Arsenal again but he will now only accept a head coaching position. Vierra doing well at Monaco I see.
eddie!!!!!!!! i think we should loan him to R.Madrid in January