Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah again showed his worth for Leeds United in the weekend’s return to real football as we made the trip to Oakwell to face off against Barnsley.
Goals on the day came late, but all that matters is they came, and Nketiah opened the scoring in the 84th minute, before then winning a penalty off former Leeds player, Aapo Halme, allowing Mats Klich to strike from 12 yards in minute 89 to give us a 2-0 victory.
It was the 20-year-old’s fourth goal for the club across all competitions following his arrival from the Emirates Stadium over the summer and four in six (given only two starts so far) is far from a shabby record. With him now starting to better rack up the minutes on the pitch, most fans know it’s only a matter of time before we see more of him in the starting XI itself as he keeps Patrick Bamford on his toes and speaking to Leeds Live following the full time whistle, manager Marcelo Bielsa couldn’t have been more pleased with his impact once again.
“He’s a striker with goals. Some players are involved a lot before the finish, before the chance. Nketiah is more involved in the end of the action, not in the creation. Anyway, he has good characteristics to combine with team-mates. Give options to the team. Complete player.”
High praise indeed, but it’s certainly well deserved.