Date: 14th August 2019 at 5:01pm
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Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah made his Leeds United debut in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, and did not take long to open his Whites account.

The 5 ft 9 centre-forward put on an energetic display during his first taste of football under Marcelo Bielsa, showing pace to burn that can run Championship defences ragged, and hold-up play that will entice his temporary teammates to join him in attack.

His goal in the 43rd minute was precisely why he was lured to Elland Road at the close of the summer window, too, as he spotted a pocket of space between the Salford City defenders as Helder Costa darted into the box to receive Jamie Shackleton’s pass, before calmly stroking the ball into the back of the net from a couple of yards out.

Patrick Bamford will certainly know he has competition for minutes in the league squad again after Kemar Roofe’s move to RSC Anderlecht, and United supporters were quick to take to social media after the EFL Cup tie to wish Nketiah well with stretching his Whites tally.

The £7.2million-rated forward had shared on Twitter following his debut goal: “Great win for the team and a debut goal. Thanks to all the travelling fans.”

Here’s how these Leeds fans responded…

 
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