A little tougher than I expected, but in the end, we got the job done.
Leeds are through to the second round of the League Cup after a 3-0 victory over League 2 side Salford City. Goals from Eddie Nketiah, Gaetano Berardi and Mateusz Klich saw the Whites safely through a game that was dominated with matters off the pitch rather than on it beforehand.
It took a while for Leeds to get going in the game and there were even a couple of Leeds fans that were getting slightly nervous as the game drew past the half-hour mark.
I think every Leeds fan deep down understands how this game is heading! ????
— George Hughes (@GeorgeHughes_04) August 13, 2019
Easily offside, EFL officiating at it’s finest again, but we’ll take that!
— Alex Farnell (@AlexFarnell09) August 13, 2019
Start him on Saturday I beg
— Fog (@NketiahTime) August 13, 2019
After that, the Leeds fans were a little bit more relaxed as the visitors grew more and more dominant and they were rewarded less than five minutes after the restart with another goal as Berardi swept home a corner at the near post.
Ahaha where’s he running to?
Clearly doesn’t score many!????
— Olliejk92 (@olliejk92) August 13, 2019
WE’RE ON THE PITCH!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/i2MEe3XQR1
— Angry Kalvin. (@Leeds______) August 13, 2019
Things were put to bed just before the hour mark with arguably the goal of the night as Klich curled a fantastic effort into the far corner to put the game out of reach for the home side.
The effort to get onto that ????♂️ ????. Cracking finish! #lufc
— Leeds That ????????♂️ – lufc podcast (@leedsthat) August 13, 2019
Beauty of a goal cmon leeds
— kathleen williams???????? (@miffy0811_a) August 13, 2019
Although Salford created a few chances to get back into it, a resilient, if somewhat flamboyant performance from Kiko Casilla in goal ensured things stayed as they were until the final whistle went.
— Phil Annets (@PhilAnnets) August 13, 2019