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Sports News of Thursday, 22 August 2019


Eddie Nketiah powers Leeds United past Brentford in Championship debut

Nketiah has scored two goals for Leeds United Nketiah has scored two goals for Leeds United

Edward Nketiah marked his Championship debut with the winning goal in Leeds United’s 1-0 victory over Brentford on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old who played nine times for Arsenal last season was loaned to Elland Road in a bid to get regular playing time.

Nketiah made a scoring debut in the Peacock’s 3-0 triumph over Salford City thanks to Helder Costa’s assist.

And his Championship debut could hardly have gone better. Just four minutes after coming off the bench for Pablo Hernandez, the Ghanaian scored in the 84th minute to give Leeds a late 1-0 triumph.

Costa found his way into Brentford’s backline before passing to the youngster who slotted into an empty net.

With this result, Marcelo Bielsa’s men lead the English second tier log with 10 points after four games. They face Stoke City on Saturday with Nketiah expected to play a crucial role.

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