Eddie Nketiah got his Leeds loan off to a flyer, scoring the opening goal against Salford City as they ran out 3-0 winners on Tuesday night.

SALFORD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United scores the opening goal during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13, 2019 in Salford, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
SALFORD, ENGLAND – AUGUST 13: Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United scores the opening goal during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13, 2019 in Salford, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Nketiah made his Leeds’ debut in this game, starting the match in the Carabao Cup and he didn’t disappoint, although he did have a relatively quiet first half before pouncing to make it 1-0 in the 43rd minute.

The Arsenal forward was substituted after 78 minutes when he was replaced by Patrick Bamford.

After the game, Eddie, who speaks as quickly as he runs, told the media, “To get a goal on my debut is also nice, good for my confidence. Hopefully, I can build on this performance and hand better performances.”

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Manager, Marcelo Bielsa said, “He made clear movements as a real striker and surprised defenders.”

In total, including with Arsenal, Eddie has now scored three goals in 138 minutes of EFL Cup football.

Leeds will now play Stoke City in the second round at Elland Road in the week commencing 26 August.

Carabao Cup 2nd round draw in full

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