Leeds United 1-0 Brentford: Eddie Nketiah scores winner on home debut


Eddie Nketiah’s aim became once his 2nd in two games in all competitions for Leeds

Eddie Nketiah scored on his Championship debut to fabricate Leeds United a gradual however deserved take at dwelling to Brentford.

The 20-Three hundred and sixty five days-traditional, on mortgage from Arsenal, tapped in from Helder Costa’s square ball interior four minutes of approaching as an replacement.

The hosts had the higher of the game and victory gave them 10 choices from a probable 12, seeing them high the early Championship table on aim inequity.

For Brentford, the defeat became once their 2nd from their opening four league games and their first away from dwelling, leaving them six choices in the serve of the strongest starters.

After a quite soundless first half, Leeds applied indispensable stress in the 2nd and at final came across a capacity previous the company’ defence thanks to 2 of their substitutes.

Wolves loanee Costa – who became once introduced with 25 minutes final – made a valid speed down the honest and played the ball across perfectly for Nketiah to fit dwelling in the middle.

The England Under-21 world, who joined Leeds on aseason-prolonged mortgage dealfrom the Gunners on switch time restrict day, also scored at Salford Metropolis in the Carabao Cupon his Leeds debuton 13 August.

His aim seen budge-atmosphere Leeds add to their early-season away league wins over Bristol Metropolis and Wigan, as they claimed their first dwelling victory of 2019-20 after drawing with Nottingham Woodland.

The Bees’ finest chance to level arguably fell to Said Benrahma in 2nd-half stoppage time, however he blazed properly over the bar after the ball had fallen properly for him elegant outside the distance.

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Ahead Bryan Mbeumo had hit the put up for the company in the indispensable half with a left-footed effort from 25 yards out.

Sweden centre-serve Pontus Jansson – who scored for Leeds in this fixture at Elland Avenue final timeframe – captained Brentford in opposition to his worn club following his July switch to Griffin Parkfor an undisclosed price.

Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa told BBC Radio Leeds:

“We deserved to take the game because we dominated the game. We didn’t manufacture somewhat plenty of potentialities however we created sufficient potentialities to manufacture a inequity.

“It became once a physical, hectic game and we took retain an eye on in the proper moment of the game.

“Helder Costa is a balanced player who can play on both aspects, and Eddie Nketiah can manufacture an impression in the middle. We defended properly and our opponents didn’t bear sufficient determined potentialities.”

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank told BBC Radio London:

“The indispensable half became once a high away performance where we pressed excessive, ended in them complications and created alternatives. We did all the pieces extra or much less honest.

“Second half, they build extra stress on us and we weren’t staunch sufficient to retain the ball. We had huge need defending, staunch organisation and a excessive line.

“We obtained by the most stormy formula of the 2nd half and you belief our alternatives would start as a lot as come. And then they scored a aim.

“I cannot imagine, going forward, a extra refined away ground to head to than this one.”

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