Sports News of Sunday, 15 September 2019
Eddie Nketiah got his name on the scoresheet in Leeds United’s 2-0 Championship win over Barnsley at Oakwell Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Anglo-Ghanaian came off the bench in the 70th minute, replacing Patrick Bamford, and broke the deadlock in the 84th minute, with Kevin Phillips providing him with the assist.
Mateusz Klich completed the scoring from the penalty spot five minutes later.
The result has taken Marcelo Bielsa’s side back to the top of the Championship standings, tied on 16 points with Andre Ayew’s Swansea City after seven matches, but with a better goal difference.
Nketiah – who is loan from Arsenal until the end of the 2019-20 season, now has two goals in four Championship games, all coming from the bench.
He has also netted twice in the League Cup, in the first round victory over Salford City, and the penalty shootout loss to fellow English second-tier side, Stoke City.
Leeds will be up against Derby County – who knocked them out of the Championship play-off semi-finals last season, at Elland Road next Saturday.