Eddie Nketiah, Gaetano Berardi and Mateusz Klich strike for Leeds in victory over Salford on Tuesday evening.
By Simeon Gholam
Final Up to date: 13/08/19 10:00pm
Leeds cruised into the second spherical of the Carabao Cup after a cushty 3-Zero win at Salford Metropolis.
Watched on by 4 members of the ‘Class of 92’ – Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and Gary Neville, who’re part-owners on the membership – on the Peninsula Stadium, Salford might do little concerning the high quality of their Championship opposition.
Eddie Nketiah scored his first Leeds purpose simply earlier than the break, whereas Gaetano Berardi and Mateusz Klich sealed their passage with two extra after half-time.
Eddie Nketiah made his Leeds debut following his mortgage swap from Arsenal, whereas Helder Costa was handed a primary begin by Marcelo Bielsa. Salford made 4 adjustments.
Salford have been the higher facet within the first half, however Leeds grew into the sport and finally took the lead simply earlier than the break.
It was a high quality transfer to open Salford up after 43 minutes, as they labored it from left to proper earlier than Jamie Shackleton fed Helder Costa in behind, and his low ball throughout the field was calmly transformed by Nketiah.
5 minutes after half-time, Leeds took management. Costa acquired his second help of the night as his low nook in the direction of the close to put up was met by Berardi, who acquired throughout his personal to show the ball residence.
Salford Metropolis: Neal (6), Piergianni (5), Maynard (5), Pond (5), Touray (5), Threlkeld (5), Towell (7), Whitehead (6), J Jones (6), Dieseruvwe (5), Beesley (5)
Subs: Gaffney (n/a), Lloyd (n/a), Rooney (n/a),
Leeds: Casilla (6), Berardi (7), White (6), Davis (6), Alioski (6), Shackleton (6), Phillips (8), Klich (7), Clarke (6), Costa (7), Nketiah (7)
Subs: McCalmont (n/a), Harrison (n/a), Bamford (n/a)
Man of the match: Kalvin Phillips
And within the 58th minute, the Championship facet added their third. A speculative clearance following a Salford nook discovered the run of Klich, who took a few glorious touches to get into the field earlier than his curling effort, by way of a slight deflection, beat the dive of Chris Neal.
Man of the match – Kalvin Phillips
A stylish show from the midfielder, who proved once more why is he’s so necessary to this Leeds facet with a controlling show. Whilst Marcelo Bielsa made seven adjustments, he proved he’s undroppable.
Each side are again in motion at 3pm on Saturday. Leeds head to Wigan within the Championship, whereas Salford host Port Vale in League Two.
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