Noel Whelan praises decision to start both Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood

The two strikers both scored for Leeds United earlier today.

Leeds United took on Huddersfield Town in a Yorkshire derby earlier today and enjoyed a fantastic win.

The Whites came out as 3-0 winners at the John Smith's Stadium after a burst of goals. Mirco Antenucci and Chris Wood both scored in added time of the first-half after a lengthy period of injury time after Liam Cooper suffered a serious head injury.

Alex Mowatt then scored in the second half with another long-range strike to secure the result.

The fact that both strikers scored will undoubtedly be a big boost to Leeds' cause. Uwe Rosler insisted on playing one up top during his tenure as Leeds boss but Steve Evans threw both the Italian and New Zealander into the starting XI today and it worked.

The decision to play both strikers certainly made former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan happy. Speaking on the BBC commentary of the game he stated:

"The most important thing is we have two strikers on the sheet.

"We've been whinging that they don’t score enough and now, they’re both there on the score sheet.

"So far it's been the perfect day."

Both strikers certainly have the ability to score plenty of goals at this level and today they showed that they can operate together in the Leeds United starting line-up.

It will be interesting to see if Evans perseveres with the current system.

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