Noel Whelan's instant reaction as Leeds United beat Sheffield Wednesday, predicts double figures for striking pair

Leeds United players celebrate after the match

Marcus Antonsson and Chris Wood both scored today.

Leeds United players celebrate after the matchLeeds United players celebrate after the match

Leeds United have put in a fantastic performance this afternoon to defeat Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough in a Yorkshire derby.

Leeds picked up their first win of the Championship campaign, with goals from strikers Marcus Antonsson and Chris Wood giving Garry Monk his first points of the season.

Leeds United's Marcus Antonsson celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goalLeeds United's Marcus Antonsson celebrates with team mates after scoring their first goal

It was an old fashioned Leeds performance, with a little bit of added Monk panache, which happily saw both strikers net.

Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan was commentating on the game for BBC Radio Leeds and was pleased with the performance of the two strikers.

He even believes the pair can both hit double figures this season.

Leeds United's Marcus Antonsson celebrates after scoring their first goalLeeds United's Marcus Antonsson celebrates after scoring their first goal

Whelan had this to say about the two strikers this afternoon: “I think potentially we have got two strikers there that could end up getting double figures each.

“That will go a long way toward where we finish this season.

“They’ll score goals those two.”

The pair are certainly on the right path already. Wood now has three goals in five games this season so far. Swedish striker Antonsson, signed from Kalmar this summer, now has two from five and looks like he has more to come.

Leeds have struggled to score regular goals in recent seasons, but if Antonsson and Wood can score with the regularity that Whelan believes they can then the Whites could have a successful campaign.

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