He did Charlie Taylor twice in five minutes, Whelan raves about Leeds star Hadi Sacko

Hadi Sacko of France celebrates their 2 -1 victory at the final whistle during the Toulon Tournament Group A match between France v Portugal at the Leo Legrange Stadium on May 29, 2014 in...

Leeds United ace Hadi Sacko impressed against Burnley.

Alberto Moreno of Liverpool and Hadi Sacko of Leeds United battle for the ball during the EFL Cup Quarter-Final match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on November 29, 2016 in...

Leeds United winger Hadi Sacko scored a terrific goal on the counter attack as the Whites beat Burnley in the Carabao Cup.

The former Sporting Lisbon prospect was making his first start in over a month and came off the bench after an hour with the score goalless.

Sacko's goal sparked a dramatic final 10 minutes with the game ending 2-2 before Leeds won on penalties.

Hadi Sacko of France celebrates their 2 -1 victory at the final whistle during the Toulon Tournament Group A match between France v Portugal at the Leo Legrange Stadium on May 29, 2014 in...

Former Leeds striker Noel Whelan was impressed with his performance, particularly the way he took on former teammate Charlie Taylor, who was starting for Burnley.

He told BBC Radio Leeds' post-game coverage: "He's come one and gone straight at Charlie Taylor. He's done him once, twice in five minutes.

"(For his goal) he composed himself, and still had a lot to do.

"We need consistency out of this kid and we've got a great player on our hands."

 After being out of favour Sacko needed a big performance, and really seized his chance.

It was an encouraging night for Leeds all round and Sacko is deserving of an opportunity - perhaps off the bench, when the Whites host Ipswich Town at Elland Road at the weekend.

He certainly did enough to suggest he does not deserve to be omitted for as long as he was after his last appearance.

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