Andrea Radrizzani and Ian Harte react on Twitter to Leeds under-23 win

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Leeds under-23s won 5-1 this afternoon.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United's under-23 team earned their biggest victory of the season this afternoon as they beat Nottingham Forest 5-1.

Summer additions Oliver Sarkic and Oriol Rey scored early goals before Adrian Balboa, Paudie O'Connor and Tom Pearce completed the win

The big victory was perfectly timed after the under-23 squad was criticised by club legend Ian Harte last week.

3 Apr 1999:  Ian Harte of Leeds United celebrates his goal against Nottingham Forest in the FA Carling Premiership match at Elland Road in Leeds, England. Leeds won 3-1. \ Mandatory Credit:...

After a 2-2 draw with Birmingham, Harte criticised the team for 'sounding too Spanish' in communication on and off the pitch.

Club owner Andrea Radrizzani came out and backed Carlos Corberan's side, and after the win today the Italian congratulated the team on their victory.

To his credit, Harte also responded to the win by congratulating the team on their win.

Harte may have gone about his criticism in the wrong way last week with an outburst on Twitter, but ultimately he just wants what is best for his former club.

This performance today was the perfect rebuttal to his comments, with local lads and foreign imports combining to get on the scoresheet.

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