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Alfie McCalmont reacts after Leeds debut, Cooper and Whelan reply

Marcelo Bielsa the manager of Leeds United looks on during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13, 2019 in Salford, England.

Leeds United saw Alfie McCalmont make his debut on Tuesday night.

Marcelo Bielsa the manager of Leeds United looks on during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Salford City and Leeds United at Moor Lane on August 13, 2019 in Salford, England.

Leeds United are into the next round of the Carabao Cup after beating Salford City 3-0 at The Peninsula Stadium on Tuesday night.

The game was bigged up as Leeds taking on former Manchester United foes Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, with all of them having a stake each in the club.

Leeds ran out convincing winners, as exciting new signings Helder Costa and Eddie Nketiah combined for the opening goal, with the latter scoring from close range to open his account.

 

Costa's second half corner was turned home by Gaetano Berardi, before Mateusz Klich smashed a superb third into the top corner.

Leeds have now set up a second round clash with Stoke City, and there was plenty to be happy about for Marcelo Bielsa, even outside of Nketiah's debut goal.

There was another debutant involved, as youngster Alfie McCalmont was brought on as a second half substitute, playing 20 minutes after coming on for Jack Clarke.

McCalmont took to Twitter to celebrate his debut, admitting that it was a dream come true to play for Leeds, whilst praising the fans for their support.

Pundit Noel Whelan and Leeds skipper Liam Cooper replied with their messages of support after a promising debut, and Leeds fans hailed the Northern Irishman too, feeling they can see why Bielsa likes him so much given his composure on the ball.

26 Jan 2002:  Noel Whelan of Middlesbrough celebrates scoring the breakthrough goal during the AXA sponsored FA Cup fourth round match against Manchester United played at the Riverside...

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