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.
Congratulations and v well done tonight— Noel David Whelan (@NoelDavidWhelan) August 13, 2019
First of many mate! Buzzing for you https://t.co/abAEJoTSFn— Liam Cooper (@LiamCooper__) August 14, 2019
You looked really calm and composed can see why Bielsa likes you . A lot of energy you know how to makevspace and pull players out of position look forward to seeing more from you .— James (@jimmy_L_UFC) August 13, 2019
Huge talent. Our youth policy is definitely working— FOREVER LEEDS (@FOREVERLEEDSMOT) August 14, 2019
Composed with calmness and assurance with a physical presence! Im certain that you will have a big future ahead of you along with the other crop of youngsters Bielsa has placed faith in which bodes well or our club going forward! Great debut young man! MOT— Franco Gasparotti (@francogasparot1) August 14, 2019
Big future ahead well played young lad MOT.— R.Cartwright (@rogercart57) August 13, 2019
This lad absolute next level. Massive future— brian potter (@brianpotterhere) August 13, 2019
You were class, didn't look out of place at all. Very assured on the ball. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing you play more— Vivek Mahesh (@Leedsviv) August 13, 2019
Well done Alfie ‘the ticker’ McCalmont. Kept that ball ticking away nicely and kept possession. Didn’t put a foot wrong. Congrats on your senior debut. #LUFC— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) August 13, 2019
Big future this lad. Saw him at York and again tonight. So composed and great distribution— Tim Wilson (@ilmmad512) August 13, 2019
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