Leeds United fans react to Eddie Nketiah’s England U21 goal

L-R Jake Cooper of Millwall  and Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United

Leeds United striker Eddie Nketiah scored for the England Under-21 side on Friday.

Eddie Nketiah of Leeds United during the pre-match warm-up

Some Leeds United fans have urged head coach Marcelo Bielsa to start Eddie Nketiah after the international break following the youngster’s heroics on Friday evening.

Nketiah, signed on loan from Premier League club Arsenal in the summer transfer window, has struggled to play regularly for Leeds so far this season.

According to WhoScored, the 20-year-old striker has made seven substitute appearances in the Championship for the West Yorkshire outfit so far this season, scoring two goals in the process.

The youngster has also scored two goals in two EFL Cup ties for Leeds this campaign, according to WhoScored.


Nketiah was on target for the England Under-21 international side against their Slovenia counterparts in a friendly international on Friday evening.

The Arsenal-owned striker found the net in the 39th minute from the penalty spot.

Some Leeds fans want Bielsa to hand the youngster a start in the team after the international break and seem to have mocked him for not putting the striker in the starting lineup already.

Below are some of the best comments:

Leeds United's Eddie Nketiah during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on September 21, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United's Edward Nketiah and Millwall's Murray Wallace during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Leeds United at The Den on October 5, 2019 in London, England.

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