Ex-Leeds star Kemar Roofe opens account for Anderlecht

Kemar Roofe before the SkyBet Championship playoff semi final match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride Park, Derby on Saturday 11th May 2019.

The former Leeds United striker kick-started his career in Belgium last night.

Kemar Roofe of Anderlecht looks on prior to the Jupiler Pro League match between RSCA or Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht and KV Mechelen at Constant Vanden Stock Stadium on August 09, 2019...

Former Leeds United striker Kemar Roofe stole the show for his new club on Sunday.

It's been a slow start to life at Anderlecht for the 26-year-old hitman, who didn't make his debut until September 25 due to injury, six weeks after signing for Vincent Kompany's side.

But going by his performance last night, Roofe, who fetched £7 million for Leeds [The Sun], might have just arrived.

Kompany's side thumped Sint-Truiden 4-1 at Lotto Park - an emphatic win that Roofe more than played a role in.


The Englishman grabbed two assists and a goal - his first for the club - in the victory.

Roofe, the Whites' top goalscorer last season, was something of a fox-in-the-box under Marcelo Bielsa last term, and it was his movement which helped him score Anderlecht's third of the night.

He made a darting run through the middle of the opposition defence to slide home Nacer Chadli's teasing cross.

It was the sort of cunning that Leeds have been missing in recent weeks, with Patrick Bamford failing to score in almost two months, while Eddie Nketiah, who replaced Roofe at Elland Road, is without a goal since the 2-0 win over Barnsley on September 15.

Leeds United's Kemar Roofe celebrates scoring his side's equalising goal with Jack Clarke at Elland Road on October 27, 2018 in Leeds, England.

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