The Wales international played a blinder for Leeds United today.

Tyler Roberts returned to Leeds United’s first XI today and what a comeback.

Marcelo Bielsa started the Wales international for the first time this season in this afternoon’s 2-0 win over QPR in West Yorkshire – and it didn’t take long for Roberts to justify his inclusion.

The former West Brom youth, who endured an injury-hit start to the 2019-20 campaign, fired Leeds into a 1-0 half-time lead following good work from Jack Harrison.

Roberts found himself in the right place at the right time to open the scoring, but it was a fine finish from the 20-year-old playmaker, who originally joined United as a striker for £4 million almost two years ago [Daily Mail].

The penetration that he offers from midfield is something that Leeds have been missing this season, and here’s how fans of the Elland Road club reacted to his display.

We forget about it, but Roberts was exceptional at number 10 for the second half of last season, following Samu Saiz’s winter exit.

And if he can get back to that level, it’s a massive boost for Bielsa who, in addition to Roberts, had been missing the creativity of a certain Pablo Hernandez in recent weeks before today, too.

Leeds are top of the Championship, ahead of Swansea City on goal difference, but West Brom – who visit lowly Stoke City on Monday night – could reclaim their spot at the summit in a couple of days.

 

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