Leeds United’s Under-23s team ran out narrow 3-2 winners over Derby County on Friday evening, in what was a closely-fought battle between both teams.
The Whites fell behind in this one, as Osazee Aghatise opened the scoring after just 11 minutes, before Crysencio Summerville dew the scores level just eight minutes later.
The Rams went back in front after 24 minutes, as Connor Dixon scored their second of the game, before Sam Greenwood equalised for Leeds shortly before the half-time whistle.
Joe Gelhardt replaced Summerville at half-time, and certainly made a positive impact, as he scored the winner with 17 minutes remaining of the contest.
The 19-year-old signed for Leeds back in 2020 from Wigan Athletic, and will be hoping he can continue to impress with the club’s Under-23s team for the time being.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
“Yet not good enough for the first team.”
“Gelhardt and Greenwood have that relationship where they both just know they’re ballers. Never surprise each other, they just score goals and vibe.”
“I refuse to believe Roberts offers more.”
“The difference in his physique since he signed. Phenomenal.”
“Lad needs a chance in the Prem.”
“Surely he’s got to get a chance a head of Roberts!”
“Frightening forward players in u23’s.”
Joe is Box Office!
It remains to be seen as to whether Gelhardt will feature for Leeds’ first-team anytime soon this season, with Marcelo Bielsa already having some strong options available to him, but the striker is certainly showing he’s got the potential to make his mark on the first-team sooner rather than later.
It’s no surprise that fans seem to be so excited about Gelhardt.
In other news, a number of Leeds fans have reacted to Phil Hay’s update on the team news ahead of that clash against the Clarets.