Crysencio Summerville achieves something v Huddersfield Town no Leeds United player has in 22 years
Crysencio Summerville continued his superb form with his best 45-minute display in a Leeds United shirt as the Whites cruised to victory over Huddersfield Town on Saturday (28 October).
The 21-year-old was recalled to Daniel Farke’s starting line-up and showed just why he is undroppable by driving forward with the ball and playing in Daniel James to score the opener in an eventual 4-1 win.
Summerville fired home a low shot to open his own account for the day and teed up James for his second shortly after in a one-sided affair at Elland Road.
Netherlands U21 international Summerville was not quite done just yet, though, as he swept home a left-footed shot deep into first-half stoppage time to give the hosts a four-goal margin.
In doing so, the former Feyenoord ace became the first Leeds player to both score two goals and assist two goals in a game since Lee Bowyer in 2001 against Troyes in the UEFA Cup, as per Opta’s Jonny Cooper (28 October) – and all before the half-time interval.
Rather incredibly, Summerville – substituted by Farke just before the hour mark to presumably keep him fit – registered a perfect 10/10 display on WhoScored (28 October).
The forward now has five goals and three assists in his past five Championship matches – one of those being a 20-minute cameo at Stoke City – making him the division’s most in-form player.
While that is all well and good for Leeds right now as they continue to stay in the automatic promotion picture, it will inevitably mean Premier League clubs – and possibly those across the continent – will be weighing up bids ahead of the January window.
Leeds managed to keep hold of Summerville in the summer, but it may well be a different case if he continues this form heading into the new year, at which point big offers could be tabled.
For now, though, let’s enjoy the delightful Dutchman, who is showing he is quite simply too good for the Championship.
In other Leeds United news, Farke could have a fresh Summerville problem on his hands.