Leeds United: Gary Lineker wowed by Jack Harrison as MOTD pundit rages at 'absolutely awful' Everton footage
Gary Lineker was stunned by Jack Harrison’s goal for Everton after the Leeds United loanee shone in a 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday.
Harrison, 26, scored with a sublime effort from outside of the box while also assisting one of Everton’s goals in their routine victory over the Cherries at Goodison Park.
Danny Murphy was raging at Bournemouth’s defending ahead of Harrison’s goal before raving about the on-loan Leeds winger’s goal and his overall performance.
Speaking on Match of the Day on Saturday night (7 October, 57m25s): Murphy said: “Bournemouth have got players who are not communicating and are all over the place.
“Absolutely awful goalkeeping and awful defending.
“But Harrison, who’s come into the team from Leeds – what a finish.”
Lineker can be heard in the background simply saying “wow” as he watched a replay of Harrison’s goal.
Murphy continued: “What a great performance by him as well. Really positive in his play.”
Now do it every week
Harrison has major issues with consistency at Leeds.
Some will remember the good performances he gave us for a season and a bit in the Premier League but most will remember his continuous underwhelming performances both in the Championship and over the last 18 months or so.
Harrison was meant to be one of our better players but last season, he became one of the reasons we went down and his decision to upsticks and leave in the summer – for Everton, of all clubs – wrangles.
He’s there on a season-long loan with Everton possessing an option-to-buy clause in their deal for the ex-Manchester City winger.
Clearly, Harrison has started off well at Goodison Park despite having to wait a while to play regularly due to a hip injury that meant he missed most of pre-season and also the start of the campaign.
He’s played three times for Everton now with his goal and assist against Bournemouth being his first goal contributions for the Toffees.
But he’s got to do it every week if he wants people to be really impressed by him because from our point of view, he’s just another bang-average player who has let his good form go to his head in the past and then it’s petered out into nothing.
In other Leeds United news, Peter Schmeichel was awestruck by this “beautiful” footage.