Leeds United under-23s sealed their first win in the Premier League 2 on Monday afternoon against Sunderland.
The young Whites cruised to a 3-1 victory at the Academy of Light, after a defeat against Stoke, and a draw with Wolves last week.
Sam Greenwood stole the headlines for Leeds, scoring all three goals against his former club – his second, a thunderous free-kick the pick of the bunch.
Joe Gelhardt, another summer signing, has also immediately hit the ground running, with the duo forming quite the partnership already.
The former Wigan man and Greenwood have scored six goals between them, with the new-look forward line also delivering a number of assists.
Looking on Instagram after the game, Gelhardt praised his strike partner for his hattrick, claiming he is “on fire” after his lightning start to the season.
Greenwood responded, praising his teammate for the partnership they have already created at Thorp Arch.
“Link-up is there,” he wrote on his personal account.
Both aren’t afraid to get back in defence and put tackles in too, something which will draw similarities to Patrick Bamford.
That will also catch the eye of Marcelo Bielsa, who loves his attackers to defend from the front – something which could see both promoted into the first-team set-up.
We are loving the start that this new-look under-23 attacking partnership have made, fixing a huge problem that the Whites had last season.
Having been at every game in the 19/20 campaign, Leeds lacked real mobility and pace in the final third, and Greenwood and Gelhardt have added that significantly compared to Ryan Edmondson.
Edmondson is currently out on loan, and he could find himself much lower down the pecking order once he returns if this form continues.
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