By Mark Smith

27th Sep, 2021 | 10:00am

Harvey Elliott sends Charlie Cresswell message after Leeds loss v West Ham

Charlie Cresswell made his Premier League debut for Leeds United on Saturday in the 2-1 defeat against West Ham.

Despite the loss, the academy skipper was superb at Elland Road and for the majority of the game manhandled Michail Antonio.

The experienced forward may have grabbed the winner, but he was bullied at times by the man-mountain, Cresswell.

The young defender has taken to his personal Instagram account to celebrate his Premier League debut, but also to share his disappointment.

“Buzzing to have made my premier league debut,” he wrote. “Gutted about the result but the wins will come.”

Eagle-eyed fans will have noticed Liverpool midfielder Harvey Elliott responding to the post and celebrating Cresswell’s achievements.

“Love it, lad,” he wrote. “Congrats, bro.”

Class.

Elliott has gained some fans in recent weeks at Elland Road after his response to that major controversy against Liverpool.

The youngster, unfortunately, dislocated his ankle against the Whites but insisted that Pascal Struijk should never have been sent off.

He is continuing to show his class too, celebrating the success of Cresswell, who has had the door opened after all of these incidents.

Cresswell certainly took his chance, too, completing the most touches and passes of the ball out of anyone on the pitch [LUFCDATA].

We expect Struijk to come straight back into the side against Watford next week after his suspension ends, but this certainly isn’t the last we will see of Cresswell – he may have just proved that he is the future.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay shares what Bielsa was shouting at Charlie Cresswell after Antonio goal v West Ham