Jaidon Anthony scored his first goal for Leeds United on Saturday, as Daniel Farke’s side brushed aside Watford 3-0 at Elland Road.
The 23-year-old, who joined on-loan from Bournemouth on transfer deadline day, didn’t start the game, but came off the bench to put the cherry on top of the cake for promotion-chasing Leeds.
After the match, Jaidon Anthony took to his Instagram to express his delight at scoring his first goal for the Yorkshire club, with Chelsea right-back Reece James writing in the comments section ‘ma boy’.
Only two seasons ago, Jaidon Anthony scored eight goals and provided six assists to help Bournemouth achieve promotion via the automatic places.
So, for Daniel Farke to have a player of that caliber on the bench, combined with the absences of Wilfried Gnonto and Patrick Bamford from yesterday’s game, puts them in a strong position to achieve promotion.
Of course, the Yorkshire faithful will take promotion regardless, but a top-two finish should be the goal for this group.
Leeds’ defense has evolved.
Not long ago, Leeds fans enjoyed watching their team surrender and disintegrate whenever anyone reached their penalty box.
However, fast forward to the present, and they have an astounding four clean sheets in a row.
While all eyes are on the offense, the defense has been nothing short of spectacular, with players like Ethan Ampadu making a significant difference in the middle of the park.