Tyler Roberts bagged a brace last night as Leeds United extended their lead at the top of the Championship.
After drawing against Millwall at the weekend, Leeds bounced back with a comfortable 3-0 win over Preston North End at Elland Road.
It stretched their unbeaten run this season and saw them move three points clear at the summit.
💬 | @official_tyro on opening his #LUFC account: “When I saw it hit the back of the net I was buzzing. The noise that The Kop made was crazy, and it was great to celebrate in front of them” pic.twitter.com/JBCTaKHzIm
— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 18, 2018
Defender Liam Cooper had given Leeds a first-half advantage. But Roberts wrapped up the points with two late goals.
The Wales international chipped the goalkeeper to score his first Leeds goal and followed that up by a headed finish for the second.
This victory left Preston languishing in the relegation zone, while Leeds – under the guidance of Marcelo Bielsa – continue to charge ahead at the top of the league.
Roberts came under scrutiny last weekend but made amends last night. Playing in the absence of injured duo Kemar Roofe and Patrick Bamford, the 19-year-old really stepped up against Preston.
Here are how Leeds fans reacted to his performance.
2 finishes worthy of that number 11 Shirt worn by a Leeds and Welsh legend. 👋
— Liane Baxter ⚽️💙💛️⚽️ (@lianebaxter) September 18, 2018
Took both those goals really well. Confidence will be sky high now.
— Tony (@Tonylufc28) September 18, 2018
Well deserved Tyler , Quality Performance by all 😀
— Maximas (@Neal06761002) September 18, 2018
So happy for you, keep this up and show us what you've got.
— John Hawkins (@JohnHawkins12) September 18, 2018
Well done Tyler. You scored because you played for the team and not yourself. Keep up the good work.
— Mightydev (@Mightydev) September 18, 2018
Absolutely fantastic goals, chuffed for you.
— Steve (@Swc242) September 18, 2018
Quality tonight lad bet Saturday's match can't come quick enough confidence must be sky high MOT.
— Roger Cartwright (@rogercart57) September 18, 2018
Great stuff Tyler & you will only get better #lufc
— Chris Wheeler (@ChrisHWheeler) September 18, 2018