Leeds United’s Under-23s side were involved in a thrilling match on Friday in the Premier League 2 fixture away to Newcastle United – and some of the club’s fans on Twitter praised their teenager Joe Gelhardt for his performance.
Mark Jackson’s Leeds side showed their attacking talent by racing into a three-goal lead inside the opening half an hour and it was a sign of the upcoming talent at Elland Road.
Liam McCarron scored a quick-fire double for the Whites, plus there was a penalty that was dispatched from Gelhardt.
But Newcastle stunned Leeds by scoring four unanswered goals to win 4-3, with the winner coming in the 90th minute.
A selection of Leeds supporters on social media were still massively impressed with the contribution of attacker Gelhardt, who assisted a goal with a pulled back pass from the byline to go alongside his penalty.
The 18-year-old forward has been grabbing headlines for the Under-23s team since his summer arrival from Wigan Athletic, which is why many are hopeful he can make the step up to the first-team sooner rather than later.
He’s a physical attacker that is extremely strong for his age, plus he’s got a composure in front of goal and looks a senior player in the making.
Here are some Leeds fans discussing Gelhardt:
Gelhardt is gonna be massive for us #lufc
— Pete (@floatato1) November 6, 2020
Joe Gelhardt really does have the potential to be scarily good from what I’ve seen of him #lufc
— Nick (@Nicklufc801) November 6, 2020
Gelhardt looks better & better every time , Surely gotta be pushing for a place on the bench with the 1st team
— Lee Scott (@LeeScott321) November 6, 2020
Joe Gelhardt is some player👏 #lufc
— Jason Stevenson (@JasonStevo11) November 6, 2020
Gelhardt is a player, with the potential to be a very, very good player #lufc
— Unofficial Leeds Utd (@uLUFC) November 6, 2020
Gelhardt is sensational
— ZL (@lufcZxch) November 6, 2020
Gelhardt looks silly good. #lufc
— Conor (@conor_crossley) November 6, 2020
What a player Joe Gelhardt is, definitely breaking into the first team soon ⚽️ 🔥 #lufc
— Chris Spencer (@spencer_crs) November 6, 2020