'Worth £50m easily' - Leeds fans rave about one player after demolition of Burton
By Harry Sykes
Pierre-Michel Lasogga marked a sensational Leeds United debut with two goals in a 5-0 demolition of Burton Albion – and fans took to Twitter to rave about their new hero.
Lasogga was pitched straight into the starting line-up as the team’s new spearhead after joining on a season-long loan from Hamburg on deadline day.
He responded with a 20th minute goal from the edge of the box to put his team 1-0 up and then added a second, and his side’s fifth of a memorable afternoon, with a header to complete the scoring.
It meant that summer departee Chris Wood, who joined Burnley for £15million, was quickly forgotten as fans hailed their new goal hero.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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If wood is worth £15m then lasogga is worth £50m easily ???? MOT
— Lew ⚪ (@Lewb98) September 9, 2017
— Richard Gregory (@RjGregory) September 9, 2017
Wood played a huge part last season, however, Lasogga demonstrated more vision & skill yesterday alongside an inspired&excellent #lufc.
— Andy Speed (@Spitfire_Chap) September 10, 2017
Just saw the highlights of #lufc 5-0 thrashing of Burton. Excited by Lasogga, good feet and movement for a big man. Shades of Mark Viduka!
— BB (@saam_talk) September 10, 2017
In one moment – Lasogga’s reverse pass for Roofe’s shot off the line – we see vision Chris Wood did not possess. Then came the goals. #lufc
— Craig Reeves (@vivareeves) September 10, 2017
it’s hard to take in at moment. I was worried when I saw Alioski wasn’t playing… but hell, in comes Lasogga and he’s a star too! #lufc
— David Watkins (@DaveLUFCWatkins) September 9, 2017
I will never be able to say -“lasogga debut I was there” ????????????????????????#lufc
— Bloody Mary ???? (@Mazzaleeds) September 9, 2017
When Lasogga got subbed&standing ovation, Dad said in my ear ‘if he didn’t know what he signed up to before, he knows now!’ So proud ???? #lufc
— Gethin Adams (@GethinAdams) September 9, 2017
Wasn’t sure about Lasogga to be honest. I am now. He’s gonna tear this league a new one! #lufc
— Steve Kinsey (@YorkshireDublin) September 9, 2017
On-loan Hamburg striker Lasogga scored only once in 20 Bundesliga games for his parent club last season.
But his performance suggested he may be an ideal replacement for Wood, who scored 30 goals in 48 games last season and topped the Championship goal charts with 27 strikes.
Leeds’ win lifted them to second in the Championship table, with a haul of 14 points out of a possible 18 from their six matches to date.
Manager Thomas Christiansen has overseen an eight-match unbeaten run in all competitions since taking the helm, including six victories.
In other Leeds United transfer news, a top-flight striker with an excellent goals record has revealed he wants to permanently move to Elland Road next year.