By Harry Sykes
Pierre-Michel Lasogga led the line for a second consecutive Leeds United match in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win against Birmingham – and fans took to Twitter to rave about the club’s new striker.
The German, 25, did not get on the scoresheet against the Midlands club after a memorable debut last Saturday in which he netted twice in a 5-0 triumph.
But Lasogga created both of Leeds goals, forcing Samuel Saiz’s opener with a fierce volley after bundling a defender out of the way, and then led the counter-attack for the second, scored by Stuart Dallas.
The Elland Road faithful were delighted once again with the contribution of their new number nine:
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
#lufc Pierre-Michel Lasogga wearing 9, long sleeves and running with the ball reminds me of legend Mick Jones.
— Brendan Murray (@brendanamurray) September 13, 2017
Lasogga reminds me of Viduka in every way #lufc
— Anthony Armitage (@Ant1970) September 13, 2017
Fair play to Lasogga tonight. Wasnt heavily involved but still worked his socks off and ran himself into the ground, fitness will come #lufc
— Matt Rellaw (@GoTkunt) September 12, 2017
In his first 2 games for Leeds, Lasogga has now scored twice and registered 3 assists. Thanks for waiting Lasogga Jnr. #lufc
— Liam (@Luke_Baeling) September 12, 2017
Lasogga. Worked hard in both games. Assists as well as goals and clattered when releasing Dallas for the 2nd. Go see yer wife son. ???? #lufc
— Vic Petit (@VicPetit) September 12, 2017
Lasogga been a crucial part of 5 out of 7 goals #lufc
— Cj (@BazingaCJ) September 12, 2017
Think Lasogga wont be playing Sat, no way he wouldve left him on for 90 mins otherwise. Also rested Roofe so he can slot in for him #lufc
— SambukaforViduka (@The_Duke_No9) September 12, 2017
Lasogga joined the Yorkshire giants on deadline day on a season-long loan from Bundesliga club Hamburg.
He had slipped down the pecking order at the German club after scoring just two goals in 22 appearances last season.
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