Joe Gelhardt

Joe Gelhardt nets last-gasp winner for Leeds after late drama at Elland Road

Joe Gelhardt stepped off the bench to fire a stoppage-time winner as Leeds beat Premier League relegation rivals Norwich 2-1.The 19-year-old striker replaced Mateusz Klich in the second minute of added time and salvaged his side’s survival bid two minutes later – after Kenny McLean’s stoppage-time goal appeared to have snatched Norwich a point.In a breathless finish, Leeds had let slip a slender lead after Rodrigo’s early opener only to end up snapping a club record equalling six-game winless run and secure head coach Jesse Marsch’s first win in charge at the third attempt.In truth, Leeds should have been out...
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Joe Gelhardt: The prolific goalscorer in the mould of Wayne Rooney

Ask anyone who has watched on during Joe Gelhardt’s development and they will say that it was only a matter of time. On Saturday, it arrived. Leeds United’s 19-year-old striker came off the bench and, with his virgin touch, scored his first Premier League goal to level against Chelsea at 2-2.

Joe Gelhardt offers Leeds hope amid more injury woes

It was shortly before the hour mark when Elland Road let out a collective gasp. As Romain Saiss came haring in to challenge with Raphinha, the Brazilian knocked the ball past him before being sent up in the air. The free-kick was awarded for a handball offence by the Wolves defender, but the Leeds faithful could not drag their eyes away from the sight of Raphinha writhing in agony near the touchline.

Joe Gelhardt: Leeds' teenage goal machine who plays like Rooney

The 19-year-old has already made his first-team debut for the Elland Road outfit after they agreed to pay Wigan up to £1.6 million to sign him in 2020. They were the kind of goals which can send 'Football Twitter' into meltdown. A 35-yard thunderbolt and a 50-yard chip, both executed to perfection.

Leeds United close to deploying 19-year-old playmaker Joe Gelhardt?

The future appears bright for Leeds United even though they were thrashed 5-1 by Manchester United on the first Saturday of the 2021-22 Premier League season. Striker and 19-year-old prospect Sam Greenwood made his senior debut for the club this past January, and Joe Donnohue of Leeds Live recently noted that manager Marcelo Bielsa could be close to calling fellow 19-year-old play-making forward Joe Gelhardt up for his first senior appearance.