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Daniel Farke delights Leeds fans and stuns Watford staff with incredible first touch

Daniel Farke delights Leeds fans and stuns Watford staff sitting on the bench with an incredible first touch at Elland Road.

The Whites sealed a comfortable 3-0 victory over the Hornets, with goals from Joel Piroe, Sam Byram and Jaidon Anthony helping their side to all three points.

And it wasn’t just on the pitch that Leeds were slick, off it, Daniel Farke produced a moment of brilliance with the clip of him going viral.

The game itself saw Piroe give Leeds the lead midway through the second half, when he volleyed home following a fine move his teammates.

Byram, who returned to the side, doubled the hosts’ lead when he headed in from a corner, then Anthony’s late goal meant that Leeds would climb to fifth in the Championship table against a rarely threatened Watford side..

Leeds: Meslier (GK), Ampadu, Cooper (C), Piroe (Gray 84’), Kamara (Gruev 90’), Summerville (Anthony 80’), Shackleton (Ayling 90’), James (Poveda 84’), Struijk, Rutter, Byram.

Subs not used: Darlow (GK), Cresswell, Gelhardt, Joseph.

Watford: Bachmann (GK) (C), Sierralta, Hoedt, Porteous, Lewis (Chakvetadze 80’), Ince (Dele-Bashiru 45’), Rajovic, Louza (Asprilla 68’), Kone (Kayembe 45’), Martins (Bayo 45’), Andrews.

Subs not used: Roberts (GK), Ngakia, Pollock, Morris.

Leeds’ Daniel Farke said post-match:

“It was an exciting game, especially the second half. That we were able to return to the dressing room with a clean sheet was pleasing. We created so many chances in the first half. In the second half we were able to turn our domination into goals. The focus was very pleasing for me and I am very pleased with the clean sheet.

“I think we can be absolutely happy with him [Rutter] today, his work ethic. He is great in linking the play. He is still a relatively young lad, it’s important that we were concentrated on scoring the first goal. He had great assists, it was a top-class performance. He deserves all the praise today.”

Watford’s Valerien Ismael spoke to the media:

“Congratulations to Leeds, I think they deserved the win. They had more desire. We knew when you come here you have to be strong. Second half we changed the shape and I think we were more stable but when we conceded the first goal we knew after that it would be difficult. From our side when you come here we know we have to make it harder. We lost the ball too easy, we did not have the confidence we have normally.

“We have to learn, to make sure we compete at that level and show that quality. We wanted to play well but in the first half they put us under massive pressure. They were better today, it was as simple as that. They didn’t make mistakes, they were clinical in the second half.”

Here’s what Twitter users had to say as Daniel Farke delights Leeds fans and stuns the Watford staff with an incredible first touch…

@deanoooh2020: Eyes on the ball, cushioned it and then out of his feet round the OTHER side! Farke me he’s gonna be up there if he continues this 😍 #LUFC #MOT #ALAW

@heppelltron: The Leeds fans in the background. Magnificent

@deanoooh2020: Now don’t tell anyone named Sini***** down Bournemouth but over 36 THOUSAND fans saw this piece of skill by Mr Farke. It would take nearly 3 home games at his new LOAN club to see ANY skills that he does πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

@Kershaw444: It’s the little nod that gets me lol πŸ˜‚ #lufc

@JonathanBrook84: 🎢 Sign him up, sign him up, sign him up, sign him up, sign him up 🎢 πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

@CJ_Randell: Unbelievable content. 😍

@TzLufc: Cheeky little smirk 😏

@RichardKilbur11: Best manager since Bielsa, team spirit, identity, good to watch.

@steveaprocter: ‘I’ve still got it….’

@meister6111: He’s a hard man, gives the players hell, expects no quarter and that makes him one of us….

@adamshxw2002: He nnew himself that was filthy πŸ˜‚

@thombo1987: Better touch than most footballers.

@richardboxy: Love it πŸ˜€πŸ‘

@aarxn_k28: Just when you thought you couldn’t love the guy anymore

@Luke_Thom: The little smile when the crowd cheers πŸ˜‚

@JohnnyLUFC_: Fucking hell mate. We have never been more back

@AliJHCameron: Better performance than any of the Watford players today

@tobtipp: Finest piece of footwork I’ve seen since Riverdance….

@SamBishop5: Touch and pass on πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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