Rodrigo proved why Leeds spent a club-record £30million on him as he scored his first aim for the membership of their 1-1 draw with Man City.
The ahead got here on instead within the second half and impressed Leeds to earn a degree. In actuality, he may have had extra objectives to his identify.
The sport was billed as a heavyweight showdown between Marcelo Bielsa and Pep Guardiola and it actually delivered.
Kevin De Bruyne’s curling 30-yard free-kick struck Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier’s right-hand put up within the third minute as City made a formidable begin.
Raheem Sterling fired City right into a deserved 16th-minute lead, chopping inside on the left fringe of the penalty space driving his low shot contained in the far put up.
Foden then fizzed a shot off track, however City have been indebted to Ederson within the 36th minute when Stuart Dallas raced into the field after one other flowing Leeds transfer, however his effort was smothered by the Brazilian goalkeeper.
Guardiola’s aspect went into the break 1-Zero up however there was rather more pleasure to come back within the second half.
Rodrigo was introduced on within the 56th minute and his influence was prompt hitting the bar a few minutes later.
This led Sky Sports activities commentator Gary Neville, who coached the ahead at Valencia, to confess he’s doing higher underneath Marcelo Bielsa.
“He was with me in Valencia Rodrigo and he’s doing higher now underneath this coach than he was me,” he mentioned.
Rodrigo then pounced on a mistake by City goalkeeper Ederson from the ensuing nook to show the ball dwelling from shut vary and haul Leeds degree.
That aim opened up the sport with Leeds’ file signing with probabilities at each ends.
Rodrigo compelled Ederson right into a save whereas Raheem Sterling additionally had quite a lot of probabilities.
City additionally noticed two VAR penalty shouts turned down. The primary a handball within the field that will have been given final week and Sterling then thought he’d been fouled within the space however it wasn’t given.
Each side needed to accept a 1-1 draw however the sport lived as much as expectation.