Leeds United forward Rodrigo admits Manchester City delight after bagging first Whites goal

The Whites earned a 1-1 draw with Manchester City.

By Joe Urquhart
Sunday, 4th October 2020, 11:45 am
Leeds United forward Rodrigo in action against Manchester City. (Simon Hulme)
Leeds United forward Rodrigo in action against Manchester City. (Simon Hulme)

Rodrigo hailed Leeds United's draw with Manchester City as a great result admitting his delight at opening his Whites goalscoring account.

Marcelo Bielsa's side played out an enthralling 1-1 draw with Pep Guardiola's men at Elland Road on Saturday evening.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring in the first half before record signing Rodrigo stepped off the bench to capitalise on an Ederson mistake to bag his first goal for his new club following his summer arrival from Valencia.

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The Spain international swept home a loose ball from a corner after the City stopper failed to claim a cross on a damp and dreary night.

Rodrigo then hit the bar before the visitors and United exchanged attacks in the latter stages of the clash in search of a winner in LS11.

Despite the open and frantic end to the game the points were shared as Leeds' headline capture made his presence felt ahead of the upcoming international break.

"I feel very happy for the goal and the result," Rodrigo admitted post-match.

"It's a great result for us. In the first 20 minutes of the game we didn't play very well but after I think we played a very good game.

"We had our chances to win the game and they had [chances] also. I think we are very happy for the performance today and to keep up the good results with the last two wins.

"Today [it was] a great result against a great team."

Asked about his last goal in the Premier League, which came for Bolton Wanderers against Wigan over 10 years ago, he said: "It was a long time ago. Time flies!

"I'm very happy for the goal and especially for the result.

"We [have] started very well in the Premier League. Against Liverpool we didn't win but we did a great game also. I think that is the way.

"We know Leeds were waiting a long time to be in the best league of the world but I think we showed we are prepared for this."