United States forward Brenden Aaronson scored the opening goal in Leeds United’s 3-0 win against Chelsea on Sunday, continuing Jesse Marsch’s side’s impressive start to the 2022-23 season.
Leeds have picked up seven points from their opening three games and started well when Edouard Mendy made a mess of a routine clearance, allowing Aaronson to capitalise just after the half-hour mark. The U.S. forward took the ball from the Chelsea goalkeeper’s feet and dribbled into an empty net.
Chelsea were unfortunate to be one goal down after missing some early chances, but soon after the opener, they found themselves two goals behind as Rodrigo emphatically headed in Jack Harrison’s delicate free-kick to earn the Spaniard his fourth Premier League goal of the season.
Something fitting about Leeds-America putting a smacking on Chelsea given Thomas Tuchel’s reluctance to play Christian Pulisic.
Team playing its Americans: 2
Team not playing its American: 0
— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) August 21, 2022