After the ultimate whistle, there have been fireworks within the technical room as the brand new Leeds group took their comeback victory. Earlier than beginning a lap of honour, Jesse Marsch bought an ear from Wolves supervisor Bruno Lage, who was livid over a remark made by his counterpart earlier within the match.
The unhealthy blood between the 2 began final season when Leeds worn out a two-goal deficit to win at Molineux. This time, Marsch had clearly been sad with Hwang Hee-chan being knocked out within the face with a wave of the hand within the first half as phrases have been exchanged once more.
“There was a degree within the first half after I heard one thing I did not like,” Lage stated. “When he got here to speak to me on the finish, I stated there are belongings you simply cannot say.”
Having watched his group struggle again from Daniel Podence’s opening objective to safe victory, Marsch was prepared for battle himself, with the managers poking one another’s fingers. “First half right now and second half. Final yr too. Emotional moments. I needed to be respectful, nevertheless it did not go that method,” Marsch stated.
It was a warm-blooded, energetic welcome to the Premier League for Marsch’s new signings. Leeds might have bought their two most influential gamers this summer season, however have unearthed a brand new star in Brenden Aaronson.
Because the American midfielder drove off to rejoice his half within the profitable objective, the departure of Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips was a distant reminiscence. It was additionally a justification for Marsch, who needed the participant after working with him at Pink Bull Salzburg.
Aaronson, 21, really performed a key function in each objectives after his new group conceded early. After profitable the ball for Rodrigo’s equalizing objective, he slipped to finish a cross that went into Wolves defender Rayan Ait-Nouri.
“It got here from my shin someplace there. I deserve the credit score,” stated the midfielder, nicknamed Medford Messi, after his birthplace in New Jersey.