Nigerian youngster Ademola Lookman struck the winner on his debut against Borussia Moenchengladbach, 72 hours after completing a transfer deadline day move away from Everton to RB Leipzig.
After being on the pitch 11 minutes, the London-born striker collected the ball around 30 yards from goal and with plenty of space in front of him. Showing confidence and desire beyond his years and experience in the league, Lookman raced past as many as three defenders across the box before firing a perfect shot across Gladbach goalkeeper Tobias Sippel and into the bottom corner in the 89th minute.
The 20-year-old moved on deadline day despite Everton manager Sam Allardyce urging him to move on loan in England.
Allardyce said Lookman’s move to Leipzig was “one of the most unusual situations I’ve been in”, adding the deal was a “big challenge” for the player’s development.
The former England manager said he hoped Lookman “proves us all wrong” and in finding the net on debut, his goal delivered Leipzig’s first win in three matches, moving them third in the table.
England Under-21 international Lookman joined the Toffees from Charlton for £11m in January 2017 and has made seven Premier League appearances this season, starting one game.
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