Former New York City FC winger Jack Harrison picked up his fifth assist of the English League Championship season on Saturday, part of a man-of-the-match performance that helped Leeds United return to the top of the league table three games before the midway point.
Jack Harrison - Man of the Match ⭐️⭐️— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) December 7, 2019
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Leeds’ 43 points from 20 played is their best return from first 20 games in the top two tiers since 1999-2000 pic.twitter.com/C4ypxBr0xG
Leading by a goal away to local rivals Huddersfield Town, Harrison sent this sumptuous ball from the left flank to set up Pablo Hernandez's header, sealing all three points in a 2-0 win.
With 43 points from their first 20 matches, Leeds are a point in front of second-place West Bromwich Albion, who have a game in hand and host Swansea on Sunday. More importantly, Leeds own an eight-point advantage over Fulham and Bristol City in the race for the top two spots in the table, which come with automatic promotion to the Premier League for the 2020-2021 season.
Harrison has been a big part of that success, contributing five assists and scoring four goals while appearing in every match this season. He's already surpassed his production of four goals and three assists from a season ago.
Harrison played collegiately at Wake Forest before joining NYCFC in 2016, their second season in MLS. He broke out with 10 goals and six assists during City's 2017 campaign before moving to parent club Manchester City, which then loaned him first to Middlesbrough and then Leeds.