Nine magic minutes for Nketiah

Eddie Nketiah only spent nine minutes on the pitch against Bayern Munich but he got plenty out of it: three shots, the winning goal and a man-of-the-match award.

"It's brilliant," he told after our 2-1 win. "They're such a great team and it was a great experience to come on. 

"I didn't come on for long, so I just wanted to make an impact and do well. Luckily I was in the right place at the right time. I'm grateful."

Eddie applied the finishing touch but it was Tyreece John-Jules who was chiefly responsible for the goal. He was alert enough inside the box to find Calum Chambers, meet his deft return pass and then pick out the matchwinner.

"I think the play broke down a bit and I saw Tyreece dribbling down the wing," said Eddie. "I just made sure I was in a good position, a central position, and yeah it came to me and I made sure I put it away.

"Pre-season is vital," he added. "I always try to come back in tip-top shape and do my best. It's a chance. I came on today and I took my chance. That's all I can do.

And how about that award? "That's going in my trophy cabinet," said Eddie. "I've got a few top goalscorer awards from younger ages, so that's going to slot in nicely along with those. It's a nice feeling to get this. It's a good achievement."

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