Patrick Bamford netted a devastating hat-trick in the second half in a 3-0 win over Aston Villa on Friday.
The striker’s 19-minute treble saw Villa’s undefeated start to the season come to an emphatic end.
Bamford opened the scoring in the 55th minute when he tapped a rebound from a Rodrigo shot that was parried by Emiliano Martinez.
He completed his 20-yard second superbly as Martinez could only watch the ball sail into the upper left corner.
And Bamford’s hat-trick was over when his quick feet saw him get a shot into the box with 16 minutes remaining.
The result sees Leeds move up to third place in the table with their rivals still to play this weekend, while Villa missed the opportunity to temporarily gain the upper hand.
It was the two clubs’ first meeting since their controversial clash last April, when Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa ordered his side to allow Albert Adomah to pass and score an equalizer in a 1-1 draw. .
Bielsa’s decision – which followed a furious response to Leeds scoring a goal as Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia was injured on the ground – effectively gave Sheffield United an automatic promotion spot.