'Comfortable' Werner Fires Leipzig To Nervy Victory After Contract Extension
"I hope that a lot of people are happy about it," Werner told broadcasters Sky after the game.
"I didn't say anything (about the contract negotiations) for a long time, but in the end I decided to stay here." "I have always had good experiences in Leipzig, and I feel comfortable." The extension was announced shortly before kick-off, and the 23-year-old Germany international promptly proved his worth by opening the scoring with a poacher's finish.
With just 10 minutes on the clock, Werner hooked the ball in at the far post after Yussuf Poulsen had flicked it on at a corner.
Poulsen appeared to have decided a tense game in the home side's favour with a sumptuous volley ten minutes from time.
Leipzig, though, had to survive six nervy minutes of injury time after Goncalo Paciencia pulled one back for Frankfurt in the 89th minute.
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