TWINKLE-TOED teenager Joe Geldhardt may have quickstepped his way towards a first senior start in a Leeds United shirt.

The precocious 19-year-old substitute’s dancing feet earned the penalty that enabled the Whites to snatch a last-gasp point against Wolves at Elland Road on Saturday.

Until now coach Marcelo Bielsa has strictly limited the young forward’s handful of appearances from the bench but his game-changing display against Wanderers could now see him make his full debut against Arsenal in the Caraboa Cup fourth round tonight.

With the injured Patrick Bamford still sidelined, Leeds’ options up top are limited. Both Rodrigo and Tyler Roberts have failed to impress in the role, so Bielsa opted to play Dan James as the spearhead on Saturday but that did not work.

The plan was clearly utilise James’ pace to play the ball in behind Wolves’ defence but the visitors’ sat fairly deep, nullifying any space to run into.

Bielsa binned that experiment at half-time with Roberts coming on and James reverting to his usual role on the flank but it was only when former Wigan player Geldhardt arrived just after an hour that Leeds looked like clawing back the visitors’ early lead.

He drew a brilliant save from Sa, went close with another effort and created panic in the Wolves box with a long mazy run.

Bruno Lage’s unadventurous side had settled to see out the game rather than go for the kill after United’s star man Raphinha hobbled off after a sliding challenge by Romain Saiss on 52 minutes.

Another youngster, Crysenscio Summerville, replaced the brilliant Brazilian but instead of actively seeking a second goal, Wolves just wound down the clock with some obvious time-wasting. That didn’t fool referee Robert Jones who added on six minutes of extra time.

With the home crowd in full voice, creating a deafening atmosphere, Leeds poured forward and deep into additional time Geldhardt produced another moment of magic.

A sharp turn left his marker at dead, he waltzed at pace past a string of defenders before drawing the foul that enabled Rodrigo to hold his nerve and level from the spot on 94 minutes.

In contrast to negative Wolves, Leeds still believed they could win, Geldhardt driving into the box and getting off a shot which deflected just wide.

For Leeds it was a point that felt like a win, for Wolves an opportunity missed, failing to press home their 10th minute advantage when Hwang Hee-chan tapped in after a blocked shot deflected into his path.

Bielsa said: “I think as the game wore on our insistence started to fatigue or waste their defence.

"And as the second half advanced, we started to generate presences with (Stuart) Dallas and James and (Jamie) Shackleton, Summerville and Gelhardt and Rodrigo.

"We could worry the opponent. As such I thought that result was insufficient as I thought we could’ve scored more than one goal.

"It was a step forward, compared to the game last week (a 1-0 loss at Southampton).

"This performance looked a lot more like what the team is capable of.

"Even so if we maintained from last week a series of players who are not present, the feeling is that the group is sufficient to play the game we want to play and to try and resolve every game.”