Winning start for the U23's
17 Aug 2021 08:08 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Tuesday 17th August, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...
Winning start for the U23's
Sean McGurk, Liam McCarron and Crysencio Summerville were all on target as Mark Jackson's starlets made a winning start to their Premier League 2 campaign at Selhurst Park last night. There were Leeds debut's for Klaesson, Bate, Miller and McGurk whilst long term absentee Adam Forshaw continued on the road to recovery with 60 minutes under his belt.
Summerville opened the scoring for the Whites on seven minutes. Jenkins ball over the top was bought under control by the Dutchman and beat the keeper from the edge of the area. 5 minutes later Crystal Palace were level. Opening night jitters got the best of Klaesson who froze like a rabbit in the headlights as Jake O'Brien headed home unchallenged, from a corner. The home side were reduced to ten men on 18 minutes when Lewis Bate's goalward shot was handled on the line by David Boateng. Unfortunately Joe Gelhardt's tame spot kick was saved by the Palace keeper.
Leeds had to wait twenty minutes from time to regain the lead. Drameh's cross found McCarron at the back post. Their lead was extended further just four minutes later. McGurk was on hand to hammer the ball into the back of the net after the Palace keeper could only clear the ball into his path. There was late Dramah when the Leeds right back bought down Omilabu in the area, and for the second time in the game, the ref pointed to the penalty spot!. Klaesson made amends for his earlier faux par with smart save diving to his right! Final score Palace 1 Leeds 3.
Where do Leeds need to strengthen
With the transfer window slowly closing, time is running out for teams to strengthen their squads for the forthcoming season! Having been battered last weekend, many have expressed their concerns that urgent money needs to be invested in the squad!
Leeds have a waiting list of backers all keen to invest in the Whites, but will Radrizzani want to sell another slice of the club? Where do the Whites need to improve? Which player(s) would you bring in? Is it sensible to buy O'Brien from Huddersfield?
Standing up to racism
Could their be a better way to show support for Black Lives Matters, without 'taking the knee'? Many supporting the cause are happy to show their backing but believe the gesture is submissive or degrading, and are offended by it. We saw at the Euro's the Scots stood arm in arm to show their respect for BLM, and its catching on in the football league! Rangers, Bournemouth, QPR, Middlesbrough and now Derby would rather 'stand together united against racism'! Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha spoke out about his decision not to take a knee saying players...
Should stand tall. Growing up, my parents let me know I should be proud to be black. We should stand tall. With taking a knee, sometimes people forget we have to do it. It is becoming something we just do. That is not enough for me.
Do you agree with Wilfred Zaha that getting down on one knee is degrading? Would you support 'taking a stand against racism over taking the knee?