Leeds United’s under-23 side scored three important points away from home against Wigan Athletic in the Premier League Cup on Friday night, thanks to long-range strikes from Nohan Kenneh and Max Dean.
The win saw Leeds return to first and second place in their group in the PL Cup, two points behind leaders Wigan with one match remaining.
If the Young Whites retain second place, or jump to first place from Wigan, they will advance to the playoffs of this competition.
Kenneth opened the scoring in the first half with a powerful shot from the edge of the penalty area. The ball had hit the Leeds man’s chest and was directed into the game with his right shoe.
Tom Costello leveled the measures shortly before the break, but Max Dean took the reins during the second half, lining up a 25-yard shot, bending it into the top corner to secure the spoils.
Amari Miller has been a vital resource throughout the PL Cup competition, tormenting both full-backs with his acceleration and close control.
Here are the Leeds United players’ ratings from Friday’s 2-1 win at Lancashire County.
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Danny van den Heuvel – 7
A few clever stops, and he completely avoided danger including one brave attempt to choke her inside the six-yard box.
Harvey Sutcliffe – 6
I provided outlet and power down the right the whole time.
Jeremiah Mullen – 8
frequently goes out of defense; He always seems confident in possession. He handled the Wigan attacking heart well.
Joe Littlewood – 7
It worked well alongside Mullen. Good understanding between spouses. proactive defense.
Conor Ferguson – 6
He made some mistakes in his corner, which eventually prompted the referee into his pocket. Persevere in abundance. He folds his shirt into his shorts, too. Highscore for it.
Nohan Kenneh – 7
Score a good shot from the edge of the penalty area – a collector’s item. He played in a defensive midfield and saved well before being substituted in the first half.
Charlie Allen – 6
I found the physicality of the Wigan midfielders difficult to deal with at times but they came back relentlessly. good drive.
Archie Gray – 8
He did well in the middle of the park, out of danger and supporting attacks from his berth 10. Replaced by half time. He stood for himself, which was nice to see nearby places.
Sean McGurk – 7
He spent the first half being denied time after time by goalkeeper Sam Tickle. It is a pity that it was not recorded at night. Some nice touches.
Amari Miller – 9
He beat his opponent’s full-back on the left and right throughout the evening. Great intensity and well worth the help.
Max Dean – 8
He fell deep and pulled wide to receive the ball as well as provide a focal point in the air at times. It’s always an uphill task in such a young team, but we must not forget that Dean is still 17 years old and has been leading the streak for the best part of a year in these matches.
One moment in real quality 20 minutes before the time he hits his leg and shoots from 25 yards, watching his shot in the top corner.
Sian Coleman – 7
He grabbed the ball well in the middle, replacing Kenneth in the second half.
Kenan Carol – 6
It brought energy and intensity to the right side throughout the second half.