PHEW! Leeds United celebrate after holding their nerve to win the Craven Cottage shootout. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

Fulham 0 Leeds United 0 (Leeds win 6-5 on penalties) - Graham Smyth's player ratings as youngsters shine at Craven Cottage

Leeds United progressed to the fourth round of the Carabao Cup with a victory on penalties at Fulham - but how did we rate the performances?

Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 11:06 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 11:24 pm

Leeds created a host of opportunities in a goalless first half, the best chance falling to Rodrigo who could not get a proper connection to a shot from close range after a Tyler Roberts effort was saved.

Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa then handed a Leeds debut to teenage forward Joe Gelhardt from the bench after the break.

Another teenager, Stuart McKinstry, was then handed his Whites debut when replacing full debutante Crysencio Summerville but neither side could find a breakthrough.

It meant the game was decided by spot kicks and keeper Illan Meslier proved the hero by saving a penalty from Rodrigo Muniz as the shoot out went to sudden death.

Youngsters Gelhardt and McKinstry both kept their cool to brilliantly convert their efforts from 12 yards to help put Leeds into the last 16.

Graham Smyth, the YEP's chief football writer, hands out the scores.

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