Leeds United: Dallas returns and Antonsson hits hat-trick in Under-23s win

Leeds United striker Marcus Antonsson
Leeds United striker Marcus Antonsson

Marcus Antonsson claimed a hat-trick as a strong Leeds United Under-23 team snatched a last minute victory over Huddersfield Town.

Antonsson rounded off his treble with a header from Alex Mowatt’s 90th-minute cross, sealing a 3-2 win at the John Smith’s Stadium yesterday.

Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas

Leeds United winger Stuart Dallas

The Swedish striker was given a run-out after more than two months without a league start for Leeds’ first team and the clash at Huddersfield saw winger Dallas make his comeback from a calf strain.

Dallas, who was an unused substitute during yesterday’s 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United at Elland Road, completed 67 minutes in a line-up which featured Marco Silvestri, Matt Grimes and Toumani Diagouraga.

Left-back Tyler Denton was also included after overcoming an ankle injury.

Antonsson opened the scoring on four minutes but Town fought back to take a 2-1 lead before the forward’s late double sealed victory for a Leeds side who were joint bottom of their Under-23 league ahead of kick-off.

United: Silvestri, Whitehouse, J McKay, Diagouraga, Denton, Dallas, Grimes, Mowatt, Stokes, P McKay, Antonsson.

Ronaldo Vieira.

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