Leeds United Under-23s recap: Gaetano Berardi makes comeback at Crystal Palace

Leeds United Under-23s travel to face Crystal Palace in Premier League 2 this afternoon - follow every kick live with our matchday blog.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 4:01 pm
Leeds United defender Gaetano Berardi. Pic: Jonathan Gawthorpe

The Whites will welcome back Gaetano Berardi for the first time to match action this afternoon as he features in the capital.

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Mark Jackson's side are hoping to make in 10 wins in a row in PL2 Division 2 after opening up a 10-point gap at the top of the table.

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Last updated: Monday, 01 March, 2021, 13:36

11. Boateng drives forward for Palace with Leeds caught short at the back. Summerville takes him out. Free-kick right on the edge of the box.

12. Spence steps up and curls an effort over Caprile’s bar. No harm done.

15. Summerville with some nice skill on the right level with the box. Wins a free-kick.

16. Poor free-kick from McKinstry and it hits the first defender. Leeds then win a corner from a throw.

17. Chance for Leeds. Corner comes in and pings around the box. Casey swings a leg at it and it’s blocked by Palace. Cleared.

19. McKinstry dinks a ball over the top of Palace. Gelhardt looks to get onto the end of it but the goalkeeper races out to boot it clear.

20. Summerville is sent off... oh dear.

21. Palace swing in a free-kick... it pings around. A volley is hit at goal and Caprile punches the effort behind. Good reactions.

22. Summerville brought down a charging run a bit earlier, second yellow for a similar offence a bit earlier on. Leeds coaching staff were left baffled on the sidelines.

24. Great defending from Drameh. He heads a cross away, charges out to win a tackle then wins another. Referee eventually blows for a foul.

27. Palace starting to see more of the ball. Sending off has settled the hosts into this. Shame for Leeds, not really had much of a kick since. This will be a battle from here you’d think.

29. Good effort from Gelhardt which forces a save. Cut inside and let one fly. Wins a free-kick on the right a little after. Yellow for Palace.

31. Gelhardt drills the free-kick into the far post. Dangerous ball in. Palace have to put it behind.

32. Leeds cross into the box. Palace clear. Gelhardt then gives away a free-kick and gets a big talking to.

34. Might be Jenkins. Palace look like they’re about to get in behind. Jenkins sees the ball out.

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