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

5. United seeing plenty of the ball in the opening exchanges. Knocking it around from left to right around the back. Plenty of time on the ball for Berra.

6. Gelhardt wins the ball and spins inside the Palace half. He’s dragged down. Chance to swing this into the box...

6. Gelhardt drills the free-kick into the box... Palace miscue and it’s behind for a corner.

8. Palace clear the corner. Davis is on the floor with what looks like a head injury so play is stopped. Not sure what happened there. No foul play, according to the referee. Looks like he’ll be fine to carry on.

Palace struggling with the press

9. Some good high pressure from Leeds forces Palace to hoof a clearance out of play. Summerville, McCarron and Gelhardt with the press.

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.

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