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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Crystal Palace v Leeds United - Under-23s LIVE

Last updated: Monday, 01 March, 2021, 14:16

36. Good spell for the hosts. Palace not letting Leeds out from the back but Casey recovers a dangerous ball in the box. Leeds having to defender alertly at the moment. Caprile claims a cross in.

38. The hosts cut onto the left and shoot from the edge of the box. Casey is pressuring and there’s a slip. Goal-kick.

40. Good play down the right from the hosts. They cut inside and find Spence in the box but his cutback is straight at Caprile.

41. Palace finishing the better this half. Man advantage is starting to show a bit. Brief stop in play with Casey (I think) down.

43. Spence gets beyond Jenkins on the left. Casey volleys it behind. Late pressure from Palace.

43. Caprile tries to grab the ball in but ends up punching it. Falls behind. Another corner.

Third Palace corner

44. Another one... this time Leeds nod it away and then there’s some ping ball. United hold firm, though.

Palace want a penalty

45. Jenkins swipes at a bouncing ball. Wins it as a Palace player hits the floor. Referee waves it away.

It’s level at the break... Leeds are down to 10 men though after the dismissal of Summerville in the first half.

Berardi, Gelhardt off. Kamwa, Cresswell on.

45. We’re back underway... updates to follow.

47. Leeds press and they’re dragged out. Spence shoots as he runs beyond Cresswell. Easy save for Caprile.

The hosts are ahead...

Palace take the lead

48. Ball over the top... Palace hit the post. A calm lay off and then a good finish low into the net from Rak-Sakyi.

51. Kamwa forces Leeds forward with some nice play. Gives away a free-kick at the end though to his frustration. Need a response. Could be a long half now.

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