Leeds United Under-23s recap: Robin Koch completes comeback as Whites beat Newcastle United

Leeds United's Under-23s return to Premier League 2 action this afternoon - follow all the latest live on our matchday blog.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 3:28 pm
Leeds United defender Robin Koch. Pic: Getty

Mark Jackson's side are just three wins away from promotion to the Premier League 2 top division. The Whites host Newcastle United at Thorp Arch (1pm) with a strong line-up named for the clash.

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Leeds United Under-23s - LIVE (v Newcastle)

Last updated: Monday, 15 March, 2021, 15:30

  • Leeds United U23s host Newcastle at Thorp Arch
  • Robin Koch makes his comeback from injury
  • Kick-off is at 1pm

Report from Thorp Arch

How things stand ahead of kick-off

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So the headline news this afternoon is that Robin Koch makes his comeback for the first time in competitive action since December.

There are also starting spots for Gaetano Berardi and Ian Poveda while Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood play together again.

Under-23s XI: Caprile, Drameh, Huggins, Koch, Cresswell, Berardi, Poveda, Jenkins, Gelhardt, Greenwood, McCarron.

Subs: Christy, Shackleton, Casey, McKinstry, Kenneh.

Kick-off approaching

We’ll have live updates right here - kick-off at Thorp Arch is at 1pm.

Here come the teams

Newcastle are out first at Thorp Arch. Updates to follow...

1. We’re underway at Thorp Arch - updates next.

2. His first involvement is to give away a free-kick on the far side. Looks like he’s being deployed in a defensive midfield role today.

Leeds penalty claim

5. Gelhardt goes down inside the box. Nothing given. Jumped straight up. Nice play from Huggins in the build-up.

6. Dangerous ball swung into the box from the visitors. Drameh heads clear from underneath the posts - good clearance.

Gelhardt great work

7. Newcastle drive into the Leeds half. Gelhardt races back to slide in and halt the run. Great tackle to win the ball. Then gets himself a free-kick.

9. McCarron wins a free-kick with a nice turn - around 25-yards from goal on the left. Chance to swing this into the box.

10. First sight on goal from Leeds - Sam Greenwood from a free-kick. Straight at the goalkeeper, though.

13. Bit of pressure from the visitors in the last few minutes. Drameh is taken on by Atsu, but Leeds scramble the cross clear. Berardi then has to do some sweeping up.

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