Leeds United Under-23s - recap: Young Whites fall to Wigan in Premier League Cup opener at York

Leeds United's Under-23s take on Wigan Athletic at the LNER Stadium in York on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, 8th September 2021, 9:41 pm
Leeds United Under-23s head coach Mark Jackson. Pic: Bruce Rollinson

The Whites are set to be young this evening with a number of Mark Jackson's usual Under-23s squad away on international duty.

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United kick off their Premier League Cup campaign in the club's opening Group E fixture against the Latics.

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Last updated: Wednesday, 08 September, 2021, 20:55

  • Young Whites side will take on Wigan in PL Cup
  • United are in Group E of this season’s tournament
  • Kick-off in York is at 7pm
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  • U23s FT: Leeds United 1-2 Wigan Athletic

Leeds are edged out in York by Wigan. A strong showing but the Latics just did enough...

90+3. The Leeds centre back heads into the book... he goes through McHugh in the United half. Time all but up...

90. No indication of how long is left... but we’re into added time in York. Leeds need some magic.

90. Clarke on, Thompson off. Ferguson is down for Leeds on the far side which has caused a lengthy stoppage.

89. Thomas cuts inside for Leeds... it opens up on the edge of the box and he shoots low but his drilled effort is straight at Tickle in the Wigan goal.

85. The visitors are doing a good job of trying to kill this game off... seeing plenty of the ball in the Leeds final third. A couple of shots are blocked. They win a free-kick that flashes all the way through the defence and away. Leeds need something...

82. Not much to report in the way of chances... Leeds on the ball and trying to build. Wigan set well in their shape.

79. Littlewood on, Andreucci off. Into the last 10 minutes...

75. Huge chance for Wigan to give themselves daylight... Sze is at the back post. He heads a ball back across and Leeds are caught. It takes one bounce and McHugh runs onto it but his header falls wide of the post. Bad miss.

74. Thomas on for Spencer, he’s off after the injury stoppage. We’re back underway.

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