Liverpool under-23s 0 Leeds United under-23s 4 - Joe Gelhardt bags stunning brace as Pascal Struijk nets and Adam Forshaw returns

Joe Gelhardt bagged a sensational brace of wonder strikes as Leeds United's under-23s romped to a 4-0 success against Liverpool's under-23s at the Reds Academy in Kirkby.

Sunday, 19th September 2021, 4:00 pm
Updated Sunday, 19th September 2021, 4:02 pm

Gelhardt lobbed Reds 'keeper Marcelo Pitaluga for the opener, after which Leeds doubled their advantage through Amari Miller who slammed home from Gelhardt's cross.

Pascal Struijk then thumped home a header from a corner to Leeds 3-0 up just after the hour mark before Gelhardt rifled home a stunning second with a shot from 30 yards out that flew into the top left corner.

The forward was then presented with the opportunity to bag a hat-trick when chopped down for a penalty but the teenager saw his spot kick saved.

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STUNNING DOUBLE: From Joe Gelhardt. Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images.

The contest also saw first team midfielder Adam Forshaw bag half an hour of football as a second half substitute on his return from a calf strain.

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Thank you Laura Collins