Wigan v Leeds United - Under-23s recap: Whites sweep Latics aside in Premier League Cup

Leeds United's Under-23s travel to take on Wigan Athletic in Premier League Cup action on Friday night - follow every kick live below with the YEP matchday blog.

Saturday, 15th January 2022, 9:21 am

The Whites are third in Group E with two games of their PL Cup group campaign remaining.

Leeds played out a 3-3 draw with second-placed Sunderland last time out in the tournament and would leapfrog the Black Cats into second spot with a draw or victory this evening.

Mark Jackson's side need to finish in the top two in the group to progress into the knockout stages. Tonight, they face a tough Wigan test who are unbeaten so far.

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Leeds United Under-23s head coach Mark Jackson. Pic: Getty

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Wigan v Leeds United - U23s live

Last updated: Friday, 14 January, 2022, 19:22

  • Leeds travel to Wigan in PL Cup
  • Whites are third in Group E
  • Latics top having won all three games
  • Kick-off at the Lancashire FA is at 7pm
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  • RESULT - Wigan 1-2 Leeds United

Welcome to tonight’s live blog...

Leeds United U23s travel to Wigan Athletic in the Premier League Cup in a Group E clash.

We’ll have live updates right here throughout.

Tonight’s scenario

Leeds are third in Group E with two games remaining.

The Whites have gathered four points from four games while Wigan are top on nine points from three games.

Mark Jackson’s side will leapfrog Sunderland into the second qualification spot with a point or three this evening.

Mansfield are bottom, behind Leeds on goal difference.

1. Wigan - 9. Played 3

2. Sunderland - 5. Played 5

3. Leeds - 4. Played 4

4. Mansfield - 4. Played 4

Leeds United XI: Van Den Heuvel, Sutcliffe, Ferguson, Kenneh, Mullen, Littlewood, Miller, Allen, Dean, Gray, McGurk.

Subs: Christy, Coleman, Spencer, Carole, Thomas.

Wigan XI: Tickle, Sobowale, Lloyd, Carragher, Long, Payne, Baningime, McGee, Costello, McHugh, Pinnington.

Subs: Watson, Sumner, Welsh, Lomax, Carroll.

LEEDS UNITED TEAM NEWS

We’re fast approaching kick-off here at the Lancashire FA - updates from 7pm...

Leeds out first. Lilac kit on display. Wigan follow next.

1. We’re underway... updates to follow.

3. Driving run forward from Mullen at the back. Dean turns inside the Wigan half and gets taken down. Free-kick. Good start from Leeds, plenty of time on the ball.

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