Mansfield Town v Leeds United Under 23s RECAP - Whites progress in Premier League Cup with the help of Littlewood equaliser

Leeds United Under 23s take on Mansfield Town Under 23s in the Premier League Cup on Monday afternoon.
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A place in the knockout stages of the Premier League Cup is at stages as the teams battle out the final Group E fixture.

Group E leaders Wigan Athletic are already through, while Sunderland are out of the running, trailing second-placed Leeds by one point with no games left to play.

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Only one of the two remaining teams will progress, with the Whites holding a three-point advantage as they travel to the RH Academy in Mansfield on Monday afternoon.

With a superior goal difference, the Stags could leapfrog Leeds with a win, but if Leeds avoid defeat it'll be the West Yorkshire side going through.

The match marks Under 23s boss Andy Taylor's first game in charge after former manager Mark Jackson gave up his academy duties to join Jesse Marsch's first team coaching staff last week.

The last time the sides met in November, goals from Max Dean and Sean McGurk helped Leeds claim a 2-1 home victory.

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Our live blog will bring you all the updates as the Whites fight to progress in the Premier League Cup.

Stuart McKinstry battles Dermi Lusala during Leeds United's 1-1 Premier League 2 Division One draw with Tottenham Hotspur. Pic: Alex Morton.Stuart McKinstry battles Dermi Lusala during Leeds United's 1-1 Premier League 2 Division One draw with Tottenham Hotspur. Pic: Alex Morton.
Stuart McKinstry battles Dermi Lusala during Leeds United's 1-1 Premier League 2 Division One draw with Tottenham Hotspur. Pic: Alex Morton.

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Leeds United Under 23s v Mansfield Town LIVE

Key Events

  • 1pm kick-off at the RH Academy in Mansfield

Leeds go through to the knockout stages of the Premier League Cup.

They end Group E in second place.

Andy Taylor’s side will face West Ham United in the next round.

Three minutes added on

Rip-roaring end to the game this

Place in the knockout stage at stake

84: Leeds corner falls to Allen on the bounce, the teenager hooks it into the top corner but Stech tips it over.

82: Joseph looks dangerous on the break, the Stags scramble to get back but the Spaniard plays a good pass through to Allen. Stech stops.

82: Another strong punch from van den Heuvel.

Referee allowed play to continue as Mansfield were on the attack. The Whites striker was clutching his head. Took a kick in a challenge. Plays on, no medical attention needed.

Referee says play on.

Mansfield must score

The game could open up here as the Stags have to score to avoid exiting the Premier League Cup.