Many Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after the Under 23s recorded a 2-0 win over Barnsley on Monday.
Carols Corberan’s junior Whites side welcomed Barnsley’s youth offering to Thorp Arch on Monday for their latest Professional Development League fixture, looking to bounce back after losing 7-1 to Derby County in the Premier League Cup last week.
Things started well for Corberan and his team when Barry Douglas sent Liam McCarron down the left channel, from where he whipped a low ball into the box for Edmondson to find the bottom corner with a first-timed right-footed shot.
Pablo Hernandez was one of many United players to have chances to put further distance between us and our Yorkshire rivals, but it fell to Jordan Stevens to claim the honours in the second-half after Barnsley reacted slowly thinking Edmondson would be called offside.
Edmondson had chances of his own, too, but failed to see his shots ripple the net with one blocked on the line, and was often caught offside as he struggled to time his runs beyond the last man.
The teenage centre-forward’s goal was his third for our U23s this season, adding to his 11 in nine Professional Development League appearances last term.
Edmondson has rarely featured for the first-team, though, with Marcelo Bielsa awarding him 16 of his 35 career senior minutes in the Championship, none of which have come in the current campaign.
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Fans were not just impressed by the England U19 international’s efforts, though, as the work by McCarron to help create his goal and the play by Stevens for his second-half strike caught many supporter’s attention.
Stevens made his first appearance in this season’s Professional Development League on Monday, adding to his six from last term when he scored six goals.
Here are some of the messages shared as fans lauded the Whites’ U23s stars…
Ryan has the killer touch..hopefully will be drafted in start 2020..????MOT #Gibraltarwhite
— Mark P Makey (@markpmakey) November 18, 2019
Look forward to when we start to use Edmondson, last year scored for fun and this year still doing the business. Will be a great career for him, just knows where the net is
— Richard Miles (@RicardoMiles) November 18, 2019
Get this man on the bench at least ????????
— Papi De La de Jonge (@spencer14430619) November 18, 2019
very clever move. the gamble paid off
— d̳e̳a̳n̳ (@deancore) November 18, 2019
Good intelligent footy that is
— @lufcdave79 (@lufcdave79) November 18, 2019
Some serious talent in this 23’s side. Liam McCarron stood out so did Stevens and Gotts..
— Alan Thompson ???????? (@thombo1987) November 18, 2019
All played well, but special mention for Mccaron and Stevens, they stood out a mile today.
Very well played.
— . (@Drakey21587) November 18, 2019
Big positive today was Struijk, big negative was that bloody -1000 wind chill ????
— Phil Hardaker (@philjh1975) November 18, 2019