The senior side may be going from strength to strength, but Liverpool’s U18s found themselves on the wrong side of a heavy 3-1 defeat last night dished out by the Leeds academy.
Leeds always looked in control, taking the lead midway through the first half with a powerful low shot from Sam Jones. The Whites doubled their lead six minutes after the break capitalising on a goal created by route one tactics, a long punt down the field from the Leeds keeper was flicked on up to the forwards, where Michael Whitwell was on hand to fire past Liverpool keeper Chamberlain.
With their heads down, slack Reds’ defending was punished two minutes later, Michael Whitwell showing composure and accuracy to neatly create and slot away the killer third for Leeds, before Liverpool gave the scorecard a slightly better look of respectability as Jack Robinson nodded in a late consolation.
Highlights of Leeds’ 3-1 win at Liverpool can be seen here.