'Better than Pearce' - Some Leeds fans impressed by Leif Davis debut
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'Better than Pearce' - Some Leeds fans impressed by Leif Davis debut

Leeds United starlet Leif Davis was thrown into the deep end in yesterday’s game against Aston Villa.

Barry Douglas fell ill during the warm-up, prompting Marcelo Bielsa to give Davis the nod.

In front of a packed house at Villa Park and up against the likes of Yannick Bolasie, Jonathan Kodjia, John McGinn, Tammy Abraham and Anwar El Ghazi, it was never going to be an easy ride.

And after a nervy start against Ivory Coast international Kodjia, Davis soon settled into the game.

The 18-year-old, who joined Leeds from Morecambe in the summer, was making his professional debut.

And many felt that the teenager had a good game considering the circumstances.

Davis made 26 passes (including one key pass), one tackle, two blocks and three clearances, according to Who Scored.

In the absence of Douglas and Tom Pearce, he was given his chance for 78 minutes, before Jamie Shackleton replaced him.

It was far from a complete performance from the Newcastle-born left-back but it was a promising start considering his young age and his lack of notice about starting.

Below are what Leeds fans thought of his display.


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