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Leeds fans drool over Jamie Shackleton after penalty-shootout win over Birmingham

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Leeds fans drool over Jamie Shackleton after penalty-shootout win over Birmingham

Jamie Shackleton shone as Leeds United held on to win the Professional Development League Play-Off final on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes – and Leeds fans have drooled over the player’s performance.

Jack Clarke, Ryan Edmondson, Aapo Halme and Gaetano Berardi all started the match along with Shackleton, who continued to impress from the right side of defence despite being a natural central midfielder.

Both sides hit the woodwork throughout, with Birmingham City’s left-back Remeao Hutton striking an excellent effort off of Kamil Miazek’s crossbar. Matuesz Bogusz hit the post from a free-kick.

Ryan Edmondson also had a goal disallowed for offside, leaving Leeds with a penalty shootout. But the Whites were victorious, as Kamil Miazek saved two penalties. Ryan Edmondson, Clarke, Kun Mihaylov and Pascal Struijk scored.

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Shackleton was excellent throughout. Defensively, the 19-year-old was rock solid for Leeds but it was his attacking play that perhaps caught the eye of the Elland Road support – which was believed to be in the region of 6000.

The 19-year-old looked a class above for the Whites, and has proved that he is one of the best up-and-coming talents in the Leeds reserves after Marcelo Bielsa has given him 22 appearances this season.

Leeds fans reacted on Twitter to Shackleton’s display for the Whites, with many stunned at how he is not getting a more regular game in the senior side. He was replaced in the 115th minute by Kun.

 

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