Leeds United managed to come from behind to draw 1-1 with Manchester City on Saturday evening – and some of the club’s supporters on Twitter were blown away with the impact of Ian Poveda off the bench.
Despite going behind to a Raheem Sterling goal in the 17th minute at Elland Road, the Whites rallied to produce an excellent performance as they went toe-to-toe with world-class opposition.
The Yorkshire giants ended up drawing the Premier League fixture courtesy of Rodrigo’s second-half goal, as he capitalised on a rare mistake from goalkeeper Ederson.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team had opportunities to win the match, but it was another indication that they belong in the top-flight and they currently sit fifth in the league table.
A selection of Leeds supporters on social media picked out Poveda as a huge positive from the weekend’s match, as he came of the bench to great effort and proved a point.
The 20-year-old winger was introduced by the manager at half-time and he terrorised Man City’s left-back Benjamin Mendy for large spells with his directness.
He is a rapid attacker that looked to drive forward whenever he was in possession and was part of a Leeds side that played aggressively, despite facing a skilful opponent.
Here are some Leeds fans discussing Poveda:
Poveda looking useful! #lufc
— Andy Mac™💙💛🏆 (@__AndyMac) October 3, 2020
Poveda looks quality 👌🏼 #lufc
— Dan (@DanP_LUFC) October 3, 2020
Poveda could turn into some player like! #lufc
— Thomas Bradley (@TBradley23) October 3, 2020
Poveda been immense since he came on. Every time he touches the ball he goes at his man, love it. #LUFC
— Matty Ingham (@matty_ingham17) October 3, 2020
Poveda is seriously impressive #lufc
— Paul 💙💛🏆🇪🇺 (@pauljchambers) October 3, 2020
Poveda putting his name forward as our next choice winger. Been cracking since coming on. #lufc
— Dave Ryan (@daveryan2401) October 3, 2020
Poveda is magic!
— Austin LUFC Pillay (@Austin4evaLEEDS) October 3, 2020
Poveda is electric, so exciting to watch and still being eased in so more to come #lufc
— Alex (@Bazzbawls) October 3, 2020