Leeds fans react to Ryan Edmondson goal
A number of Leeds United fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Ryan Edmondson after the striker scored twice – including one stunning goal – in a pre-season friendly for Fleetwood Town on Saturday.
Edmondson did not have the opportunity to get the best preparation in leading into the clash with Rochdale.
He confirmed to Fleetwood’s website after the game that he had been isolating ahead of the friendly.
That probably explains why Simon Grayson initially left him on the bench. However, he came on after 52 minutes.
And he went on to score twice in the six-goal thriller. His second goal, in particular, proved to be a stunner.
Edmondson stuck his leg out to get on the end of a cross. But rather than bring it down, the 20-year-old managed to loop the ball over the goalkeeper.
Understandably, there has been some debate about whether he meant it or not. But many Leeds fans on social media do not seem to mind too much either way.
Several have lauded the youngster, who has not had the easiest time in the last few years.
‘Magical’: Leeds fans rave about Edmondson goal
He has made his first-team debut at Elland Road. However, he has barely featured under Marcelo Bielsa. And his loan spells are yet to really ignite.
It remains to be seen if he can kick on from here. But there is no question that he is off to an outstanding start.
With that in mind, here is what some of the fans made of Edmondson’s delicious lob…
Intentional? Mint if it was https://t.co/9iC9lQuAka
— Dale Nicholson (@DaleNic33501363) July 17, 2021
Class goal https://t.co/C4Yl85GhHx
— TheMightyLeeds (@TheMightyWhite1) July 17, 2021
👏👏👏 what a finish! Edmonson may well end the season as EdmonMAN! Anyone? No? I’ll see myself out. https://t.co/U6jDpX96Sp
— All Leeds TV (@AllLeedsTV) July 17, 2021
Did he mean that? Looked like a first touch that turned into a magical lob
— Liam Moore (@LiamMoo19110227) July 17, 2021
Go on ryan lad next year the premier league is yours
— Terry Bell (@TerryBe07983377) July 18, 2021
— Anth Ridley (@AnthRidley81) July 17, 2021
Keep performing n who knows u could kick start your career in the first team
— Desmond Tutu (@Desmond66402006) July 18, 2021
@Lew_Ledge17 some talent this lad
— Phew💙💛 (@lynchy20) July 17, 2021