Ryan Edmondson continued his excellent goalscoring rate for Leeds United’s Under-23 side with another goal in a 3-1 Premier League Cup win over Burnley – and some Leeds fans have raved over the striker’s display.
Leeds needed to beat Burnley away from home on Friday afternoon to book their place in the last four of the cup, just days after Carlos Corberan guided his side to Professional Development League North success.
The Whites took the lead. Leif Davis flicked on a Mateusz Bogusz corner, which was turned into his own net by a Burnley defender. But the Clarets equalised just before half time through Dan Agyei.
— Ryan Edmondson (@Ryan_edmondson9) March 29, 2019
Burnley dominated the second half but it was Leeds that were clinical. Edmondson scored a superb header after a good cross from Clarke Oduor. It was three with 10 minutes to go, as Hugo Diaz headed home a Robbie Gotts cross.
Edmondson has been on fire for the Whites. Still only 17 years of age, the target man has scored 16 goals in all competitions this season, despite being injured throughout for a couple of months.
Leeds fans have urged Marcelo Bielsa to include the teenage powerhouse in his matchday 18 before the end of the season, as he continues to thrive under Corberan for the club’s second string. One fan reckons Championship defenders would “hate him”.
Interesting again to hear Ryan Edmondson doesn't need many chances to score
— Keep the Faith (@Buybeckford) March 29, 2019
Not to question the mighty Bielsa, but I can’t help but think Ryan Edmondson would offer something completely different from the bench. Defenders would hate him #lufc
— JBC 💙💛 (@jack_considine) March 29, 2019
— Daniel Murray (@MurrayDjam2011) March 29, 2019
And another goal for R Edmondson – he just can’t stop scoring.
Well Done. On to the next game.
— John McGlashan (@john959379) March 29, 2019
Looking forward to seeing you starting as a regular in the first team Ryan as I am sure you will become an accomplished striker for the club! Well done young man! MOT 👏👏
— Franco Gasparotti (@francogasparot1) March 29, 2019
Ryan Edmondson never ceases to amaze me, he shows more to his game every other week. If he maintains this sort of energy level into his 20s he’s going to be immense. You get the odd defence who can contain him for periods but basically never the whole match. #lufc
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) March 29, 2019