Leeds United battled to a 1-1 draw with Brentford yesterday in a game that could have easily gone either way. Leeds struggled to get a hold on the game throughout proceedings and in the end, will be pleased to have come away with a point.
There were, however, some excellent performances from the Leeds camp.
Pontus Jansson was a colossus at the back for Leeds. On top of that, he also grabbed the equaliser as Leeds scored late to earn the point.
But it was the performance of a 17-year-old that had many Leeds fans excited.
Marcelo Bielsa threw Jack Clarke on for his debut in the clash yesterday. The teenager from York, usually a forward, came on at right-wing and put in an impressive display as Leeds chased the game.
He showed plenty of drive and determination as Leeds pushed for the equaliser throughout the final stages of the game.
He should also have reduced Brentford to ten men. Moses Odubajo was extremely fortunate to have stayed on the pitch after two rash challenges on the teenager.
It was, once again, a sign that Bielsa backs the young talent at Leeds and that Thorp Arch continues to produce top talent.
Here is some of the best reaction to his performance…
In the midst of the controversy, credit to Jack Clarke! Tough enough to make your debut for such a big club, but to do it in a game like that, incredible! Looked comfortable in the game and got stuck it. Onwards and Upwards for the lad! #LUFC pic.twitter.com/AjzOzmcgih
— Totally Leeds (@TotallyLeeds) 6 October 2018
— David Clarke (@soccercoach2) 6 October 2018
Jack Clarke seemed well ready to play more in the Championship. Congrats on the debut. #lufc
— Trondheimwhite (@palejens) 6 October 2018
Clarke a big positive. Really like the look of him, really quick
— Paul LUFC (@pistol1603) 6 October 2018
Jack Clarke looks a special talent. Delighted for him today. #lufc
— Paul McGrath (@WesterosBatman) 6 October 2018
— 🏴ssphyscho🏴 (@Sthstandphyscho) 6 October 2018
— Robert Giles (@Rob_E_Giles) 6 October 2018
No reason why Clarke shouldn’t get more game time now, looked bright when he came on! #lufc
— Ryan (@RPlufc93) 6 October 2018
Haha definitely, what a legend. Jack Clarke looks a talent.
— Chris Elvidge (@ChrisElvo) 6 October 2018
— Bakkethenet (@Bakkethenet1) 6 October 2018
Jack Clarke was immense young lad slotted straight in and only 17 as well #lufc
— Armo ☀️🌙 (@Jordan_Armo) 6 October 2018
Big positive: Jack Clarke instantly looked like he belongs. #lufc
— EastStandUpper (@EastStandUpper) 6 October 2018
— Robbie Preston (@RJ_Prest) 6 October 2018
Looking forward to seeing more from Jack.
Jack Clarke remember the name #MOT
— Benjamin Thornton (@BenjaminTlufc) 6 October 2018