Leeds United’s under-23 outfit kicked off their campaign this afternoon with a 3-2 win over Millwall at Thorp Arch.
The Whites led by Carlos Corberan secured the victory thanks to a Mateusz Bogusz free-kick deep into stoppage time.
Leeds’ other goals came courtesy of strikes from captain Pascal Struijk and on-loan Arsenal starlet Eddie Nketiah.
Corberan’s team lifted the title last season and this gave his team the perfect start to life as the reigning champions.
It was a strong team that took to the field against Millwall with Gjanni Alioski, Helder Costa, Jamie Shackleton and Jack Clarke all starting the contest.
Boss Marcelo Bielsa has never hidden from the fact that if young players coming through the ranks are good enough then they will have every chance to play in his team.
Today’s matchwinner for the under-23s Mateusz Bogusz has been on the bench for Leeds’ first three Championship games of the season.
He hasn’t yet got on the pitch but the 17-year-old looks set for a bright future.
His impressive form last season helped the club’s youngsters to the title and supporters continue to be impressed by him.
Following his latest goal, the club’s ardent fans have once again taken to Twitter. Here is a selection of tweets regarding the Polish magician:
IT COULD BE, 20 YARDS OR 30 YARDS, EVERYWHERE WE GO. 40 YARDS OR 50 YARDS, LEEDS HAVE TWO POLES, WHO LOVE SCORING GOALSSS
— MacedonianMessi (@MacedonianMess1) August 19, 2019
Well done a good game xx
— pauline Thompson (@Apothecary2019) August 19, 2019
Great strike from the 17 year old yes lol 17 scary isn’t it lol
— Kenny Brown (@kennybrown1964) August 19, 2019
— Josh F (@joshfairchild8) August 19, 2019
Imagine if we’d not won this game considering the players that started the game ???♂️
— Ashley Oakes (@Oakes_89) August 19, 2019
what a strike!
— Jacqui (@jacquiharrison) August 19, 2019
Gets better and better!!
— Antony Calvert (@antony_calvert) August 19, 2019
GET HIM IN THE STARTING XI
— bensharp1846 (@bensharp1846) August 19, 2019
— John_Peters18 (@Peters18John) August 19, 2019
Incredible performance from the boys!
— Jon (@JTB1990LUFC) August 19, 2019