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'Seemed to be more Leeds fans than Fulham fans': International coach hails Whites away support

England Under-20s manager Andy Edwards has praised Leeds United and their fans for the amazing atmosphere in last week’s Carabao Cup clash.

The Young Lions coach, speaking to ITV Yorkshire, joked that he “wondered what ground he’d turned up at” because of the huge Whites away following.

Leeds reached the fourth round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday 21 September as they overcame Fulham on penalties.

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Marcelo Bielsa’s charges began brightly, Crysencio Summerville setting Tyler Roberts up for an effort which was saved.

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Rodrigo Moreno then attempted to convert on the rebound, but he wasn’t able to position himself to make the most of it.

The 30-year-old had several efforts to break the deadlock in the match, while Josh Onomah and Neeskens Kebano came close for the hosts.

In the end, it had to go to penalties, there wasn’t much between Leeds and Fulham in the shootout either.

But Illan Meslier proved the hero at Craven Cottage as he saved the final penalty from Rodrigo Muniz.

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“Real depth” of talent at Leeds – Edwards

Edwards was at the game, eager to take a look at some of Leeds’ young stars eligible for the England Under-20s.

And four Whites players have made the cut in his latest squad – Cody Drameh, Lewis Bate, Joe Gelhardt and Sam Greenwood.

Speaking to ITV Yorkshire correspondent Chris Dawkes about his selection, Edwards spoke highly of the Leeds support that day.

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“There’s a real depth (of talent) there, it seems, at Leeds,” he said in footage shared by Dawkes on Twitter.

“Great experience, really good away following that day – I wondered what ground I turned up at!

“Seemed to be more Leeds fans than Fulham fans that day, great atmosphere and really good experience for those players.”

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