Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor had a fine game in the 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
Leeds United defeated Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough on Sunday - a moment of joy in what has been a difficult campaign.
The Whites have been the subject of a number of controversies this season, not least owner Massimo Cellino and the decision to start the campaign with Dave Hockaday in charge.
Horrible runs of defeats have occurred on more than one occasion, but one major highlight of the season is Neil Redfearn’s decision to blood some of the club’s youth players.
Alex Mowatt, Liam Cooper and Lewis Cook have been big plusses this season and Saturday’s vital victory over the Owls was the making of another top talent at the cub, Charlie Taylor.
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As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the former England Under-19 international had a superb game for the Elland Road outfit and he was rightfully singled out for praise by Championship observers.
Aside from his goal, the 19-year-old was busy throughout both as an attacking presence and defending from the front, a part of his game he naturally has in his locker.
Taylor, predominantly a left-back, started the encounter as a left winger but his nous at defending allowed Leeds to keep their shape and remain tight at the back.
He recorded five tackles, four interceptions and six ball recoveries as the Owls struggled to make any inroads down their right and Leeds’ left flank.
It was Taylor’s 21st Championship start of the season, and his second goal in a month as he previously struck in the highly entertaining 4-3 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers over the Easter weekend.