Crystal Palace ace Luke Dreher gives his honest opinion on Leeds United after Under-23s draw

Luke Dreher of Crystal Palace in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Crystal Palace and Valencia at Selhurst Park on August 6, 2016 in London, England.

The Eagles ace, who has been compared to Bryan Robson, scored as his side held the Whites to a Professional Development League draw.

Thousands of empty seats are seen in the stadium during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town at Selhurst Park on September 19, 2017 in London,...

Crystal Palace midfielder Luke Dreher played a part in his side's Professional Development League comeback 2-2 draw against Leeds United on Monday afternoon.

The 20-year-old is highly rated at Selhurst Park, to the point that Eagles Under-23s coach Richard Shaw compared him to Manchester United and England legend Bryan Robson (Football London).

Dreher, working his way back from injury, scored his first goal since his return, tapping home from close range in the second half after Levi Lumeka had made his way down the left and pulled the ball back for his teammate.

 

Leeds U23s had been leading after the interval following Ryan Edmondson's opening goal in the first half, rifling past Lucas Perri after Jack Clarke’s cross had been headed down to the striker.

The Whites then regained the lead through Mateusz Bogusz, who got the better of Ryan Inniss before slotting past Perri, but Palace substitute Kian Flanagan made sure of honours even with his fierce drive into the bottom corner via the post.

Thousands of empty seats are seen in the stadium during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Crystal Palace and Huddersfield Town at Selhurst Park on September 19, 2017 in London,...

With Leeds sitting top of the Professional Development League North, Dreher admitted that he and his Eagles teammates were always set for a tough afternoon.

"It was good, they're a good side," he told the official Palace website. "They're top of the league so we knew coming into it they're a really good side. We knew what they were about: they like to press you, like to get in your face.

"It was a good game, there were lots of chances and the boys did well. On the balance of it, we probably should have won it but we created quite a few chances, clear-cut chances which on another day we could have scored. It was a good game to play in."

Luke Dreher of Crystal Palace in action during the Pre Season Friendly match between Crystal Palace and Valencia at Selhurst Park on August 6, 2016 in London, England.

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