Crystal Palace Under-23’s drew with Leeds United on Monday night.
Leeds United’s Under-23’s were in action against Crystal Palace on Monday night, and Whites coach Danny Schofield has told LUTV that he was impressed with Jordan Ayew.
All the attention surrounding Leeds is on the first team’s attempts to win promotion back to the Premier League under Marcelo Bielsa, which looks even more likely after a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
However, the Under-23’s were in action on Monday night, and a host of youngsters were on show as their league campaign came to its end at Selhurst Park.
A trip to Palace was far from easy given that first teamers Ayew and Jairo Riedewald were both included in the Palace side, but Leeds claimed a creditable 2-2 draw.
Ryan Edmondson and Mateusz Bogusz were on the scoresheet for Leeds, whilst Luke Dreher and Kian Flanagan finding the net for the Eagles.
Leeds will be pleased with the draw, and coach Schofield spoke after the game about Palace, feeling that it was a very difficult test as they had ‘very dynamic players’ on show.
Schofield added that he thought striker Ayew was a ‘handful’ all game, but was proud of how his young players stepped up and handled the Ghanian international.
“I think it was a very difficult test for us,” said Schofield. “I think they had some very good players, very dynamic players, players who are good in one v one situations.”
“The striker, number 14, Jordan Ayew, I thought he was a handful all game, but we dealt with him really well,” he added.