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Morning Leeds-in for 24 April: U23s finish season in style, beating Bristol City 4-0

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The Leeds U23s finished their season today with a bang, beating Bristol City 4-0 yesterday evening in their final match of the season. And boy, if these players can play like this in the first team, then Leeds are going to be brilliant.

Tyler Denton scored a brace in the final 11 minutes as Leeds overwhelmed the Robins in the final minutes of the match. Madger Gomes, who has appeared in the first team during preseason and against Newport County in the League Cup, provided the assists on both of Denton’s goals.

The first goal from Denton was a brilliantly worked team goal, with Gomes laying the ball off to Oriol Rey and making a run that no one bothered to pick up, and the glorious pass from Rey found Gomes unmarked in the box and Denton just made a good move to get in front of goal to tap it in.

For the second goal, Gomes beat his marker down the left hand side after being released by Denton, and after Gomes got into the box, he once again found Denton for the fullback to finish.

Don’t know how many of these players will play against Norwich City or Queens Park Rangers, but if Paul Heckingbottom is looking for players who have “earned” it, then maybe we’ll see a few of them in the next couple matches.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Carlos Corberan, the coach of the U23s, hailed the youth team’s turnaround this season. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

Leeds reportedly tracking 22 year-old Northern Ireland U21 & Crusaders winger Gavin Whyte. [Through It All Together]

Leeds assistant Jamie Clapham was “amused” by the abuse directed at Paul Heckingbottom from the Barnsley FC supporters. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Everton beat Newcastle United 1-0 at Goodison Park. [Royal Blue Mersey]

Jurgen Klopp has asked that Liverpool supporters “respect” AS Roma before today’s Champions League semi-final. [BBC.com]

Yesterday, Roma midfielder Daniel De Rossi placed a wreath in tribute to the 96 who died at Hillsborough. [Football-Italia.net]

World Football Links

A look at the weekend in Mexico’s Liga MX. [FMF State of Mind]

Genoa beat Hellas Verona, leaving Hellas stranded in the relegation zone, almost certain to go down. [Football-Italia.net]

Levante beat Athletic Bilbao in Bilbao 3-1 to pull away from the relegation zone. Deportivo La Coruña now need a miracle to avoid relegation. [Sky Sports]