Leeds United’s Under-23 side jumped to the top of Premier League 2’s second division with a stunning 3-2 win over Aston Villa – despite going 2-0 down at Thorp Arch.
The likes of Pablo Hernandez, Tyler Roberts, Leif Davis and other first-team stars were given a run out – but here are the three winners from the match, including a summer signing.
It has been a difficult spell for Kamwa over the past couple of seasons – with numerous injuries hampering his progress. But the 20-year-old midfielder starred against Villa on Sunday, not only scoring but showcasing his versatility and athleticism.
Playing out wide, Kamwa really impressed. Marcelo Bielsa is renowned for preferring small squads that boast versatile players and showing quality on the left wing and up front is ideal for the Argentine gaffer. His goal will also have done him the world of confidence. A big win for Kamwa.
With Leeds taking on Newcastle on Wednesday, veteran Hernandez continued his return from injury – after being an unused substitute against West Ham on Friday. He impressed in what is another message to Bielsa over potentially using the former Spain international this week.
It was his corner that saw Kamwa score from, and he showed some nice touches before being replaced at the break. Though nothing that stood out, he showed what Leeds are missing – proper creativity and freedom from midfield.
The £3million (Standard) signing from Arsenal scored from the penalty spot – which was his sixth goal in eight PL2 appearances. However, he has scored his previous goals as a striker, but Sunday’s display came from attacking midfield.
Like Kamwa, he has added another string to his bow and that is only going to tempt Bielsa into handing him a chance in the senior side.