Leeds United may have returned to the top of the Championship table with their 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town in Saturday’s early kick-off (BBC), however fans took to Twitter to praise the performance of Oliver Casey.
What a game to make your debut! Leeds lad Oliver Casey comes on against Huddersfield Town pic.twitter.com/MZJRXCpJMA
— Leeds United (@LUFC) December 7, 2019
The youngster was brought on to the pitch to replace Mateusz Klich with just five minutes to go but appeared to still have managed to do enough to win plaudits from those watching on.
Whilst goals from Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez had put the tie beyond their Yorkshire rivals, Casey still had a job to do and one that he appeared to get stuck into as soon as he could.
According to the data collected by WhoScored, the 19-year-old managed to make one interception as well as complete all four of the passes he attempted to make as he had just five touches of the ball.
Many of the club’s supporters were delighted and impressed with the cameo they saw from another of their academy prospects, whilst others have already started to compare the teenager to one of their current star’s in Ben White.
Here are just some of their reactions to Casey’s performance…
Really impressed with his cameo appearance looks assured on the Ball
— Barney (New Account!) (@barney___21) December 7, 2019
Congratulations on the debut Oliver, nice and solid, well done
— Tony Leeds (@TonyLeeds5) December 7, 2019
— Zai (@Zais_P3rch) December 7, 2019
Did well too. One for the future.
— Batesy (@batesylufc2) December 7, 2019
Didn’t put a foot wrong, looked really good.
— Kojsas (@Kojsas) December 7, 2019
Did well looked calm. Great debut. #mot
— john mac (@maccabruno) December 7, 2019
Very assured for a debut performance, we may have a good one in the making here
— Andy A (@AndyAries57) December 7, 2019
Yet another young lad off the academy production line futures bright futures white MOT.
— R.Cartwright (@rogercart57) December 7, 2019
Definitely one for future a Ben White lookalike and a Ben White in the making
— Harvey (@weareleeds66) December 7, 2019
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