Sometimes, when things are against you in football all it takes is a little bit of magic to spark something, and Jack Clarke provided that for Leeds United yesterday. The youngster came off the bench at half-time and took just 11 minutes to score a stunning goal, starting the unlikeliest of comebacks in Birmingham.
JACK CLARKE #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) December 23, 2018
The Whites already knew just what Clarke was capable of and they’ll have been desperate for him to show the rest of the Championship sooner or later. What they didn’t expect, however, was for him to showcase his talents off the bench away at Villa Park in what could prove to be such an important result when it comes to the end of the season and promotion is looming.
The right-footed youngster picked the ball up wide and deep on the left and proceeded to drive at the heart of the Villains defence. With defenders stepping off of him left, right and centre, it was clear that the 18-year-old had one thing in mind as he bent a beauty into the Villa net to spark pandemonium in the away end, and from there we all know how it went.
You can read the Whites’ reaction to Clarke’s stunner here:
10 year contract needed
— We All Love Leeds (@Leeds______) December 23, 2018
The kid is dynamite
— Dan (@danjmh) December 23, 2018
— Dave D (@YorkshireDaveUK) December 23, 2018
Clarke should be starting every week. Alioski or Harrison couldn’t even score that on Fifa never mind away at villa park. #lufc
— Stephen Butler (@PButlek) December 23, 2018
He’s one player that excites me.
— Daz Scott (@DazScott1) December 23, 2018
The kid is gonna be a star. Game on
— chris lee (@chrislee12345) December 23, 2018
I will start to doubt Marcelo if he doesn’t start next week
— bielsa’s grenade (@CupplesRyan) December 23, 2018
Milner like #LUFC
— Andrew Campbell (@andycampbell44) December 23, 2018
— Josh Holden (@JoshuaHolden93) December 23, 2018
The Whites were ecstatic to see Clarke start the comeback, and will remember both his goal and the result from yesterday for a very long time.
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