Leeds Under-23s finished off their title-winning season with a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace on Monday afternoon, and fans were delighted after 17-year-old Mateusz Bogusz scored a fantastic goal to give his side a second-half lead.
Leeds couldn’t hold on, with Palace equalising in the 85th minute, but that’s 11 unbeaten, the PDL North title is already theirs and they’ve got a cup semi-final coming up against Newcastle next week (a team they already beat 3-1 in the group stage). It’s been a good season.
And it’s been a good second-half of the season for Bogusz, who has been living up to the chatter that surrounded him when he signed for Leeds in January.
He arrived with a reputation, said that he would be involved in training with the first-team, and won praise first from a scout and then from first-team player Mateusz Klich who said the youngster is “probably going to be a better player than me.”
He’s an attacking midfielder who can play the no.10 position, and he looks supremely confident. For a 17-year-old who’s just left his home country behind for the first time, it’s been a highly successful first few months.
He’s not afraid to run with the ball either. He picked the ball up today on the left and beat two Crystal Palace players before slotting the ball home and we think he’s a player who’s going to be knocking on the first-team door sooner rather than later.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans to his display on Monday:
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— Matt (@LUFCWAFFLE) April 15, 2019
— LeedsUnitedAllTheWay (@LUATW1919) April 15, 2019
Oh aye but people like Bogusz are only 17 their time will come look like a few are gonna be class… Edmondson is a right handful n all
— Sdj (@spencer14430619) April 15, 2019
A really good test for our young 23s side vs a Prem club & Palace have notoriously very good academy teams,Yep rode our luck a bit at times but stuck in. Edmondson,McCalmont & Bogusz Played Vwell. Also did well considering we where missing Halme,Nicell & Kamwa too #lufc
— Benny ???????? (@BennyTaylsLUFC) April 15, 2019
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— LeedsYouth ??????????? (@LeedsYouth) April 15, 2019
A young mateusz klich ???? pic.twitter.com/I0hjTitvUt
— Noah Lord (@Lord_Noahh) April 15, 2019
Awesome Mateusz…second official goal for @LUFC without penalty…
— ?ukasz Smo?a (@ukasz13074551) April 15, 2019
Mateusz Bogusz basically just ran through the whole Crystal Palace team to put the U23s 2-1 ahead of Palace, who have been good on the whole. Edmondson (who got the first) was square & unmarked but even he had to give it up for the Pole. #lufc
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) April 15, 2019
Bogusz is gonna be a quality player.
— Josh Hodgson (@JoshHod16871126) April 15, 2019
— Toby Brannan (@TobyBrannan3) April 15, 2019