U23 Report: Wigan Athletic 0-2 Leeds United

U23 Report: Wigan Athletic 0-2 Leeds United

Whites record back to back wins.

Professional Development League

Wigan Athletic 0

Leeds United 2 (Edmondson 59, Stevens 65)


Leeds: Meslier, Cresswell, Casey, Struijk, Hosannah (Kenneh 88), McCalmont, Shackleton (Hudson 45), Stevens, McCarron, Bogusz (Huggins 90), Edmondson.  Subs not used: Miazek.


Venue: DW Stadium


Leeds United made it back to back wins in the Professional Development League with victory over Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium.

The home side made a bright start to the game and Divin Baningime struck well on the turn forcing Illan Meslier into a really good stop.

Leeds almost took the lead in the 18th minute when Mateusz Bogusz unleashed a wonderful strike from 25 yards, but he saw his effort hit the post.

Liam McCarron was next to go close for the Whites, he dribbled up the pitch well and broke into the Wigan box, before firing a low attempt across the face of goal which went just wide.

Another Leeds chance came from a Bogusz free kick, he delivered a lovely cross from the right which was met by Pascal Struijk, but he was denied by Dan Gyollai in the Latics goal.

Bogusz fired a 25 yards free kick just over, before Wigan were gifted an opportunity at the other end when Leeds lost possession, but Baningime’s strike was blocked for a corner.

A well worked Leeds corner saw Jordan Stevens strike just over for the Whites as Leeds looked to get ahead before the break.

Wigan then had stopper Gyollai to thank once again, this time denying Oliver Casey from close range at a corner and then stopping a Bogusz effort from a narrow angle with the rebound.

Half time: Wigan Athletic 0-0 Leeds United

Joe Piggott had the first opportunity of the second period in the 55th minute, firing just wide of Meslier’s goal with a low strike.

Four minutes later Leeds went ahead, Alfie McCalmont stole possession deep into the Wigan half and that allowed Ryan Edmondson in at goal and he made no mistake, slotting home the chance.

Leeds soon doubled the lead, Edmondson latched onto a poor pass by Jensen Weir and McCalmont then played a fabulous through ball which was finished well by Stevens.

McCalmont then played another lovely pass to send Edmondson into the Wigan box, he teed up Liam McCarron, but he couldn’t get the better of Gyollai.

Wigan’s night went from bad to worse with 10 minutes remaining, when skipper Chris Merrie was given his marching orders for a late challenge on Bryce Hosannah.

The Whites then saw out the closing stages, ensuring the three points headed back across the Pennines.

Full time: Wigan Athletic 0-2 Leeds United