Leeds United suffered a penalty shootout defeat to League One Hull City in the second round of the Carabao Cup following Gjanni Alioski’s equaliser in injury time – but fans were impressed with 19-year-old Mateusz Bogusz.
Following Saturday evening’s encouraging 4-3 defeat to Premier League champions Liverpool, Bielsa opted to make an enormous 11 changes to his starting XI. He combined youth with starts for fringe players, and Rodrigo.
It was a shaky start to the match as an inexperienced defence of Leif Davis and Charlie Cresswell gave former Leeds winger Wilks far too much space on the edge of the area. His effort deflected past Kiko Casilla into the net.
The score line remained the same until injury time, when Hull failed to clear a corner and a cross from Barry Douglas eventually fell to Macedonian ace Alioski. He lashed home a left-footed effort into the top corner from eight yards.
The match went to penalties and with the scoreline level at 8-8, it was Jamie Shackleton that saw his spot-kick saved – allowing Hull’s Alfie Jones to find the back of the net and take Hull into the next round of the Cup.
Bogusz impressed in midfield in what was the Poland Under-21 international’s third senior Leeds appearance. He lasted 78 minutes before Bielsa decided to substitute him for Robbie Gotts.
Leeds supporters responded on Twitter to Bogusz’s display and despite the disappointing display from Bielsa’s side which saw them eventually lose on penalties – fans were impressed with Bogusz’s efforts.
Just retweet this at full time. Think Bogusz is playing well but our squad fillers are playing awful at the minute, the kids look better 👀
— Regan (@rgnhnds) September 16, 2020
Beyond Poveda and Bogusz few others will emerge from this game with any credit.
— jarpar (@jarpar) September 16, 2020
Bogusz / Poveda looked ok to be fair
— Clair (@rugbyleaguelady) September 16, 2020
Bogusz looks decent
— Steve Hull (@SteveHu51761145) September 16, 2020
He has been our best player along side Bogusz, Shambles this evening come on Leeds
— Billy Hornby (@BillyLUFCHornby) September 16, 2020
Watch Bogusz see the whole game .. excellent first half
— Dave (@daveytom66) September 16, 2020
— 📯 (@aitchforty) September 16, 2020
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