Leeds United fans didn’t get to take much from the 3-0 defeat against Crawley on Sunday, but one bit of skill from Ian Poveda turned heads.
Poveda was one of the only Leeds players who showed anything in the game and his cheeky nutmeg in the Crawley box was highlighted on Twitter.
One Leeds fan said, “Poveda’s nutmeg is the only decent bit from today’s game.”
There certainly wasn’t much else to take solace in as Leeds crashed out to League Two opposition.
— LUFC Connor (@ConnorMOT92) January 10, 2021
It wasn’t just the Leeds fans who picked up on it either.
Tyler Roberts and Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho also reacted to the young Leeds winger in the FA Cup on their Instagram stories.
It’s good to see the post from Tyler Roberts who has been “unavailable” for the last two games.
There’s been no news beyond that but speculation suggests that he may have tested positive for Covid. That is unconfirmed as of now but if true it would mean that Roberts could be back for the game against Brighton on Saturday.
Jadon Sancho and Poveda were teammates at Man City before they left to pursue their careers elsewhere.
Sancho made a £7m move to Dortmund and is now a full England international.
Poveda has started making an impact at Leeds, although he’s still yet to start in the Premier League. Jack Harrison and Raphinha are ahead of him in the pecking order.
However, Poveda adds something different with his skills and dynamic, direct play, and he’s quickly becoming a fan favourite.
Unfortunately, his beautiful nutmeg didn’t lead to anything on Sunday but Poveda was still one of the best of a bad Leeds bunch.
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