By Craig Scott

6th Nov, 2022 | 2:40pm

Paul Merson loses mind over 'unbelievable' Crysencio Summerville in Leeds United win v Bournemouth

Paul Merson was wowed by Crysencio Summerville’s pace when he won an early penalty for Leeds United in their 4-3 win over Bournemouth at Elland Road on Saturday.

Summerville, 21, has been in sensational form for Leeds in recent weeks and once again scored the match-winning goal late on versus the Cherries this weekend.

He also got the early penalty that was scored by Rodrigo and Merson was blown away by the Dutch youngster’s ability to win the foul.

“It’s a penalty to Leeds United. Great bit of play,” said Merson on Sky Sports News on Saturday (5 November, 03:02pm).

“Ball gets played over the top to Summerville and he’s away, he shows great pace. Gets in front of [Marco] Senesi and Senesi comes across and just nicks him. He goes down in the box and the ref doesn’t hesitate, he points straight to the [spot].

“Unbelievable pace by Summerville, what a great start this could be.”

Before Rodrigo stepped up and took the penalty, Soccer Saturday host Jeff Stelling said: “What a start this would be against a Bournemouth side who have conceded more away goals than anybody else in the rain at Elland Road.

“A big, big moment so early in the game.”


Summerville is fast becoming an undroppable player for Jesse Marsch, who owes the Dutchman for essentially keeping the American in his job at Elland Road.

Pressure has understandably been building on Marsch with Leeds dropping into the Premier League’s relegation zone after they lost to Fulham at home on 23 October.

Summerville scored late on in that 3-2 defeat and he’s since followed that up with two more late goals to win games against Liverpool and Bournemouth.

He’s turned two points into six. Six points that mean Marsch is sitting pretty and is surely guaranteed to stay in his job at Elland Road until at least the New Year.

We have Tottenham next in the Premier League after a clash with Wolves in the Carabao Cup.

Even if we lose against Spurs, Marsch is safe. And even if we lose in the first game after the World Cup break against Manchester City, he’s also going to be fine

Summerville has been massive for that.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are set to jet out to Spain with a major decision being made behind the scenes at Elland Road.