Leeds United under-23s continued their unbeaten run with a 1-0 against Stoke City on Monday afternoon.
Mark Jackson named a number of first-team players in his side, with the likes of Diego Llorente, Kalvin Phillips and Tyler Roberts all starting at Thorp Arch.
Sam Greenwood has impressed for the youngsters this season and kept his spot in the side surrounded by the senior talent.
Greenwood picked up his fifth booking of the season against Burnley last time out, and it was suggested by the FA that he was then suspended for the Stoke game.
Despite that, the 18-year-old started and completed the entire 90 minutes, playing both in midfield and as a lone striker.
The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Graham Smyth reported during the game that Leeds had informed the FA that his fifth booking came after the cut-off point, meaning it didn’t apply.
It is suggested that the FA have acknowledged their error in writing, and that was why Greenwood was able to feature rather than being suspended.
Marcelo Bielsa was present to watch the final half-an-hour, and he has been admittedly impressed with Greenwood since his arrival from Arsenal.
The 18-year-old has scored seven times for the under-23s this season and made his senior debut in the FA Cup defeat against Crawley recently.
An unfair suspension could have halted that progress during this campaign, and we are glad that the FA noticed their error and adjusted that accordingly.
Greenwood may not have scored against Stoke, but he certainly played a big part in a real battle for another important three points.
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