By Mark Smith

16th May, 2021 | 8:00am

Peter Crouch thrilled by Mateusz Klich in Leeds clash v Burnley

Leeds United made numerous changes for their Premier League clash against Burnley, but Mateusz Klich managed to keep his spot.

Marcelo Bielsa was rewarded by the Polish international at the end of the first half, as he curled home the perfect finish from distance.

Peter Crouch was awestruck by the finish when reviewing the footage, and labelled the finesse on show as “beautiful.”

Speaking during BT Sports‘ live coverage of the clash, Crouch was thrilled by Klich as he gave the Whites the lead at Turf Moor.

“The midfield was taken out,” he said. “They went out wide.

“Tarkowski usually has that protection in front of him, and he didn’t want to engage, but it was too late. Klich with a  fantastic finish, it was a wonderful goal.

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“It’s a beautiful finish.”


Bielsa will have been delighted to see that his loyalty was rewarded with the perfect finish.

Klich hasn’t had the best of months at Elland Road, but after shining against Spurs last week, this goal topped off a brilliant week for the Pole.

With Rodrigo and Tyler Roberts on the bench, there was pressure on the shoulders of Klich to perform, and he seemed to thrive in that environment.

We’ve seen the midfielder do this plenty of times in the Championship, with goals against the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough.

It was a beautiful finish indeed, and Klich has easily proved he is good enough to stick around at Elland Road past this season, no matter who arrives in the summer.

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