Sam Greenwood scored a stunning free-kick as the Leeds United Under-23s thrashed West Brom 5-0 in Premier League 2 on Monday.

Joe Gelhardt bagged himself a hat-trick in the West Midlands while Crysencio Summerville was also on the scoresheet.

But the pick of the bunch was netted by Greenwood, 19, when he found the back of the net from distance with a dazzling free-kick.

Greenwood took to his personal Instagram account after the match to say: “Great win today from the boys we keep pushing. Now on to international duty.”

He received a lot of replies from his team-mates at both Leeds and with the England youth squads with Manchester City duo Morgan Rogers and Liam Delap among those commenting on his goal.

Rogers replied by saying: “My boyyy,” while Delap simply said “wow” after seeing Greenwood’s goal.

Leeds U23s on fire

Greenwood has been in sensational form for Leeds’ Under-23s since arriving from Arsenal last summer.

The 19-year-old, who’s been played as a central midfielder, attacking midfielder and a centre-forward by Mark Jackson, has made 15 Premier League 2 appearances this term and now scored eight goals thanks to his stunner at West Brom.

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Greenwood’s already earned a senior debut for the Whites when he came off the bench for the final half an hour of the regrettable 3-0 defeat to Crawley Town in the FA Cup but we really want to see a lot more of what the in-form teenager can do for the Yorkshire club.

It seems that he’s already too good for Premier League 2 and the fact he’s had one first-team call-up suggests Marcelo Bielsa is also impressed by his performances.

It would be a wise decision to send Greenwood out on loan in the summer, in our opinion. There’s a lot of competition in his position in the first-team already and when the transfer window re-opens, Bielsa and Victor Orta are only likely to bring in more players.

Greenwood seems more than good enough for the Championship, so sending him out on loan to a second-tier club for next season makes a lot of sense.

He’s blown Premier League 2 rivals out of the water this season and next year, he’ll only find it easier.

In other Leeds United news, Leeds’ talks to sign this defender have grown more intense.


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