By Dave Woods

15th Nov, 2019 | 9:46am

'Some future' – These Leeds fans thrilled by 19y/o after international display

Leeds United midfielder Alfie McCalmont was the hero for Northern Ireland Under-21s last night as his long-range strike secured a draw for his side in a friendly against Hungary at Ferney Park.

Adrian Szoke scored for the visitors in the first half of the game and the match stayed at 0-1 until the 80th minute, when McCalmont leveled with a brilliant strike.

The official Northern Ireland Twitter page posted the goal, with McCalmont picking the ball up just outside the penalty area and curling it into the top-left corner of the net.

Leeds fans were delighted with their 19-year-old, who’s not known for his goals. That was the first he’s scored for the Under-21s, with just one goal on his record from Under-19 level.

McCalmont has played most of his football at Leeds for the Under-23s and featured regularly for Carlos Corberan’s side that won the PDL National title last season.

However, he’s has made the breakthrough into the first team this season, playing in both EFL cup ties, with a 20-minute cameo against Salford and 45 minutes in the loss on penalties to Stoke.

He’s also made the bench three times in the Championship, without getting on the pitch, and made some headlines in the summer when he was spotted training with the senior NI side.

Next for McCalmont is a crucial Euro qualifier against Romania on Tuesday, when his side really need a win to keep their hopes of qualification alive after just two draws from four games so far.

One Leeds fan compared McCalmont to Kalvin Phillips last night – which is high praise indeed – and plenty of others were thrilled with his landmark goal…

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