Leeds United fans have sung the praises of Alex Mowatt after he played a crucial part in the team’s comeback win over Cambridge United in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday night.
The midfielder scored the winning goal in the 64th minute to send Garry Monk’s side into the fourth round, where they will meet either AFC Wimbledon or Sutton United.
League Two Cambridge stunned their Championship opponents when Uche Ikpeazu put United in front in the 25th minute.
It was very much a game of two halves, with the Whites controlling the second period after Monk made a handful of substitutions.
Lewie Coyle came on to replace Gaetano Berardi, while Souleymane Doukara made way for Kemar Roofe after Stuart Dallas found the equalising goal.
Mowatt took plenty of the plaudits after the game as he nabbed the winner by flicking in a powerful header from Pontus Jansson.
The 21-year-old has struggled for first-team action this season, making just 13 Championship appearances, nine of which have come from the bench.
Following his performance at the Abbey Stadium, the fans are hopeful that he can force his way back into Monk’s consideration.
— Tim southwell (@SouthwellTim) January 9, 2017
Delighted to see Mowatt play well. Struggled the last year and a bit but there is a quality player there #lufc
— Brando Cerati (@elbrando14) January 9, 2017
Mowatt the pick of the players tonight, even in the first half. Used the ball well. His first goal for 14 months. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 9, 2017
— Ian Sweet (@Swafters) January 9, 2017
— Craig Boot (@CraigBoot85) January 9, 2017
— Jez Wootton (@jezemondo) January 9, 2017
Good response in 2nd half. Glad Mowatt got a game and played well. Definitely got something to offer the rest of this season..#lufc
— Carson Strain (@CarsyLUFC) January 9, 2017
Was great to see Mowatt have a good game. Nice for Antonsson to get 90 minutes too. #lufc
— Calvin Robinson (@calvin_scuntel) January 9, 2017
Mowatt looked fitter tonight too, hope he gets a look in when Hernandez isn't right #lufc
— Joe Colley (@joecoll8) January 9, 2017
— WIN GALAXY S7 NOW! (@giveawayfoxida) January 9, 2017
You know what I loved? Seeing Coyle Denton Phillips and Mowatt controlling the game 2nd half, all from the same youth team age group #lufc
— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) January 9, 2017
— LUFC IN LA (@leedsfannla) January 9, 2017
— Lee Scott (@LeeScott321) January 9, 2017
Well played Alex Mowatt best game you've played for a while! #lufc
— Steve Husband (@shusband14) January 9, 2017
Pleased for Mowatt tonight, best player on the pitch and put himself back in the frame #lufc
— Chris Dickson (@ChrisDickson22) January 9, 2017