Jordan Stevens got on the scoresheet for Leeds U23s against their Barnsley counterparts on Monday, and several fans are impressed with the quick-thinking that allowed him to double his team’s lead.
The Tykes defence was at a standstill as they thought offside was going to be given against Ryan Edmondson, only for Stevens to use his pace well to nip in and tuck the ball past the keeper.
His goal comes soon after his return to football action, having received a six-week ban from football-related activity for betting on football, including Leeds matches.
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That has provoked some fans into making jokes relating to his activity, suggesting that his “gamble paid off”, with others choosing instead to praise his intelligence.
Using his brain will be key to breaking into Marcelo Bielsa’s plans, as understanding his instructions and how to fit into his pressing style could be as important as his footballing ability.
Here are some of the reactions to Stevens’ goal, with some choosing to make light of the situation.
Hmmm…not sure we should be encouraging Stevens to gamble on the loose ball like that….
— Adam Smalley (@Small3) November 18, 2019
ronaldo who what where
— ahshshhs (@nsshsjshhshs) November 18, 2019
very clever move. the gamble paid off
— d̳e̳a̳n̳ (@deancore) November 18, 2019
That boy deserves a chance in the first team
— Phil bains💙💛🏴 (@bains1980) November 18, 2019
Hope that lad goes on to be world class
— Andy Dent 💙💛 (@Thedentsmaster) November 18, 2019
Could say the Barnsley defence made a bad bet
— Pyros for Tyro (@SexyPhilHay) November 18, 2019
Good intelligent footy that is
— @lufcdave79 (@lufcdave79) November 18, 2019