December 24, 2023

Leeds United defeated Ipswich Town 4-0 today to record their best performance of the year.


Despite starting the match 10 points behind their opponents, the Whites looked unfazed as they stormed into a 3-0 halftime lead behind goals from Pascal Struijk, Leif Davis (OG), and Crystal Summerville.


Ipswich manager Kielan McKenna claims Leeds are the best in the league in counterattacks, and Joel Piroe completed the scoring in the second half with his ninth goal of the year.


But since Archie Grey set up Leeds’ fourth goal, it was his part that Sky Sports pundit Andy Hinchcliffe wished to emphasise throughout the broadcast.


Hinchcliffe was quite impressed with Gray’s ability to read the game and detect a pass intended for Davis before it was completed. Grey was able to step in and intercept the pass out wide.


Grey excels once more at right back.


“Watch Archie Grey read the pass and step in when the ball is played out to Leif Davis across that Leeds defence,” the speaker remarked. “It all starts with Archie Grey.” Burgess’s work is subpar, but Grey sees it, intervenes, and remains calm. Piroe, quick feet, and another devastating finish for Leeds.


In yet another outstanding display at right-back, Grey was marking Nathan Broadhead, a winger who has been in reasonable form this season, and hardly gave him a sniff out on the left.


The 17-year-old is clearly developing into that role every week as evidenced by Leigh Bromby’s compliments during Leeds’ 1-1 draw with Coventry City the previous week.


Throughout the season, he has won praise from a wide range of supporters, analysts, and teammates. Big teams have already expressed interest in signing him before January.


When Sam Byram returns to full fitness, it will be interesting to see what kind of role Grey plays as Djed Spence is expected to return to right-back.

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