Highly gifted teenage sensation could end Leeds' promotion dreams
COMMENT by Amir Mir
Leeds face a fight to finish in the top six after an Easter Monday to forget in the Championship for Garry Monk’s side.
Fulham moved into the play-off places after they beat Aston Villa and their rivals were beaten at home to Wolves.
Teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon was a focal point behind that win against Steve Bruce’s side when the highly gifted youngster opened the scoring at Craven Cottage.
The 16-year-old, who has played 23 league matches this season, has found the back of the net on six occasions this term and he could be the difference maker for Fulham in their race for promotion.
Despite his young age, Sessegnon’s ability on the ball, calmness added with the attacking quality he provides out wide is a danger to many teams in the second tier.
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This was proven when he hit a stunning brace against automatic hopefuls Newcastle in March, showing great maturity and arrogance at a big stadium such as St James’ Park.
Performances like that could result in his team winning their final three matches of the season, which could end Leeds’ promotion dreams.
Garry Monk’s side currently sit one place outside of the play-off places, hoping they can move back into the top six before the season ends.
Destiny is still in the Yorkshire club’s hand because maximum points in their remaining matches would seal a promotion place.
But any slip-ups then Fulham, who are seen as one of the most feared attacking teams in the second-tier, will pounce on their rivals.
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