Date: 10th January 2017 at 12:02pm
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By Emma Sanders

Tyler Denton claimed Leeds’ 2-1 victory against Cambridge in the third round of the FA Cup on Monday evening was a good “learning curve” for him.

The youngster was named in the starting XI and played the full 90 minutes as his side battled against the League Two outfit and eventually came through as winners.

Denton is one of the club’s rising stars and after making just his second appearance for the club, he was pleased to be given the opportunity and saw it as another crucial step in his Leeds career.

He posted this message on Twitter following the victory:

The 21-year-old has huge potential and could become a future star of the club after producing two solid performances at left-back during the FA Cup clash and on his debut against Luton.

Denton kept a clean-sheet and scored the winning goal in his first EFL Cup clash but he faced a tougher challenge against Cambridge, who dominated for the majority of the first half.

Leeds’ opponents took the lead but goals from Stuart Dallas and Alex Mowatt helped Garry Monk’s side bounce back in the final 45 minutes to seal a victory.

Denton will hope to feature again in the competition when Leeds take on the winner between AFC Wimbledon and Sutton United.

In other Leeds news, Monk delivered his verdict of the game on Twitter.