Who played as Leeds youngsters beat Middlesbrough with ex-Sunderland man grabbing the winner

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Middlesbrough Under-23s suffered their first defeatMiddlesbrough Under-23s suffered their first defeat of the season in Premier League 2, Division 2, after losing 1-0 at Leeds on Friday afternoon.

Sam Greenwood, formerly of Sunderland and Arsenal, scored the only goal of the match in the 86th-minute after an evenly-contested affair at Thorp Arch training ground.

Stephen Walker started up front for Boro while Ben Liddle, who also played for the first team last season, started in midfield.

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The visitors created the better chances in the first half but couldn’t convert their opportunities.

Middlesbrough Under-23s boss Graeme Lee.Middlesbrough Under-23s boss Graeme Lee.
Middlesbrough Under-23s boss Graeme Lee.

Former Boro player Jack Harrison started for the hosts as he’ll be ineligible to play against his parent club Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend.

Leeds were dealt an injury blow early in the match when forward Joe Gelahrdt came off on 23 minutes.

New Boro signing Tyler Williams came on with 10 minutes to go when he replaced the injured Williams Kokolo.

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Graeme Lee’s side had picked up four points from their first two league games after drawing with Newcastle and beating Stoke last month.

The Teessiders will now turn their attention to a league game against Sunderland on October 19.

Boro teenager Nathan Wood wasn’t involved after receiving his first call up for England Under-19s.

Wood, 19, and England have two matches against Scotland to look forward to, on Thursday October 8 and Sunday October 11 at St George's Park.

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Middlesbrough XI: Brynn, Dodds, Kokolo (Williams, 80), Hackney, Sykes, Robinson, Jones, Liddle, Walker, Cornet (Balde, 75), Burrell

Leeds XI: Caprille, Gotts, Harrison, Jenkins, Cresswell, Casey, Summerville, Bogusz, Greenwood, Gelhardt (Allen, 23), McKinstry

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