Summerville catches the eye at Elland Road

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Crysencio Summerville put in an eye-catching performance as Leeds U23s put four past Crystal Palace at Elland Road.

The Dutchman was on fire, and scored three memorable goals to cap a comprehensive team performance.

In just the third minute of the game, the 20-year old received the ball on the left wing and drove at the Palace defence.

Despite being surrounded by four Palace defenders, he cut inside and hit an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

Summerville added to his tally after 55 minutes from a seemingly impossible angle. Once again he showed excellent ball control, but this time cut onto his left foot and struck a fierce shot past the goalkeeper.

With just two minutes of normal time remaining the attacking midfielder had his hat-trick. A mistake by the keeper left the goal gaping.

However there was still plenty to do for Summerville, who hit the ball into the empty net first time and on the half turn from thirty yards out.

After the game, U23s boss Andrew Taylor told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Everything going forward he’s fantastic at.

“But he doesn’t just stop there, he does the defensive work as well. He works really hard… it was a fantastic performance from him.”

The performance was the highlight of what has been an impressive second season in England for the young star.

Summerville joined from ADO Den Haag in 2020 and has since notched 12 goals in 20 starts for the U23s. This is on top of 5 assists.

On average, Summerville is posting 0.89 goals and assists per 90 this season, after managing 1.06 per 90 last term.

In total this puts him at around a goal or assist every full game since joining the club.

His impressive form for the U23s will no doubt have caught the eye. Summerville has also earned one start and seven substitute appearances for the first team this year.

The youngster will no doubt be hoping for more senior action next season, either at Leeds or on loan.

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