On April 29, 2019, Elland Road played host to the semi-final between Leeds United U23s and Coventry City U23s in the Professional Development League (PDL).
Leeds won the five-goal thriller in a game that needed extra-time to settle matters as the scores were tied at 2-2 at the end of regulation time.
The game saw Leeds take an early lead after four minutes as Robbie Gotts fired home from an Izzy Brown assist.
They went into the break on the back of that goal as Coventry failed to capitalize after two opportunities just before the break.
The second half saw Coventry fire back, as David Bremang scored a tap-in to draw the Sky Blues level.
Substitute Ryan Edmondson seemed to have settled the tie for Leeds as he scored with five minutes left to play after a corner was spilled by the Coventry ‘keeper.
But deep into stoppage time, Coventry got their second equalizer as Jack Burroughs scored to send the tie into extra-time.
With the first fifteen minutes of extra-time providing no goal, the potential of the dreaded penalty shootout was looming.
In the second half of extra-time, with six minutes left to play, Leeds forward Kun Temenuzhkov, who came on right at the end of regulation time, lashed a shot into the top right corner of the Coventry goal.
The ‘keeper stood no chance as the ball flashed past him before he could even react. The goal meant Leeds led 3-2 with just minutes left to play.
With time not on Coventry’s side and Leeds holding steady, Temenuzhkov’s worldie of a goal proved decisive, as Leeds progressed to the final of the PDL. Leeds await the winner of Ipswich Town and Birmingham City, who play later on the 30th of April.
The Bulgarian teenager produced a moment of magic to see his side through to the finals. How good was Temenuzhkov’s goal?