Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Starlet Grant Lead a Revival

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Starlet Grant Lead a Revival

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Byline: By James Hunter

Midfield starlet Grant Leadbitter sparked the Black Cats' fightback at Burnley ( then admitted he was lucky to still be on the pitch, (writes James Hunter).

The 20-year-old scored in the 80th minute to pull the score back to 2-1, setting the scene for David Connolly to snatch an injury-time equaliser at Turf Moor.

However, he felt fortunate not to be substituted just after the hour mark, confessing he was not on top form.

Leadbitter said: "I was lucky to still be on the pitch when I scored because I was not myself.

"When Kav and Liam were waiting to come on, I thought it would be me coming off.

"Thankfully, the gaffer kept me on and I was able to play a part in us getting a point."

Leadbitter netted from 20 yards but his strike was eclipsed by Connolly's 25-yard stunner that forced the draw. …

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