Samed Yesil scores twice to put injury nightmare behind him

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How good is it to see him overcome his injury problems?

Samed Yesil has continued his recovery from a dreadful period plagued by injury, by scoring twice during our U21 win against Tottenham on Friday.

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The 20-year-old – who has two first team appearances under his belt since his £1m move from Bayer Leverkusen three years ago – had been missing for two years after suffering two cruciate ligament injuries in quick succession, but made a return against Fulham earlier in the month.

And it now appears that he has not let the setbacks stifle his development, by bagging a brace in the game at White Hart Lane.

The match started perfectly for Michael Beale’s men, as 18-year-old midfielder Ryan Kent – who also returned against Fulham after a three-month absence – opened the scoring inside the first five minutes. Yesil would add a goal either side of half-time, meaning that the home team’s late goal was nothing more than consolation.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Beale was very pleased with Yesil, and believes that he is getting back to his best.

“It was great to see him after the game with a big smile on his face. He has worked so hard to get back to full fitness and his sharpness is coming back,” he said.

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