Chelsea Academy hopeful Levi Colwill has been at Huddersfield Town for only about a month, but he’s already a local hero.
In the 94th minute of their match today against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane, the 18-year-old center back scored the winning goal for the visitors, sending the traveling contingent into raptures, in one of those classic limbs everywhere scenes.
Sheffield had just equalized a few minutes earlier through Billy Sharp, but Colwill’s heads-up play to finish off the cross from Harry Toffolo ensured that Huddersfield took all three points for their second win of the young Championship season.
Colwill has played every minute of Huddersfield’s five total games already this season (four in the Championship and one in the League Cup), and the goal was a well-earned reward for what’s been a great run of form for the highly promising youngster.
Terriers manager Carlos Corberan was effusive in his praise for the teenager as well.
“Colwill is a player who is 18 years old. He has a good natural level and everyone can see that since he has arrived to the club. That is why he is playing all the games in the first 11. I am really happy the fans that supported today were unbelievable.”
-Carlos Corberan; source: @Raheil_m94
Colwill himself was obviously over the moon as well with his first professional goal.
“I can’t explain it. I’m so happy! I’ve got to thank the Gaffer and the team for giving me this chance. I hope I can score more for Huddersfield Town!
“Just before I scored, the Captain had a go at me and told me I should have won a header, so I was thinking to myself that I need to make it right! Toffs turned in and I was like “This is my chance,” so I kept going and screamed “Toffs, set me!” and he did, and I scored, and I’m happy!”
“[We had] conceded at a rubbish time, but we kept grinding because we knew we needed this result. It’s a big result for us and we’re chuffed!”
-Levi Colwill; source: Huddersfield Town AFC
Off to a perfect start then. Here’s to many more minutes and a few more goals as well for the young center back!