Bristol City enjoyed an emphatic win over Huddersfield Town at the weekend, beating their visitors 5-2 at Ashton Gate as they quickly put their 4-1 loss away at West Brom behind them.
One man who was restored to the starting lineup was Swedish winger Niclas Eliasson, who signed for the club in 2017 but has struggled to start for the Robins during his two-and-a-half years on English shores.
His performance against Huddersfield blew many supporters away, as their calls for him to start were vindicated by the winger’s individual show.
Here, we take an in-depth look at just how good Eliasson’s performance against Huddersfield was…
Starting off with his goal, the winger found himself uncharacteristically getting on the end of a cross and heading the ball into the top corner, as he managed to find some space inside the box before producing a header that any striker would have been proud of.
Across the afternoon, Eliasson was one of Bristol City’s bright sparks as he spent time on either flank, terrorising both full-backs with his quick feet and ability to take a man on.
His wonderful assist for the Robins’ fourth goal was met by the head of centre-back Ashley Williams, who barely had to jump to head the inch-perfect corner into the back of the net moments before half-time.
Test your knowledge of Bristol City with this quiz – Can you get 15 out of 15?
The winger went on to complete two more crosses as his delivery from out wide and from set pieces was perfect across the afternoon, and he never shied away from taking a man on with his six successful dribbles during the entire game.
While the winger was showing off his ability on the ball going forward, he also showed what he can do off it by making three interceptions and then deciding to drive forward with the ball as he had Huddersfield panicking over and over again.
Normally an impact sub for Lee Johnson’s side this season, he has showed the ability he has during an entire game and laid down a marker for the rest of the Robins squad in terms of attitude and application when given an opportunity to shine by manager Johnson.