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62.5% pass success rate, 0 shots: Did Hecky make a mistake with this Leeds United call?



Paul Heckingbottom got his first points on the board as Leeds United head-coach yesterday, with the Whites picking up a point against Bristol City at Elland Road.  

Leeds fought back from 2-0 down to pick up a point, with goals from Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Kemar Roofe pulling Heckingbottom’s side back to 2-2.

The new Leeds boss opted for a change in formation yesterday, starting with a 4-4-2 formation, which saw Lasogga partnered by Caleb Ekuban in attack, with Pablo Hernandez and Stuart Dallas out wide.

It was Ekuban’s first start since December, with the 23-year-old now fully recovered from a recent injury.

Here at FLW, we take a look at Ekuban’s performance yesterday, assessing some of the numbers behind his 64-minute appearance.

Worryingly for Heckingbottom, in Ekuban’s 64 minutes on the field, the striker failed to register a shot at goal and was disposed on two occasions.

The 23-year-old’s passing stats made slight better reading following a difficult afternoon, with Ekuban managing eight passes and three key passes, at a success rate of 62.5%.

Ekuban was withdrawn by Heckingbottom and replaced by Roofe in the 64th minute, which proved to be a key change.

Leeds fans… What did you make of Ekuban’s contribution against Bristol City? Let us know your thoughts!

Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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