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Ekuban was withdrawn by Heckingbottom and replaced by Roofe in the 64th minute, which proved to be a key change.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