Kalvin Phillips was the man stealing the Leeds United headlines over the weekend, with his late goal recusing a 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough.
Leeds had trailed for large parts of the second-half, but Phillips’ timely header secured a valuable point.
However, you could argue that Leeds’ equaliser was forced by the play of Pablo Hernandez, despite the Spaniard not involved in the build-up.
Hernandez was introduced as a half-time substitute, but helped swing the game for Leeds after the hour, with @LUFCDATA’s stats showing his influence at the Riverside Stadium.
Pablo Hernandez v Middlesbrough:
81% pass acc.
47/58 successful passes
26 final third passes ???? (most)
7 ball recoveries
2 chances created
2 tackles won
Came on at half-time & made more touches than any Boro player + most final third passes. pic.twitter.com/lMEUKYmayD
— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) February 10, 2019
Remarkably, the 33-year-old had more touches than any Middlesbrough player on the pitch, with Hernandez getting involved and showing his best.
It’s safe to say that Leeds’ supporters were impressed with the Spaniard, with praise flooding in for Hernandez as the weekend came to an end.
Here’s a look at SEVEN things supporters had to say on Twitter…
In 45 mins, that is amazing
— ???????? ¡Waccoe ????????????????????????! ???????? (@WACCOE) February 10, 2019
He’s like our Gordon strachan if 89/90 season????
— bielsa’s lucky blue bucket (@delwright21) February 11, 2019
Hilarious statistic…only played half a game and still had more touches than any Boro player. Class act
— John Mulherin (@HJmulherin2) February 10, 2019
Hopefully now back to his best after a few poor performances. We simply need an on form Pablo!
— Graham Hunt (@grahamhunt70) February 10, 2019
Most passes in final third ????????
— Joe Griffiths (@joeb_gri) February 11, 2019
Considering it took him to the 60th min to get into the game aswell
— kevin fordham ???????? (@KevinFordham) February 10, 2019
Sometimes I really do think we are not worthy pic.twitter.com/dzc0meIfFE
— Stewart (@LondonLeedsfan) February 10, 2019