By Wayne Veysey

30th Mar, 2018 | 5:04pm

'Summat else', 'Has actually kept us up' - Leeds fans drool over one man after win v Bolton

By Richard Parks

Leeds United fans took to Twitter to hail Pablo Hernandez for his performance in their team’s 2-1 Championship win over Bolton Wanderers today (Saturday).

Goals from the Spaniard and Caleb Ekuban cancelled out Adam Le Fondre’s strike to secure what was only Leeds’ second win since the turn of the year.

Manager Paul Heckingbottom selected an attacking line-up against the relegation strugglers, with Hernandez and Ezgjan Alioski flanking front pair Ekuban and Pierre-Michel Lasogga.

United opened the scoring after just four minutes through Ekuban’s first for the strike before Hernandez doubled their advantage after 50 minutes when he fired in the rebound from Alioski’s shot.

It was the attacking midfielder’s eighth goal of the season, which he has supplemented with nine assists, and supporters stressed how key it is that the club extend his contract, which expires in June.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

 

Leeds’ win lifted them to 12th in the Championship table but they remain a distant nine points adrift of the play-off places with seven matches of their campaign remaining.

The victory was just the second in nine matches since Heckingbottom replaced Thomas Christiansen at the helm.

In other Leeds United news, 13 players are fighting for their jobs as behind-the-scenes planned laid for huge cull.

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