'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:
Pablo Hernandez is summat else. Sign him up ffs #lufc
— Ian F (@ianfraze) March 30, 2018
— I’d Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) March 30, 2018
Long overdue win, not a bad performance, Vieira so much better today.
Also we should probably sign that Hernandez guy. Was ok I guess. #lufc
— ZL (@SupremeJansson) March 30, 2018
Deserved that. Seriously anybody that doesn’t rate Hernandez shake your head, scares me to think he might not be with us next year #lufc
— Lee (@LufcLee19) March 30, 2018
Sorry to be “that guy” but I thought that was poor.
If Bolton were a better team they take us to the cleaners today.
O’Kane again proving he shouldn’t be in this team and Ekuban missing another two 1-on-1’s.
P.S. Sign up Hernandez. #lufc
— Daryl (@Dazelar29) March 30, 2018
— Megan McCarthy (@Nutmeg20228) March 30, 2018
Pablo Hernandez has actually kept us up this season. #lufc
— Tommy (@tommy_lufc) March 30, 2018
Pablo inspirational today, that’s the difference maker he can be. SIGN. HIM. UP. #lufc
— AllWhiteStrip (@AllWhiteStripLU) March 30, 2018
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.