'Absolute pest', 'Found a gem' - Leeds fans laud this summer signing in draw v Aston Villa
Leeds United fans turned to social media to laud over summer signing Caleb Ekuban after his display in the draw against Aston Villa on Friday.
The Whites let a 1-0 lead slip to allow Steve Bruce’s side to snatch a point at Elland Road, with substitute Henri Lansbury scoring the equaliser in the second half with a low shot which deflected off the post and into the net.
It came after Thomas Christiansen’s men had dominated the first half, with Pontus Jansson netting his first goal of the season with a well taken header from a threatening ball in from a Pablo Hernandez corner.
However, just as the Whites had taken control of the opening 45 minutes, Villa came back and saw more of the ball in the second, and it was down to Lansbury to ensure that the pressure paid off.
Despite letting the lead slip, fans were impressed on Twitter by what they saw from some of the Leeds stars, with Ekuban receiving a lot of attention for what was deemed to be an impressive performance up front, with fans paying credit to his work ethic and determination.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets:
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In general; games without Lasogga, we look good. With, we struggle. I doubt you’ll see him again. Ekuban looks much better.
— IsThatConfirmed (@IsThatConfirmed) December 1, 2017
Thought Ekuban was excellent tonight! I don’t think he is a goal scorer though! Think he is quick enough and intelligent enough to play there. Sacko low on confidence – needs to go out on loan to league 1 or 2 club.
— Ron (@ronaallleeds) December 1, 2017
I’m really liking Ekuban as well. Lots of effort and movement. His goals will come. #lufc.
— The Pudsey One (@nigelbarker1971) December 1, 2017
— Michael Knight (@Mknight2394) December 1, 2017
Ekuban must be an absolute pest to play against. Just need to get him scoring now.
— Michael Normanton (@Michael_TSB) December 1, 2017
Bet the fans who overreacted on Wednesday look stupid now.
Feel Ekuban is gonna be a real fan favorite here. His workrate is second to non, he puts himself about, doesn't mind a tackle & is always trying to bring the other attackers into play.
Could have found a gem here. #lufc
— 🙂 (@Max_LUFC) November 25, 2017
Great 1st half. Ekuban looks good leading the line but needs a goal. Definitely feel like we missed Pablo. Couldn’t get a grip in the 2nd. Few winnable games up next though???????? #lufc
— Dan Jackson (@DanJacko75) December 1, 2017
Ekuban, his work rate is amazing, the goals will come.
— Kevin Melve Rowlands (@melve2010) December 1, 2017
Ekuban was making just his sixth appearance for the club since signing from Chievo Verona in the transfer window, having suffered a broken bone in his foot which ruled him out of action for two months,
In other Leeds United news, Pontus Jansson has revealed he was ‘close to killing’ this summer signing.