Senior player must be axed indefinitely: Three things learned about Leeds in win v Bolton


Paul Heckingbottom finally go this second win in charge of Leeds United as they beat Bolton 2-1 at Elland Road on Good Friday.

Caleb Ekuban and Pablo Hernandez scored early in each half to earn three points for the Whites that has halted an alarming slide down the Championship standings.

Ekuban gave Leeds the lead in the fourth minute when Pierre-Michel Lasogga’s cross was touched down by Hernandez, leading the Ghanaian striker to finally score his first Championship goal for the Whites.

The Whites continued to lay siege on Bolton’s goal for the rest of the first-half with Lasogga having a couple of chances before Pontus Jansson hit the crossbar.

Ben Alnwick was on form to deny Hernandez from doubling the Yorkshire club’s lead just after the break.

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Moments later Ezgjan Alioski forced another save from Alnwick but the ball went up in the air, falling to Hernandez who finally hit the ball into the back of the away side’s net.

Bolton were back in the game almost instantly though when Adam Le Fondre beat Bailey Peacock-Farrell in the 53rd minute.

Matthew Pennington and Ekuban both had glorious chances to extend the lead in the final few minutes but Leeds managed to hold on to just their second win since Boxing Day.

Here, Football Insider looks at three things learned about the Whites in their win against the Trotters.

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