Leeds United fans tear into Caleb Ekuban after poor showing in draw with Bristol City
Leeds Uinted fans have expressed their disappointments with the performance of Ghanaian striker Caleb Ekuban during their 2-2 stalemate with Bristol City over the weekend.
Still searching for his first win since replacing Thomas Christiansen, Paul Heckingbottom watched his side recover from going 2-0 down to take a point from the Elland Road encounter.
The Lily whites were two goals down after 16 minutes as first Famara Diedhou and then Bobby Reid scored for the visitors.
However, a second-half comeback, courtesy of goals from Pierre-Michel Lasogga and Kemar Roofe, rescued a point for the Whites.
And while two of Heckingbottom’s strikers were on the mark, Ekuban, who started the game upfront, failed to score before being taken off in the 64th minute, much to the continued disappointment of many Leeds fans.
To say that Ekuban is supposed to be the best striker we’ve got (miles better than Lassoga if twitter is to be believed) he was pretty terrible today, if other players had the chances he had we’d probably won #lufc
He’s got pace but no technique and to wild on the ball. #lufc
Caleb Ekuban is Leeds Uniteds very own forest gump! #iwasjustrunning #lufc #LUFC
So many poor players in this team. Dallas OKane Ekuban all league one standard. Formation isn’t working at all either #lufc
While many criticised his performance and ability, there were those who were able to see the funny side and joked about his finishing.
I’m not sure Ekuban could even score a penalty… #lufc
Can anyone confirm if Ekuban has finished any of his dinners recently? #LUFC
Nevertheless, the 23-year-old is still yet to score in the Championship this season, a fact that has not escaped many Leeds supporters.
If ekuban played for 10 years in championship he will never score…….. fast but no touch #lufc
Having gone some 372 minutes without a league goal, it was arguably unsurprising to see Heckingbottom replace him with Roofe â€“ although some following the match wanted to see the change earlier.
Feel sorry for Lasogga here. Had a lot of the ball but Ekuban just not pulling his weight #lufc
Tbf Ekuban is giving us more chances up front but he needs to take his chances. Also Lassoga is as useless as usual. Add nothing to the team for me. #lufc
However, there are those in the Leeds camp who remain supportive of the Ghanaian, praising his passion and commitment.
Ekuban works hard but doesn’t look like scoring #lufc
Lassoga – I couldn’t stand the chap a few weeks back but he’s put 2 solid performances in a row. His goals per minute ratio is very impressive.
Ekuban – he just needs a goal then he will be flying#lufc
Did have some positives today. Pablo, Anita and Forshaw all had very good games. Ekuban was lively (and survived). Lasogga on scoresheet again. #lufc
And i thought we where gonna put a performance on today feel sorry for lassoga ekuban and forshaw the only players who are trying atm #lufc
Ekuban doesn’t give defenders a rest always on then which is great to see missed that . #lufc
Prior to the match, some fans were happy to see him back in the side and when he was taken off, there were also those who thought it was the wrong move.
Not sure Dallas was up to standard that game, offered little going forward. Hernandez back to his tricks, lasogga continues his good form, wiedwald a little shaky, good to see ekuban back and roofe looks somewhat more comfortable. Like the look of the new formation #lufc #alaw
Good to have Ekuban back. Think he could be a handful for most defences. #lufc
Ekuban has worked his arse off it’s a joke to take him off for Roofe. It’s an even bigger joke to take Dallas off for Sacko. Game over good night. Pathetic #lufc
Lasogga should of gone off not Ekuban.. #lufc #mot
They may have since reconsidered that view given that Leedsâ€™ comeback followed his substitution.
Other fans took a more philosophical view of his â€“ and the clubâ€™s â€“ situation, almost resigning themselves to their fate.
I don’t think Ekuban is technically any good but love that he cares. Lasogga has 0 footballing intelligence #lufc
Our strike force is Lasogga and Ekuban. What do people expect!! #lufc
Video: Ghanaian striker Caleb Ekuban scores in his Leeds United debut in emphatic win over Port Vale
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