Leeds fans have been crucifying Caleb Ekuban on social media after the striker’s goalscoring drought continued against Sheffield Wednesday.
Leeds fell to yet another defeat on Saturday, as two second half goals from Atdhe Nuhiu meant the visitors left Elland Road with all three points, leaving Leeds with just one point from their last four matches. In fact, Leeds are now bottom of the form table since Boxing Day, one point below Sunderland.
Caleb Ekuban was given the nod ahead of Pierre-Michel Lasogga on Saturday, and needless to say fans were not particularly impressed by the 23 year-old’s performance.
Ekuban scored 17 goals in 34 league appearances in Albania last season, but has failed to find a league goal yet for Leeds. The pacey striker has put in plenty of effort since arriving, but two foot injuries in the first half of the season set him back quite considerably.
He has now started the last two for Leeds, but his goalscoring woes have continued. Ekuban had two fantastic chances in the first half against Wednesday but couldn’t find the net, before getting his feet tangled and spurning a great chance after the break.
Many fans have called for Pierre-Michel Lasogga to return to the line-up, or to at least try starting both strikers. Lasogga is likely to return from his loan spell this summer though, and it seems Leeds are preparing for life without the big German by sticking with Ekuban.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Why you’d play Ekuban over Lasogga is a mystery
— Andy Firth (@AndrewFirth21) March 18, 2018
0/zero goals that tells me everything i need to know,another Orta masterstroke 👺 #lufc
— Walk Cyclist (@WalkCyclist) March 17, 2018
It’s not just ability, it’s dealing with the pressure of being an LUFC player. He should of had 2 today. Past players like Billy Sharp or Bechio would of buried the chances he had today. #lufc
— Simon Wray (@simon_wray) March 17, 2018
Awful player Tresor Kandol was better
— James Jordan (@JamesJordan04) March 17, 2018
Lassoga starts today we win
— Duncan Griffiths (@DuncGriff65) March 17, 2018
He’s like forest gump! He just keeps on running but he don’t know why! 😂😂😂
— Hugo Wragg (@HugoWragg) March 18, 2018
Brothel and score spring to mind. No way good enough at this level
— Andy Mason (@AndyMas0n) March 18, 2018
He’s simply not good enough, and he’s not the only one! #lufc
— LEEDS UTD MEMORIES (@LUFCHistory) March 17, 2018