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09 August 2017

Video: Ghanaian striker Caleb Ekuban scores in his Leeds United debut in emphatic win over Port Vale

Ekuban celebrates the goal he scored in Wednesday night

C. Ekuban

Ghanaian striker Caleb Ekuban scored and set up another on his competitive debut for English Championship side Leeds United on Wednesday night when they defeated Port Vale 4-1 on the League Cup competition.

Ekuban, who joined Leeds United in the summer from the Albanian top-flight, scored with right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

The 23-year-old scored in the 83 minute of the game to seal the emphatic victory for Leeds United in the Curabao Cup to establish his credentials with at Leeds United.

Ekuban assisted in Leeds’ second goals against Port Vale as he set up Sáiz Alonso’s second goal on his competitive first start for Leeds.

Alonso scored the a hat-trick in the game as they sealed the good victory showing a good partnership with Ekuban.

Saiz marked his Leeds debut with a hat-trick as the Championship side overcame Port Vale in the the EFL Cup.

The Spanish midfielder slotted home his first after Stuart Dallas’ cross came back off the post.

Michael Tonge sent Vale in level at half-time following a long throw, but Saiz rounded the keeper for his second and then fired into the top corner.

Ekuban converted a cross to make it four before Vale’s Gavin Gunning was sent off for a second yellow card.

Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen made nine changes following the weekend win at Bolton, with loan signing Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from Manchester United in the starting line-up.

Despite that, they were on top for most of the game against League Two Vale, who changed goalkeepers at the interval, with Sam Hornby replacing Rob Lainton and making good saves from Ekuban and Ezgjan Alisoki and Borthwick-Jackson before Leeds made their extra quality count.

Watch video of Ekuban’s goal below

Leeds United signed striker Caleb Ekuban from Italian club Chievo Verona for an undisclosed fee last month.

The 23-year-old signed a four-year contract with the Championship side.

A product of Chievo’s youth system, Ekuban spent last season on loan in Albania with FK Partizani, for whom he played in the the Champions League and Europa League preliminary rounds.

Ekuban joined the Leeds squad on their pre-season tour of Austria and he is hopig to replicate his compatriot Anthony Yeboah’s heroics at the club over two decades ago.

Video: English side Leeds United complete signing of Ghanaian striker Caleb Ekuban


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