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Morning Leeds-in for 15 April: Leeds forwards not earning their keep

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Aston Villa v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images

Well, this is a pretty ugly statistic.

If you thought that Pierre-Michel Lasogga, Jay-Roy Grot and Caleb Ekuban had bad games against Villa, you would be entirely correct.

Four.

Four passes completed by three forwards in the match against Aston Villa.

Grot did not even complete one pass the time he was on the pitch, almost a half-hour, and Ekuban completed three all match. Lasogga, the veteran of the group, had ONE completed pass. He’s being paid close to 35k a week by Hamburger SV to NOT play football for them and they are looking like they’re going to be relegated.

Hey, PML. A word of advice. If you want to play in the Premier League next year, make sure your agent burns all the copies of this match, because if teams see this effort, you’ll be lucky to be playing for York City in the Vanarama National League North next season.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Carlos Corberan is proud of how his U23 players have come in and played well in the first team. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

The score might have been close, but the gap between Aston Villa, a side that is going for promotion, and Leeds was made painfully obvious Friday night. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Wolverhampton have been promoted to the Premier League. [BBC.com]

Leicester City lost at home to Burnley 2-1. [Fosse Posse]

Police are investigating threats to wife of Michael Oliver, the ref that was criticized by Juventus players after they Italian club was eliminated by Real Madrid in the Champions League. [BBC.com]

World Football Links

Xolos de Tijuana beat Chivas de Guadalajara 3-0. [FMF State of Mind]

Barcelona beat Valencia to set a new undefeated streak in La Liga. [Barca Blaugranes]

Inter Milan were held to a 0-0 draw by Atalanta. [Serpents of Madonnina]

D.C. United beat the Columbus Crew SC 1-0 with a goal in stoppage time. Oh, and they were playing with 10 men as well. [Black & Red United]