Leeds United lost 2-1 to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, but how did Mirco Antenucci perform?
In the absence of Souleymane Doukara, Mirco Antenucci was even more important for Leeds United on Saturday.
The Italian striker was paired with Steve Morison, who impressed with his build-up play, setting up Antenucci's opening goal and laying what looked like a second on a plate for Alex Mowatt, with the teenager failing to find the net. But his goal aside, how did the Italian perform in what proved to be Darko Milanic's last match in charge?
The Leeds forward played two key passes during the match and scored from his only effort on target. That is not bad at all, but he only had one other goal-scoring chance and ultimately the failure of the Whites' forward-line to find that all important second cost them three points and another manager.
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Antenucci did not have a bad game, as his 84.21 per cent passing accuracy, 38 touches and four dribbles also proves. And yet he did not quite do enough, with a striker playing at home and alongside the perfect foil in an on-song Morison surely expecting to get more than a single effort on target.
With Neil Redfearn heading back to the role many fans felt he should never have left, Antenucci and co will be hoping to replicate the outstanding form they showed under their former caretaker boss. And hopefully then they will be back to their free-scoring best, because one goal is rarely enough in such a tough division.