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90 touches, 7 ball recoveries: Mowatt stars for Leeds v Cardiff

Leeds United youngster Alex Mowatt had a good game against Cardiff City away from home in the Championship on Saturday.

Alex Mowatt performed well during Neil Redfearn’s first game in charge of Leeds United as their permanent boss.

The Whites travelled to the Welsh capital on the back of a poor run of form under previous manager Darko Milanic and despite an improvement in performance they left empty-handed.

Goals from Kenwyne Jones, Federico Macheda and Bruno Ecuele Manga put the game beyond Leeds, as Cardiff City ran out 3-1 winners in the Championship clash at the Cardiff City Stadium.

One shining light for Leeds, though, was another goal and strong performance from the 19-year-old Mowatt – a player former Elland Road favourite Robert Snodgrass compared with Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere.

  Tackles WonInterceptions WonBall RecoveriesShots On GoalKey PassesTouchesPass CompletionMins Played
Alex Mowatt 2 2 7 1 1 90 82.7% 90

As per the table provided by Opta stats, the Leeds academy product produced an all-round action packed display.

From a defensive perspective, he completed two tackles, two interceptions and racked up and impressive seven ball recoveries.

In an attacking sense Mowatt wasn’t as influential as he has been at times this season, but he still contributed with a key pass and scored the first goal in Neil Redfearn’s era as fulltime Leeds boss.

Mowatt has represented the Yorkshire outfit on nine occasions this season, with his goal in the Welsh capital being his second after finding the net in a 1-1 draw with Birmingham City in September.

The result leaves Leeds in 19th spot in the table, four points ahead of the relegation zone and an alarming nine points adrift off the playoff positions.

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