93% pass-accuracy; six duels won: The other side to Leeds star Alex Mowatt's game

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Alex Mowatt impressed again for Leeds United this weekend as they overcame Blackpool 3-1.

Alex Mowatt has recently become something of a goal-scorer extraordinaire for Leeds United, netting a consolation goal against Cardiff City before grabbing both in a 2-2 draw with Charlton Athletic.

But against Blackpool the 19-year-old went back to his day-job as it were, proving highly effective in midfield in Neil Redfearn's first win since taking over on a permanent basis.

This time the goals came from Liam Cooper, Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci but Mowatt still played a vital role.

The Leeds teenager may not have played any key passes or had any scoring attempts but he won three tackles, six duels and three interceptions.  He also had a passing accuracy of 93 per cent and played 11 forward passes.

  Key PassesTotal Scoring AttemptsTackles WonDuels WonInterceptions WonPassing AccuracyForward PassMins Played
Alex Mowatt 0 0 3 6 3 93% 11 90  

In short, for a player so young he did exceptionally well, and it is no surprise recent reports have suggested a number of Premier League clubs are keeping a very close eye on him.

Leeds will not want to part with Mowatt, and considering the player has a contract until the summer of 2017 they do not need to.

Ultimately the decision will rest with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino, should an acceptable offer be made in due course. But Mowatt would be wise to remain where he is and learn from Redfearn, who is clearly aware of how to get the best out of a youngster he knows extremely well.

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