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100% pass-accuracy; 10 battles won: Leeds player Sol Bamba outstanding in victory

Sol Bamba impressed in Leeds United's 1-0 win against Millwall this weekend.

Leeds United midfielder Alex Mowatt may have scored what proved to be the match-winning goal against Millwall on Saturday, but another member of Neil Redfearn’s side had a game to remember for the right reasons, too.

Sol Bamba arrived on loan from Italian side Palermo last month, and the Ivorian has quickly settled into the heart of Neil Redfearn’s defence, playing first alongside Liam Cooper and then Giuseppe Bellusci.

Following solid games against Huddersfield, Brentford and Reading, Bamba marked his fourth outing for Leeds with a stand-out statistic as rare as it is impressive for a 90-minute performance.

The Leeds centre-back had a 100 per cent passing accuracy during his time on the pitch, his composure clear for all to see.

  Passing AccuracyOutfield BlocksEffective ClearancesEffective Headed ClearancesDuels WonAerials WonInterceptions WonTackles WonMins Played
Sol Bamba 100% 1 9 4 6 4 3 1 90

But alongside that the 30-year-old also won 10 battles (six on the ground and four in the air), three interceptions and one tackle.

He also made 13 effective clearances, keeping Millwall’s attack at bay as the Lions attempted to get the points that would have aided them in their fight against relegation.

Bamba has already proved to be a fantastic addition to this Leeds side, and whatever the future holds for Granddi Ngoyi and Edgar Cani, Redfearn’s canny use of the January transfer window to sign a quality centre-back looks like making quite the difference in Leeds’ final league position come May.

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