10 duels won, 5 ball recoveries.....Is Charlie Taylor on borrowed time at Leeds?

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The 22-year-old has been superb for Leeds this season.

Leeds United established a four-match unbeaten run in the Championship when Stuart Dallas struck late on to salvage a point in Saturday's 2-2 draw away to promotion-chasing Hull City.

The Whites, who brought a three-match winning streak to the KC Stadium with them, took one step toward making it four on the bounce when Chris Wood tapped home a cross from Charlie Taylor on 15 minutes.

It looked like being enough to secure a slender half-time lead, but two goals from Abel Hernandez and Tom Huddlestone, within less than two minutes on the stroke of the break, flipped the game on its head.

With two minutes to go, Dallas snatched the equaliser to ensure Leeds - who had earlier missed a second-half penalty through Wood - returned to Elland Road with a deserved point all things considered.

Dallas has been excellent for United, but it was Taylor again who underlined his importance to the cause with a brilliant display at both ends of the field. Not only did he set up the opener, but the defender also won the penalty which led to Wood fluffing his lines from 12 yards.

  PositionTeamTouchesBall RecoveryWon TackleDuel WonInterceptionEffective ClearanceAccurate CrossAppearancesMins Played
Charlie Taylor DF Leeds 66 5 6 10 4 4 1 1 90

Winning 10 of his duels - more than any other player on the pitch - it was also an accomplished defensive outing for Taylor, whose five ball recoveries trumped anybody in white with the exception of Liam Briductt (6).

Taylor also managed most effective clearances of anybody on the day in a stat which illustrates his lack of risk - the like of which has undone Leeds at times over the past month or so.

He is undoubtedly one of two or three stand-out candidates for Leeds' Player of the Year, perhaps alongside Lewis Cook and Dallas, but the big question is whether or not manager Steve Evans can keep him. Given his consistently high standard, few would be surprised to see him move on to bigger and better things this summer.

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