Hadi Sacko put in a superb shift for Leeds against Brighton

Brighton and Hove Albion's Jirí Skalák in action with Leeds United's Hadi Sacko

Leeds United overcame Brighton and Hove Albion this weekend and their much maligned winger had a solid match.

Brighton and Hove Albion's Jirí Skalák in action with Leeds United's Hadi Sacko

While Leeds United have impressed this season with their sustained and timely promotion push, not all the players at manager Garry Monk’s disposal have performed as well as the fans would have expected.

One such disappointment has been Hadi Sacko, who has featured 33 times in the Championship this season. With just two goals and four assists to date, he has not exactly set the pulses racing for the right reasons at Elland Road.

However, against the high-flying Seagulls the Leeds winger was superb, proving that he can do a lot more than a few tricks and flicks.

The 2-0 victory against Brighton was as much to do with the all-round work rate of Leeds’ entire team as it was the two-goal haul from Chris Wood, and Sacko was the perfect example of that.

  Passing AccuracyTouchesDuels WonInterceptions WonBall RecoveriesTackles WonDispossessedDribblesMins Played
Hadi Sacko 100% 38 7 1 6 1 2 5 81

He may not have set up a goal-scoring chance for a teammate on the day, but the 22-year-old showed a work rate rarely seen since his loan move from Sporting Lisbon.

By the end of the match Sacko had an outstanding passing accuracy of 100 per cent, while he won seven duels and six ball recoveries.

In short, Sacko showed his steel and it was testament to Monk’s game plan that even the unlikeliest of warriors stepped up for Leeds’ latest win.

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

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