Ghanaian youngster scores on Leeds United debut

Caleb Ekuban scored as Leeds United walloped Port Vale on Wednesday

Samu Saiz marked his Leeds debut with a hat-trick as the Championship side overcame Port Vale in the the EFL Cup.

The Spanish midfielder slotted home his first after Stuart Dallas' cross came back off the post.

Michael Tonge sent Vale in level at half-time following a long throw, but Saiz rounded the keeper for his second and then fired into the top corner.

Caleb Ekuban converted a cross to make it four before Vale's Gavin Gunning was sent off for a foul on Ezgjan Alioski.

Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen made nine changes following the weekend win at Bolton, with loan signing Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from Manchester United in the starting line-up.

Despite that, they were on top for most of the game against League Two side Vale, who changed goalkeepers at the interval, with Sam Hornby replacing Rob Lainton and making good saves from Ekuban, Alioski and Borthwick-Jackson before the Championship side made their extra quality count.


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