Leeds United fans took to Twitter after witnessing Caleb Ekuban strike a hat-trick for Trabzonspor in the Europa League on Thursday night.
Europa League Qualifier.
Ghana striker Caleb Ekuban with a hat trick for Tranzonspor away to AEK Athens.
Ended 1-3 for his side. pic.twitter.com/uUvG9Ubw5X
— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) August 22, 2019
The forward, who spent last season on loan at the Turkish outfit, was in fine form as he managed to put Greek outfit AEK Athens to the sword.
Trabzonspor won 3-1 on the night and Ekuban managed to bag all three as he put his side in the driving seat of the Europa League tie.
The striker has been joined at the club by some established names this season, with the likes of John Obi Mikel, Daniel Sturridge and Crystal Palace flop Alexander Sorloth.
Ekuban really struggled during his time at Leeds as he hardly had the desired impact that would have been initially hoped for when he joined from Italian outfit Chievo Verona (club’s official website).
In the 21 appearances he made for the Whites, he managed to score just two goals and provide one assist – although he was significantly hampered by injuries (Transfermarkt) – before Marcelo Bielsa joined and allowed him to leave Elland Road last summer.
Fans could not believe what they had seen on Twitter, with many of them taking to the social media site to share their immediate reactions to the news.
Here are some of their reactions to their former player’s exploits on Thursday night…
Ekuban with a hat trick tonight, crikey #lufc
— Luke (@DareschaniXxx) August 22, 2019
— Joe Lynch (@lynchprice2) August 22, 2019
— Dan Paton (@DanPaton5) August 22, 2019
Caleb Ekuban hat trick tonight. I watched him tear Sunderland, Barnsley and a few other teams apart between his injuries for us a couple of seasons ago. I liked him, he was fast and direct but he fell right out of favour. He COULD be one we regret losing you know? #LUFC
— jimbobalula (@jimbobalula1) August 22, 2019
Caleb Ekuban has scored a hatrick against AEK Athens for Trabzonspor in the Europa League
— Mikey Boxing & LUFC (@OleksandyrU) August 22, 2019
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— Irish_Leeds (@Irish_Leeds) August 22, 2019