Liam Bridcutt starred in Leeds United's win over Blackburn Rovers

Elland Road East Stand

The Sunderland loanee proved his mettle at Ewood Park.


Leeds United made it three Championship victories on the spin by beating Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at Ewood Park this afternoon.

Goals from Sol Bamba and Mirco Antenucci did the damage in either half, before Simeon Jackson pulled a consolation goal back for the hosts late on.

It is another fine response from Steve Evans's men following the morale-sapping 4-0 defeat at Brighton Hove and Albion 11 days ago.

And so much of the credit for their latest win simply must go to midfielder Liam Bridcutt, who was outstanding against Rovers.

  PositionTeamDispossessedBall RecoveryPoss Won Def 3rdTotal TackleTouchesFwd PassDuel WonAppearancesMins Played
Liam Bridcutt MF Leeds 1 9 6 4 71 28 6 1 90

With nine ball recoveries, he won possession on more occasions than any other Leeds player aside from Alex Mowatt - who also finished with nine - but Bridcutt also made more tackles than any of his team-mates.

The 26-year-old midfield enforcer - on loan from Sunderland - also won six of his duels, and only found himself dispossessed once in 90 minutes.

This was the type of performance that Leeds fans were waiting for Bridcutt to produce, with the Whites supporters expressing their concern over his displays just last week.

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