Several Leeds fans watching the Blackburn Rovers’ clash have taken to Twitter to praise the performance of Blackburn's Adam Armstrong, who was a menace for the Leeds defence throughout the game.
Blackburn headed into the clash with Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds side as underdogs, but they matched the visitors’ impressive intensity and stunned them with two goals from set-pieces.
Blackburn's Danny Graham first headed in after just two minutes from a Harrison Reed corner, while Darragh Lehinan grabbed the winner from another header, after Mateusz Klich had equalised for Leeds.
But it was forward Armstrong, playing out in a wide attacking role, who was the best player on the pitch and Leeds’ defence just couldn’t handle him – prompting a wave of praise on social media.
Realistically Goalkeeper: Karl Darlow— Gareth (@gazLUFC13) October 20, 2018
Defender: Kyle Bartley
Midfielder: Rob Snodgrass
Striker: Adam Armstrong
Adam Armstrong looked very very good today against us. Can't understand Newcastle letting him go
Surely Adam Armstrong was better than Ayoze Perez?? Even gayle would of scored today and not to mention a Serbian that’s in London— Kevin McManus (@kevinmcmanus23) October 20, 2018
Absolute beast, imagine him like this around the lesser teams in the league, Dallas is no slouch!— Chris Gibbs (@chrisgibbs09) October 20, 2018
Adam Armstrong deserves a goal. Always rated him and he’s been fantastic today. Dunno what was up with us. #lufc— Jay (@JayBlufc) October 20, 2018
Adam Armstrong is the player i wanted Alioski to be— Marty (@belsom04) October 20, 2018
Dont @ Me ♂️
If we could make a bid for Adam Armstrong at half time that'd be great.— eamot (@EamoV1) October 20, 2018
Adam Armstrong is a cracking player. Would love him at Leeds.— SJH ® (@SJHSPORTS) October 20, 2018
Over the course of 90 minutes at Ewood Park, Armstrong recorded an incredible eight shots, and five successful take-ons, as Leeds fullbacks Stuart Dallas and Gaetano Berardi struggled to deal with him.
The former Newcastle United man signed for Blackburn in the summer on a four-year deal, and after a slow start, he is now starting to show what he is capable of.
The result may come as a surprise to the neutrals, but Blackburn have fared well against the Championship’s bigger sides this season, having beaten Stoke City and taken points off Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Derby County.
Tony Mowbray’s side have shown plenty of fight and ability following their promotion from League One last term, and on current form they look very capable of challenging for the playoffs come next May.
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