Blackburn Rovers’ Adam Armstrong was instrumental in the club’s victory against Leeds United on Saturday.


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.

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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