After a month out of action having sustained an injury following the game against Hull City at the beginning of October, Leeds United fullback Barry Douglas was back on the pitch for our victory over Wigan Athletic.
With Pablo Hernandez and Kemar Roofe taking the headlines as we lifted ourselves back to the top of the Championship table, the performance of the 29-year-old former Wolverhampton Wanderers man picked up a fair bit of traction on social media as fans discussed the game following the fulltime whistle on Sunday.
WhoScored had Douglas down as our third best player on the day with a rating of 7.26 and although he didn’t threaten their goal, his passing on the day was crucial and he was the second most involved player based on touches so it’s easy to see why the fan favourite came in for praise.
Brilliant performance by @LUFC today. A few choices for MOM, which is great to see. Douglas outstanding again and good for him, Pablo, Dallas, Forshaw and Roofe all getting 90 minutes which should stand them in good stead for next week at West Brom.
— Jez (@JezBrett1) November 4, 2018
KALVIN IS THE GLUE THAT HOLDS THIS TEAM TOGETHER
Player Ratings Wigan 1-2 Leeds for @AllLeedsTV https://t.co/wGdVvYOfJ6
???? Another brilliant peformance from KP
???? Douglas makes a difference on his return from injury
???? A tough afternoon for BPF and Alioski #lufc #ALAW #MOT pic.twitter.com/7bIEZKLycS
— Oscar Marriott (@OscarMarrio) November 4, 2018
Barry Douglas, best left back in the world. Discuss #lufc
— Luke Chambers (@luke_chambers76) November 4, 2018
Show me a better LB in this division than Douglas. Oh wait they’re ain’t one! Still waiting for him to take a free kick around the box ????????
— SussexWhite (@winds1985lufc) November 4, 2018
— Jonathan Lee Hart (@JH_WorldService) November 4, 2018
Match day thoughts
Philips immense ✅
Hernandez immense ✅
Douglas’ best game for us ✅
Passing back to it’s best today ✅
Roofe working the channels well✅
Saw glimpses of play from earlier in the season, some great combination of passing #lufc
— Barney ™ (@BarneyStuart21) November 4, 2018
think Phillips was class today, my MOTM. Douglas was good too, really missed him
— holding mid (@BielsaLUFC) November 4, 2018
I'm with you mate, Douglas brilliant
— Terry Moore (@Tezmoore_Lufc) November 4, 2018
— thomas sweaton (@SweatonT) November 4, 2018
Some outstanding football played by Leeds today. Excellent energy and movement in possession, but the work rate to turnover possession and win the ball back quickly was outstanding. Some top performances out there, but Klich, Douglas, Phillips and Pablo all exceptional. ???? #LUFC
— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) November 4, 2018
Whether or not it was his best performance is down to each fan to answer for themselves, but every time he takes to the pitch he’s showing what a cracking piece of summer transfer business he was.