Date: 26th December 2018 at 5:13pm
Written by:
Leeds United
3 – 2
Blackburn Rovers

Elland Road

Championship

26/12/2018 3:00 pm

Attendance: 34863

Referee: Martin

Leeds United Blackburn Rovers
Williams (og 33), Roofe (91, 94) Mulgrew (pen 47, 90)
Peacock-Farrell Raya
Ayling 69 Nyambe 62
Phillips
 
Lenihan
 
Jansson Mulgrew
Douglas
 
Williams
Forshaw Rodwell
 
69
Alioski Evans
Klich Armstrong 75
Hernandez Dack
Harrison 60 Bell
Roofe Graham

Substitutes

Huffer Reed 62
Baker Smallwood 69
Davis Rothwell 75
Shackleton 69 Leutwiler
Clarke 60 Nuttall
Halme Downing
Gotts Palmer

Game Statistics

24 Goal attempts 8
10 On Target 2
6 Corners 2
13 Fouls 13
2 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
71 % 29

With a sterling fightback in the last match against Aston Villa, Leeds United welcomed Blackburn Rovers to Elland Road for the festive Boxing Day clash earlier this afternoon.

We did have the lead through a first half own goal, but the visitors stepped up in the second to draw level from the penalty spot and Charlie Mulgrew grabbed a brace for them as he gave them the lead in the 90th minute from a set piece.

Manager Marcelo Bielsa’s side weren’t done yet though and Kemar Roofe grabbed a leveller in stoppage-time and not content with that, he grabbed his own brace to return all three points with two goals in three minutes to secure a 3-2 victory.

Two fightbacks in two games and with everyone aware of how we’ve fallen away in recent seasons, those believing that ‘something’ is different this time round will be placing even more faith in this squad to return us to the top flight following this game.

We’re even opening up a small gap on Norwich City in second spot.

 

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