Blackburn Rovers 1 Leeds United 2: Big match anaylsis

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Check out our at a glance match analysis from Leeds United’s 2-1 win against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

GOOD DAY FOR

Mirco Antenucci scores the second goal for Leeds United at Blackburn. PIC: Simon Hulme

Mirco Antenucci scores the second goal for Leeds United at Blackburn. PIC: Simon Hulme

Mirco Antenucci: If truth be told, his finishes against Bolton last weekend were long overdue – the striker’s first since November. But since then he has come into his own and his effort against Blackburn was every bit as good. Leeds have a big decision to make: would they be best off holding onto a finisher like him next season?

BAD DAY FOR

Paul Lambert: Blackburn have been hammered by fixture congestion recently and there was a sense of them grinding to a halt. But that was partly down to the fact United enveloped their midfield.

KEY MOMENT

Marco Silvestri’s first-half save from Danny Graham: It was Blackburn’s best chance and Graham should have taken it. Silvestri pulled off a sharp low stop and Leeds didn’t look back from there. As soon as Bamba scored at the other end of the pitch, the direction went out of Blackburn’s performance and United turned the screw.

WHAT THEY SAID

Paul Lambert: “I don’t think we deserved to lose. We started really well but against the run of play they scored from a corner and then from our own corner they break and get a second.”

Steve Evans: “From the minute we got the goal, it was a wonderful performance. Our one and two-touch passing around the pitch was fantastic.”