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Match Recap: Blackburn Rovers 1-3 Leeds United

The Whites came home from Lancashire a crucial victory, with five matches left.

Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship
Leeds United celebrate Patrick Bamford’s opening goal at Ewood Park.
Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Leeds United picked up all three points away at Blackburn, with The Whites retaining top-spot for now thanks to goals from Bamford, Phillips and Klich.

Leeds started brilliantly, opening the scoring on eight minutes following great high pressure from Klich which allowed him to slip the ball into Bamford, who slotted home into the bottom left corner from inside the box.

But all of a sudden, Blackburn came to hit-back. Armstrong played an excellent ball from the left through to Gallagher who should’ve finished as he drove toward goal, his low shot went inches wide of the far post.

But Blackburn came again, as Gallagher turned provider to Holtby who smacked his shot off the near post, which almost met Armstrong for a tap-in. It’s fair to say that there were a couple of let-offs early-on.

Leeds hit the post themselves on 28 minutes, as Bamford received the ball in the box with his back to goal, spinning around a static ball with little room before curling his shot off the far post.

The Whites managed to double their lead as half-time approached, as Phillips hit a wonderful free-kick from 25 yards, floating over the wall and dipping beautifully into the top-left corner.

But following the break, Blackburn did hit back with a free-kick of their own. Armstrong from a central position hit a fantastic effort into the top-right corner.

But it wasn’t long before Leeds re-established their two goal cushion, as Harrison’s initial shot from the edge of the box was blocked and ended up at the feet of Klich, whose effort managed to nestle in the bottom left corner after the keeper fumbled his attempt to catch it.

Leeds dominated from here, with some nice variety of play, as The Whites kept a tight grip of possession and of the three points. Leeds now look ahead to Thursday’s return to Elland Road with five games to go.