Luke Ayling has been putting in brilliant performances since his famous interview after the loss to Nottingham Forest which won him the hearts of supporters, who hailed his display as ‘phenomenal’.
In the game against Brentford, he proved to be an important figure as the Whites dominated the Bees in a titanic clash between the two promotion rivals. He continued in the same vein of form against Bristol City on Saturday as he scored the winning goal for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
He was adventurous despite the fact he was playing at right-back, having the most shots at goal of any of his teammates (5) (via WhoScored). However, Ayling was also effective in his side’s defensive third as he made the joint-most tackles (3) for his side. He seems to have endeared himself to supporters over the last couple of weeks as the Elland Road faithful took to Twitter to laud the London-born defender for his display. Here are some of the tweets from supporters:
Luke Ayling is the best full back in the Championship by an absolute country mile. Literally no one comes close.
— Oscar (@OscarMarrio) February 15, 2020
His form lately has been fantastic. Probably the best football he’s played for us.
— ETHAN (@EthanFromOnline) February 15, 2020
Couldnt agree more, my player of the season so far. Phenomenal
— Lee Deverell (@LeeDeverell1989) February 15, 2020
100%. Also top 5 overall defenders for me when you factor center backs in too.
— OneMan Armystead 💙💛 (@1ManArmytstead) February 16, 2020
— Bob Rover (@BobRover_LUFC) February 16, 2020
— Deano (@dea9n083_) February 15, 2020
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