Some Leeds United fans have been lauding Luke Ayling after the defender’s performance in the draw away to Brentford on Tuesday night.
Ayling endeared himself to the Yorkshire faithful after a video of him giving an interview following the loss to Nottingham Forest appeared. The Englishman looked close to ‘tears’, according to one supporter, as fans showed their love for him. It seems as though the south London-born right-back was a man on a mission as he produced a brilliant performance, making the most tackles (5), the second-most interceptions (3) and the third-most clearances (2) in the game at Griffin Park (via WhoScored).
One fan labelled him as a ‘real leader’.
He was great again tonight. Real leader as well.
— Nala’s Duddy💙💛 (@Stephen_2610) February 11, 2020
Leeds Live seemed to think he was at his best as they gave the 28-year-old a six out of 10, commenting on how he kept Said Benrahma quiet. Fans were also showing their appreciation for the figure after his display in the fixture against the Bees as they took to Twitter to react.
Let’s take a look at some of the reaction:
He’s been a shining light for the last two months despite our poor form. One of the few players who has actually been a leader on the pitch.
— Andy Moran (@Coradomoz) February 11, 2020
Take a bow Mr Ayling sir you should take a lot of confidence from this game,well done.👏👏
New levels of what is possible reached today 👍😎🤣MOT.
— Mal Nicolson (@RespectRules121) February 11, 2020
39 goals between that Brentford front 3 and we allowed them just 2 shots on target.
Back four marshalled them all night. Ayling and Dallas didn’t allow them any time on the ball and won their battles. White back in alongside Cooper and both were solid 💪 #LUFC pic.twitter.com/In2gEBBUXC
— LUFCMOT (@LUFCMOTcom) February 11, 2020
Phillips, Ayling and Klich were unreal tonight. Please be the start of a great run of form now 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Adam (@Adz_LUFC_) February 11, 2020
— Kye lufc 💙💛2019 FIFA fair play (@KyeShortman) February 11, 2020
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