Nottingham Forest fans have reacted to the club’s 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers, with one supporter even comparing Ryan Yates to Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne.
Chris Hughton’s side have not started the season well having had four defeats in the opening four games and even after Saturday’s result still sit in 20th place.
With pressure firmly mounting on the East Midlands side over their poor start to the campaign, Hughton managed to turn things around with an impressive victory against Blackburn.
Dominating at Ewood Park for the majority of the Championship tie, Joe Lolley’s goal in the 90th minute proved to be the winner.
Despite Lolley’s goal, the key performer in the tie against Blackburn was undoubtedly Yates, who produced a string of impressive statistics, so impressive in fact that one fan couldn’t resist a rather lofty comparison.
Ryan Yates (22) v Blackburn Rovers
75% Pass accuracy
2 Key passes
100% Aerial duels won
100% Tackle success
— Mezzala Football (@MezzalaFtbl) October 17, 2020
The three points means Forest now have a bit of momentum behind them as they prepare for the upcoming fixtures against Rotherham and Derby County.
Below are just a number of tweets from fans of the City Ground outfit who were happy with Yates’ performance and the win over Blackburn.
— a 🕊 (@nffcaidan_) October 17, 2020
Silence the haters.
— Cambridge red (@onlytobehere) October 17, 2020
Well played today Ryan 👌🏻
— Callum (@CallumDawkins1) October 17, 2020
Brilliant the new bruyne
— John Maddock (@m7dox) October 17, 2020
Usually criticise him but was really good today
— Joe ⚫ (@NFFCJoe) October 17, 2020
Well in Yatesy lad! #OneofUs
— Stuart Hackett (@Stueyh111) October 17, 2020
— Maddock (@MacauleyMaddock) October 17, 2020
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