By Will Butcher
Sporting Lisbon loanee Hadi Sacko has revealed his delight after being nominated man of the match against Blackburn Rovers on Tuesday night.
The 22-year-old speed merchant revealed that he was delighted to play his part in Leeds’ second domestic win of the season, and their first triumph at Elland Road this season as they beat Blackburn 2-1.
Leeds’ number 24 posted on his personal Twitter account in the aftermath of the victory that the spirit among the squad was the reason behind the win.
Happy with the MOTM nomination but reaaalllyyy overjoyed with the 1st victory home and the spirit the team has showed !! 💪💪 #WeAreLUFC
— Hadi Sacko (@miimosaa) September 13, 2016
The France under-20 international was the architect of Leeds’ brilliant first goal that saw New Zealand captain Chris Wood open the scoring.
The former Bordeaux attacker brilliantly saw off duo Derrick Williams and Corry Evans to reach the byline and square for the target man to finish into the roof of the net.
Sacko, one of summer 11 recruits brought in by manager Garry Monk, has been a rare shining light in Leeds’ start to the 2016-17 season. His pace and creativity has been a threat on the right of midfield for the Yorkshire giants, and it was on show again against Owen Coyle’s side.
The win for Leeds propels them up the Championship table after a dismal start to the campaign that has seen them already lose four times in seven games. They move out of the relegation place into 17th place, while Blackburn remain rooted to the bottom of the table.
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