By Aramide Oladipo
Leeds United supporters have taken to social media to heap huge praise on senior player Pablo Hernandez for his performance against Middlesbrough.
The 32-year-old produced a fantastic display as the Yorkshire club secured an important 2-1 victory over playoff rivals Middlesbrough at Elland Road on Sunday afternoon.
The midfielder opened the scoring just after 20 minutes with a fine finish at the back post and he provided a wonderful assist for the second goal which was converted by Ergjan Alioski in the second-half.
The visitors got back into the match through a Britt Assombalonga penalty but Leeds held on to record a crucial win.
The Leeds supporters reacted the match on social media and the majority of them expressed their delight towards Hernandez.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
— kestrel (@BremnersLaces) November 19, 2017
Hasn't our drop in form occurred when Hernandez stopped starting games? #lufc
— Neil (@OooahhBerardi) November 19, 2017
It’s been all about Hernandez for me today. Been saying for weeks he needs to be starting… #lufc
— Christopher Ellis (@c_ellis92) November 19, 2017
Shock, Hernandez with the assist. Has to start every week, if fit, for Leeds. Makes things happen for them and has that extra bit of quality. #LUFC
— Ed Pearse (@Wiggles_01) November 19, 2017
Everything that we needed came together perfectly today. Jansson back to his old self. Alioski finally stepping up. Saiz brilliant as always. Hernandez turning on the magic #LUFC
— Michael (@leeds_talk2) November 19, 2017
— Andrew Hobson (@ahobbo1982) November 19, 2017
Massive 3 points .Alioski and Hernandez put in right shifts #lufc
— Richard Huskins (@husky2311) November 19, 2017
Big performance today, much needed, defence were superb, Hernandez brill, Alioski tremendous. Hopefully that’s a corner turned now. #LUFC
— Carl Timmins (@carltimmins18) November 19, 2017
The Spaniard has been in fine form for Leeds this season, notching up four goals and four assists in all competitions so far.
This was a massive result for the Whites after four consecutive defeats in all competitions.
The victory means that Leeds are just one place off the playoff spot but they are now level on points with Garry Monk’s side in the league table.
Thomas Christiansen’s side will look to build on the result when they travel to Molineux to face Wolves in midweek.