After their defeat to Fulham at the weekend, Blackburn Rovers made a quick return to winning ways on Tuesday night, with a 3-0 victory over Hull City at Ewood Park.
Three goals in seven second-half minutes were enough to secure all three points for Tony Mowbray’s side, and lift them to eighth in the Championship table, three points off the play-off places.
While Adam Armstrong’s latest long-range effort to make it 2-0 may have been the pick of the goals, it was Dominic Samuel’s effort to make it 3-0 just minutes later, that was arguably the most of significant.
Samuel – who has made just four league appearances for Rovers since suffering an Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury in August 2018 – pounced on a poor clearance from Hull ‘keeper George Long, before rounding a defender and firing into the bottom corner to seal the three points for his side.
That was Samuel’s first goal for Rovers since he netted a brace in an FA Cup clash with Crewe Alexandra back in December 2017, and it seems the importance of that goal to the striker was not lost on both his teammates and fans at the club.
Taking to Twitter after his goal and the end of the match, plenty were keen to pay tribute to Samuel following that individual breakthrough in midweek, and here, we’ve taken a look at what some of them had to say.
Absolutely delighted for @DominicSamuel9 😍
— WE ARE THE ROVERS… (@mrmack84) February 11, 2020
Came here to say this! What a long road back he’s had!
— RockNRun85 (@RockNRun85) February 11, 2020
Get in there @DominicSamuel9 that’s for the long hard slog this past year! 🔥 quality!!
— Adam Earnshaw (@lilernie94) February 11, 2020
Great to see Samuel scoring. Great comeback!
— Edin Filipovic (@z3pp89) February 11, 2020
Fantastic end to the match. Resolute in the end from #Rovers. Goal for the skipper, FANTASTIC goal from @AdamArma9 and even more happy to see Dom get a goal.Awesome 3 points for us, now off to London for the next big W.
— Blackburn Roverseas 🎥 (@roverseas) February 11, 2020
Nice. So happy D.Samuel! Good win.
— Malcolm lowthion (@lowthion) February 11, 2020
— Mr Nobody (@jongardner1979) February 11, 2020
— Ryan (@Ryan_Nyambe) February 11, 2020
— Darragh Lenihan (@darragh_lenihan) February 11, 2020
— Elliott Bennett (@Ebenno88) February 11, 2020