Blackburn Rovers thrashed Cardiff City on Saturday as one of the surprise results in the latest round of fixtures.
It was a convincing win for Tony Mowbray’s side as they put Cardiff to the sword meaning they’ve eight points from 12 since the return from the international break.
Blackburn took the lead through Sam Gallagher before Ben Brereton-Diaz got the second just past the half-hour mark. He then grabbed his second and Blackburn’s third for the day, taking a 3-0 lead into halftime.
Blackburn didn’t show any sign of slowing down either as Tyrhys Dolan grabbed a fourth before Sean Morrison scored a consolation goal for the Bluebirds.
But it was Stoke-born Chilean international Brereton-Diaz who stole the headlines as he rounded the day off with a hat trick from the penalty spot.
And it was Brereton-Diaz who fans flocked to Twitter to praise. Here’s what they said…
— tanj. (@TanjTwit) September 25, 2021
Diazzzz 👏 outstanding today 🔥🔥🔥 https://t.co/jXVaMDzh1f
— ChrisBRFC (@ChrisBRFC91) September 25, 2021
In love https://t.co/XnTgchOeJ9
— Matt McDonough (@mattmadon) September 25, 2021
Lads confidence must be through the roof!! Go on DIAZ lad!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/5ON74I1QFX
— James Round (@IAmJMTR) September 25, 2021
Hero 💙 https://t.co/9fFsSFnIAR
— Kyle McCombe (@Kyle_McCombe) September 25, 2021
— harry f*cking who (@BaileyHolmes161) September 25, 2021
Haha this is amazing get in there the boy just goes from strength to strength what a result! 🔵⚪️
— Adam Tauszky (@Leap_year_man) September 25, 2021
Over the moon for him. Well done Ben
— Chris Lambert-Diaz (@Lambert_1875) September 25, 2021