Blackburn fans have once again been raving over the performance of Harvey Elliott despite losing to Watford on Wednesday.
Rovers slipped to a fifth Championship defeat on the bounce against the Hornets to crank up the pressure on manager Tony Mowbray – with the teenager’s goalscoring display a rare positive on another sour night Ewood Park.
Joao Pedro and Ismaila Sarr saw the promotion-hopefuls race into a two-goal lead in Lancashire, although the on-loan Liverpool attacker reduced the deficit just before half-time with an empathic right-footed finish past Daniel Bachmann.
Unfortunately for Elliott, Blackburn weren’t able to build off that lifeline and allowed Ken Sema to add Watford’s third which meant Ben Brereton’s late strike was little more than a consolation.
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The defeat all but ended Blackburn’s faint top-six hopes – with Mowbray’s side now 10 points off sixth-place Cardiff City with just 15 matches remaining.
But here, we’ve been focussing on Elliott, whose now scored five times and registered nine assists in 26 appearances for the Ewood Park outfit since making the season-long move from the Reds.
Whilst the Blackburn faithful have been left angry with the general performance of their side, they were delighted with Elliott’s contribution.
Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:
For the record, I thought Harvey Elliott was really good last night😁
— Matt Currie (@mcurrie95) February 25, 2021
Well there’s certainly one thing from @Rovers at the moment! Harvey Elliott is a joy to watch!! Mad he’s 17 years old 💫
— Liam Livingstone (@liaml4893) February 24, 2021
Imagine messi but better pic.twitter.com/rpnF7AkLsb
— Ethan⚽️💙 (@BrfcBetts) February 24, 2021
How are we relying on a 17 year old tho
— Rowan Mclaughlin (@rowanbrfc) February 24, 2021
17 year old carrying us
— Marcus Edwards (@MarcusCLM) February 24, 2021
We don’t deserve him
— haz (@hazknowsball) February 24, 2021
What is going on!!! Rothwell class till he came off, Harvey Elliott on another level again, just don’t know what to say anymore!!! #Rovers
— Shane Satchell (@shanesatchell08) February 24, 2021