Middlesbrough gathered a huge three points in the Championship on Sunday afternoon, with Britt Assombalonga scoring the only goal of the match in a 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
It was yet another strong defensive performance from Boro, who occupy fifth spot in the Championship table having collected 54 points form their 32 games this term.
Assombalonga made the difference in terms of his goal, but Ashley Fletcher caught the eye of a number of the Boro supporters with his unselfish work in attack.
It would be fair to say that the former Manchester United youngster has not exactly been full of goals during his professional career.
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The 23-year-old’s unselfish work in the final third of the field made a huge difference on Sunday afternoon, however, and the Boro fans were very pleased with his display.
Fletcher will now he hoping to earn more chances at the Riverside Stadium as the clash with Blackburn proved to be his first league outing since December 15.
A selection of the best Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Fletcher’s had a good game today. Fingers crossed he plays like that more often
— JosephCoombs2 (@Coombs2Joseph) February 17, 2019
Fletcher has been unreal today. Gutted for him to miss that chance late on but, as of the 80th minute, he’s had more shots and more on target than Britt! Needs to be starting more often for me, quality player! #UTB
— Mikel Masterclass (@SuperJohnMikel) February 17, 2019
— Danny James (@dantheborofan) February 17, 2019
And Fletcher has wasted one at the other end. With just the keeper to beat he has curled into his hands, which is disappointing because the striker has played well. 0-1 #Boro
— Paul Fraser (@paulfraserecho) February 17, 2019
Thought Fletcher played well too, just needs a goal. Those 2 give us something we’ve lacked
— Peter McCormick (@petermac84) February 17, 2019
Well played, Ashley Fletcher ?
— Kenneth Smith (@Kenneth61218767) February 17, 2019
Feel bad for Fletcher, played quite well today was just unlucky not to score that chance at the end, will come good with confidence
— Jack (@LewisWing) February 17, 2019
A very good 45mins from us there.
Looked in total control for the majority of that half, the one goal lead fully deserved and perhaps should’ve been more.
— Ian Smith (@Smithy_MFC84) February 17, 2019