HomeSoccer5 assists for LFC loanees as Elliott hits 15-goal landmark
5 assists for LFC loanees as Elliott hits 15-goal landmark
March 21, 2021
Harvey Elliott recorded his tenth help for Blackburn on Saturday, with no teenager throughout England’s high 4 tiers tallying extra league objectives and assists mixed.
Although lowered to a substitute’s position underneath Tony Mowbray at current, Elliott made certain to make an impression when he got here on with slightly below half an hour to play at Norwich.
The 17-year-old changed John Buckley with Rovers a objective down, becoming a member of the entrance three in a bid to salvage a end result for his facet, who’ve been desperately off form of late.
It took Elliott 13 minutes to make his mark, laying on the equalising objective for Sam Gallagher with an excellent free-kick from the suitable byline, curling in together with his left for the striker to go dwelling.
The help was Elliott’s tenth since becoming a member of Blackburn in October, and took him to fifteen objective involvements within the Championship – which, based on Opta, is greater than another teenager throughout the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two.
Solely Norwich’s Emi Buendia (12) has extra assists within the Championship than Elliott, with Studying’s Michael Olise and Brentford’s Bryan Mbeumo additionally having arrange 10 up to now.
When it comes to possibilities created per 90, Elliott is within the high 5 (2.1), whereas he’s joint-eighth when it comes to whole possibilities created (55).
Whether or not his newest contribution will earn a spot again in Mowbray’s beginning lineup – having come off the bench in 4 of the final 5 video games – stays to be seen, however it’s clear Elliott is catching the attention at Ewood Park.
He was not the one Liverpool loanee to report an help on Saturday both, and in reality, Liam Millar and Adam Lewis teed up two every in League One.
Millar’s brace of assists got here within the area of 10 minutes as Charlton fought for a 2-2 draw at Wimbledon, whereas Lewis arrange each objectives for Niall Ennis from left-back as Plymouth secured a 2-0 victory over Bristol Rovers.
The primary for Lewis was a beautiful chip throughout the face of objective from the left byline, whereas he drilled the ball in for Ennis to show and convert together with his second.
They got here in solely the 21-year-old’s fifth begin within the third tier, and will assist persuade supervisor Ryan Lowe that he’s worthy of a extra common place within the facet transferring ahead.
Elsewhere on Saturday, Harry Wilson began and Sheyi Ojo changed him for the ultimate six minutes as Cardiff sealed a 1-0 victory over rivals Swansea, and Sepp van den Berg once more performed the complete 90 minutes at right-back as Preston misplaced 1-0 to Luton.
Marko Grujic got here on for the ultimate minute as Porto held on for a 2-1 win at Portimonense.
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Liam Millar (Charlton) – 68 minutes vs. Wimbledon, two assists
Adam Lewis (Plymouth) – 90 minutes vs. Bristol Rovers, two assists
Harvey Elliott (Blackburn) – 26 minutes vs. Norwich, help
Harry Wilson (Cardiff) – 84 minutes vs. Swansea
Sheyi Ojo (Cardiff) – 6 minutes vs. Swansea
Sepp van den Berg (Preston) – 90 minutes vs. Luton
Vitezslav Jaros (St Pat’s) – 90 minutes vs. Shamrock Rovers
Marko Grujic (Porto) – 1 min vs. Portimonense
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