By Amir Mir
Garry Monk has expressed his pride on Twitter after Leeds progressed through to the quarter-final stage of the EFL Cup by beating Norwich 3-2 on penalties.
First-half goals from Alex Pritchard and Marcus Antonsson sent the game into extra-time, before Chris Wood cancelled out Castro Oliviera’s goal to take the game to penalties.
Goalkeeper Marco Silvestri saved three spot-kicks in a dramatic shoot-out in which victory was sealed for the home side when academy product Ronaldo Vieira, 18, scored the decisive spot-kick.
The triumph on Tuesday night means the Yorkshire club have reached the quarter-final stage of the League Cup for only the second time in 20 years.
Former Premier League boss Monk took to Twitter in the aftermath of the match to express his delight at the team’s victory.
“So proud of tonight’s effort,” Monk wrote on his personal Twitter account. “Real tenacity from the players and incredible support from our fans. We now have to keep it going.”
The Yorkshire club are now six games unbeaten at Elland Road in all competitions, as they are also showing strong form in the Championship.
They picked up a 1-0 victory against Wolves on Saturday afternoon, which sent them tenth in the league table, three points from a play-off place.
Monk’s side host newly-promoted Burton at the weekend, as he will be hoping they can maintain their winning form.
In other Leeds team news, supporters on Twitter were delighted with the impact Chris Wood had during the win over Norwich.