By Alex Stevens
Kalvin Phillips was instrumental in Leeds’ 1-0 win over Ipswich on Saturday – and fans hailed his display on Twitter.
The Elland Road academy product was given the nod over Ronaldo Vieira to start in central midfield after Liam Bridcutt missed a third consecutive match with a foot injury.
Phillips played the entire 90 minutes at Elland Road as a Chris Wood header was enough to clinch a fourth consecutive win for Garry Monk’s team.
The triumph lifts Leeds to 12th in the Championship, with a haul of 13 points from their opening nine league matches of the campaign.
Fans were delighted with Phillips’ contribution against Ipswich, with many saying he stepped up to take responsibility in the absence of skipper Bridcutt.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Was really impressed with Phillips today he covered Bridcutt really well. #lufc
— Sean Benn (@beanooo45) September 24, 2016
#LUFC excellence team performance today, Phillips deserves alot of credit. Wood sacko dallas bartley taylor ????????
— Daniel Smith (@Smitty_DanSmith) September 24, 2016
Not seen Phillips range of passing like today before. Exceptional performance #lufc
— Mark Philmore (@IdlePastimes) September 24, 2016
A big shout out to Phillips who really stepped up to the plate this afternoon. Not an easy game for him and he performed well. #lufc
— Nathan Brien (@nath_brien) September 24, 2016
Solid performance that, Wood, Phillips, Bartley, Hernandez, Sacko, Green, O’Kane, Dallas and Jansson all outstanding #LUFC
— Max Grabble (@RussoLUFC) September 24, 2016
We’ve won 2 1/2 of these games without Bridcutt too! Phillips really coming on. #LUFC
— James (@JamesLUFC) September 24, 2016
Kalvin Phillips fantastic, Wood fantastic, Jansson – Bartley looking unstoppable, Taylor brilliant, great play all round. Loved that #lufc
— Whitey (@EliteAntonsson) September 24, 2016
The Yorkshire giants have conceded just one goal in their last four matches as Monk’s methods start to bear fruit.
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