By Alex Stevens
Luke Ayling delivered another outstanding display in Leeds’ 1-0 Championship win against Brentford on Saturday – and fans took to Twitter to hail the defender.
The summer signing from Bristol City was arguably the home side’s outstanding performer in what was generally a forgettable encounter.
Leeds were below par for much of the match but a last-gasp Kyle Bartley header sealed a second win of the week for Garry Monk’s side and lifted them to fourth in the table as their promotion surge gathered further momentum.
Ayling was key to the victory with not only some solid defending in his right-back position but also some fine forward forays that often made him the team’s most dangerous attacker.
Leeds fans were impressed by the performance of the summer signing from Bristol City and took to social media to express their gratification.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Another solid performance from Luke Ayling #lufc
— Dean Brook (@D_Brook62) December 17, 2016
Ayling MOTM imo #LUFC
— Sam Bird (@SamBirdyy) December 17, 2016
Bartley, Pontus and Ayling. Gods. #lufc
— Lew Jay (@LewJay91) December 17, 2016
Not working today for Leeds. Far too many average/poor individual performances. Ayling continues to look like a steal mind you. Class. #LUFC
— Mat Thomas (@EmptyUK) December 17, 2016
#lufc sacko and ayling forming a reet partnership
— Deano (@Killer9kane) December 17, 2016
— Got proper Monk on. (@EVANSlufc) December 17, 2016
Leeds’ win over Dean Smith’s side was their seventh in nine league matches and takes their points haul for the season to 38 from 22 Championship matches.
The Yorkshire club are now just seven points behind Brighton in the second automatic promotion spot, although the Sussex club have a game in hand.