By Emma Sanders
Marcos Silvestri was rewarded for his heroics in Leeds’ penalty shoot-out victory against Norwich in the EFL Cup with a place in the Team of the Round and fans have reacted with delight on Twitter.
The Leeds keeper secured his side a place in the quarter-finals after denying Robbie Brady and Alex Pritchard from the penalty spot.
Garry Monk was named the fantasy team’s best manager too after Leeds claimed their hard-earned their victory against Norwich on Tuesday evening.
The EFL Cup’s official Twitter account released the team on Friday afternoon and Silvestri was rewarded for his heroics, alongside Monk who has seemingly started to turn things around at Leeds.
TEAM OF THE ROUND!
— EFL Cup (@EFLCup) October 28, 2016
The Whites have lined up a tough quarter-final clash against Liverpool in November as Jurgen Klopp’s side defeated Tottenham 2-0, despite making 11 changes from their Premier League squad that faced West Brom on Saturday.
The tTeam of the Round in full: Silvestri, Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham), Michael Dawson (Hull), Ander Herrara (Man United), Mohamed Diame (Newcastle), Matt Ritchie (Newcastle), Sofiane Boufal (Southampton), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool) and Aleksander Mitrovic (Newcastle).
Here is a selection of the messages on Twitter:
— Jake (@JakeSorkin) October 28, 2016
— Distract EU. #lufc (@DistractEU) October 28, 2016
— Lucas Gibson (@LucasG1998) October 28, 2016
— James8303 (@James83303) October 28, 2016
— dean_p (@dean_7p) October 28, 2016
— Caveman (@Caveman6871) October 28, 2016
In other Leeds news, Silvestri has revealed the secrets behind his penalty shoot-out heroics.