By Alex Stevens

Liam Cooper has hailed Leeds’ improvement after their landmark 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

The Whites defied the odds by overcoming arch-enemies Wednesday to earn their first league win of the season.

Cooper, who started alongside Kyle Bartley at the heart of the defence, hailed his teammates as “different class” on his personal Twitter account and believes the team is “improving every day” under the guidance of new manager Garry Monk.

The victory was Monk’s first over 90 minutes in his five matches at the helm and provides lift-off to Leeds’ Championship campaign following their midweek 1-1 draw against Fulham.

Monk made four changes to the team as he completely overhauled the midfield that played at Elland Road on Tuesday night.

The manager persisted with the dual striker combination of Marcus Antonsson and Chris Wood and both players responded with goal.

The former Kalmar striker, a £2million summer signing, rose highest to head home a cross from fellow new boy Hadi Sacko after 63 minutes to break the deadlock.

Target-man Chris Wood restored himself as the club’s top-scorer with a close-range finish with five minutes remaining.

In other Leeds team news, Noel Whelan names the two Whites players who are crucial to their promotion push this season.