By Dominic Toner
Pep Clotet expressed his delight on Twitter after Leeds progressed to the EFL Cup quarter-finals.
The Whites secured a dramatic 3-2 win on penalties against Championship rivals Norwich at Elland Road on Tuesday night.
First-half goals from Alex Pritchard and Marcus Antonsson sent the game into extra-time, before Chris Wood cancelled out Nelson 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.
Leeds’ assistant manager Clotet revealed he was thrilled to be involved in the game and hailed the impact of the club’s supporters.
“The boys brought the whole stadium to their feet, the greatest possible prize in the game. Delighted to be a part of it. Thank you all.,” Clotet wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Leeds will find out their quarter-final opponents on Wednesday night and join Newcastle as the only teams from outside the Premier League still left in the competition.
Clotet arrived at Elland Road in the summer to be Monk’s assistant, something he also did at former club Swansea.
The pair have enjoyed a good start to the new season and the Whites are currently 10th in the Championship, just three points adrift of the play-off positions.
Leeds have now eliminated Fleetwood, Luton, Blackburn and Norwich in the EFL Cup and will hope to continue their remarkable run.