By Alex Stevens
Kalvin Phillips became the second senior Leeds figure in 24 hours to be handed a red card after being given his marching orders on Monday afternoon.
The central midfielder was dismissed shortly before half-time as the Elland Road club’s Under-23s lost 4-3 at home to Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United.
Phillips was one of two senior Leeds players named in Jason Blunt’s development side alongside striker Marcus Antonsson.
But Phillips, 21, lasted less than half of the match as he was sent off for accumulating two yellow cards.
45+7. @Kalvinphillips is sent off after being shown a 2nd Yellow card. 2-1
— LUFC Academy (@LUFCacademy) February 6, 2017
It came 24 hours after Sunday’s tempestuous first-team encounter at Huddersfield in which an altercation between manager Garry Monk and his opposite number David Warner ended in both men being sent to the stands.
It sparked a brawl between both sets of players and coaching staffs, and is almost certainly set to result in disciplinary sanctions from the Football Association after video footage is examined.
Leeds’ development side were 2-1 ahead at half-time in the Monday lunchtime clash at the club’s Thorp Arch training headquarters against the youth team selected by their Yorkshire rivals.
But they were unable to hold on to the advantage with just 10 men and eventually lost by one goal in the seven-goal contest, following strikes from Antonsson and rookie duo Eoghan Stokes and Tom Pearce.
Antonsson was an unused substitute at Huddersfield on Sunday, while Phillips was omitted from the matchday 18 despite being part of the travelling party.
Phillips is highly rated after graduating from the club’s academy and has made 29 first team appearances this season, which have included 21 starts.