Garry Monk delivers Leeds play-offs verdict after landmark win
By Will Butcher
Garry Monk has claimed that Leeds are ready to take on all-comers in Championship after securing a 3-2 win against Norwich on Saturday.
Young midfielder Ronaldo Vieira scored a last-gasp winner to earn three points at Carrow Road, to add to earlier goals from Chris Wood and Pontus Jansson.
The landmark triumph lifts Leeds into the play-off positions for the first time in more than two seasons.
Speaking after the 3-2 win against Alex Neil’s side, Monk was quoted on Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay’s Twitter account as saying that Leeds have “nothing to fear” in the Championship.
Monk's skilfully dodging questions about the play-offs but he did say Leeds know they've got "nothing to fear" in the Championship. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) November 5, 2016
Leeds’ win against Norwich is their second against the Canaries in less than two weeks, after they secured a penalty shootout win against Alex Neil’s side in the fourth round of the EFL Cup last week.
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The triumph, which is Leeds’ ninth in 12 league and cup encounters, has seen them move into sixth place in the Championship.
Leeds impressive run of form is a world away from their dismal start to the season that saw them languishing above the relegation zone with only one win in their first six domestic fixtures.
Monk will now look forward to some well deserved rest for himself and his players as the Championship takes a backseat for the international break.
Leeds next face Newcastle at Elland Road on 20 November in Elland Road’s first sellout match in six years.
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