Leeds news: Fans furious on Twitter with Grimes performance

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26th Oct, 2016 | 10:45am

Leeds fans react on Twitter to Grimes display v Norwich

By Dominic Toner

Matt Grimes was involved in a dramatic Leeds victory on Tuesday night – but the club’s supporters were furious on Twitter with his performance.

The Whites secured a 3-2 win on penalties against Championship rivals Norwich at Elland Road, meaning they booked their place in the EFL Cup quarter-finals.

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.

Midfielder Grimes was handed just his third start of the season against Norwich and was involved in the entire contest, including missing his penalty in the shoot-out by blazing the ball over the crossbar.

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Leeds supporters expressed their anger with Grimes’ efforts and believe he failed to influence the game.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:



Grimes, 21, completed a season-long loan move to Elland Road in the summer from Swansea.

The central midfielder has now made seven appearances in all competitions and is yet to register a goal or an assist.

The England Under-21 international has failed to settle since his arrival and is currently far down in Garry Monk’s pecking order of midfielders.

In other Leeds news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Chris Wood’s performance against Norwich.