Leeds fans react on Twitter to first Monk league win after claims he is fighting for his job
By Amir Mir
Leeds supporters on Twitter were delighted for manager Garry Monk after he won his first league match as the club’s manager.
The Whites defied the odds by beating arch-rivals Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 at Hillsborough on Saturday afternoon to give lift-off to their Championship campaign.
Marcus Antonsson and Chris Wood punished their opponents with two counter-attack strikes to seal the club a much-needed victory.
Monk has come under increasing pressure following a dismal start to the campaign which included two losses, a last-gasp draw to Fulham and a penalty shootout win against League One minnows Fleetwood.
There were reports on Thursday that controversial owner Massimo Cellino was losing faith in Monk and was already ready to pull the trigger on his reign.
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That prompted a deluge of complaints from supporters, who were pleased that the ex-Swansea manager has now been given some breathing space in a big performance for the former Premier League manager.
Here is a selection of Leeds supporters showing their faith in Monk:
First league win as Leeds Coach, that's a monkey off monks back.#lufc
— Andy Hargreaves (@andylufc1919) August 20, 2016
Really didn't think that midfield would work, but delighted that it did. What a win for Monk and the club. Quality. #lufc
— PG (@HarteandSoul) August 20, 2016
— Simon Wilson (@SimonFWilson1) August 20, 2016
IN MONK WE TRUST.#LUFC
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) August 20, 2016
Give Monk just 2 months. We will beat everyone in this league.#lufc
— Krzysztof Wrzal (@KrzysztofWrzal) August 20, 2016
If THAT'S the Garry Monk Leeds United then we are in for fun this season ???????? #lufc
— Mr Geldard (@MrJGeldard) August 20, 2016
Well done #lufc "Believe in the Monk"
— Paul Johnson (@topman7330) August 20, 2016
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