Leeds fans react to Pennington display in victory against Oxford
By Harry Sykes
Matthew Pennington starred for Leeds United in their 2-0 win over Oxford on Saturday – and fans took to Twitter to hail the new signing.
The centre-back, who is on a season-long loan from Everton, played the full 90 minutes of the triumph at Elland Road.
Pennington, 22, survived an early dodgy back pass and proceeded to have a very strong game, making some important tackles in the second half.
Pennington made a big impression with supporters, who praised the solidity of his partnership with Liam Cooper and suggested the two could form a solid union in the Championship opener against Bolton in eight days’ time.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) July 29, 2017
#LUFC few things stood out today, Saiz is like a young Hernandez, Pennington is a very good loan, sacko still has lots to learn but can
— James Obiedzinski (@jamesobi1) July 29, 2017
Cooper and Pennington were impressive today ????????#lufc
— T/T (@Teds_Thompson) July 29, 2017
Positives for #LUFC today:
⚽️Cooper & Pennington looked solid
⚽️Roofe & Alioski lively
Still need another CB & CF
— Derek Clark (@derekclarksport) July 29, 2017
Saiz O Kane Roofe Pennington all looked quality today. Roll on next Sunday can’t wait to get back on awayday buzz ????⚽️???? #lufc
— matty clarke ???????????? (@geezlufc) July 29, 2017
From today performances etc. I’d say only 3/4 are defo start starters for next week. EOK, Roofe, Pennington, saiz #lufc
— SJH ® (@SJHSPORTS) July 29, 2017
Pennington will grow as the season goes on if he gets consistent game time! Very good today! #lufc
— Phil Holt (@PhilHoltXIV) July 29, 2017
Great game, ayling, Pennington and Dallas all looking strong for the new season #lufc
— Finlay J (@FinlayJ15) July 29, 2017
Goals from Kemar Roofe and Stuart Dallas sealed a win for Leeds in their final pre-season match ahead of the match against Bolton on Sunday week.
Pennington is in line to start that fixture as Leeds will be without senior centre-back Pontus Jansson as he is suspended for the opening two matches of the campaign.
United are also in the market for a fourth player in central defence who can complement Pennington, Jansson and Cooper.
In other Leeds transfer news, a left-back has headed to Elland Road as he aims to secure a permanent transfer from top-flight club.