Leeds United picked up a rare victory in the Championship against Queen Park Rangers on Sunday at Elland Road – and fans were delighted with what they saw from midfielder Kalvin Phillips.
Yet another goal from the midfielder, having netted last weekend, had supporters of the club showing some appreciation for the often much-maligned 22-year-old, as he scored the Whites second of the game – his seventh in all.
Last time out in the league, the Leeds born ace thundered in a 25-yard rocket against Norwich City but it was not enough to see the team through as they fell to a 2-1 defeat at Carrow Road.
There was no repeat of letting a lead slide on Sunday though.
In what has been a distinctly average season from the Whites, Phillips has been one of the players deemed by supporters to have been at the heart of their mediocrity’ and one man fans were keen to see the back of.
However, after his display against the Rs, the Whites faithful were literally singing about the 22-year-old, who they do not seem quite so keen on dumping off this summer.
Phillips is under contract at Elland Road until 2021 after extending his stay with the club at the end of the last campaign.
Here is a selection of Twitter reactions from supports singing the praises of the unsung-hero:
HE LOOKS LIKE A PINEAPPLE, PLAYS IN MIDFIELD. KALVIN! PHILLIPS! #LUFC
— Adam Walker (@AdamWalker14) May 6, 2018
Phillips should stick with that hairstyle if I was him!! #LUFC
— ASW (@AlexWilcockson) May 6, 2018
— Graham Hoey (@G_Hoey) May 6, 2018
Great finish by Phillips, needs to get forward more often like the last two games #lufc
— Ryan (@RPlufc93) May 6, 2018
Phillips should wear a pineapple on his head more often. #lufc
— I'd Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) May 6, 2018
just a reminder that there are actual adult #lufc fans who think we should sell Roofe, Phillips and Saiz
— lunif (@LukeFrewin) May 6, 2018
— Katrina Kelly 💙💛 (@mskelly1990) May 6, 2018
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