By Alex Stevens
Leeds fans took to Twitter to hail Kalvin Phillips after he produced another fine display in their 2-1 win over Barnsley on Saturday.
Garry Monk’s side secured their fifth victory in six matches, and their fourth from five league encounters, as they overcame their Yorkshire rivals at Elland Road.
Goals from defender Kyle Bartley and playmaker Pablo Hernandez were enough to secure the three points and lift Leeds into the top half of the Championship table for the first time this season.
Academy product Phillips has emerged as a key member of Leeds’ team during their excellent recent run after leapfrogging Ronaldo Vieira in the central midfield pecking order at Elland Road in the absence of injured skipper Liam Bridcutt.
The 20-year-old played the full 90 minutes of the win over Barnsley after being selected as Eunan O’Kane’s central midfield partner for the third consecutive game.
Fans took to social media to give their verdicts on Phillips immense display against Barnsley.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@Buybeckford The boy’s been bossing it lately like I’ve been wanting him to do for a while now, Glory Glory Kalvin Phillips
— Max (@AtypicalLeeds) October 1, 2016
Kalvin Phillips absolute class today #lufc
— x (@JackLUFC14) October 1, 2016
Xabi Alonso is the Spanish Kalvin Phillips*** https://t.co/KRM3dMFsBR
— Adam J. Jones (@xTippyy) October 1, 2016
Not that I’m getting carried away or anything but Kalvin Phillips is definitely the new Batty. Superb today.
— Michael Normanton (@Michael_TSB) October 1, 2016
How can you not rate Kalvin Phillips? What a baller
— Nathan (@Nathantonsson) October 1, 2016
Jansson and Bartley will take the plaudits but Kalvin Phillips was brilliant #dirtyleeds
— Tom Weldon (@WeldonTom) October 1, 2016
Manager Monk had named an unchanged side for the third match in a row for the clash against the Tykes.
Barnsley are still ahead of Leeds in the table on goal difference but Monk’s side are now 11th after increasing their points haul in the campaign to 16.
In other Leeds team news, this is what Sky pundit Ian Holloway predicted ahead of the team’s clash against Barnsley.