By Tom Blackburn

Garry Monk described Leeds as “worthy winners” after their 1-0 victory over Luton in the EFL Cup second round on Tuesday night.

Leeds progressed to the next round of the competition courtesy of a spectacular effort from 20-year-old debutant Tyler Denton.

Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay took to Twitter to report Monk’s comments after the result, with the manager praising his team and the unforgettable debut from left-back Denton.

Denton was included in the line-up for the first time on Tuesday night as Garry Monk opted to make 11 changes from the side that beat Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 at Hillsborough on Saturday.

As well as a debut for Denton, Monk also gave new centre-half signing Pontus Jansson the chance to prove himself in the heart of defence.

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Jansson joined up with experience defender Sol Bamba at the back and the Sweden international played for 74 minutes before being subbed off.

Hay claimed on Twitter that there was always a plan to make substitution as the defender is eased into English football.

Up next for Leeds is a trip to Nottingham Forest on Saturday, and Monk will be looking for his team to build on the momentum generated by a second consecutive win.

In other Leeds news, their fans react on Twitter to the stunning debut of Tyler Denton.