Loads of Leeds fans have been reacting to their comfortable win on Wednesday night, and they’re nearly running out of good things to say about Kalvin Phillips.
Leeds won 2-0 at Elland Road on Wednesday night to put themselves back on top of the Championship, and if truth be told they could have won by a lot more.
After a tired performance against Blackburn at the weekend, Marcelo Bielsa’s side were first to every ball, fantastic in possession, and formidable at the back.
Liam Cooper and Kemar Roofe grabbed the goals, but it’s Phillips that is taking all the plaudits.
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The young midfielder has been superb in what some might call the Javier Mascherano role this season, but he moved deeper into a back three on Wednesday night.
The 22-year-old looked like he had been playing centre-back all his life though, winning every ball that came near him and spraying the ball around like Andrea Pirlo.
He touched the ball 110 times, completed 86 per cent of his passes, and also made four interceptions and five clearances.
Fans are loving Bielsa’s genius decision to try last season’s scapegoat out in defence, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
KP MOM immense tonight broke everything up that come his way
— Luke O'Malley (@lukeomalley_) October 24, 2018
Absolutely class on ball aswell
— JJ (@JoshJacko9) October 24, 2018
Who knew he was such a good passer. Last season could find a team mate 2 yards away. This season he spraying them 50/60 yards to the instep #lufc
— Dave Angus (@WAFLL_1919) October 24, 2018
— Dom Husband (@DomHusband) October 24, 2018
Phillips was top drawer
— jamie croft (@CroftLeeds) October 24, 2018
Phillips was immense tonight.
— Rob Miles-Barnard (@Mb78Rmb) October 24, 2018
That was a 2-0 hammering. Phillips was Madley-esque. Also Forshaw excellent when he came on; worth a start on Saturday with Saiz on the bench.
— Tyler75 (@hughesr64) October 24, 2018
Phillips was superb, other than a couple of stray passes he did he was rock solid back there……
— Liam (@Liam999uk) October 24, 2018
Hernandez and Phillips brilliant, didn’t get out of second gear. Good 3 points. Different test on Saturday #MOT
— Jonny Beecham (@JBeech6479) October 24, 2018
Great performance and @Kalvinphillips has grown into a great player within this good team
— John White (@homerjay66) October 24, 2018
Have say Phillips outstanding
— stephen (@banditsteve123) October 24, 2018