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Leeds fans heap praise on Phillips’ transformation

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…

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