Leeds United opened up a five-point lead at the top of the Championship table courtesy of a 2-0 win over Derby County at Elland Road on Friday night.
Kemar Roofe made the breakthrough in the 20th minute, before Jack Harrison doubled the home side’s advantage early in the second period.
There were a number of standout performers on the night, but it would be fair to say that the Leeds fans absolutely loved Ezgjan Alioski’s performance at left-back.
Alioski – a 2017 arrival from Lugano – was blasted by the Leeds supporters following the team’s 2-1 defeat at Queens Park Rangers in the FA Cup last weekend.
The 26-year-old put in a fine performance against Derby on Friday night, however, and it seems that the club’s fans agree that he is better as a full-back.
It is funny how quickly things can change in football and Alioski’s display against the Rams showed that he can be a big player in the second half of the season.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
Brilliant result! Some cracking performances all round but Alioski just edging MOM for me. The guy’s a machine #mot
— Andy (LUFC) Ladley (@AndyLUFC79) January 11, 2019
If you still think Alioski is a waste of space you really do need to give your head a wobble. Versatile, industrious, committed, creative and an incredible engine. He must be one of the first names Bielsa sticks down on his team-sheet. Outstanding again tonight. #LUFC
— Cockney White (@cockney_white) January 11, 2019
CONTROVERSIAL TWEET – Alioski could be the best left full back in the squad!!!
— LUFC Worldwide (@LUFC_WorldWide) January 11, 2019
— Darren murray#6️⃣9️⃣ (@dazza0712) January 11, 2019
Jack Clarke absolutely outstanding, Alioski giving the best performance at left back I’ve seen from any Leeds player all season. Forshaw bossed the midfield from start to finish. Total control. #LUFC
— Jay (@jaymerry91) January 11, 2019
— We all love Leeds (@LondonLUFC) January 11, 2019
The work rate, the passion tonight. Amazing. Alioski MOTM. Immesnse at LB #lufc
— Ben (@ben080385) January 11, 2019
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