Leeds United moved to within five points of the English Championship play-off positions with a much-needed 1-0 victory over Brentford at Elland Road on Saturday.
It was Leeds’ first win under new manager Paul Heckingbottom and their first in ten matches and could be a major turning point in their season as the race for promotion heats up in the closing stages of the second-tier.
The Whites had Liam Cooper to thank for the victory, the defender heading home from a free-kick to respond to criticism after a lacklustre performance mid-week.
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The name on every supporter’s lips though was Samu Saiz, who impressed throughout the 90 minutes and wowed supporters with his skill and dribbling ability. It was the player’s first start since receiving a suspension for spitting in an FA Cup clash.
Fans reckon that the team was much improved with him in the side and hope he can stay in the starting eleven going forward.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Samu Saiz is worth the admission alone at times. Ghosting by players with ease really different level to alot of our players. I worry about keeping him #lufc
— Loiner (@gazLUFC13) February 24, 2018
The more I see saiz the more I can't believe he is at this level. The guy oozes class. Offers so mich not scared. I would pay to watch him alone. What a player. #lufc well played all. Especially Cooper after moans I gave .
— jayjay82 (@jwh1982) February 24, 2018
— Daniel Wood (@danielwood100) February 24, 2018
— Tony Clapham (@t_clapham) February 24, 2018
Great win, well deserved 3 points. Saiz making everything look effortless like he's never been away and Dallas was bloody brilliant again. Tireless work down that left hand side for the whole game. #LUFC
— Jamie Merry (@jaymerry91) February 24, 2018
I don't say this lightly but Saiz was absolutely superb today and is a real talent. Aside from that I thought Ryan Woods once again against us was one of the best players on the park. Brilliant result and three points on the board. #LUFC #BrentfordFC #mot
— Ben (@BenSpencer_x) February 24, 2018
Good week, 5 points and it could have easily been more! IF Cardiff do us a favour tomorrow there’s still something to play for, totally different side with Saiz in the team! #lufc
— RightInTheGaryKellys (@RITGK) February 24, 2018
About bloody time! Just goes to show how much better we are with Saiz! #LUFC
— Nick Morley (@NikMorley) February 24, 2018