Leeds United couldn’t maintain their 100% record at the start of the season as they were held to a goalless draw by Preston North End at Elland Road on Saturday, and midfielder Kalvin Phillips in particular came under criticism from the fans.
The Whites had begun their campaign with a 3-2 win against Bolton Wanderers in their opening Championship fixture before beating Port Vale at home in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, but they couldn’t find a way past a resolute North End defence who only had 10 men for the final 30 minutes.
Phillips was handed another start in the centre of the park following his two-goal performance at the Macron Stadium last weekend, but he struggled to replicate his impressive showing against the Trotters and was replaced by Ronaldo Vieira on the hour-mark.
Leeds supporters were quick to have their say on the performance of the 21-year-old via social media, and they were quick to slam him with some suggesting that he is an “accident waiting to happen”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Normal service resumed yesterday from phillips, terrible, too slow of body & mind. All those blinded by a deflection and a tap in #lufc 1/2
— BigGunsGruff (@grizzly_adams85) August 13, 2017
My11 for FFC:Green-Ayling Jansson Cooper CBJ-Aloski Vieira OKane Dallas-Saiz-Wood.Keep Phillips away from that mid, way off the pace! #lufc
— Sean Bugg (@Silver_Bugg) August 13, 2017
Don't want to knock Phillips and want to see him do well as he is Leeds but in my opinion is a squad player. #LUFC
— Rhys Wyn (@RhysWyn19) August 12, 2017
Some positives to take from yesterday, but Vieira must start on tues and klich/bridcutt must replace Phillips entirely in the squad #lufc
— LUFC (@Adam_Kewley) August 13, 2017
After last week Phillips should have been brimming with confidence… But instead it was a far to familiar display of mediocrity…#Lufc
— Ayub Patel (@AyubPatel123) August 12, 2017
That was an awful performance, Phillips was awful today, GK looks another liability. Plenty to work on #lufc
— robbo (@robbolufc) August 12, 2017
dunno what it is with Phillips he either has a worldie or is an accident waiting to happen #lufc
— Matt (@MWJS82) August 12, 2017