Leeds ground out a hard-fought 1-0 win over Burnley this afternoon as they continued their good first third of the season with a festive victory.
Patrick Bamford’s early penalty was enough for Marcelo Bielsa’s men to take the three points and move up the table.
Burnley, as expected, made things difficult for Leeds, especially in the second period. However, Bielsa’s men, led admirably from the middle by Kalvin Phillips, were resilient and hung on to see out the game.
And it was the performance of Phillips that caught the eye on Twitter, as plenty of Leeds fans took time out to praise the England midfielder for his fine display in midfield then deeper in the second period.
The social media platform was awash with praise for Phillips, who seems to get better each week. Here, then, is what some Leeds fans had to say about Phillips’ latest performance.
Kalvin Phillips playin like prime Rio
— Tray🥶 (@TrayOnline4) December 27, 2020
Kalvin Phillips >>>> Rice
— ©️ (@mcfcCG7) December 27, 2020
Kalvin Phillips defensive master class
— Jamie Monaghan (@JamieMonaghan97) December 27, 2020
@Kalvinphillips take a bow..
— Phil (@Fil1966) December 27, 2020
Kalvin Phillips has been immense today. He’s been so strong defending. #lufc
— George (@GDB1993) December 27, 2020
Kalvin Phillips man of the match today, an absolute unit
— Kenuth (@kennylynch12) December 27, 2020