Leeds United desperately needed to get back on track after a poor run of results when they hosted struggling Ipswich Town last night, and they did exactly that.
The 2-o victory was just reward for a much-improved performance which saw Marcelo Bielsa get the reaction his host of changes was designed to provoke.
Pablo Hernandez’s return inspired the attack into improvement that saw off the Tractor Boys, but Leeds fans picked out another player who was their man of the match.
Kalvin Phillips was once again exceptional in his hybrid role dropping in between the centre halves but bossing the defensive midfield zone.
The Englishman has been one of the most improved performers under Bielsa and continued that last night, and it has not gone unnoticed by the Elland Road faithful.
We’ve taken a closer look at the best of the reaction to Phillips’ performance…
Kalvin Phillips was absolutely outstanding. #lufc
— Leeds United Supporters Club (@LUSCExec) October 24, 2018
Kalvin Phillips my man of the match, controlled the defence and the midfield
— George Withey (@withey_george) October 24, 2018
BPF a safe pair of hands, Phillips immense. Pablo cross of the year. Forshaw did great when on, would like to see him get more game time. Coops superb again, and he'll rewatch that goal for years to come.
— Tony Leeds (@TonyLeeds5) October 25, 2018
@Kalvinphillips absolute beast in the middle of the back line 👊🏻
— Michael Gray (@mickyboygray) October 24, 2018
Philips immense , only slight criticism Cooper and Ayling attempting long passes gave the ball away a few times but as I say only a little criticism
— Pal lufc (@pal_lufc) October 25, 2018
KP. Massive performance
— Matt Gross (@mattgross1979) October 24, 2018
KP was class, but Pablo seems to be the only one that can really unlock defences. If we can keep him fit he is key for a promotion challenge
— Gavin Pritchard (@skipper2k) October 25, 2018