Luke Ayling scored the only goal of the match in the first half as the Whites sealed all three crucial points.
Kalvin Phillips was superb once again. The 24-year-old bossed the midfield and showed why he is such a key player for Marcelo Bielsa.
After the game the defensive midfielder took to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction. He has hailed the Leeds fans as ‘unbelievable’, and said he is ‘buzzing’ for the clean sheet.
Phillips is a cult-hero among the Leeds fans, and many supporters quickly responded to his tweet to let him know how special he is for the club. Here are some of the selected tweets:
Top man class act , we believe
— martinfoster0 (@martinf87242169) February 15, 2020
You were immense today. The local hero is more than ready for the national stage
— We All Talk Leeds (@WeAllTalkLeeds) February 15, 2020
You make the team tick lad. Keep it going and get us promoted. Proud of you – yorkshire pirlo
— Martyn Norton (@martynnorton393) February 15, 2020
The midfielder has transformed his game to a whole new level under the Argentine. He is arguably one of the best central midfielders in the Championship and is absolutely vital for Leeds’ promotion hopes.
Phillips could be targeted by top Premier League clubs in the summer and it could become a challenge for the Whites to keep hold of him, especially if they fail to make it to the Premier League.