Leeds United maintained their unbeaten run and secured their fourth win in the Championship after comfortably beating Norwich City on Saturday afternoon.
The Whites have made a great start in the 2018-19 campaign under new boss Marcelo Bielsa, and their 3-0 win over Norwich at Carrow Road have taken them to the top of the league after five games.
After the match, Leeds United defender Luke Ayling took to social networking site Twitter to express his reaction. He has hailed the group as “different class”.
— Luke Ayling (@lukeayling_8) August 25, 2018
Leeds fans have praised him for his performance against Norwich, and wished him on his birthday. Here are some of the selected tweets:
Happy birthday mate unreal performance today enjoy some cake tonight ???? pic.twitter.com/jZowQ9NRJp
— Graham Gallagher (@1gally1) August 25, 2018
— THE DUNCAN PUB (@duncanpub) August 25, 2018
— Steve Morrisroe (@smorrisroe) August 25, 2018
Happy Birthday. Hope you had a great day with the family. You’re such an awesome player for us and really hope you stay for many a year
— Matthew Armstrong (@matarmstrong) August 26, 2018
Under Bielsa, Leeds have produced some scintillating attacking performances, but against Norwich they showed how good they are in defending as well.
The 27-year-old joined Leeds in 2016 from Bristol City and has been a key player for the club since. Primarily a right-back, he is capable of playing as a centre-back as well.
Ayling has played in all the five Championship games for the Whites this season and has been in superb form. He has made 2.6 tackles, 2.4 interceptions per game, apart from scoring a goal this season so far.
Two goals from Mateusz Klich and Ezgjan Alioski before the break, and Pablo Hernandez’s strike after the interval sealed all three points for the Whites.