Garry Monk jeered on Elland Road return

Ruben Hill
November 20, 2017

Leeds United struck a crucial victory this afternoon, taking the spoils in a close fought game with Middlesbrough to send former manager Garry Monk home with nothing to show for his efforts on his return to Elland Road.

Britt Assombalonga gave Middlesbrough hope by converting a controversial penalty late on but Leeds held on.

Boro were awarded a penalty with less than 15 minutes remaining following a grappling match in the box between Daniel Ayala and Luke Ayling.

But Monk admitted at the end of the game that he thought that his side had been unlucky to come away from Leeds with no points as he felt that they did enough to deny the Whites the win.

"I think it's the fine margins because we started both halves reasonably well and the goals came straight after". "It's the players who have to respond on the pitch".

Sky Bet have shortened Leeds from 14/1 to 12/1 in their Championship promotion odds. "They have done the work so well, especially over the last few weeks and I believe we deserve these three points".

"The attitude of the players, their willingness to go for the win from the first whistle - that was the difference in this game".

We at FLW chose to take a look just how Leeds fans reacted to the tweet from Alioski, and it certainly made good, positive reading for the impressive Leeds man... I've said my side, the club has said their side and that's done and dusted.

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