Leeds United battled their way to an impressive 3-1 victory against Leicester in their Premier League clash on Sunday afternoon.

Marcelo Bielsa kept his selection simple, bringing in Pascal Struijk for the injured Diego Llorente after the Newcastle game.

Kalvin Phillips was once against tasked with the hard job of marshalling one of the league’s top attacking sides, who were more reliant on their midfield.

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With Jamie Vardy missing, Brendan Rodgers demanded Harvey Barnes and James Maddison dictated play for the Foxes.

After those two linked up for the opening goal, it was hard to remember another moment where they caused the Whites that many problems.

The Yorkshire Pirlo was influential in doing that.

Phillips has been superb this season, and that continued at the King Power with Gareth Southgate present to take in the action.

No player in the Leeds squad has completed more tackles per game than Phillips according to WhoScored, underlining the importance of that role in the heart of the midfield.

Patrick Bamford will get most of the headlines for his contributions, but the likes of Phillips continue to do the dirty work for this Whites side.

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Many Leeds fans have reacted to the performance of Phillips, and it is clear that they were delighted with what they saw at the King Power.

The majority labelled the midfield as brilliant, with one even going as far as to compare Phillips with David Batty from his prime in the Premier League.

MOT Leeds News have picked out some of the best reactions below…

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