Some Leeds fans gush over 'our best player' in 1-1 v Preston: 'Man of the match', 'Immense'
Leeds United fans have been gushing over Ezgjan Alioski for his performance in the 1-1 draw against Preston at Elland Road on Boxing Day.
Alioski, 27, was back in the starting line-up in the left-back position as Stuart Dallas was moved into the midfield to replace the injured Pablo Hernandez.
It was by no means a great display by Leeds as they dropped yet more points in the race for automatic promotion to the Premier League, but Alioski was certainly a stand-out player for the Yorkshire giants.
As always, the North Macedonia international never stopped running all game and he was so unlucky to have not got himself on the scoresheet.
He hit the post and came up against an in-form Declan Rudd in the Preston goal.
Alioski’s energy and drive is something that Leeds needed from their other players if they wanted to get a win out of that game because Preston’s high-press had a lot of Marcelo Bielsa’s men foiled from the very first minute.
Leeds fans were really impressed with the left-back and here are some of their tweets about him during the game:
I celebrated like I did for the goal against villa last year, felt like a win, a lot way off the pace today Alioski MOM for me, Cooper needs therapy, I’ve never seen anything like that, we will lose this points lead very soon, please don’t do it again #LUFC 😘
— Dave (@d_bramley) December 26, 2019
Alioski was brilliant
— Zee (@ZSJaved123) December 26, 2019
Awful, awful first half… bit more like it in the second. Liked Eddie's JFH-like movement and Alioski's (occasionally directionless) commitment, but Coops, Ayling and KP a step below where we need them to be. A point isn't the worse but that's still an opportunity missed. #lufc
— EastStandUpper (@EastStandUpper) December 26, 2019
Alioski has been immense tonight
— Aram (@AramLeeds) December 26, 2019
Alioski is a real real attacking threat at LB he has to play every week for me
— Mark Ramm (@LufcRammy) December 26, 2019
Alioski far and away our best player-Klich and Phillips missing today
— Barry Monaghan (@jbarrymon) December 26, 2019
Was Philipps playing today ? should have been his kind of game Alioski man of the match most chances from left back
— Michael Bennett (@mickb246) December 26, 2019
In other Leeds United news, fans blasted one player at half-time against Preston.