Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phllips was frustrated with the goal they conceded against Fulham, and expressed his disappointment at former Crystal Palace loanee Patrick Bamford not making the England squad.
Patrick Bamford opened the scoring before Joachim Andersen levelled just after the half-hour mark. Raphinha’s second-half strike sealed all three points for Leeds.
Prior to their opener Leeds had two goals ruled out for offside.
The result keeps Fulham in the bottom three. Newcastle and Brighton, the two clubs directly above them, have two matches in hand and face each other today.
“Every point against a team like this is a good three points and the lads worked hard tonight,” said Phillips. “We conceded another sloppy goal but in the end we got the winner and the lads are buzzing.
“We’re always disappointed whichever goal we concede but just from set-pieces we’ve conceded too many, we did well last week against Chelsea and probably just dropped a little bit of concentration today.
“Pat’s [Patrick Bamford] a great player, he scores quite a few goals and gets in those positions where he can score goals and it’s a credit to him he gets in those positions, whether he scores or not. I’m a little bit gutted he didn’t make the England team but there’s always next time.”
When asked if the second goal sums up how Leeds play, with them so nearly conceding to going up the other end and scoring, Phillips responded: “That’s how the manager wants us to play. We’re very energetic, we’re very dynamic, we go close to conceding a goal and then we go up the other end and Rapha [Raphinha] pokes one in so overall and it’s a massive three points.
“We’ll continue to take every game as it comes, we built on a good performance last week and we got the three points today.”
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