Neil Warnock could not hide his delight at how his side had performed despite Leeds United losing 1-0 to league leaders Southampton at Elland Road, and challenged them to replicate that 12 times over the remaining games of the season.
“You don’t always get what you deserve, I know that from experience,” Warnock said.
“It’s whetted my appetite, though. I think the players have surprised themselves if I’m honest, not just the way we played, but the style.
“Their goalkeeper could have won five man-of-the-match awards, but the finishing could have been better.
“When you’re top of the league, like Southampton, you get the rub of the green. We had a certain penalty at 0-0 when the lad (Jose Fonte) has put his hand up to block Snodgrass’s shot.
“We dominated the best side in the league for 89 minutes and that’s fantastic. That is the minimum requirement what they have done today.
“When I watch England play I could go to sleep, but I don’t want that with my teams. I want end to end, good football and an end product.
“Rickie Lambert would have had five or six if he had have played for us today.”