'Absolute machine' - Leeds United fans reflect on Kalvin Phillips impact as England finally return to major international tournament final

LEEDS United's fans hailed the continued stellar impact of Kalvin Phillips as England booked their place in their first major international tournament since 1966.

Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 11:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 7th July 2021, 11:06 pm

Phillips played the full duration of Wednesday night's semi-final against Denmark at Wembley which went to extra time before England progressed to the final with a 2-1 victory.

The Whites midfielder has started every one of England's six games at Euro 2020 and was only taken off during the second half of the quarter-final against Ukraine to avoid the risk of a booking which would have meant a suspension.

Here are a selection of some of the comments that fans had to say about Phillips on social media.

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IMPRESSIVE: Leeds United's England international midfielder Kalvin Phillips, right, during Wednesday night's Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark at Wembley. Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.
IMPRESSIVE: Leeds United's England international midfielder Kalvin Phillips, right, during Wednesday night's Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark at Wembley. Photo by LAURENCE GRIFFITHS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

"Brilliant from kalvin tonight ! But all the Yorkshire boys Walker Phillips stones and maguire were brilliant #lufc #eng #ENGDEN" - @KevCressey

"Kalvin Phillips and some other people are in the #EURO2020 final. I'm delighted. #lufc" - @steveads1970

"Kalvin absolutely bossed that game from 60 mins on. Struggled 1st half, but wow after that. Won every tackle, every spare. Super proud #eng #lufc #mot" - @tonyrhodes1964

"Little lad Kalvin Phillips just played 120 minutes of football for England in a semi final and took the team to a Final. Hes magic and hes one of our own. #LUFC #ENG" - @LUKESLUFCC

"This time last year, @Kalvinphillips was a championship midfielder getting injured and having to watch his boyhood team finally win promotion. He’s now about to represent his country in a major championship final. Incredible!! #lufc #ENG #ENGDEN #EURO2020 #ItsComingHome" - @markydh

"By the way, Kalvin Phillips has had one hell of a Euros. Standout midfielder in my opinion #Lufc #EURO2020 #ENG" - @AJ1903__

"Kalvin Philips won't get the front pages tomorrow but with the exception of a couple of wayward shots he didn't miss a beat again tonight. Not bad for a lad from Armley. #lufc #eng" - @jst1986

"Super Kalvin Phillips! From champ mid table to Euros final in 3 year. All thanks to Marcelo Bielsa #lufc #mot #Euros #ENGDEN" - @leelufc8

"So very proud of this England side and in particular Kalvin Phillips to have him in that final we all feel the pride, absolute machine #ENGDEN #lufc" - @Joshlufc95

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