Kalvin Phillips hails importance of Leeds United's victory at Fulham and Marcelo Bielsa style of success

KALVIN Phillips said Leeds United's display at Craven Cottage epitomised what Marcelo Bielsa was looking for and led to a "massive" three points against Fulham.

Sunday, 21st March 2021, 11:45 am

Friday night's victory took the Whites up to 11th place and on to 39 points for the Premier League season, of which Leeds now have just nine games left.

The 2-1 triumph thanks to strikes from Patrick Bamford and Raphinha also sent the Whites 13 points clear of the drop zone and with a game in hand.

“I think every point against a team like this is a good three points,” said Phillips, speaking to Leeds United's official website.

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FLYING HIGH: Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips clears one of Fulham's 13 corners in Friday night's 2-1 victory at Craven Cottage. Photo by ANDY RAIN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images.

“The lads worked hard.

"We conceded another sloppy goal, but in the end we got the winner and the lads are buzzing in there.

“It’s just how the manager wants us to play, very energetic and very dynamic.

"We went close to conceding a goal and then go up the other end and Rapha pokes one in.

“Overall we’re very happy, it’s a massive three points for us.”

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Thank you Laura Collins