Leeds lost 2-0 to Brentford yesterday, but Marco Silvestri impressed yet again.
Yesterday saw Darko Milanic take charge of Leeds United for the first time as the Yorkshire side travelled to West London to take on Brentford at Griffin Park.
Unfortunately for Milanic and Leeds they faced a Brentford side who had obviously got themselves fired up for this one. The London club were superb and good value for their 2-0 victory, confining Milanic to defeat on his first game in charge of the club.
While there were not many positives to take from the game from a Leeds perspective, one has to be the performance of goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.
A £400,000 signing from Chievo in the summer Silvestri has immediately been installed as the number one goalkeeper at the club.
And Leeds fans have been thoroughly impressed with Silvestri's performances for Leeds so far this campaign. Following up excellent performances against the likes of Bolton Wanderers and Bournemouth he was the undoubted star for Leeds - making several saves which kept the score down in a mediocre overall team display.
In particular it was an incredible double save in the first half which caught the eye. He saved a great free-kick from Alan Judge before hopping back to his feet to deny Moses Odubajo with a fantastic double stop.
Leeds are now hoping to push on in the Championship, with hopes still high of a potential promotion tilt.
They must put this result behind them, but with Silvestri in goal Leeds fans can have hope of making it back to the Premier League this campaign.
Silvestri is obviously going to be player of the year. Calling it now. Agree? #lufc— I Hate Leeds (@ihatelufc) September 28, 2014
Silvestri has to be the signing of the summer. Some outstanding saves yesterday. Definitely my favourite #lufc— middlesex whites (@boneyboy80) September 28, 2014
Silvestri (again) with a quality save. An awesome signing.— George Dyer (@Ole1985) September 27, 2014
Silvestri - diving save to keep out Judge's free-kick, diving save to deny Odubajo on the rebound. Quality goalkeeping. 0-0— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 27, 2014
Without Silvestri's quality this would have been 4 or 5-0, Much work to be done Mr Milanic.— David Haines (@SkyDaveLeeds) September 27, 2014
@PhilHayYEP Silvestri & quality goalkeeping is a combination I'm already very used to— Jake Foggitt (@Jakefoggitt) September 27, 2014
Silvestri is amazing.— Tyler (@kaspano) September 27, 2014
Marco Silvestri displaying shades of Nigel Martyn in his pomp about him in every game. Some superb saves from the Italian again today. #LUFC— LUFCDATA (@LUFCDATA) September 27, 2014