Leeds United fans react on Twitter to Luke Murphy's performance

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Leeds United midfielder Luke Murphy was substituted after an hour against Brentford.

Luke Murphy was substituted after just an hour against Brentford last night to make way for new Leeds signing Toumani Diagouraga.

Murphy's departure coincided with an improvement from Leeds, who had been woeful in the first half. Their midfield had allowed Sam Saunders to run through and score from the edge of the box unchallenged, and only a late strike from Mustapha Carayol rescued a point.

Post game statistics show Murphy managed just 36 touches, with his only shot landing off target. He made two tackles and one interception, completing 76 per cent of his passes.

The 26-year-old has six goals over the past two seasons, but this time around he is yet to net in 22 appearances, and last night was typical of his struggles to impose himself on games defensively or offensively.

It was little surprise when he was substituted, and with Diagouraga signed, Murphy may find himself set for a spell on the sidelines.

There is competition for places from Lewis Cook, Alex Mowatt, Liam Bridcutt and Tom Adeyemi, plus young prospect Kalvin Phillips.

Supporters last night were far from impressed with his performance, taking to Twitter to express their views. Here is a look at the reaction to Murphy's display...

 

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