Andy Couzens highlights why Newcastle clash should be a reminder to Massimo Cellino

Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips takes a corner

Leeds United lost 2-0 at home to Newcastle United on Sunday.

Leeds United’s Kalvin Phillips takes a cornerLeeds United’s Kalvin Phillips takes a corner

Former Leeds United midfielder Andy Couzens has taken to Twitter to react to the 2-0 home defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon.

The Whites had real optimism heading into Sunday's match with Newcastle, having picked up three Championship wins in a row, but they were going up against a Magpies side with seven league wins in a row.

Ultimately, the league leaders simply had too much for Garry Monk's developing side, as Dwight Gayle scored a goal in each half to hand Newcastle a 2-0 win in front of a packed Elland Road.

There was no shame in Leeds losing the game; Monk was without both Liam Bridcutt and Pablo Hernandez, Eunan O'Kane wasn't fully fit, youngsters Ronaldo Vieira and Kalvin Phillips both started in midfield, whilst some new signings are still settling in, such as Kemar Roofe and substitute Marcus Antonsson.

Newcastle United's Dwight Gayle scores their second goalNewcastle United's Dwight Gayle scores their second goal

Leeds are still moving in the right direction under Monk though, and former Leeds midfielder Andy Couzens took to Twitter after the game to offer his reaction to the performance and the atmosphere.

Couzens admitted that it was great to see Elland Road completely sold out, with a bumper crowd of more than 36,000 in attendance to see the game, with many casting their minds back to the club's days in the Premier League upon the sight of so many fans.

Newcastle United's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their first goalNewcastle United's Dwight Gayle celebrates scoring their first goal

The Leeds youth product, who played 29 games for the club, feels that the attendance and atmosphere should serve as a real reminder to chairman Massimo Cellino of what a little more spending can bring to Elland Road.

Here is how Couzens reacted on Twitter after Leeds United's 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United on Sunday...

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