Garry Monk and Pep Clotet react on Twitter to Leeds United's 2-1 victory over Rotherham

Swansea manager Garry Monk and assistant manager Josep Clotet (L)

Leeds United beat Rotherham United 2-1 this evening.

Swansea manager Garry Monk and assistant manager Josep Clotet (L)Garry Monk and assistant manager Josep Clotet

Leeds United manager Garry Monk and his assistant Pep Clotet have taken to Twitter this evening to react to the 2-1 win over Rotherham United.

The Whites made the short trip to Rotherham in search of three points having lost 2-0 to Newcastle United last weekend, which ended their four-game unbeaten run.

Tonight though, Leeds came out on top. Charlie Taylor's driving run into the box opened up the Rotherham defence, and he pulled the ball back for top goalscorer Chris Wood to slot home the opener.

Rotherham's Peter Odemwingie was then sent off for a nasty elbow on Liam Cooper, and Leeds continued to dominate against the league's bottom club, who have picked up just one point in the last ten games.

Monk's men made it 2-0 when Kemar Roofe picked out Souleymane Doukara, and his low shot beat two defenders as well as goalkeeper Lee Camp to nestle in the corner of the net, and against 10 men, they appeared to be home and dry.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates with Charlie Taylor and Kemar RoofeLeeds United's Chris Wood celebrates with Charlie Taylor and Kemar Roofe

However, Rotherham rallied late in the second half, as Richard Wood pulled a goal back before Leeds had to stand strong and throw their bodies on the line to make sure they left with all three points.

They did just that, and Leeds sit fifth in the Championship table this evening, nine points off an automatic promotion spot and a point inside the top six.

After the game, manager Monk and assistant manager Pep Clotet both took to Twitter to send messages to fans after the final whistle, with Monk suggesting that it wasn't the complete performance he wanted, but was happy with the win, and thanked the travelling supporters.

Leeds United's Souleymane Doukara celebrates scoring the second goalLeeds United's Souleymane Doukara celebrates scoring the second goal against Rotherham

Clotet was happy with a derby victory, but urged the Leeds players to improve and learn from the display, as they will no doubt have to perform better over the course of the season to reach the Premier League.

Here are the messages from manager Monk and assistant manager Clotet after Leeds' 2-1 victory over Rotherham this evening...

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