Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion went head-to-head on Friday night.
Leeds United could not maintain their impressive recent form as they lost 2-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion on Friday evening.
The Whites were not helped by the 23rd-minute dismissal of midfielder Kalvin Phillips, who saw red after handling on the line and giving away a penalty in the process.
The Seagulls scored from the resultant spot-kick and went on to net a second with just eight minutes remaining. However there are still plenty of reasons for Leeds fans to be hopeful this season.
Garry Monk has worked wonders at Elland Road and a play-off place is still very much on the cards.
One player who made a somewhat surprising appearance on Friday was Leeds loanee Matt Grimes.
The 21-year-old had only featured for a single minute in the league since mid-October, but he came on at half-time against Brighton and generated plenty of discussion on social media.
Grimes has struggled for game time in the Championship given Leeds’ strength in depth in the middle of the park, yet he did his best to seize his chance on Friday.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Leeds fans thought of Grimes’ latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
You're right, ten men or not it was inept!— Peter LUFC (@Peter_LUFC) December 10, 2016
Ha, you're probably correct
Grimes was decent as he gave the ball away less times than the others https://t.co/bC8LAp55TW
Grimes did well for #lufc when he cam on. Possibly our best player on the night— Dr.T (@DoctorT1992) December 10, 2016
#lufc anyone else think Grimes looked alright last night when he came on. Positive on the ball and tried to get forward.— Batty's Mam (@wasreallynowt) December 10, 2016
Grimes did ok in spells last night. Good watching the lads supporting him during the game. That spirit is why we were 4th #lufc— Spoon Boots (@spoon_boots) December 10, 2016
@redskinsfanuk Don't see what others do in Grimes tbh but he didn't lose us that game.— paul warrick (LUFC) (@paulwarrick3) December 9, 2016