Leeds United fans react to Matt Grimes' performance against Brighton

General view inside the stadium before the game - Elland Road

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.

Leeds United's Matt Grimes looks dejected

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.

Garry Monk manager of Leeds United

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:

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