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Leeds man Kalvin Phillips impressed v Fulham

Reading’s Danny Williams and Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips in action

The Leeds United man clocked some decent stats against the Cottagers.

Reading’s Danny Williams and Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips in action

Leeds United narrowly avoided a third straight Championship defeat on Tuesday.

Chris Wood's fine last-gasp equaliser was enough to earn Leeds a point - their first of the season - and deny Fulham from sneaking a 1-0 win at Elland Road in the process.

Kalvin Phillips was not the most eye-catching of the four changes made by Garry Monk from the 2-1 defeat by Birmingham on Saturday, but the 20-year-old midfielder certainly appeared to give a very good account of himself against the Cottagers.

Bakary Sako of Wolverhampton Wanderers in action with Scott Wootton (R), Luke Murphy (C) and Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United

The youngster was given the nod ahead of the likes of Matt Grimes and Ronaldo Vieira and seemed to be economic in possession, completing 42 of his 44 passes.

  PositionTeamTotal PassAccurate PassDuel WonEffective ClearanceOverrunFwd PassBall RecoveryDispossessedAppearancesMins Played
Kalvin Phillips MF Leeds 44 42 4 1 0 9 7 0 1 90

That being said, only nine of those 44 passes went forward in a stat which might illustrate a degree of caution in Phillips' midfield play - a sense of adventure that the Whites have perhaps missed in their first three games of the season.

Leeds United's Liam Cooper

Nevertheless, he was not dispossessed once which is a feat made that bit more impressive by the fact he was up against a tenacious duo in Scott Parker and Kevin McDonald, though he seemed to hold his own.

He also got through plenty of defensive work, winning four duels and managing seven ball recoveries - only full-back Luke Ayling, with nine, recovered more possession for Leeds than Phillips.

Monk has chopped and changed his first XI regularly so far this season, but Phillips might count himself unlucky if he does not start at Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

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