Garry Monk posts message after Leeds win

Garry Monk the Middlesbrough manager looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Middlesbrough at Craven Cottage on September 23, 2017 in London, England.

Leeds United suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday.

Garry Monk, manager of QPR looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City at Loftus Road on April 28, 2018 in London, England.

Garry Monk has intimated that he is 'proud' of his Birmingham City team after the 2-1 win at Leeds United on Saturday.

Monk returned to Elland Road and left with a hard-fought three points, achieved by two first-half goals from Che Adams.

Ezgjan Alioski pulled one back on 85 minutes for Leeds but it was a mere consolation.

Prior to kickoff, no team had beaten Marcelo Bielsa's top-of-the-table United, and Monk, who spent a year as Leeds boss, said on Twitter that he was proud of his troops.

 

Monk has been a villainous figure among many Leeds fans since May 2017, when he suddenly resigned as manager, before taking the job at Middlesbrough in a move which increased the hostility from the fanbase.

Here's how some Whites supporters responded to their former manager on Twitter:

Bielsa's side remain top of the Championship in spite of the defeat, but they're only ahead of Boro on goal difference.

Birmingham are nine points back in 17th place.

Garry Monk, manager of Middlesbrough looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Middlesbrough at The Den on December 16, 2017 in London, England.

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