Kalvin Phillips pays tribute to Leeds teammate Patrick Bamford on Twitter after Wigan brace

MIDDLESBROUGH, UK 9TH FEBRUARY. Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United scores his team's first goal to make it 1-1 in the 102nd minute during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough...

The Whites forward helped Marcelo Bielsa's side go top of the table as his two goals helped the Elland Road side defeat the Latics.

Leeds United's Patrick Bamford celebrates scoring his and his side's second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Leeds United at DW Stadium on August 17,...

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has taken to Twitter to praise the Whites' win over Wigan Athletic and single Patrick Bamford out for praise after the striker bagged a brace in the 2-0 triumph at the DW Stadium.

The 25-year-old forward's first goal came on 34 minutes as a cross from the left was headed by Adam Forshaw and, although it ricocheted off the post, it fell kindly to the former Middlesbrough man, who duly tapped in from point-blank range.

 

 

Bamford's second came not long after the hour mark, as a dismissed penalty shout - Pablo Hernandez's cross appeared to be handled out for a corner - nonetheless ended up eventually doubling the Leeds lead, the set piece not being cleared by Wigan, allowing the Whites marksman to bundle home at the near post.

The Grantham-born striker now has three goals in three Championship games, having also netted in the league opener against Bristol City, and his latest goalscoring display will do his confidence the world of good, having previously come under criticism by some sections of the Leeds fanbase.

Here is what Phillips said on social media regarding his teammate:

 
 
 
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Good win! Buzzing for the bagsman @patrick_bamford ❤️

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Leeds return to action on Wednesday night as they host Brentford at Elland Road.

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

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