'He went through me': Brentford midfielder claims Leeds player kept clattering him

Kalvin Phillips of Leeds United

Leeds United picked up a 1-1 draw with Brentford in midweek, as Marcelo Bielsa's side kept hold of second spot.

Josh Magennis of Hull City battles with Joshua Da Silva of Brentford FC during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Brentford at KCOM Stadium on February 01, 2020 in Hull,...

Brentford’s Josh Da Silva has told Your Local Guardian that Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips ‘went through him’ at few times in midweek.

Leeds picked up a 1-1 draw with Brentford at Griffin Park, and Marcelo Bielsa’s side were the better side for much of the contest.

Phillips’s performance in midfield was a major reason behind why Leeds were able to stamp their authority on the match.

 

And Da Silva admits it was a tough battle coming up against the Whites midfielder.

“He loves a tackle, he went through me a few times,” he said.

“He’s got good distribution and the way they (Leeds) play it’s set up for him to dictate the game, he’s a good player.

“The way they go man for man, the intensity that they work at is obviously good, they’re a top side.

“But we’ll take it game by game, there’s so much to play for, we’ll rest and recover and then go into Birmingham full of confidence.”

Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on January 11, 2020 in Leeds, England.

Phillips was arguably Leeds’ man of the match against Brentford, with his display showing exactly what Bielsa’s men have been missing during his time on the sidelines through suspension.

Phillips completed two tackles, made two interceptions, and made more passes than any other player on the pitch.

Leeds' draw with Brentford has meant that they have kept hold of second spot, but they now have a clutch of clubs chasing them down.

Leeds need to get back to winning ways sooner rather than later if they are to earn promotion, with their next match coming against Bristol City at Elland Road at the weekend.

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