Last night’s Championship game was marred by the spygate incident that continues to draw on, however, the Whites weren’t worried about Marcelo Bielsa’s underhand tactics at all after the game. The home side won 2-0 and put in a stunning display, and the fans were left raving over Ezgjan Alioski after the game.
No point blaming that on Spygate. Mullered from start to finish by one of the best performances we've seen under Bielsa. Clarke fantastic, Forshaw never played better for Leeds. Bueno. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) January 11, 2019
It was one of those games from the Whites where you can’t pinpoint just one man as the standout. Jack Harrison, Adam Forshaw, Kemar Roofe and Alioski were all sublime in the win and it will go down as a game remembered for all of the wrong reasons, despite the absolute brilliance from Leeds ion the night giving Frank Lampard’s side no chance, even if their preparation had been perfect.
Alioski is the man who the fans are focusing on after the win here, though, and they’ve been lauding the Macedonian for his performance from left-back even though he’s usually deployed further up the field as a left-sided winger. However, the man who is usually scapegoated by the Leeds fans was absolutely loving life as he put in a stormer at Elland Road, and the fans will be desperate for him to make that sort of performance his benchmark.
You can read the Whites’ verdict on Alioski’s display here:
Best game for Alioski too, worked his nuts off and good contribution going forward
— Gary North (@NORTHY4) 11 January 2019
Loved Alioski tonight – also pleased for Harrison – maybe best performance in the shirt.
— Ross Minkley (@ScissorRossle) January 11, 2019
Love Douglas at lb but alioski fantastic there does he ever run out of fuel,every player brilliant tonight
— Russ (@russcausier) 11 January 2019
Alioski brilliant too
— eric windross (@windyrhino) January 11, 2019
Alioski was great too
— Jonty Dixon (@jontychina) January 11, 2019
I have been alioski's biggest critic but he was fantastic tonight
— Colin McGrath (@colin17_colin) January 11, 2019
Alioski wow what a performance at LB
— Phil Tickner (@phil_tickner) January 11, 2019
The Whites will all be desperate to see the same from Alioski in the next few weeks and will be wondering how Barry Douglas gets back into the side at this rate.