England fans recognise Kalvin Phillips’ Leeds United quality as midfielder extends record

England fans have been full of praise for Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips after the Three Lions brushed aside Hungary on Thursday night.

Gareth Southgate’s side put in a stellar second-half performance to break down a resilient Marco Rossi outfit to maintain their one hundred per-cent record in 2022 World Cup qualifying.

The Whites midfielder was nominated for Man of the Match after his performance and England fans were all saying the same thing on social media after the game.

England’s Player of the Year – as voted for by 40,000 supporters – played the full 90 minutes and has struck up an impressive partnership with West Ham United midfielder Declan Rice.

Patrick Bamford will have to wait to make his England debut after being left on the bench by Southgate.

The Leeds man extended a particularly impressive record whilst on duty in Budapest – ensuring England recorded yet another clean sheet.

Here’s what fans have been saying about the Leeds United midfielder after England’s win over Hungary:


‘Match made in heaven’


‘Kalvin Phillips’

‘World class’


‘What a player’

England’s next match sees them face Andorra at Wembley Stadium on September 5.

Leeds striker Patrick Bamford turns 28 on Sunday and could be in line for an appearance after tonight’s comfortable victory and the possibility Harry Kane may be rested for Poland three days later.

Phillips and Bamford had been taunted by teammates during this England camp, dubbed ‘Leeds friends’ by an unidentified individual – suspected to be a fellow player, in a playful, jovial manner.

Phillips’ post-match tweet, which read: “Midfield friiiiends @_DeclanRice” accompanied by laughing emojis and images of the Leeds midfielder and partner-in-crime Declan Rice, suggests the culprit may well have been the West Ham man.

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