Justice was done for Leeds’ chief Garry Monk at Norwich City
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Leeds may have left it late, but Garry Monk was in no doubt they deserved their 3-2 Championship win at Norwich City.
Ronaldo Vieira's long-range shot deceived Michael McGovern in the 91st minute after Kyle Lafferty appeared to have denied the Whites a win which propelled them into the top six.
'Our performance warranted the three points, I thought for long periods of the game we were the better team,' Monk said. 'A lot of people had been talking about Norwich's form, but they have a very good squad, they came out determined and this is always a difficult place to come. In the first 20 minutes I thought it was the best we have played this season, I thought we were excellent, we looked dangerous and the only thing missing was us scoring one or two goals. We conceded a poor goal which put us on the back-foot at the break, but I told the team at half-time, if we do what we did in the first 20 minutes we would win the game. In the second-half we went out determined to win the game and to come here and do that shows what we are capable of.'
Monk is not getting carried away with recent success in league and cup.
'This one is one for the fans to enjoy. It's a great result, but there is nothing to be won yet,' he said. 'We know we are not the finished article, but we are making good progress, with a lot of young players in the group, when you consider we have only been here for four or five months, as have a lot of the players. It is work in progress – and if everyone keeps working hard then we should keep getting good results.
'We have nothing to fear in this league, we are not going to get above ourselves though; there are a lot of games still to be played and we have to keep improving on that. One of the rules that we have is we must fight to the very end of games. Football changes so quickly and within a split second you can be winning, losing or drawing.'