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Garry Monk: Leeds United head coach did not watch side's penalty shootout win

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Leeds United head coach Garry Monk did not watch his side’s penalty shootout win over fellow Championship side Norwich in the EFL Cup last 16.

Monk’s side beat the Canaries 3-2 on penalties after the match ended 2-2.

“I didn’t watch the penalties. I didn’t watch them as a player either,” Monk told BBC Radio Leeds.

“I got told (goalkeeper) Marco Silvestri had made three very good saves but it’s hard to single out one player after a night like that.”

He added: “The boys practise penalties regularly and the five that went up were the ones who looked the most confident. We have great trust in these players.”

Monk’s side progressed to the quarter-finals for the first time since 2012 despite having to play the whole of extra time with 10 men.

Leeds had already used all three substitutes when full-back Lewie Coyle went off injured.

“Everyone coming away from here should be very proud of those players because they gave everything. They were all heroes,” Monk said.

“The game had everything. There were goals, we went down to 10 men, drama, a penalty shootout… It was a proper cup tie. It was a real ding-dong of a battle against a really good team.

“Nights like this will stay in the players’ memories.”

Leeds, who are 10th in the Championship, are now unbeaten in their last six matches at Elland Road.

Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: Garry Monk: Leeds United head coach did not watch side's penalty shootout win

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