By Russ Vernon
Leeds United head coach David Hockaday kept talk of his trigger-happy owner at bay after securing his first league win as Leeds beat Middlesbrough 1-0 at Elland Road.
The Whites won after a goal on debut from Billy Sharp 2 minutes from time infront of 24,484 inside Elland Road for the lunch time kick-off and Hockaday was happy with the win he told Sky Sports: "It was a tough game, there were quite a few chances and it took a goal poacher to sneak the win," "Boro are a good team, one of the form teams, and to come away with a clean sheet and three points, I can't ask for more."
The Hock refused to take away any personal glory from the win by adding: "I am here to prove the president (Cellino) right. I have been, I am the head coach at Leeds United - how tough is that? I am honoured and can't thank him enough."I am fortunate to be given this chance and the players worked their socks off today. Nobody can say we didn't sweat blood for that white shirt.
"I've been in football for 40 years and pressure is my middle name."
On Billy Sharp scoring the winner on his debut Hockaday said: "It's what he does," "There's more to his game, he linked the play and it was the complete performance from him."