By Will Butcher
Leeds fans were unsurprised on Twitter after Garry Monk opted to start in-form attacker Souleymane Doukara against Norwich.
Doukara was in exceptional form for Leeds last weekend, as he came off the bench to single handedly secure a 2-0 win against Championship newcomers Burton Albion.
After winning a penalty in the 82nd minute which Chris Wood duly converted, Doukara raced through on goal to bundle the ball into the Burton net to secure another three points for Garry Monk’s side.
The inclusion of the France-born striker means Sporting Lisbon loanee Hadi Sacko has been axed by Monk, in a surprise decision from the former Swansea manager.
Leeds fans have taken to Twitter to express their shock at the news, with many worried that Monk has made the wrong decision as they face a tough task against Alex Neil’s Canaries.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
I will never like doukara, but play like he has been ill tolerate him in the team
— Binky (@benleeds) November 5, 2016
— Alan Swales (@swalesey_LUFC) November 5, 2016
I like that team. Keep it solid with Doukara, then bring Sacko on later for impact. #lufc
— White Answers (@whiteanswers) November 5, 2016
Doukara as a first 11 player almost always reminds us why he only comes on as a sub, prove me wrong today Souly #lufc
— Mr Glassalfempty (@DRobinson92) November 5, 2016
Stressed depressed souleymane doukara obsessed
— CD-☃ (@JanssonsHat) November 5, 2016
Scenes when Doukara bags a hat trick ??
— J-MO (@J_MO80) November 5, 2016
Massive call bringing in Doukara for Sacko. If it works fair play but that's a risky move from Monk #lufc
— Scott Reyner (@ScottReyner91) November 5, 2016
— LUFC (@EllandRoadStats) November 5, 2016
Doukara has featured just six times for the Yorkshire giants, with half of those appearances coming in the latter end of October after he was frozen out by Monk at the start of the season.
The decision sees Swedish striker Marcus Antonsson remain on the bench and could now be considered third-choice striker at Elland Road, as Doukara could line up in a 4-4-2 alongside Wood.