By Alex Stevens
Leeds fans took to Twitter to hail Pontus Jansson after he produced another fine display in their 2-1 win over Barnsley on Saturday.
Garry Monk’s side secured their fifth victory in six matches, and their fourth from five league encounters, as they overcame their Yorkshire rivals at Elland Road.
Goals from defender Kyle Bartley and playmaker Pablo Hernandez were enough to secure the three points and lift Leeds into the top half of the Championship table for the first time this season.
On-loan Jansson has emerged as a key member of Leeds’ team during their excellent recent run after leapfrogging Liam Cooper in the centre-back pecking order at Elland Road.
The Swede played the full 90 minutes of the win over Barnsley after recovering from a hamstring problem sustained in midweek, and which had made him a doubt ahead of the match.
Fans took to social media to give their verdicts on Jansson’s immense display at the back against Barnsley.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Stop it, Pontus! He leaves another Barnsley player with his pants down as he skills his way past him and dinks over a great ball to Sacko.
— I’d Radebe Leeds (@Radebe_Leeds) October 1, 2016
Pontus Jansson is just unreal – no coincidence that our form has changed since he came in ⚽️👌🏻 best centre back in the league #LUFC
— Nathan Mills (@NTMILLS) October 1, 2016
#lufc ok so it’s not a dream we are actually in the top half and jansson is still god! I feel strange and scared
— Dan Marsham (@DanMash90) October 1, 2016
Just need Jansson to play 20 games and then he gets a permanent contract, needs to stay fit #lufc
— Ironside (@davidsonconnor_) October 1, 2016
Pontus Jansson once went to McDonalds and made a happy meal cry. #lufc
— Mickey Allen (@MickeyAllen80) October 1, 2016
Class second half, Jansson and Hernandez are too good for the championship #lufc
— Chris Purdy (@ChrisPurdy3) October 1, 2016
Good win that, enjoyable game, tense at the end but deserved the 3 points… Phillips and Jansson stand out performers for me #lufc
— Mick Ward (@MWardy21) October 1, 2016
Manager Monk had named an unchanged side for the third match in a row for the clash against the Tykes.
Barnsley are still ahead of Leeds in the table on goal difference but Monk’s side are now 11th after increasing their points haul in the campaign to 16.
In other Leeds team news, this is what Sky pundit Ian Holloway predicted ahead of the team’s clash against Barnsley.