By Amir Mir
Pontus Jansson made 17 clearances during Leeds’ 2-0 victory against Cardiff on Saturday afternoon – more than any other of Garry Monk’s outfield defensive players.
The 25-year-old defender joined the Whites on a season-long loan from Italian side Torino during the summer transfer window.
Centre-back Jansson made 17 clearances during the Cardiff win, more than Luke Ayling (4), Kyle Bartley (7), Charlie Taylor (0), Ronaldo Vieira (4) and Eunan O’Kane (1).
Forward Chris Wood converted from the penalty spot, before Pablo Hernandez curled his shot home ten minutes from time against the Welsh club to ease the pressure on Monk.
Jansson has helped his side keep two clean sheets in the three Championship games he has played, with the other a 1-0 win against table-toppers Huddersfield on Tuesday night.
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay posted the stats via his personal Twitter account, which showed the remarkable game Jansson had.
Jansson's clearance stats today. It's almost like a typo: pic.twitter.com/0O4ZeDhHjM
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 17, 2016
Monk registered his second win in less than a week to lift Leeds to 15th in the table.
The Elland Road club host Blackburn once again on Tuesday night, this time in the EFL cup, before playing Ipswich Town on Saturday.
In other Leeds team news, Hadi Sacko provides his verdict on the Whites win against Cardiff on Saturday.