By Dominic Toner
Pontus Jansson believes that Leeds delivered their best 20 minutes of the season against Norwich on Saturday.
The Whites earned a dramatic 3-2 victory at Carrow Road in the Championship, with Ronaldo Vieira securing the three points with a stoppage time goal.
The result moved Garry Monk’s side up to sixth in the table and into the final play-off position.
Jansson, 25, also scored his first goal for the Yorkshire club in the win over Norwich, which sparked wild celebrations with him and the fans.
The defender claims that Leeds played their best football of the season in the first 20 minutes of the game despite the scoreline remaining 0-0 at that point.
“Norwich were in the Premier League last year and they are a really good team, but if you ask me I felt we played much better than them,” Jansson said, as quoted by the club’s official website. “In the first 20 minutes it was the best period we have had this season, I’m really happy and pleased with the team and the performance.”
Jansson has been crucial to the club’s success and made a great impression since his summer arrival.
The Swedish centre-back has become a firm favourite at Elland Road since he joined from Italian side Torino in the summer on a season-long loan deal.
He has made 11 appearances in all competitions for Leeds and is a regular starter under manager Monk.
Jansson has also forged a commanding partnership alongside Kyle Bartley in defence and helped the club climb the table into the play-off places.
In other Leeds news, Graham Dorrans was embarrassed by the excellence of the club’s youngsters.