Any hopes Leeds had of making the play-offs were given a massive blow as they lost 3-0 at the Riverside on Friday night.
It was a tough night in freezing conditions and Leeds fans found very little to cheer, but they were heartened by the display of defender Gaetano Berardi.
The 29-year-old has made 24 Championship appearances this season and fans love his no-nonsense approach – even if it does get him in trouble from time to time.
And they think he was one of the only players who put in a shift last night and cared about the result.
One fans said that he was “different class”, while another said he could hold his head high as the only Leeds player who put in a performance.
Here are the best reactions from disappointed Leeds fans:
Dark clouds for #lufc tonight. Only silver linings seem to be Forshaw and Berardi were different class to all our other players.
— Alistair Walker (@8ballali) March 2, 2018
Berardi has really impressed me lately.. got a lot of stick for not been good enough, and has always looked to be/and with de bock has been replaced.. but even Anita couldn’t do his job tonight and had to swap sides with him. Mans got heart.
— Leanne Judge 💙⚽️💛 (@LeanneJudgeUK) March 2, 2018
all those clean sheets early in the season. How could our defence change so much? Perhaps playing a left-back at left-back instead of a midfielder would help. Berardi is excellent cover when we have a right-back, but Anita just can't cope as left, or right-back.
— Alistair Walker (@8ballali) March 3, 2018
Things aren’t going to get any easier for Leeds next as they host league leaders Wolves at Elland Road on Wednesday night.