By Wayne Veysey

4th Dec, 2016 | 8:46pm

Leeds fans blown away by combination of these four players

By Alex Stevens

Leeds kept a clean sheet in their 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday evening – and fans took to Twitter to praise the back four to the hilt.

The combination of centre-back pairing Kyle Bartley and Pontus Jansson, and full-back duo Luke Ayling and Charlie Taylor, has been integral to the team’s sequence of impressive results in recent months.

Leeds won their fifth game out of six in the Championship on Saturday to lift Garry Monk’s side to fourth in the table and to within seven points of the automatic play-off positions.

Goals from Kemar Roofe and Chris Wood clinched the win over in-form Villa, who had been unbeaten in Steve Bruce’s first seven matches in charge going into the Elland Road encounter.

But Leeds fans were blown away by the performances of the defenders, made up of academy product Taylor and summer signings Bartley, Jansson and Ayling.

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The quartet have played 12 full games as a unit, contributing to five clean sheets and a record of just eight goals conceded.

Many supporters hailed the combination of the four players as the best Leeds backline since the club were in the Premier League.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

Leeds return to Championship action next Friday when they travel to second-placed Brighton for their fourth televised match out of their last five fixtures.

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