By Danny Wright
Leeds may have secured an emphatic 5-1 victory against Newport in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, but fans were less than pleased with Rob Green’s performance between the sticks.
The veteran goalkeeper was starting his first match of the season in the clash with the League Two side, but failed to show that he is worthy of taking the No 1 spot away from Felix Wiedwald as his mistake in the first-half led to Joss Labadie scoring a surprise goal for Newport.
A Kemar Roofe hat-trick and goals from Samuel Saiz and Ronaldo Vieira spared Green’s blushes as Thomas Christiansen’s men booked their spot in the next round of the competition.
However fans haven’t been too kind to Green on Twitter in the wake of his performance and have destroyed the player for his display, with one saying that the former England international has a “proper stinker” in the tie.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Rob Green reality check. Made some fine saves last season, deserved credit, but always been too prone to a major error. Second choice. #lufc
— Craig Reeves (@vivareeves) August 22, 2017
Just rewatched Rob Green's blunder from last night ????????♂️ #lufc
— ob (@Olivia_Burns) August 23, 2017
Nice to see Rob Green doing Rob Green things last night. #lufc
— Matt (@Mhields) August 23, 2017
When Green's in net, you quickly see the reasoning behind getting Wiedwald. Wiedwald's distribution is lightning fast in comparison. #lufc
— Daniel Kilburn (@BurnfaceRovers) August 22, 2017
Can we stop the Green, Felix nonsense now? 1 comes in and makes a boo boo, the other has gone 270 minutes in the EFL without conceding #lufc
— Wayne Wellwood (@WayneWellwood) August 22, 2017
This is why Green can't be number 1 if we wanna challenge. Makes to many mistakes like that #lufc
— Sid – LUFC (@WestMidsWhites) August 22, 2017
That was a proper stinker. Green can’t have helped mischances there. #lufc
— We All Love Leeds (@weallloveleedsu) August 22, 2017
Green was in good form for Leeds last season as they almost secured a spot in the Championship play-offs.
However he has since lost his spot in the starting line-up following Wiedweld’s summer move from Bundeliga side Werder Bremen.
The German goalkeeper has kept clean sheets in each of his last three league appearances, further cementing his spot in the first-team.