Date: 23rd August 2017 at 8:09am
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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:

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.

In other Leeds news, the Whites are plotting an ambitious bid for this international attacker who has attracted attention from one of the Premier League’s top-half clubs recently.

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