Date: 11th February 2018 at 8:18am
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By Richard Parks

Leeds United fans took to Twitter to destroy Kemar Roofe for his performance in their team’s Yorkshire derby defeat to Sheffield United at Bramall Lane on Saturday.

The attacking midfielder, 25, was selected in the starting XI as Paul Heckingbottom named his first team since being appointed the new Elland Road boss.

Roofe was given a wide role in a 4-3-3 in which Heckingbottom selected three central midfielders in Eunan O’Kane, Adam Forshaw and Kalvin Phillips.

Sheffield United secured the three points through two goals from Billy Sharp, with his late penalty sealing victory after Pierre-Michel Lasogga had cancelled out his brilliant opener with an emphatic header.

Leeds fans were unimpressed by the performance of Roofe, who lasted just 45 minutes before he was replaced at half-time by Pablo Hernandez, who had surprisingly been demoted to the bench by Heckingbottom.

Criticism of Roofe included him failing to pull his weight and struggling to do the basics, with one fan saying he is “like watching somebody eat soup with a fork”.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

The result means that Leeds have slipped to 11th in the league table and are now eight points adrift of the play-off positions.

In other Leeds United news, fans have gone into meltdown after it has been confirmed that the club have bid “extraordinary” sum of up to £12million for goal machine.

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