Leeds fans didn’t have a lot to cheer in Paul Heckingbottom’s first game in charge, but they found something in Adam Forshaw’s display in the 2-1 defeat to Sheffield United.
Two goals from Billy Sharp – the last a penalty in the 73rd minute – condemned Leeds to yet another defeat in the Championship and meant their run without a win increased to eight games in all competitions.
Pierre-Michel Lasogga scored the goal for Leeds, an equaliser in the 47th minute, but they couldn’t hold on for a draw in the Yorkshire derby.
It wasn’t the start new manager Paul Heckingbottom was looking for, but there were positives to take from the game, including the performance of January signing Adam Forshaw.
Here are a selection of the best reactions from Leeds fans:
Here’s who can stay for me. Ayling, Jansson, Pennington, De Bock, Forshaw, Vieira, Saiz, Hernandez, Lasogga and Ekuban. The rest can go for all I care now.
— Peter Daglish (@peter_daglish) February 11, 2018
Gotta admit Forshaw has looked a cut above since he joined. #lufc
— Stephen Foster (@stephenfoster81) February 11, 2018
We are in danger of losing one of the best prospects in the league; namely Vieira by not playing him. How O'Kane and Phillips starts before him is an absolute joke. Phillips is poor and O'Kane offers absolutely nothing. Forshaw looks good and him and Vieira could work well
— Greg Matthews (@GregMat11179015) February 10, 2018
My vice is we have spent the money on gambles. Lasogga would be a genius signining, if we play to his strengths. 1 decent cross, 1 goal, ain't rocket science. Forshaw 100% does a job. I just can't deal with alioski play acting anymore
— Rob✌ (@RobbieP33) February 10, 2018
Would have been there but sadly I was starting a petition to get a Forshaw statue built
— Rainy (@JtotheRain) February 10, 2018
DBK and Forshaw were brilliant today, DBK strong, tough in the challenge and brave. Forshaw just CLASS on the ball.
PML, best game I’ve seen of him, did well with little service.
Hecky post match interview indicates he knows what to change and where.
See ya Eunan ????????#LUFC
— RamblingsoftheSS (@_ROTSS_) February 10, 2018
O’kane and Phillips were non existent , forshaw was doing it on his own in middle
— scott ashton (@ashylufc) February 10, 2018
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) February 10, 2018
Forshaw was a proper signing wasn’t he
— Aiden E (@aidenlufsee) February 10, 2018
Forshaw looks a player to be fair. Must wonder what he’s joined at the moment though
— Ryan Shaw (@ryanjshaws) February 10, 2018
Agree mostly… Forshaw? Thought he doing job of entire midfield. He IS a baller… should be Capt next season imho
— Paul G (@GravPa) February 10, 2018
Heckingbottom has got a week now before the next Leeds game and it’s another tough one as his side host promotion rivals Bristol City at Elland Road.
Fans will be hoping to see another standout performance from Forshaw and a better result to finally stop the rot.