Leeds fans react on Twitter to Hernandez display v Ipswich
By Harvey Byrne
Pablo Hernandez played 90 minutes for Leeds in their draw with Ipswich on Saturday afternoon, but fans on Twitter were asking for him to be brought off the field across the match.
The 31-year-old was unable to recapture his form shown in midweek at Portman Road as he was very wasteful with possession while on the pitch.
Leeds still fought to a 1-1 draw in Suffolk with a Stuart Dallas goal cancelling out an early Freddie Sears header, but Leeds fans on social media were critical of the display of Hernandez.
A number of fans were calling for the experienced attacking midfielder to be brought off the pitch, while others were wondering whether the occasion was the right one for him.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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I'd take Hernandez off and put Bridcutt on. Also push Vieira further up behind Wood #lufc
— Dale Reid (@DaleSpeedyReid) February 18, 2017
— James Normington (@NormsyJ) February 18, 2017
Dallas >> Pedraza Hernandez >> roofe sacko >> Barrow they've give woody nothing #lufc
— ALL LEEDS (@LUFC_456) February 18, 2017
Hernandez waste of time in games like today same at Barnsley
— mark reynard (@MarkrReynard) February 18, 2017
I'd sub Bridcutt for Pablo shore up MF possibly sub Dallas for Doukara or one of the new lads #lufc this surface is not for Pablo
— Leeds Fan in Chicago (@ChicagoWhite) February 18, 2017
Roofe or Barrow for Pablo please! #lufc
— FazLUFC (@FarrarLUFC) February 18, 2017
The draw has left the Yorkshire giants in fifth place in the Championship table with a big seven points separating them from Norwich in seventh with 13 matches of the season left.
Hernandez will now be hoping to return to form after signing permanently in January following an impressive first half of the season on loan with Leeds.
The club will take on fellow play-off rivals Sheffield Wednesday next at Elland Road and the Spaniard will be hoping to add to his four goals and seven assists.
In other Leeds news, here are three things learned from the clash against Ipswich.