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28th Sep, 2016 | 8:51am

Leeds fans give Twitter verdicts on Monk sending-off

By Will Butcher

Leeds fans believe manager Garry Monk was a victim of Referee Keith Stroud’s poor performance on Twitter.

The 37-year-old was sent to the stands during the latter stages of the match after reacting angrily to a foul and a yellow card given against left-back Charlie Taylor.

Disgruntled fans believe Stroud had influenced proceedings too much, with Lee Johnson’s Bristol City profiting on Tuesday night as they secured a 1-0 win.

Stroud was jeered as he left the pitch by the away support, as their side lost to a second half goal from captain Marlon Pack. Many believe that the goal should not have stood as Stroud had missed a foul on ex-Spain international Pablo Hernandez.

Fans believe that the Bournemouth-born referee had in fact made the wrong decision to send off their young manager, with many criticising his performance as a whole.

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Here are a selection of their tweets:

Tuesday night’s loss means the end of Leeds four-match winning streak, and Monk will be looking to increase morale before Saturday as they aim to generate some momentum before the international break.

They face Yorkshire rivals Barnsley at Elland Road, who have been performing above all expectations and find themselves in 10th place.

In other Leeds news, Pontus Jansson has given an update on the injury he suffered against Bristol City that saw him replaced.