Leeds held on for a narrow win against relegation-threatened Barnsley on Saturday afternoon at Elland Road, but fans were shocked at how poor defender Pontus Jansson was – and has been for weeks.
Leeds took the lead through a stunning Tom Pearce goal in the first half, after the youngster collected the ball past the halfway line before driving forward and shooting low into the right corner of the net.
However, the lead was short-lived after a poor header from Pontus Jansson hit another Under-23 player Paudie O’Connor for an own goal.
It was no less than Barnsley deserved but Leeds hit back and took the lead in the second half through an Ezgjan Alioski goal after some great work from Kemar Roofe.
That was enough for the three points, and maybe a stay of execution for manager Paul Heckingbottom, but it wasn’t a great performance from the home side.
Jansson, their talismanic enforcer, has come in for some stick this season after not hitting the heights fans know he’s capable of.
And Leeds fans were quick to put the boot in today to, after he looked lost at the back, with a couple of fans saying it looks like he doesn’t want to play.
Here are the best reactions to Jansson’s performance:
Alioski and Jansson have been terrible
— Hock (@FootballPeters) April 21, 2018
Jansson having a bit of a nightmare #lufc
— Lee Carter (@leecarter650) April 21, 2018
Jansson is now worrying me. not half the guy he was last season. Why do we always let teams in.
— Allan Fawcett (@AllanFawcett1) April 21, 2018
Jansson playing like someone who doesn't want to be there. He should've been supporting o Connor for that goal
— Matt BB #FBPE (@mbbmotion) April 21, 2018
Well yeah, but Too many players arent turning up tho. Jansson, Alioski amd more are an embarrassment.
— Nick El Bielsista (@NickoSlick_LUFC) April 21, 2018
Jansson unbelievable, how does he get away with this shit game on game. Unbelievable #lufc
— Joe 🇦🇷 (@JoeJames1996) April 21, 2018
Jansson clearly doesnt even wanna be playing. He prob thought his so called head injury wud keep him out for last few games. His head is in world cup thoughts only
— kathleen williams💙💛 (@miffy0811_a) April 21, 2018
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