By Russell Edge
Leeds United fans took to social media to tear goalkeeper Felix Wiedwald to pieces after his performance in the club’s 3-0 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday.
The German shot stopper continued his role as Thomas Christiansen’s first choice between the sticks on Sunday, adding to his 11 appearances across all competitions this season.
However the former Werder Bremen man failed to impress the Leeds faithful on Sunday, as he was beaten twice by Gary Hooper in the first half as the Sheffield Wednesday man continued his fine form with seven goals in as many games.
He also saw Kieran Lee lash another past him with less than 10 minutes remaining, although he had no chance of stopping the Wednesday man’s strike.
Fans took to Twitter to slam the 27-year-old goalkeeper, with many criticising the German’s inability to command his box.
Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the supporters’ best tweets.
I’d get Lonergan on at half time. Wiedwald might as well be a cardboard cut out in a rail. #lufc
— Jezaldinho (@Jezaldinho) October 1, 2017
I have more confidence in Donald Trump's presidential skills than Wiedwald's ability to manage his area. #lufc
— Emma Beckett (@ebeckett1) October 1, 2017
Wiedwald having a nightmare.
— Zak Lewis (@ZakLewis17) October 1, 2017
Wiedwald is pants 👎
Going to cost us big time this season #LUFC
— Austin (@AustinLDN86) October 1, 2017
I really can't see what is so good about Wiedwald? Lonergan is much better, but overall our defensive performances have just dropped. #lufc
— Tom Wilson (@TomWilson2323) October 1, 2017
Sorry but Wiedwald simply isn't good enough. Absolutely zero command of the area. Spilvestri 2.0
— Simon (@simonw91) October 1, 2017
Wiedwald has been an ever present for the Whites in the Championship this season, with 10 of his 11 appearances coming in the league.
He was signed as a replacement for Robert Green, who departed the club over the summer, while he is keeping former Wolverhampton Wanderers stopper Andy Lonergan, who also signed in the summer, out of the side.
However, despite his faltering performance, Wiedwald will likely keep his place in the starting XI for the club’s clash against Reading in two weeks’ time.
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