'Rather concede 10', 'Horrendous' - Leeds fans react to one incident in defeat to Sheffield Wednesday
By Russell Edge
Leeds United fans have taken to social media to react to central defender Pontus Jansson being stretchered off during the club’s 3-0 defeat away to Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday.
The Whites were easily dispatched by the Owls at Hillsborough thanks to a first half double from Gary Hooper, while Keiran Lee added a third with less than 10 minutes to play to secure victory.
However manager Thomas Christiansen’sdisappointment would have been compounded after he saw key defender Jansson leave the pitch via a stretcher after a collision with team mate Kalvin Phillips.
What appeared to be a miscommunication in defence led to Phillips clattering into Jansson and leaving the duo floored, but it was the centre back who came off worse as he was stretchered off clutching his shoulder.
Supporters turned to Twitter to voice their concern about the end of his match, and they will be hoping that he can recover over the upcoming two week international break.
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Here, Football Insider has rounded up a selection of the fans’ best tweets:
Phillips will get battered by Jansson when he's better ????????????????
— Samantha (@samanthauk22) October 1, 2017
Jansson stretchered off after a collision with Phillips. Leeds that #lufc
— Sam Snaddon (@Sam_Snaddon) October 1, 2017
Great. Jansson off injured now. After colliding with own player. Gets better… #lufc
— Mark Jankowski (@mark_jankowski) October 1, 2017
Jansson injured. This has been horrendous in every way
— Anthony Lewis (@tonylewis92) October 1, 2017
Phillips can’t tackle any of there’s but destroys Pontus Jansson. Leeds that. #lufc
— Batesy (@BatesyLufc) October 1, 2017
Jansson coming off injured just sums up the last few weeks for Leeds united fans
— Ross Owen Buxton (@R0SSSSSSS) October 1, 2017
The injury could be a devastating blow for Leeds, with Jansson having played a key role with eight league appearances to his name this season, all coming in the starting XI.
Christiansen has Matthew Pennington, who started on Sunday, Conor Shaughnessy and Liam Cooper available at centre back, with the latter having served his one match suspension after being sent off against Cardiff.
In other Leeds United news, fans have torn into one man’s performance against the Owls.